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Two of four teens who escaped juvenile detention center found outside Tennessee apartments

Two of four teens who escaped juvenile detention center found outside Tennessee apartmentsMetro Nashville police arrested the teens, who escaped Saturday, outside an apartment complex in Madison, Tennessee. Two are still on the loose.



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Knifeman stabs four in Hong Kong as mall clashes between protesters and police end in bloodshed

Knifeman stabs four in Hong Kong as mall clashes between protesters and police end in bloodshedAt least four people were injured by a blade-wielding man who rampaged through a mall in Hong Kong as riot police stormed shopping centres in a move to block protesters from staging rallies. The bloody attack took place amid a day of chaos in Hong Kong that also saw an elected local councillor have part of his left ear bitten off. Pro-democracy activists called a spate of flashmobs in shopping centers on Sunday in a bid to keep up the momentum of the protest movement that has swept the city with violent clashes for five months.  The actions came after a day of running battles on Saturday, and riot police stormed several malls early the day in an attempt to stop the rallies from taking place. Officers stationed at planned protest sites blocked certain areas, dispersed crowds and made arrests. Nonetheless, protesters succeeded in worming their way into malls in several neighbourhoods, forming a human chain, chanting slogans, and blocking entrances to prevent police officers from entering. Riot police arrive to a shopping mall to disperse protesters during a rally against police brutality in Hong Kong Credit: JEROME FAVRE/EPA-EFE/REX Although the protests were less violent than the previous day's, they ended in bloodshed when a man charged into a crowd that had gathered at the Cityplaza mall in the middle class neighbourhood of Tai Koo Shing.  Survivors were seen lying in pools of blood and surrounded by people holding down tissues and gauze on their wounds in an effort to staunch the bleeding. Footage circulating online showed that the attacker, thought to be wielding a knife, had been subdued by angry onlookers. He was said to have argued with others over political issues before the incident. Andrew Chiu, a pro-democracy councillor, lost part of his ear at the same mall. It was not immediately clear if the person who bit off his ear was the same person who carried out the knife attack.  Police said in a statement that they stormed into the shopping centres after activists started vandalising interiors and smashing windows. View of a blood-splattered floor after an alleged pro-Chinese supporter attacked a pro-democracy protester Credit: JEROME FAVRE/EPA-EFE/REX They said were still confirming the total number of people injured as of late Sunday evening. Police arrested at least 200 people the previous night when another set of protests disrupted the city. The weekend's clashes were the latest bout of violence in Hong Kong's worst political crisis since the former British colony was returned to China in 1997.  Protests kicked off early June against an extradition bill that would have sent suspects to face trial in mainland China, where Communist Party influence in the court system results in a 99.9 per cent conviction rate. City leaders finally withdrew the plan last month, but activists have continued to demonstrate against what they describe as police brutality and overall frustration at a government they feel has refused to listen to them. The protesters' demands have expanded to include the resignation of Carrie Lam, the city's chief executive, establishment of an independent inquiry into police handling of the demonstrations, amnesty for arrested protesters, and direct leadership elections. A woman is detained by riot police at a shopping mall in Tai Po in Hong Kong,  Credit:  KIM KYUNG-HOON/ REUTERS Ms Lam was on an official visit to mainland China on Sunday, where she is scheduled to meet this week with top Communist Party leaders.   Five months of demonstrations have dramatically disrupted day-to-day life in Hong Kong, with activists growing increasingly radical and police escalating their tactics in response.  City residents have struggled to keep up their daily routines as neighbourhoods are unexpectedly rocked by violent clashes between protesters and police.  The tense political environment has divided many in the international financial hub, with heated debates taking place everywhere from street corners to cafes. And while Ms Lam has refused to make further concessions, the clashes have grown increasingly violent. Police have deployed record amounts of tear gas, rubber bullets and sponge grenades, while a more radical faction of protesters now routinely throw petrol bombs and bricks and set fire to street barricades to deter police. Resentment at Hong Kong’s police force – once dubbed “Asia’s Finest” ­– is hardening as activists denounce what they say is disproportionate force. At least three candidates running in local elections were arrested by police over the weekend, including Richard Chan, 48, who was pepper sprayed at close range twice by officers.  Protesters have also begun targeting symbols of mainland China, including the Chinese flag, major state-owned Chinese banks, and businesses thought to be pro-Beijing, to show their frustration that freedoms long enjoyed in the former British colony were fast eroding under Beijing’s Communist rule.  On Saturday, protesters targeted the offices of Chinese state media agency Xinhua for the first time. Xinhua said in a statement that it strongly condemned the “barbaric acts of mobs” who vandalised and set fire to its lobby.



