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The Counted: people killed by police in the United States in 2015 – interactive. The Counted is a special Guardian project to record all people killed by police in the United States this year.

The Counted: people killed by police in the United States in 2015 – interactive

We have gathered information from official databases and crowdsourced counts to create a full and detailed view of killings by law enforcement agents in the US. This page shows the names and, where possible, faces of those killed since January 1 2015, as well as other details about the manner of their deaths and the status of any investigations into the incidents. You can see these incidents mapped throughout the United States, and read more about the methodology of the project here. We are actively searching for more information about many of these cases. If you have anything you can share with us, you can send us details by clicking here and filling in the form. The Wetsuitman. A gale was blowing from the south-west as the elderly architect put on his jacket and rubber boots and went to face the elements.

The Wetsuitman

Down in the bay, four metre high waves crashed against the cliffs and sent sea spray hundreds of metres across the grazing land at Norway’s southernmost tip. The first thing the architect noticed when he approached the sea was a wetsuit. It lay stretched out on the small patch of grass between the cliffs, right outside the reach of the waves. “That might be useful,” the architect thought. It was rare for him or anyone else in the village to take a walk down there.

He could smell seaweed and the sea and a faint, sickly scent of something else. Search for Malaysia Flight 370 - Researchers Look for Missing Malaysia Plane. The view from the bow of the Discovery, one of three Fugro vessels leading the search for MH370 in the Roaring Forties, one of the most dangerous and remote oceans in the world.

Search for Malaysia Flight 370 - Researchers Look for Missing Malaysia Plane

(Abis Chris Beerens, Ran) The sea offers this white slab to the tongue of the beach like the Holy Eucharist. This is my body. For sixteen months, the Boeing 777 wing flap sailed the Indian Ocean Gyre, meandering and eddying, speeding up and slowing unpredictably, before making landfall on Réunion Island off the east coast of Africa in July. If you were to beat back against the current, following the flap as it nudged along for more than five hundred days—reverse drift modeling, admittedly an inexact science—you would intersect with a tiny flotilla of ships twenty-five hundred miles away, each piloting a precisely programmed path.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Zoom in. Begin, then, by imagining outer space. The vessel can take it. But this is much more than a survey; it's an active murder inquiry. Lost!? How Syrians Are Dying. More than 200,000 people have been killed in the four-and-a-half-year Syrian civil war.

How Syrians Are Dying

The constant violence has forced more than four million toflee the country, fueling a refugee crisis in the Middle Eastand Europe. The country is so dangerous that a definitive tallyof deaths is not possible, but several groups are trying todocument how many Syrians have died, and what killed them. Each of these dots represents oneperson who was killed during the conflict. “With each passing day there are fewer safe places in Syria,” PauloSérgio Pinheiro, chairman of the United Nations panel investigatinghuman rights abuses in Syria, wrote in a recent report. At least 28,277 civilians have died in shootings and mass killings. Thousands of civilians have been victims of mass shootings and gunfire between government forces and insurgents. Reported deaths caused by random shootings or mass killings March 2011 - August 2015 Areas of ISIS control and support Number of civilian deaths control and support Areas besieged.

The End of War. Chivers with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northeastern Iraq, March 2003.

The End of War

(Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux) The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after barrage. And lots of mortars. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We know this because of the work of C.

By that April 2011, when Libya was collapsing into civil war, Chivers himself had been at war for ten years. The Times hired Chivers at age thirty-four in 1999 to cover war. And what no one could have known was that the experience Chivers has had at war would be a mirror for the experience of the United States over the same period. In the center of Misurata, where the mortars were falling, Chivers found pieces of Qaddafi's banned mortar rounds, but he didn't know exactly when they'd been produced or how they'd been imported to Libya. Chivers in Afghanistan, 2011.