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EL PASO: 15 shot dead at Walmart store in Texas

El Paso, United States | AFP | A gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store Saturday, reportedly killing at least 15 people in the latest mass shooting in the United States. Although the exact scale of the tragedy in El Paso, Texas, …

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Police investigate Kasirye Ggwanga over shooting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating circumstances under which, Rtd Major Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga opened fire at a vehicle of the aides of local music artist, Catherine Kusasira. The incident occurred around 10:45pm on Tuesday night near Makindye Division offices where his children were buying snacks. Preliminary …

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Trump rises above the fray — until he doesn’t

Washington, United States | AFP | As he stepped off Air Force One headed to the latest of his raucous, near-daily election rallies, Donald Trump vowed he would “absolutely” strike a different tone following the bloodshed in Pittsburgh. Eleven members of the Pennsylvania city’s Jewish community had just been killed …

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Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

San Bruno, United States | AFP | Gunfire erupted at YouTube’s offices in California Tuesday, leaving three people wounded and sparking a panicked escape before the suspected shooter — a woman — apparently committed suicide. California news outlets late Tuesday said she appeared to be a vegan-themed content creator who has …

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Knife attacker kills three in Sudan mosque: police

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A man attacked worshippers with a knife inside a mosque in Sudan’s eastern state of Kasala on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding several others, a police officer told AFP. Kasala police chief Yahi Sulayman said it took place when worshippers had gathered for evening …

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Students spearhead largest-ever US protest for gun control

Washington, United States | AFP | Florida high school student Aalayah Eastmond will join a massive crowd of Americans — expected to number in the hundreds of thousands — taking part in nationwide protests for gun control on Saturday. The 17-year-old says she will be marching not only for tougher …

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