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Marauding bear brings chaos to Japanese suburb before being shot


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DA asks feds to probe unlawful strip searches in NYC suburb


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Chicago suburb to become first city to give Black residents reparations as vote on housing assistance draws close


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Violence reaches a once peaceful Hong Kong suburb

Violence reaches a once peaceful Hong Kong suburbIn one peaceful community previously untouched by the months of unrest that have shaken Hong Kong, it was an unexpected sight: the methodical ransacking of the local subway station over a three-hour period. Clashes raged in multiple locations throughout the former British colony on Friday night after Hong Kong’s leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban pro-democracy protesters wearing face masks. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters who had taken over roads, vandalised subway stations, set street fires and trashed pro-China businesses — testing again the capacity of the city’s law enforcement, who many accuse of using excessive force.



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Seven people shot at two-year-old’s birthday party in Washington DC suburb

Seven people shot at two-year-old’s birthday party in Washington DC suburbSeven people have been left hospitalised after a shooting at a two-year-old’s birthday party in a suburb of Washington DC.Police believe the incident, which took place on Saturday at around 9pm local time (1am GMT), may have been sparked by an “exchange of words” between party-goers and a bystander who had approached the group.



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Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigrationGuatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho’s, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by Johanna Mateo, who was born in New York and raised in Honduras until she was 12, when she joined her older sister in Chelsea. “I always wanted to reinvest in Chelsea,” said Mateo, 27, who plans to expand to a vacant storefront next door.



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Homes 'drift away', soil turns liquid in quake-hit Indonesian suburb

Homes 'drift away', soil turns liquid in quake-hit Indonesian suburbLots of places on the beleaguered Indonesian island of Sulawesi were hit hard by Friday’s deadly earthquake-tsunami disaster. For four days, rescue workers and government officials have struggled to reach this suburb on the outskirts of the devastated city of Palu. There was no tsunami here — Petobo is too far inland — but the earth itself liquefied under the power of the jolt.



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Suspect in serial killings lived in a tidy California suburb

Suspect in serial killings lived in a tidy California suburbCITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — The man who authorities said Wednesday is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived in a tidy, suburban California home with a neatly kept green lawn.



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Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb

Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburbA rocket killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district Tuesday, in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital, as fire in the other direction left dozens of civilians dead in an opposition stronghold. The rocket attack came as heavy bombardment killed 38 civilians in the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus. State media said the opposition fire hit the area of Jaramana, which residents said was full of shoppers — including some buying presents ahead of Mother’s Day.



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Syrian troops cut besieged Damascus suburb in three after major gains

Syrian troops cut besieged Damascus suburb in three after major gainsBashar al-Assad’s troops have made major gains in Eastern Ghouta, splitting the enclave in three, as a group of rebels left in the first evacuation deal. The advancements separate the largest town of Douma from the rest of the opposition pocket and trapping civilians in increasingly shrinking territory. As part of a divide-and-conquer strategy, Syrian troops seized control of the road linking Douma with the town of Harasta further west, and also captured the town of Misraba. The government now controls more of Eastern Ghouta – an estimated 40 per cent – than at any time since they besieged the area five years ago. Children gather wood in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus Credit: Reuters Jaish al-Islam, one of the dominant rebel groups in the Damascus suburb, agreed to evacuate prisoners from an Islamist rebel group aligned to al-Qaeda that they had been holding. The extremist militants from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) are excluded from the yet-to-be-implemented UN ceasefire and their presence provided a justification for the government bombardment of the area. Eastern Ghouta is controlled by a complex patchwork of rebels including Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman, which have distanced themselves from HTS. Rebels evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, riding on a bus through the al-Wafideen crossing Credit: SANA The some 13 fighters and their families were sent to a town in central Hama province controlled by HTS. A humanitarian corridor was set up for civilians by the Syrian government and its Russian ally last week, but so far few have left. A UN official who accompanied a recent relief convoy into the pocket said both the regime and the rebels were preventing civilians from leaving. Sajjad Malik, the UN Refugee Agency’s representative to Syria, said snipers from opposition groups positioned near the corridor, and government air strikes, were stopping people escaping the escalating violence. “They said, ‘These guys are preventing us’ ” while pointing at nearby rebel fighters, Mr Malik said. A Syrian girl sits on the floor as United Nations' aid convoy enters the Douma town of Eastern Ghouta Credit: Getty “They want out — either the bombing to stop, or to get out. But reach safety where?” he said in an interview in Beirut. “We are getting to a point where there is literally no flight option. What worse situation could there be?” The UN convoy was the first to reach the some 400,000 residents of Eastern Ghouta since the government began its offensive there in mid-February. Families have been living in their basement to avoid the air strikes, leaving only to try to find food. Some 1,000 have been killed and as many as 3,000 injured in the last three weeks. “I’ve never seen such scared faces in my life that I’ve seen there,” Mr Malik added. “You can see it in their eyes, you can see it in their expressions. But they’re also desperate for someone to come and help them out.” He said the town was marked by the stench of death, with bodies lying unclaimed in the rubble.



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