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    Biden to address US as 15 killed in Texas primary school shooting

    children and one teacher killed after a gunman opened fire in a Texas primary school The attack took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small community about 80km (50 miles) west of San Antonio in the southern part of the state The gunman, who was 18 years old, was reportedly shot dead by police Here are all the latest updates: 27 seconds ago (00:23 GMT) Death toll climbs to 21: Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez An update on the death toll from the shooting.

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    Philippines's Marcos names new finance chief, central bank head

    Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr has announced his picks for finance minister and central bank governor ahead of taking office next month. Benjamin Diokno, the current governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), will become the next finance chief, Marcos said on Thursday in an interview streamed on Facebook. Felipe Medalla, a member of the central bank’s monetary board, will take over from Diokno as central bank governor.

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    Texas school shooting: What, where and who?

    A teenage gunman has killed at least 19 children and two adults after storming into a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, in the latest mass shooting in the United States and the deadliest US school shooting in a decade. Here is what we know. What happened and when?

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    Canada Soccer cancels controversial game against Iran

    Canada Soccer has canceled a friendly match between the men's national team and Iran next month, the national governing body said on Thursday, following widespread opposition to the fixture. No reason was given for the cancellation of the game that was set to be played June 5 in Vancouver and would have marked the first for Canada on home soil since March when they qualified for the November 21-December 18 World Cup in Qatar. The game had drawn plenty of opposition from politicians and the famil

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    Iraqi boy, 10, eludes security to board Iran-bound plane

    Iraqi aviation authorities have been left red-faced after a 10-year-old boy on his own boarded an Iran-bound plane from the international airport in Najaf city after several security checks. The airport authorities said Wednesday they would review security after the boy passed under the radar of seven checks, mixing in with large crowds of travelers. The child was only intercepted after boarding an Iran Air-chartered aircraft, airport manager Hikmat Ahmed told AFP.

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    Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

    A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said Thursday. India’s External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and around 100 were injured in the blast Monday in Abu Dhabi’s Khalidiya neighborhood, just a few blocks from the Emirati capital’s beachfront corniche. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the explosion killed one Pakistani and wounded others.

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    British model Kate Moss says Johnny Depp never threw her down any stairs

    British model Kate Moss on Wednesday dismissed reports that her former boyfriend Johnny Depp once threw her down a flight of stairs, saying it never happened. He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs,” said Moss, who was testifying as a witness at Depp’s defamation trial against his former wife Amber Heard. The 58-year-old Depp filed suit against Heard over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described herself as a “public figure representing