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Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois. Police said officers engaged in a firefight with the suspect, thought to be an employee before he was shot dead. He was identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin. Five police officers were shot. The White House said Prez Trump had been monitoring the situation.

Pakistan gets ready to woo Saudi crown prince

US envoy says talks with China ‘made headway’

Trump will sign border deal but will declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary.

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

Nigeria made final preparations Friday on the eve of presidential elections, with candidates pitting continuity against reform in a battle between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. A total of 73 candidates are on the ballot for Saturday — the 6th election in 20 years since Nigeria returned to democracy after decades of military rule.

British opposition leader to meet EU Brexit negotiator

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, will visit Brussels next week for talks with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. “Mr Barnier’s door is always open,” an EU spokesman said, confirming a report that Corbyn would travel to European Union headquarters on Thursday.

Spain’s Socialist leader calls early elections for April 28

Spain’s prime minister on Friday has called an early general election for April 28. The news that Spaniards are having to go to the polls for the third in less than four years came after the minority Socialist government, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, lost a budget vote in Parliament.

Security tight for Bangladesh ‘mini-Hajj’

However, tension has been running high ahead of this year’s four-day event after violent clashes between two Bangladeshi rival factions left one person dead and dozens injured in December. The congregation, which is normally held in January, was postponed following the violence, prompting Bangladesh authorities to hold several rounds of meetings with rival factions to broker peace

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wants to retire to make way for young leaders

“It’s the third consecutive term and before that, I was prime minister (1996-2001), so it’s my fourth term. I don’t want to continue for more (time). I think that everybody should take a break so we can accommodate the younger generation,” she said in an interview with the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) 71-year-old leader.

UK says Brexit defeat in parliament ‘a hiccup’

MPs on Thursday night rejected by 303 votes to 258 a motion expressing support for Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks changes to the Irish “backstop” in her Brexit deal.