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From TheJournal.ie Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying Missouri

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?’

From TheJournal.ie Investigation at Yale University after reports of gunman ‘on or near’ campus Yale Gunman

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 107-year-old man killed in shootout with US police Arkansas

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head Taliban

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.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head Taliban

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama cries with relatives of movie massacre victims Colorado

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 Swat This post contains images

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…

From TheJournal.ie Two dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus Virginia Tech

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.