Oct 24 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, killing two people and wounding six others before officers shot and killed the suspect, the city’s police commissioner said.
Students were fleeing Central Fine Arts High School when police arrived at 9:10 a.m. (2:10 p.m. GMT) to respond to a call about an active shooter, Commissioner Mike Sack said at a news conference.
Students told officers there was a gunman inside with a “long gun,” Sack said. Police entered and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who appeared to be in his 20s, fatally wounding him, he added.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, October 25 (Reuters). Three Palestinians were killed in a firefight with Israeli security forces that entered the besieged city in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.
One of the dead men was unarmed, according to Palestinian health and security officials, who said several Palestinian militants were also wounded.
According to a spokesman for the Palestinian Fatah movement, the violence erupted when Israeli security officers entering the city of Nablus were spotted by Palestinian security officers and militants.
A man has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old Aboriginal teenager in Perth who police say died of head injuries after being hit with a metal pole.
Police said teenager Cassius Turvey and a group of friends were approached by a 21-year-old man as they walked home from school in Middle Swan, on the outskirts of Perth, on October 13.
The man got out of the black Ford Ranger he was a passenger in before allegedly attacking Terva with a metal pole.
Police said the accused damaged his car a day before the attack.
The war in Ukraine is headed for “uncontrolled escalation,” Russia says
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told Western counterparts that the war in Ukraine is heading for an “uncontrollable escalation” amid evidence that the Kremlin is weighing how to respond to another expected defeat on the battlefield around the key southern city of Kherson.
As Russian troops build new defenses for a new Ukrainian offensive on Luhansk in the east of the country, Moscow appears to be preparing the ground for further escalation, discrediting claims that Kyiv may be preparing to use a dirty bomb as a “fake”. operation “flag” to blame Russia.
Denying Russia’s accusations, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview on Monday: “Allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use dirty bombs in Ukraine are absurd.”
After the suicide of a UPS worker, workers reveal the “tragic” conditions at the largest company
the giant UPS Worldport is the largest automated packaging sorting facility in the world. Occupying 5.2 square meters. ft. in Louisville, Kentucky, with 70 aircraft docks and 155 miles of conveyor belts, the site is larger than the Mall of America, employing about 20,000 workers and capable of handling 115 packages per second.But despite all the impressive statistics, working conditions at UPS Worldport have recently come under scrutiny following the recent workplace suicide of a pregnant worker, and workers said she was recently fired.
No one can ever know the real reason why someone takes their own life. The number of workplace suicides in the U.S. has risen sharply in recent years and reached a record high in 2019, the most recent year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has data. The worker’s death, which occurred on October 5, is under investigation by Louisville Metro Police.
Zelensky criticized Israel, suggests a nuclear conspiracy between Russia and Iran
President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized Israel’s neutrality in the war in Ukraine, saying that the decision of its leaders not to support Kyiv with weapons contributed to Russia’s military partnership with Iran.
Speaking at a conference organized by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Monday, Zelensky repeated his request for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile technology to deter Russian strikes.
The Ukrainian army is beating the Russians on the battlefield, “but, unfortunately, we don’t have our own Iron Dome. We still do not have a modern and effective air defense and anti-missile defense system that could secure our skies.” – he said via video link.
Brazil’s Lula hopes that Bolsonaro will accept the election results
Brazil’s presidential front-runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has expressed hope that his far-right rival, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, will accept defeat in the election as Brazilian voters prepare to go to the polls in less than a week.
Lula told a news conference in Sao Paulo on Monday that if he wins the tight race, he hopes Bolsonaro will “find a moment of sanity and call me to accept the election results.”
“If Bolsonaro loses and he wants to cry… I lost three elections,” said Lula, who served two terms as president from 2003 to 2010. “Every time I lost, I went home. I didn’t swear, I was worried.”
Brazilians will return to the polls on October 30 after Lula defeated Bolsonaro in the first round of voting on October 2, but fell short of what he needed to avoid a runoff.
US indicts 13 people in cases related to conspiracies to advance China’s interests
The Justice Department has indicted 13 people, including suspected Chinese intelligence officers, in three separate cases related to various alleged conspiracies to advance Chinese interests in the United States.
The prosecution is the latest in a Justice Department effort to combat what U.S. officials say are Beijing’s relentless efforts to steal U.S. secrets and technology and covertly advance Chinese interests in the United States.
“As these cases demonstrate, the Chinese government has sought to interfere with the rights and freedoms of people in the United States and undermine our judicial system that protects those rights,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference. “They failed.”
Clarence Thomas freezes Lindsey Graham’s order to testify before Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election
Judge Clarence Thomas on Monday agreed to temporarily freeze a lower court order requiring Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta investigating attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election.
Thomas acted alone because he has jurisdiction over the lower court that issued the original order.
Thomas’ move is an administrative stay that was likely issued Monday to give the Supreme Court justices more time to consider the case.
I am disgusted with the news tonight, especially the American news. It happened yesterday over the freeway in Los Angeles. It gets worse every day.
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