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Deadly Los Angeles school shooting traumatises students

A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a US high school in Southern California, killing two students and wounding three others before he was captured in grave condition after shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about …

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Jimmy Carter in hospital for brain procedure

Former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been admitted to hospital in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve brain pressure. The pressure comes from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement. The procedure is scheduled to take place at the Emory University Hospital on Tuesday …

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Judge orders Donald Trump to pay $2M to group of NGOs

President Donald Trump has been ordered by a New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from persistent violations of state charities laws. The payment is the final resolution to a case brought by …

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Joe Biden denied communion at Catholic church

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights. Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, told the Florence Morning News that he had denied Biden communion because “any public figure who …

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Alabama abortion law: Judge blocks bill from taking effect

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an abortion ban in Alabama that would criminalise the procedure at any stage of a pregnancy in most cases. Abortion rights groups sued the state after Republican lawmakers approved the bill in May, but both sides expected the law to be blocked in federal …

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Trump impeachment: Democrats plan first formal vote

The US House of Representatives plans to take its first formal vote this week on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the vote “sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel”. The president and his allies have argued the lack of …

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Ghanaian victims urged to speak out after sex-for-grades investigation

The University of Ghana is looking into the allegations against staff in a BBC investigation, which found teachers harassing would-be students. The “Sex for Grades” documentary showed university lecturers at both the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos propositioning female reporters who were posing as students. Ghanaian activist …

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