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Thousands of dogs vie for Best in Show at New York’s Westminster contest

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens in New York on Monday, with nearly 3,000 competitors vying for an array of trophies, including Best in Show, the most prestigious title in the rarefied world of pedigree dog breeding. Pip, a YorkshireTerrier breed, sits during the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, U.S., February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton This year’s two-day event draws challengers from all 50 U.S. states and 14 other countries, including Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Japan, the club said…

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Reality Check: is London’s murder rate still higher than New York’s?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Policeman on Link Street, Camden, north London, where a 20-year-old man was stabbed in April Earlier this year, an article in the Sunday Times sparked debate about rising levels of violent crime with a claim that the numbers of murders in London had surpassed those in New York during one month — February. My colleague, Dominic Casciani, analysed the figures and found that the newspaper was correct. In February, the New York Police Department dealt with 11 homicides (suspected cases of murder, manslaughter and…

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