Russian teen lovers commit suicide after police shoot-out

Russian teen lovers commit suicide after police shoot-out

Two Russian teenagers streamed themselves shooting at police officers on live-vlogging site Periscope before taking their own lives. The incident reportedly occurred after the pair had run away from their parents. Before the shooting was underway, Denis posted a photographs on Instagram showing guns, ammunition, walkie-talkies and dollar bills. They also left goodbye messages to friends and family on social media. Katya said they had acquired the guns from a safe in the cottage, which belonged to her stepfather, a former member of the military. The pair fled their homes three days previously after an argument with her mother, Katya says – at which point Denis shoots her in the leg with an air pistol. In the footage, Denis says: If we dont surrender, we die. But if we surrender, we will never see each other again. In a statement, Russian police said officers had not returned fire and had tried to persuade the pair to give themselves up. When they stormed the house, they found clear signs of suicide. Nov 15, 2016
MP Jo Coxs murderer begins trial

MP Jo Coxs murderer begins trial

Thomas Mair, the man who shot and repeatedly stabbed MP Jo Cox a week before the country was to vote in Junes EU Referendum, is set to begin his trial on 14 November. The trial is to be held at Londons Old Bailey. Nov 14, 2016
Vietnam authorities destroy ivory worth $7 million

Vietnam authorities destroy ivory worth $7 million

The Vietnam authorities have destroyed 2,177.5 kg of elephant ivory and 70.1 kg of rhinoceros horns. It is the first time it has taken such action, intended to demonstrate its commitment to wildlife protection.Vietnam is one of the largest consumer markets for rhino horn and a key transit point for smugglers transporting ivory to China.Around 330 African elephants and 23 rhinos were killed to make the destroyed haul, which has an estimated black market value of more than $7 million. Nov 12, 2016