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By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Monday set a $1.5 million bond for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a dashboard camera video showed him shooting a black teenager 16 times. There have been several days of protests in Chicago following the release last Tuesday of the video, which showed Officer Jason Van Dyke gunning down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in the middle of the street on Oct. 20, 2014 as he was walking away from police who had confronted him.
A suspect was arrested after an anonymous online threat of gun violence led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday, officials said. FBI counterterrorism authorities informed university officials on Sunday "that an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago, specifically mentioning 'the campus quad' on Monday morning at 10 am," university president Robert Zimmer said in a statement.
Choking smog blanketed Beijing and much of northern China Monday as climate change talks opened in Paris and a new Chinese report raised the alarm about rising sea levels. As the global summit began, the US embassy in Beijing recorded concentrations of PM2.5, tiny airborne particles which embed deeply in the lungs, at 625 micrograms per cubic metre -- 25 times above the World Health Organisation's 25 microgram recommended maximum.