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17 killed in school shooting by former student

Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas …

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Kenya deports lawyer over Odinga ‘swearing-in’

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president”. Mr Miguna has boarded a flight to take him to Canada, where he is a citizen. The government says Mr Miguna renounced his Kenyan nationality, …

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FBI warns against Republican memo release

The FBI has publicly challenged a push by Republican lawmakers to release a controversial memo which purports to show anti-Trump bias at the agency. “We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,” the FBI said in a statement. A top Trump aide …

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Tension in Kenya ahead of Odinga’s banned inauguration

Kenya’s main opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) says it will press on with a planned inauguration banned by the authorities. There is tension in the capital Nairobi where the event is scheduled to take place. Police have declared the venue – Uhuru Park – as an “out-of-bounds” but …

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