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Shootout in Turkey, one serviceman killed

Shootout in Turkey, one serviceman killed

A ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish militants collapsed in July 2015, prompting the Turkish authorities to launch a military operation in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern region. The conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK has claimed more than 40,000 lives since 1984. Since the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in 2015, there have been nearly daily attacks with no let-up since the July 15 attempted coup tried to remove President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power.


Two US Diplomats Drugged In Russia

Two US Diplomats Drugged In Russia

According to The Washington Post , a recent assembly of USA ambassadors shedded some light on the issue, which has increased significantly since Putin's return to power. Russia's security services said Tuesday that they detained a USA diplomat they claim is a Central Intelligence Agency agent after they caught him red-handed trying to recruit a Russian agent.


Montreal's Pit Bull Bylaw Temporarily Suspended

Montreal's Pit Bull Bylaw Temporarily Suspended

It said that the bylaw would discourage adoptions and lead to more dogs being euthanized. Pit bulls will no longer be able to be adopted, and current pit bull owners must obtain a special license by December 31, 2016. Opponents of Montreal's new pit bull bylaw, which has been temporarily suspended, are planning a protest rally Tuesday evening outside a venue where Mayor Denis Coderre is to give a speech.


Carnell Snell was holding a gun - LAPD releases footage

Carnell Snell was holding a gun - LAPD releases footage

This was one of two fatal officer-involved shootings over the weekend. He suggested that "dueling narratives" emerging about the shooting threatened to "further divide the community". Beck later told reporters that he understands that Simpson "grieves, but Los Angeles police officers have a very unsafe job". "This video is not for them", Beck said.


Montreal pit bull ban challenged in court as discriminatory and unreasonable

Montreal pit bull ban challenged in court as discriminatory and unreasonable

And at least two lawsuits are challenging the law: one from the Montreal SPCA, which argues the language of the law is vague, that little scientific evidence exists to back up claims the breed is risky, and that it is in violation of the province of Quebec's own laws that grant animals the status of sentient beings.