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Two security guards shot dead near Las Vegas Strip just three months after festival massacre

Two security guards were shot dead in a hotel room at a Las Vegas casino, police said. The gunman fled following the shooting at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur but was later found by police at a nearby residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officers said. The condition of the suspect and the victims’ identities have not been released.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur is a short distance west of the Las Vegas Strip.

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The hotel and casino is a short distance from the Las Vegas strip Two security guards were killed

The shooting comes as law enforcement officers are preparing for tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve revellers on the Strip.

It also comes just three months after Stephen Paddock1 , 64, shot dead 58 people at a local music festival.

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The shooting comes just three months after Stephen Paddock murdered 58 people at a Vegas music festival Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival

Paddock fired 1,100 bullets into the crowd of more than 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest festival from his hotel room at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel.

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  1. ^ Stephen Paddock (www.mirror.co.uk)

Armed police and bollards as security boosted at UK Christmas markets

On the first anniversary of the Berlin Christmas market attack, authorities in the UK have said the country’s main centres of population are better protected now than at any time in recent years. Extra patrols, including some armed police, have been drafted in over the festive period to help protect crowded places. Sky News visited two of the UK’s biggest Christmas markets, in Birmingham and in Manchester, where the extra security is very visible. In Birmingham city centre, the site of the biggest Christmas market outside Germany, the perimeter has been ringed by concrete bollards and metal gates. The venue attracted around five million people last year . This year, organisers are also reporting huge numbers of visitors.

Image: Barriers are also set up in Birmingham, along with increased police patrols

Superintendent Andy Parsons, from West Midlands Police, is in charge of city centre policing in Birmingham. He said the extra security was aimed at reassuring the public.

“We’ve spent a long time planning the policing operation around the Birmingham Christmas market,” he said. “As a result, there are more officers on duty at key times, some of those officers are armed, others aren’t . The whole purpose is to reassure the public the Christmas market is a safe place to come.”

Superintendent Parsons said that far from being alarmed, members of the public have welcomed the additional security measures. “We’ve had some really positive feedback from the public here,” he said.

Image: The Berlin attack killed 12 people and injured many more

“They recognise the threat environment in which we’re operating and they’ve been really supportive of the policing operation to make the market a safe place this year.” A year ago, terrorist Anis Amri hijacked an articulated lorry and drove it into the main Christmas market in Berlin . Twelve people died and dozens of others were injured. Authorities in the UK have adapted security plans following that attack and others, including those in London and Manchester this year. Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson, national coordinator for Protect and Prepare in the UK, said: “Following the attacks over the summer period, we now have a lot closer working relationship with business, running right up to the opening of the Christmas markets this year.

“We’ve got hostile vehicle mitigation out there . There’s a good police presence at a lot of these events, and we’re working very closely with the civilian security teams to make sure they’re a lot more visible as well.

Image: The Berlin incident was one of a number of recent attacks to use a vehicle to kill

“We’ve seen the tragic events in Berlin this time last year, where people were killed in that Christmas market. “Just last week, we saw that attempted attack on a New York transport hub, so we have to make sure we’re covering all these sectors to make sure people are safe.”

In Manchester city centre, the venue for the North West’s biggest Christmas market, the stalls were packed when Sky News visited. One shopper said he was determined to carry on with Christmas as normal, despite the tragic events in the city over the summer. Another said she was “determined to come out, otherwise the terrorists win”. Authorities said extra security could only do so much and that the public also had to be alert.

But despite the terror threat level remaining at severe, counter terror officials stressed there is no intelligence of a specific threat to the UK over the festive period.

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    Arlene Foster gives her leader’s speech during the annual DUP party conference at La Mon House

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    Ex-England footballer Michael Owen prior to riding in a charity race at Ascot racecourse

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    Shoppers pass a promotional sign for ‘Black Friday’ sales discounts on Oxford Street

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    Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond poses with the budget box at 11 Downing Street

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    Protestors hold up a banner during a protest held in solidarity with the University of London cleaners’ strike

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo outside number 10 Downing Street

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    Grigor Dimitrov reacts to winning the Men’s Singles Final with the trophy, during day eight of the NITTO ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London

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  • 8/55 18 November 2017

    Central Scotland MSP Richard Leonard is congratulated by Glasgow MSP Anas Sarwar at the Glasgow Science Centre after he was announced as the new leader of Scottish Labour

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  • 9/55 17 November 2017

    British Military Working Dog Mali poses for a photograph with his handler, Cpl . Daniel Hatley, after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, for his heroic action in Afghanistan

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  • 10/55 16 November 2017

    Theresa May chats with resident Val Lay during a visit to a housing estate in London

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  • 11/55 15 November 2017

    Richard Radcliffe leaves the Foreign Office with his local MP Tulip Siddiq, following a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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    Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah after being awarded a Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

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    Restoration work continues on the Palace of Westminster

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    A veteran takes his hat off during the Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph wreathe laying ceremony

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    Members of the Western Front Association during a service at the Cenotaph to mark the Armistice Day

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    David Davis and Michel Barnier

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    Britain’s newly appointed Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, leaves Downing Street

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    Priti Patel leaves number 10 Downing street through the back entrance

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    School children and their teacher from Thomas Tallis School look at pictures on display at the Red Star Over Russia exhibition at the Tate Modern in London

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  • 20/55 6 November 2017

    A cast of The Wrestlers, two men taking part in the Greek sport pankration, is lowered into place at Natural Trust’s Stowe Landscape Garden near Buckingham

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  • 21/55 5 November 2017

    Protesters in Trafalgar Square, London, during the Million Mask March bonfire night protest

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    Protestors take part in the ‘Justice Now: Make it Right for Palestine’ march, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in central London

