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Armenian Armed Forces again violate ceasefire regime in direction of Nakhchivan (UPDATE)

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BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 16


The units of the Armenian Armed Forces fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani troops located in the direction of Sadarak district of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border on July 16, at around 10:00 and 13:00 (GMT+4), Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

The return fire was opened against the units of the Armenian Armed Forces, located near Arazdeyen village of Vedi district, to suppress the shelling.

There are no dead or wounded among the personnel of the Azerbaijani troops.

“Once again, we state that Armenia bears full responsibility for creating tension along the entire state border of the two countries,” the Azerbaijani defense ministry said.

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Russia sparks panic as armed fighter jets 'harassed' Dutch navy frigate in Black Sea

The Russian defence ministry said it had scrambled fighter jets and bombers to prevent the frigate from entering Russian waters, according to news agencies. The Russian military said the warplanes flew at a safe distance from the vessel and in line with international regulations.

The Netherlands’ defence ministry said the Russian actions took place over the span of five hours on June 24 and violated rights to free use of the sea.

The frigate, Evertsen, was sailing with Britain’s Carrier Strike Group, including HMS Defender, which was carrying out a patrol in the area at the time.

Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten called the Russian action “irresponsible”.

She said in a statement: “The Evertsen has every right to sail there.

“There is no justification for this kind of aggressive act, which needlessly increases the chance of accidents.”

She indicated the Netherlands would raise the matter with Russia at the diplomatic level.

The Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday that it had scrambled fighter jets and bombers to prevent a Dutch frigate from entering Russian waters in the Black Sea, Interfax news agency reported.

The military said the warplanes flew at a safe distance from the vessel.

The Netherlands’ defence minister said earlier on Tuesday that Russian fighter jets armed with air-to-surface missiles had harassed a Dutch navy frigate in the Black Sea earlier this month, conducting mock attacks and jamming communication systems.


Abour 20 planes and helicopters of the Black Sea Fleet and the Southern Military District were involved in drills in Crimea, the Black Sea Fleet press service announced on Tuesday.

A statement said: “Crews of the Black Sea Fleet planes and helicopters and an air force formation of the Southern Military District carried out training with divisions of S-400 missile systems and Panzir missile systems to test the combat readiness of the Crimean Peninsula’s alert force and air defense systems.”

The latest incident comes a week after Russia claimed HMS Defender had been forced to retreat after a Russian ship fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs – with the UK denying Moscow’s version of events.

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Germany stabbing: Moment Wurzburg crowd armed with sticks and chairs chases off knifeman

At least three people are believed to have been killed, with a further six injured, during the attack which took place in the German city of Wurzburg on Friday Afternoon. Police in the city have reportedly arrested the suspected perpetrator following a “major operation.” Meanwhile, dramatic footage has surfaced in Germany which appears to show a crowd of onlookers confronting a suspected knifeman. 

In the video members of the public can be seen attempting to subdue the assailant with chairs and sticks. 

The crowd is then shown chasing the knifeman through the streets as he attempts to flee the scene.

Moments later a German police car is seen racing to apprehend the suspect as bystanders direct the cops.

Police were later able to subdue the man who was shot in the leg during the arrest, according to the Bild newspaper. 

Lower Franconia police announced on Twitter: “We have arrested a suspect. The attacker was overpowered after police used a firearm.

 “There are no indications of a second suspect.

“There is NO danger to the population.”

Wuerzburg is located in the north of Bavaria and is home to around 130,000 people.

The video matched the reported location of the attacks on and around Wuerzburg’s central Barbarossaplatz, though it was not immediately possible to confirm when they had been made.

The situation was now under control, authorities in 

There has not yet been any official indication as to the possible motive for the attack

This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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Woman drives off from armed man who impersonated a deputy, Waller Co. Sheriff's Office says

WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Law enforcement officials in Waller County believe someone driving an unmarked sedan with red and blue emergency lights on top of its roof is not one of their own.

The county’s sheriff’s office is trying to make that clear in the wake of the mystery driver reportedly pulling a gun on a woman over the weekend, as well as a possible second encounter early Wednesday morning in Brookshire.

According to the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle, which is possibly a Dodge Charger, equipped with the emergency lights, pulled another driver over in the 25000 block of Joseph Road, near FM 1488, in Hockley at about 10 p.m. on June 19.

Deputies said the operator of the sedan approached the female victim’s vehicle with a gun drawn and pointed at her while he ordered her to get out.

The woman instead took off and drove to a family member’s home.

The victim may have been followed, but deputies add the mystery driver didn’t follow her all the way to the home.

“We know that it was not a WCSO vehicle and believe that it could possibly be someone impersonating a police officer. Please be aware that the WCSO does not conduct traffic stops using unmarked vehicles,” the sheriff’s office said of the incident on its Facebook page.

Deputies add their vehicles are “clearly and plainly marked” and personnel “will be in clearly identifiable uniforms.”