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Death sentence confirmed against four men in Morocco backpacker murders

Death sentence confirmed against four men in Morocco backpacker murdersA Moroccan appeals court upheld, late on Wednesday, death sentences against three Moroccan men for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains last December. A fourth man was also handed capital punishment after he was sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court on July 18. The other three were handed death sentences at the time.



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Philadelphia Man Allegedly Confesses to Killing Four Relatives in Shooting at Family Home

Philadelphia Man Allegedly Confesses to Killing Four Relatives in Shooting at Family Home29-year-old Maurice Louis had bought the shotgun used a day beforehand



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US far-right activists get four years in jail for attacking leftists

US far-right activists get four years in jail for attacking leftistsTwo members of a US far-right group were each sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for brawling with anti-fascist demonstrators in New York, prosecutors said. The sentencing comes as tensions between white supremacists and leftists simmer in the United States. Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, members of the Proud Boys group, were found guilty in August by a state court of several counts of attempted assault and rioting.



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Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protesters

Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protestersPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for calm after at least four people were killed when police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting Facebook messages that allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed. Mob attacks over online posts perceived to be blasphemous have emerged as a major headache for security forces in Bangladesh, where Muslims make up some 90 percent of the country’s 168 million people. Some 20,000 Muslims demonstrated at a prayer ground in Borhanuddin town on the country’s largest island of Bhola to call for the execution of a young Hindu man charged with inciting religious tension through online messages.



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'We're going to have him for another four years.' Impeachment fight riles up Donald Trump supporters for 2020

'We're going to have him for another four years.' Impeachment fight riles up Donald Trump supporters for 2020Rather than hunkering down in Washington, Donald Trump is using the impeachment fight to rile up supporters in cities like Minneapolis and Dallas.



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Four killed in shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: police

Four killed in shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: policeFour men were killed and three people wounded early on Saturday in a shooting at an unlicensed gambling club in New York City, police said. Officers responding to a 911 call of shots fired at an address on Utica Avenue in the borough of Brooklyn found victims inside ranging in age from 32 to 49 years old and recovered two handguns. "I would not be shocked if we recovered more," the New York Police Department's chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, told reporters at the scene.



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A 97-year-old woman with dementia went missing. Four kids banded together to find her

A 97-year-old woman with dementia went missing. Four kids banded together to find herPolice in California are thanking a group of "junior detectives" who recently helped locate a missing 97-year-old woman with dementia.



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Four People Dead, Five Injured After Shooter Opens Fire in Kansas City Tequila Bar

Four People Dead, Five Injured After Shooter Opens Fire in Kansas City Tequila BarSergio Flores/ReutersFour people are dead and five are injured after a shooter or shooters opened fire in the Tequila KC bar in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday morning, according to a tweet by the Kansas City Police Department.Police spokesman Thomas Tomasic told CNN that police arrived to find four dead people inside the bar but have not released a description of the suspect or suspects, who remain at large. “We do not have a good enough description yet, to put anything out for a suspect, or suspects, we don’t even know how many,” he said.The five injured people are reportedly in stable condition. Local media report the shooter or shooters walked into the popular tequila bar on 10th and Central Ave. and opened fire.On Sunday, the Kansas City division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that they were also involved in the investigation to find the perpetrators. This story is developing. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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