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California shooting: Police reveal sergeant slain in Thousand Oaks massacre was killed by friendly fire

California shooting: Police reveal sergeant slain in Thousand Oaks massacre was killed by friendly fireA police sergeant who died trying to stop a gunman after he opened fire in California bar was killed by a fellow officer’s bullet. Sergeant Ron Helus was shot five times by Marine veteran Ian Long after he sprayed bullets into a crowd at a country music night in Thousand Oaks on 7 November, killing 12 people. LD Maples, chief of the California Highway Patrol’s coastal division said that the patrolman “had no clue” that he had been responsible.



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In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fire

In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fireTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to be an ambush.



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Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchange friendly handshake at G-20

Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchange friendly handshake at G-20Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greet each other with very friendly handshake as the leaders gather at the G-20 Summit in Argentina



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Netanyahu hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incident

Netanyahu hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incidentPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel will defend itself against Iran, after a friendly fire incident in Syria this week linked to Israeli strikes on Iranian targets there. Syria accidentally downed a Russian plane late Monday, killing all 15 people on board, the same evening Israel launched strikes in the war-torn country. Israel says it was targeting a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were “about to be transferred on behalf of Iran” to Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.



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Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thiefSEATTLE (AP) — He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss.



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Argentina call off controversial World Cup friendly with Israel after campaign targeted at Messi

Argentina call off controversial World Cup friendly with Israel after campaign targeted at MessiArgentina has called off their World Cup warm-up match with Israel following pressure from Palestinian football officials and international campaign groups. The friendly had been planned for Saturday in the contested city of Jerusalem, but the team announced they would not be taking part. The sold-out game was opposed by Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city, annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state. However, the Israeli embassy in Argentina blamed what it called "threats and provocations" against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian football association, had encouraged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi's name if he decided to play. He said on Wednesday that the decision was a "red card from everyone to the Israelis". Messi has previously expressed support for the Palestinian cause. During the 2014 conflict, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shared on his Facebook a picture of an injured Palestinian child and pleaded for the violence to stop. Messi holding six-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi in Doha upon Barcelona's arrival to play a friendly match against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli Credit: AFP The Palestinian Football Federation – which had urged Messi specifically not to take part – welcomed the scrapping of the game, insisting sport should not "be a tool for politicians and for political extortion". The decision comes weeks after Israeli forces shot dead at least 60 Palestinians protested on the Israel-Gaza border. "In the end, they've done right thing, and this is behind us," Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN. "Health and common sense come first. We felt that it wasn't right to go." Miri Regev, Israel's culture minister, accused the Palestinians of terrorism, and evoked the massacre of Israeli Olympians at Munich in 1972 as a comparison. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had called Argentine President Mauricio Macri and urged him to intervene, to no avail. "It's unfortunate the soccer knights of Argentina did not withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters, whose only goal is to harm our basic right to self-defense and bring about the destruction of Israel," said Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. "We will not yield before a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said it was a sad morning for Israeli sports fans, including his own grandchildren. "But there are values that are greater than even Messi. The politicisation of the Argentinean move worries me greatly," he said. About | The two-state solution Opposition figures, however, accused Israel's headline-seeking sports minister of bringing on the politicisation of the sporting event by insisting on moving the game from Haifa to contested Jerusalem and by trying to orchestrate a photo-op with Messi. Israel captured east Jerusalem, in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a move that is not internationally recognised. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, while the Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Israel has largely fended off the boycott campaign, with only a small number of artists and organisations shunning the country. Argentina's snubbing would appear to be the boycott movement's greatest achievement thus far. The grassroots movement advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel in what supporters say is a way to promote Palestinian rights through nonviolent means. Israel says the campaign goes beyond Israeli occupation of lands claimed by the Palestinians and masks a deeper aim of delegitimizing or even destroying the country. It has formed a government ministry whose primary mission is to combat the boycott movement. Argentina opens its Group D campaign in Russia against Iceland on June 16. They then plays Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on June 26. It is unclear whether Argentina will play another warmup, or if it will arrive to Moscow ahead of schedule. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup – newsletter promo – end of article



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Farm Bill Would Cut Food Stamps, Is Friendly To Farmers

Farm Bill Would Cut Food Stamps, Is Friendly To FarmersWASHINGTON ― Every five years, Congress passes a farm bill that pairs farm



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Police Dog Fired for Being Too Friendly Gets New Job That Fits Him Perfectly

Police Dog Fired for Being Too Friendly Gets New Job That Fits Him PerfectlyGavel loves cuddles and talking to strangers.



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Police dog too friendly for the force gets an adorable new job

Police dog too friendly for the force gets an adorable new jobIf you want to be a police dog, you've gotta be a bit tough. Gavel, a German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia, isn't. He was ruled too sociable for the frontline by police trainers, and was let go from the training program while he was being fostered at the official residence of the Queensland governor. SEE ALSO: Good dog's TV watching ritual is so freaking adorable Left wondering what to do with the pooch, staff decided to give him a new job as a vice-regal dog, which was made official in February this year. "He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, 'Vice-Regal Dog'), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate," the office of Governor Paul de Jersey told the BBC. Gavel now spends his time attending functions and welcoming guests to Queensland's Government House, sporting his very own official ceremonial coat bearing the state's coat of arms. Day two of life as a Vice-Regal Dog, receiving a briefing with the Volunteer Guides #ViceRegalLife #workingdog #Fernberg #Gavel A post shared by Governor of Queensland (@qldgovernor) on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:46pm PST And also generally being a good boy. A post shared by Governor of Queensland (@qldgovernor) on May 26, 2017 at 12:13am PDT A post shared by Governor of Queensland (@qldgovernor) on May 30, 2017 at 1:20pm PDT A post shared by Governor of Queensland (@qldgovernor) on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:25am PDT A post shared by Governor of Queensland (@qldgovernor) on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:53pm PDT WATCH: Secrets revealed in the BTS homemade version of 'Transformers: The Last Knight' trailer



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Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troopsPhilippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade. The friendly fire deaths bring to 171 the number of people reported killed since militants waving the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group began rampaging through the Muslim city of Marawi last week. Shortly after the violence erupted President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao, home to 20 million people, to quell what he said was an IS bid to establish a base in the mainly Catholic Philippines.



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