The sheriff’s office is also looking into another report out of Brookshire involving a vehicle with the same characteristics described in the Hockley incident.

Deputies posted on Facebook about the possible encounter in the area of FM 362 and FM 359. However, the Waller County sheriff told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that it’s not being considered an official incident due to the driver in this latest report not yet submitting a complaint.

Waller County is asking others to remain vigilant. If you are pulled over and are unsure of who it is, deputies advised you to call 911 or dispatch at 979-826-8282.

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Homeless campers around City Hall form their own armed 'security detail'

At KXAN at 5 p.m., Jacqulyn Powell will share more about this ‘security detail’ and the impact around City Hall.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One Austin City Council member is raising safety concerns about an encampment around City Hall.

For weeks, people experiencing homelessness have surrounded City Hall with their tents in protest of Austin voters reinstating the city’s camping ban.

Council Member Mackenzie Kelly tweeted that she was harassed as she walked out of City Hall on Monday. In the tweet, she said that she saw one man with a metal pipe and at least one knife, making her feel unsafe.

Kelly put out a call for people to contact her fellow council members about the situation.

Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon responded to her tweet, saying, “Council member Kelly, I encourage you to make a police report if you were threatened so @Austin_Police can follow up. I have officers keeping an eye at City Hall daily.”

Campers’ security detail includes people monitoring area with machetes

On Monday, KXAN spoke with a woman experiencing homelessness at City Hall who explained that those camping outside of the building have formed their own “security detail.”

“We have a whole security team here,” Trisha English said, adding that she and others work shifts to make sure they’re securing the area 24 hours a day. She says when it’s her turn, she wears a bulletproof vest.

“I secure this camp to make sure everybody’s okay and make sure things do not get deescalated [sic] to the point where they have to call APD because APD is completely corrupted,” English said.

During the interview with English, a man with a machete came up, asking English if she wanted the KXAN News crew there. The man said to the news crew that he was part of the encampment’s security detail.

Those trading off shifts can often be seen wearing a vest, carrying one or more knives and using walkie talkies.

KXAN has reached out to APD, asking whether officers are aware of the group organizing its own detail. KXAN has also asked APD at what point it would consider that a threat to public safety and if that would result in officers clearing out the encampment ahead of the July deadline.

Author: Jacqulyn Powell
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Lincoln school on lockdown over shooting fears as pupils 'hide' – armed police deployed

Officers rushed to St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, at about 9.30am this morning and promptly locked down the school. Locals said a heavy police presence remains outside the academy, located on Western Avenue. Police said they were responding to reports of two youths, one of whom was thought to be carrying what may have been an air rifle, near the school.
Armed officers were deployed to the area where they carried out a thorough search.

Police said no weapons were found and no arrests have been made.

Several students reported the incident on social media, with one pupil writing: “Our school is on lockdown and we’ve been hiding under the tables for almost an hour.”

Another wrote: “I’m so scared even though it’s probably nothing.”

A third replied: “Omg apparently there was a guy outside church with an air rifle. I Just heard someone whisper they got a text from someone from the main building.”

Acting Headteacher Matthew Turton confirmed the school went into lockdown for one hour this morning, in response to “suspicious activity”. 

He said “all students and staff are safe and well” and lessons will now continue as normal.

Mr Turton said in a statement posted on the school’s website: “Please be aware that the Police directed St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy to go into a lockdown at 9.30am this morning due to suspicious activity outside of, but in the vicinity to, the school grounds.

“This lockdown lasted for one hour when, under Police direction, we were informed to come out of the lockdown at 10:30am.

“There has been, and will continue to be, a Police presence in the area.

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“All students and staff in the school are safe and well; please be assured that the safety of everyone connected to the Academy is my paramount priority at all times.

“Education will now continue as normal for the rest of the day.”

Acting Chief Constable Chris Davidson added: “We understand this incident may have been very concerning for the pupils at the school, parents and local residents.

“We do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public. We take any reports of this nature extremely seriously and will always deploy specialist trained officers as a precautionary measure.

“Local officers will be in the area throughout the day to offer reassurance to the public and they will be happy to speak with anyone who may have any concerns.

“We would like to thank the public for their support with our inquiries.”

The school is located to the south of Lincoln in the Boultham Moor area.

It was founded in 1959 and is home to some 660 pupils.

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Hero jeweller shoots dead TWO armed robbers to save his family

Author: Jacob Bentley-York
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THE owner of a jewellry shop in Italy has reportedly shot dead TWO armed robbers to save his family from a store raid.

Mario Roggero, 67, reportedly opened fire after three thieves tried to steal from his shop – Gallo Grinzane – in the village of Grinzane Cavour on Wednesday.

