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Multiple victims in Texas shootings

 

One person is dead and four others have been hospitalised after two separate shooting incidents in the Texan city of Austin, police say. Both crime scenes are now secure, Austin police say, after earlier reporting an "active shooter incident".

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Turkish President to drop insult lawsuits.

Turkish President has said he is withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was inspired by the feelings of unity in the wake of the recent failed coup.

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Hillary Clinton to accept historic Democratic nomination.

Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at her party's convention in Philadelphia, the first woman to do so in US history. She will make her case for the White House as the event draws to a close.

Her high-stakes remarks follow a rousing speech by US President Barack Obama, who said there had never been a man or woman more qualified than Mrs Clinton to serve as president. Chelsea Clinton, Mrs Clinton's daughter, will introduce her.

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She said the attackers "wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need.

We firmly reject this". But she did propose new measures to improve security. These include information sharing, deciphering web chatter and tackling arms sales on the internet.

Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate

Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to run for the White House on behalf of a major U.S. political party.

The 68-year-old former secretary of state, who enjoys near universal name recognition after almost four-decade public life, exceeded the 2,382-delegate threshold needed to clinch the nomination amid huge applause in the hall.

The tally included the overwhelming support by unpledged delegates or superdelegates for her. Superdelegates are party leaders who are free to vote at the party's convention.

However, her historic victory was overshadowed by the fallout of damaging leakage of internal emails revealing backroom bias against Clinton's rival Bernie Sanders during bitter primaries. The revelation sparked protests by thousands of Sanders supporters as the four-day convention kicked off here on Monday.

Brazil expects 200 mln USD windfall from Olympic tourism

The Central Bank of Brazil expects that the delegations and tourists in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games will leave behind revenue worth around 200 million US dollars. This prediction was made based on the statistics from the last three Olympics .

Additionally, the bank said that while the Olympics would lead to a "small" impact on tourism at first, they would contribute to more tourists coming to the country in the future, especially Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian government has expected around 500,000 foreign visitors to come to Rio de Janeiro to experience the Olympic atmosphere.

The Central Bank added that foreign tourists spent 3.15 billion dollars in Brazil in the first half of 2016.same period of last year.

The Nepali pariament endorses Prez order to remove difficulties

The Nepal Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the Presidential order to remove constitutional difficulties to elect a new Prime Minister as per the Constitution’s Article 305.
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Speaker Onsari Gharti had presented the order at the House this afternoon. The order was endorsed with majority after holding a brief deliberation.

After Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigned on Sunday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari called the parties in Parliament on Monday to elect new Prime Minister based on political consensus within seven days.

If the parties failed to choose a consensus candidate, the Head of the State would ask them to elect the Prime Minister with majority

Earlier on Sunday before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli tendered his resignation, the Cabinet had recommended the Head of the State to invoke the Article 305 to let the House elect the Prime Minister as per the Article 298 again.

19 dead in knife attack in Japan

A knife-wielding man has gone on a rampage at a facility for people with disabilities in Sagamihara City, west of Tokyo. Police say 19 people are confirmed dead and 25 others injured.

Police arrested 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu

The man reportedly said that he used to work at Tsukui Yamayuri-en but is now unemployed. He is said to live near the facility.

Investigative sources quote the man as saying that he wished disabled people would disappear.

Officials quote the operator of the facility as saying it's believed the suspect broke a window in the east residential building to get inside. Police say they found a hammer near the window.

The facility housed 149 people with disabilities as of the end of last month.

Syrian migrant dies in German blast.

A failed asylum seeker from Syria killed himself and injured 12 other people after setting off a bomb near an open-air music festival in the German city of Ansbach. Bavaria's interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated a backpack device after being refused entry to the festival in the southern city.

About 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue after the explosion. It is the third attack in the state of Bavaria in a week. A shooting rampage in Munich on Friday left nine dead while an axe-wielding teenager was shot dead after injuring four people on a train a week ago in Wuerzburg.

Republican Donald Trump says US may abandon automatic Nato protection.

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries.
Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Trump said the US would only come to the aid of allies if they have "fulfilled their obligations to them.

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