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Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’
Investigation at Yale University after reports of gunman ‘on or near’ campus
The university’s emergency authorities have advised students “shelter in place until further notice”.
107-year-old man killed in shootout with US police
No other injuries were reported, though the man had pointed the gun at two people in the house who were led out by police before the shootout.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head
Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog at age 11 to describe life as a girl under the Taliban. Her condition is described as serious.
Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head
Malala Yousafzai led a campaign for the right to education for children. She was shot in the head on her school bus.
Obama cries with relatives of movie massacre victims
Meanwhile, suspect James Holmes is to appear before a US court for an initial hearing this morning.
No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…
Two dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus
The campus was the scene of a mass shooting in which a single gunman killed 33 people four years ago.