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Gunmen kill news reporter

Two gunmen shot and killed a journalist for Peru's leading news magazine who had been investigating contract killings in a province south of Lima.

Caretas magazine editors say the gunmen shot Fernando Raymondi (22) in the chest in his father's small grocery in the town of Canete. The gunmen arrived on a motorcycle taxi and told a friend of the victim to leave.

Raymondi's editor at Caretas, Americo Zambrano, said it not yet known if the killing is related to Raymondi's probe of killings in Canete by gangs that have been extorting construction contractors.

Views sought on taxi fares

THE National Transport Authority is proposing a new maximum fares order.

Maximum taxi fares have remained unchanged since 2008 - the 2010 and 2012 reviews concluded without any fare changes.

Now the public are being asked for their views on proposed changes - as well as changes to the taxi regulations. The public are being asked to give their views before the closing date of 5pm on December 9 2014.

Vandals burn war memorial

A war memorial has been burnt in a "sickening act of mindless vandalism", according to police. Wreaths placed at the memorial in Crediton, Devon were left scorched.

Two teens were seen running away from the scene.

The scorched wreaths have been removed but the blaze also damaged the memorial

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole said the wreaths had been placed there by local groups, including Crediton Women's Institute and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Visas for citizens of US and China

The US and China are to grant visas to each other's citizens valid for up to a decade. However, thorny issues such as human rights and trade lurk just under the surface of relations between the two nations, reflecting the tough road ahead as US president Barack Obama began a week-long trip to the region.

Addressing Asian business leaders at a high-level summit, Mr Obama sought to dispel the notion that America's interest in Asia should be a cause for concern for China's leaders.

Gunmen kill news reporter