Italian Police were called to the Gallo Grinzane jewellry shop on Wednesday


Italian Police were called to the Gallo Grinzane jewellry shop on WednesdayCredit: Google

This was after Mario Roggero, 67, reportedly opened fire at three thieves who tried to steal from his shop


This was after Mario Roggero, 67, reportedly opened fire at three thieves who tried to steal from his shopCredit: Facebook

During the attempted heist two were shot dead in the street, while a third suspect was wounded in the leg and later arrested.

At 6.30 pm the bandits, covered by a mask, had allegedly entered the shop pretending to be normal customers.

When the mother and daughter working there opened a jewellery case on request, one of the three thieves pulled out a gun, whilst another threatened them with a knife.

When Roggero’s wife started screaming, the 67-year-old rushed to her aid and reportedly fired the shots.

The incident comes just six years after the business owner had been subjected to a similar ordeal.

During the 2015 attack, his wife and daughter were tied up whilst he was violently beaten as thieves made away with £260,000 worth of watches and jewellery.

Mayor of the town, Gianfranco Garau, told Italian media that details regarding this latest incident remain limited.

“I only know that an honest and good family has been targeted” he was quoted as saying.

It comes after a similar incident in 2015 where thieves made away with £260,000 worth of watches and jewellery from the store


It comes after a similar incident in 2015 where thieves made away with £260,000 worth of watches and jewellery from the storeCredit: Google

The latest case is still under investigation by Police


The latest case is still under investigation by PoliceCredit: EPA

According to Italian news agency Ansa, at least five shots were fired in the village as the dramtic events unfolded.

When emergency workers arrived they were unable to save two of the suspected thieves.

The third suspect has been questioned by carabinieri military police but has so far not been charged, according to newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The jewellers daughter, Silvia Roggero, took to Facebook to defend her father’s actions.

She said: “In difficulties I want to remain open and confident, lucid and strong.

“I pray for the two souls of the robbers who have left the body. Light to them.”

The leader of Italy’s League party, Matteo Salvini, has tweeted his support to the jeweller and his family, claiming: “Defence is always legitimate.”

Although he has been questioned, Mr Roggero is not currently under investigation.

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Denise Welch left terrified after ‘armed stalker turns up at her home with knife'

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The Loose Women star has previously credited her spouse for helping her get through her battle with depression.

She told the Sunday People: “Lincoln looked in my eyes and saw the deadness.

“He was absolutely incredible, especially for someone who has had no experience of mental illness, and remains wonderful to this day.”

She shares two sons, Matthew and Louis, with her second spouse Tim Healey.

Denise was also married to David Easter from 1985 to 1988.

Man shot in the face during armed robbery after being followed to Tanglewood-area home

Author Brhe Berry

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are warning everyone to be careful when driving home to make sure no one is following you after a couple was ambushed by a gunman at their million dollar home, and a man was shot in the face.

Houston police say the couple was having dinner before they were ambushed in the garage of their home on Broad Oaks near Woodway.

The man and his girlfriend were just returning to their home in the Tanglewood area after leaving a restaurant in a McLaren just after 1 a.m. Friday, according to HPD.

Police say two men in hoodies followed them home and ambushed them in their garage.

They shot the man in the face and were able to steal his watch and demand other jewelry, according to police.

“You always want to be on the lookout to see if someone is following you to your house,” Lt. Emanuel Pavel said.

Police do not have a good description of the suspects or the vehicle they were in except that they were two Black, skinny men wearing hoodies.

The man is expected to survive, and his girlfriend was not injured, HPD said.

Police are working to find any surveillance video that may give them a better idea of who ambushed the couple.

“That goes for everybody. You have to be careful when you are driving anywhere to see that nobody is following you,” Pavel said. “Because, like in this incident, I don’t know how far the restaurant was, but it didn’t happen right over here. I mean, they were followed home.”

Here’s some advice if you find yourself in a situation where you think you are being followed:

  • Pay attention to a car taking all the same turns you are. If someone is truly following you, they won’t stay close. Instead, they may pass you a few times and then fall back.
  • Slow down. It may sound odd, but the slower you are, the harder it is for someone to tail you without being obvious.
  • Call police. Whether you are walking or driving, reach out to authorities and head to a public place. Do not go home.

Another piece of advice from law enforcement is to change up your daily routine occasionally. Doing the same thing every single day can make you an easy target.

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ALL CLEAR given after armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus Saturday morning

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After multiple searches of the area, police say they’ve cleared St. Edward’s University[1] after reports of an armed intruder on the main campus Saturday morning.

St. Edward’s University Campus Safety reports the suspect may be: a dark-skinned, possibly Hispanic thin male with shaggy brown hair. He’s reported to be wearing a white shirt and carrying a possible rifle.

Campus Safety initially said[2] he was reported to be moving from the parking garage toward the direction of campus apartments/woods. They later said the suspect was walking along Woodward Drive towards I-35.

The community is advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to UPD at (512) 448-8444 or by calling 911.


  1. ^ St. Edward’s University (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ Campus Safety initially said (twitter.com)

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