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Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, says police.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students.

A student is in custody after the attack at the school, which is about 40 miles (65km) south of Houston.

The death toll makes this the deadliest school shooting since the one in February at Parkland, Florida.

That attack left 17 dead and spawned a nationwide youth-led campaign for gun control.

The Texas school district confirmed that people were injured in an “active shooter” incident as classes began on Friday morning.

Sheriff Gonzalez said his officers were tackling a “multiple-casualty incident”, but the final number of dead is unclear.

He earlier tweeted: “An injured police officer is being treated, the extent of his injuries are unknown.”

 

Source: Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting – BBC News

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The Government¬†will not¬†be appealing a High Court ruling that deemed Personal Independence Payment (PIP) regulations to be ‚Äėblatantly discriminatory‚Äô.

This is a huge victory for people with mental health problems.

In a case brought by Public Law Project and their client RF, the Judge ruled the regulations were unlawful.

We are delighted that the Government has decided not to appeal the High Court’s ruling.¬†This is the right decision.

More than 160,000 people will now be able to access support they should have been entitled to all along.

Thanks to all of you who have campaigned with us since February, by sharing your story or emailing your MP. This c

Source: PIP PIP HOORAY ūüéȬ†: Mind


‚ÄčDamian Green, Theresa May‚Äôs most important ally in Government, has resigned as the¬† First Secretary of State after admitting he made ‚Äúmisleading‚ÄĚ statements about pornography found on his Commons computer in 2008.

He will leave his role as First Secretary of State after independent adviser on ministers’ interests, Sir Alex Allan, found he had breached the ministerial code.

In a letter to the de facto deputy prime minister, Ms May wrote: ‚ÄúI am extremely sad to be writing this letter. We have been friends and colleagues throughout our whole political lives.‚ÄĚ

 

Source: Damian Green resigns after pornography claims


The King of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree allowing women to drive, state media has said. The order – issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – overturned a longstanding policy which had become a powerful symbol of oppression. The conservative kingdom is currently the only country where the act of women driving is forbidden.

Source: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving | The Independent


Donald Trump has said the US may may have no choice but to ‚Äútotally destroy‚ÄĚ North Korea. In his first address to the UN General Assembly – and with North Korean diplomats sitting just yards from him – Mr Trump said he will have no option to resort to such actions if Pyongyang does not halt the development of its nuclear weapons programme. In perhaps the most striking piece of sabre-rattling yet, Mr Trump said that unless North Korea backed down, ‚Äúwe will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea‚ÄĚ.

Source: Donald Trump vows to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if it threatens US: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ | The Independent


North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan for the second time in less than a month, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday.

Source: North Korea launches missile over Japan – CNNPolitics


The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Monday — a move that comes just one week after the rogue nation carried out its sixth and largest nuclear test.

Source: UN passes fresh sanctions on North Korea – CNNPolitics


By the end of the century, two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by weather-related disasters largely due to global warming and climate change, according to a new study.

Source: Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 people in Europe by 2100, study says – CNN


It signifies an aggressive and prolonged investigation.

Source: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Reportedly Assembles Grand Jury, Ramping Up Russia Probe | HuffPost


DIANE Abbott has been temporarily replaced by Shadow Home Secretary by Lyn Brown just a day before the election.

Source: Diane Abbott replaced by Lyn Brown as Labour Shadow Home Secretary before election | Politics | News | Express.co.uk

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