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Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violence

Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violenceSwedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of the safest countries in the world and while overall crime and murder rates remain low, gang wars in major cities have claimed an increasing number of victims in recent years. On Saturday, two 15-year-olds were shot outside a pizza restaurant in Malmo in what police said appeared to be a gang conflict over control of the drug trade in the area.



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Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violence

Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violenceSwedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of the safest countries in the world and while overall crime and murder rates remain low, gang wars in major cities have claimed an increasing number of victims in recent years. On Saturday, two 15-year-olds were shot outside a pizza restaurant in Malmo in what police said appeared to be a gang conflict over control of the drug trade in the area.



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The story behind Delta Force, the unit that carried out the al-Baghdadi raid

The story behind Delta Force, the unit that carried out the al-Baghdadi raidWhile SEAL Team 6 made headlines for the 2011 Osama bin Laden operation in Pakistan, Delta Force, the unit that hunted ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been quietly at the heart of the more recent campaign that destroyed the Islamic State’s physical caliphate.



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US boosts force in oil-rich east Syria, crosses regime checkpoints

US boosts force in oil-rich east Syria, crosses regime checkpointsWashington has started to send reinforcements to oil-rich eastern Syria, a US defence official said Saturday, as a military convoy flying American flags crossed into the war-torn country from Iraq. The official told AFP that Washington has begun reinforcing positions in Deir Ezzor province with extra military assets in coordination with Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces.



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California wildfires force 180,000 to evacuate as ‘historic' winds send embers travelling for miles

California wildfires force 180,000 to evacuate as ‘historic' winds send embers travelling for milesMore than 180,000 people have been forced to flee their homes after “historic” winds whipped up a wildfire in northern California’s wine country and forced the state’s largest utility company to cut electricity for millions to prevent more fires.It's one of the biggest evacuations in Sonoma County's history, and California governor Gavin Newsom has now declared a state of emergency across the state, saying: "We’re deploying every resource available as we continue to respond to these fires and unprecedented high-winds."



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Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to ensure Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview 

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to ensure Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its “leverage” over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, the presidency spokesman said. “We are committed to this agreement: Within five days they are supposed to leave and we have told our American colleagues to use their leverage, their connections to make sure that they leave without any incidents,” spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told AFP in an interview in Istanbul. Turkey and Kurdish forces on Saturday traded accusations of breaching the truce deal in northeastern Syria which is aimed at halting a Turkish-led offensive on condition that the militants retreat from a “safe zone” along the border.



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North Korea: Helping Iran's Submarine Force Threaten The U.S. Navy?

North Korea: Helping Iran's Submarine Force Threaten The U.S. Navy?Iran patrols the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.



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PHOTOS: China marks 70 years of communism with massive show of force

PHOTOS: China marks 70 years of communism with massive show of forceSoldiers of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are seen in front of a sign marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China before a military parade on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. (Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters) China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on Communist China’s 70th birthday. The event is the country’s most important of the year as it looks to project its assurance in the face of mounting challenges, including nearly four months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong and an economy-sapping trade war with the United States. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.



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Biden would ban assault rifles, but not force owners to sell them

Biden would ban assault rifles, but not force owners to sell themDemocrat Joe Biden would seek to make gun manufacturers more accountable for mass killings and ban assault rifles but would not force owners to sell their existing high-power weapons to the government, under gun control policy his presidential campaign rolled out on Wednesday. The former vice president, who leads in most opinion polls in the Democratic race to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, unveiled his plan to attack gun violence ahead of a forum on the issue in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The event is expected to attract 10 Democratic candidates, including Biden’s leading rivals, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.



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Israel's Air Force Is Armed with F-35s and F-15s (And Now Supersonic Missiles)

Israel's Air Force Is Armed with F-35s and F-15s (And Now Supersonic Missiles)How good are they?



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