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    People queue outside an Apple store in London to purchase the new iPhone X upon its release in the U.K . The iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, model intended to showcase advanced technologies such as wireless charging, OLED display, dual cameras and a face recognition unlock system

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside 10 Downing Street in London . The pair are today celebrating the centenary of a British declaration that ultimately led to the foundation of the state of Israel

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    Mammatus clouds over St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay, Northumberland

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    Women protest outside Downing Street as they join a demonstration demanding rights for working mothers

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    England’s under 17’s pose with the World Cup trophy as they arrive back to the UK

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    Leicester City remembrance day fixture between between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium

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    Spiderman steals a seat on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at MCM London Comic Con’s opening day

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    British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood holds up a paper against the governments policy on fracking outside Downing Street in London

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  • 31/55 24 October 2017

    Members of a delegation of indigenous and rural community leaders from 14 countries in Latin America and Indonesia, The Guardians of the Forest campaign, demonstrate against deforestation in London during a stop on their way to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 23 (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany

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    Gemma Davis, 23, cleans the dolls’ house during it’s annual clean at the National Trust’s Calke Abbey property, in Ticknall, Derbyshire . The dolls’ house was used by the family’s various generations of children between 1860 and the Second World War in their school room

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    Prince William and Kate chat with West Ham player Mark Noble and manager Slaven Bilic during the Coach Core graduation ceremony

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    Jellyfish washed up on Sidmouth beach after storm Ophelia hit the UK

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    A red sun appears in Mid-Wales before storm Ophelia hits

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    The Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington Bear as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017 . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined children from the charities they support on board Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station . The event was hosted by STUDIOCANAL, with support from BAFTA through its BAFTA Kids programme, and before embarking Their Royal Highnesses met the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2

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    Large waves crash along sea defences and the harbour as storm Ophelia approaches Porthleven in Cornwall, south west Britain

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    Hillary Clinton gives a speech as she is presented with a Honorary Doctorate of Law at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales . The former US secretary of state and 2016 American presidential candidate is also visiting the UK to promote her new book, ‘What Happened’

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    A lone protestor demonstrates outside Workmen Cuadrilla’s shale gas fracking drilling rig near Westby in Blackpool . Engineers have begun to build the new rig at the site off Preston New Road in preparation for extracting gas .

    The site will be the first in the UK to extract shale gas since 2011

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    Photographs of missing Syrians are displayed as people, including a group of Syrian women, stand atop a double-decker bus during a demonstration by ‘Families for Freedom’ in Parliament Square in London

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    Workmen erect scaffolding around the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known called Big Ben, during ongoing renovations to the Tower and the Houses of Parliament

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    An order of service is carried ahead of the funeral service for Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, real name Sylvia Ann Ibbetson, outside Salford Cathedral . A former Woolworths shop girl from Leeds, who first set foot on Weatherfield’s famous cobbles in 1974, Dawn, who had four children, died peacefully last week at home with her family around her. PA

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    Melanie Kramers of Oxfam poses while wearing a mask of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, with assorted props used in political campaigns, in the store room at Oxfam’s headquarters in London . The props have all been used in the charity’s campaigns over the years to raise awareness of issues affecting people in poverty . Today marks 75 years since Oxfam’s founding in the middle of the Second World War

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    A visitor poses in front of an art work by Czech Repblic artist Anna Hulacova entitled ‘Ascension Mark I’ during a photocall for the Frieze Art Fair in London

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    Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives to speak at the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester

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  • 46/55 1 October 2017

    Protesters holding flags and placards demonstrate along Oxford Street during the annual Ashura march in London . Thousands of protesters march through London today to mark Ashura and celebrate the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . Ashura is a Muslim festival of remembrance that falls on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar

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    Protesters hold up placards during the London March for Choice, calling for the legalising of abortion in Ireland after the referendum announcement, outside the Embassy of Ireland in central London

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    Former UKIP leader Paul Nuttall (C) speaks with delegates at the UKIP annual conference being held at the The Riviera International Centre in Torquay

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    England and West Indies fans enjoy themselves during the 4th Royal London One Day International between England and West Indies at The Kia Oval in London

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    Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn takes photographs during Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey’s speech in the main hall, on day three of the annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton

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    Naked bathers enter the water as they take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge bay in Druridge, England .

    The popular annual event takes place around the autumn equinox at Druridge Bay as the sun rises . Participant registration fees have been pledged to the mental health charity MIND. Getty

  • 52/55 23 September 2017

    Rollo Maughfling, Archdruid of Stonehenge and Britain (R) conducts a ceremony as druids, pagans and revellers gather in the centre at Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a autumn equinox celebrations at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge near Amesbury in Wiltshire, England . Several hundred people gathered at sunrise ar the famous historic stone circle, a UNESCO listed ancient monument, to celebrate the equinox which is a specific moment in time that occurs twice a year when the Earth tilts neither towards (summer) or away (winter) from the sun in either the northern or southern hemisphere . Although yesterday marked the actual meteorological calendar change from summer to autumn, for druids, the following dawn is when they celebrate ‘the dawning of the new season’ following the day of equal night, which it is named after.

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  • 53/55 22 September 2017

    Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her Brexit speech at the Complesso Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy . British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to unlock Brexit talks on September 22, after Brussels demanded more clarity on the crunch issues of budget payments and EU citizens’ rights

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    People protest against the actions of the Spanish government in front of the Spanish consulate in Edinburgh . Spanish police stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonia’s regional government yesterday, in an attempt to try and put a stop to the region’s independence referendum

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    One of the final 55m turbine blades is manoeuvred into position .

    The last of 116 wind turbines have been installed at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 13 kms off the Brighton Coast .

    It will provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of half the homes in Sussex

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