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Vegas gunman’s girlfriend ‘had no clue’

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who shot dead 58 people on Sunday has said she had no idea what her "kind, caring, quiet" partner was planning. Marilou Danley's comments came hours before police suggested Stephen Paddock had been living "a secret life". They said he may have been planning to escape instead of shooting himself dead, but did not give further details. It is not yet known why he opened f ...

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Catalonia independence ‘in matter of days’

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since Sunday's referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next". Meanwhile, Spain's King Felipe VI said organisers of the vote put themselves "outside the law". He said the situation in Spain was "extrem ...

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At least 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting

At least 50 people have been killed and another 200 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival. He was shot dead by officers in the hotel where a number of guns were found. The attack is the worst mass shooting in recent US history. US ...

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Mass casualties in Las Vegas shooting

At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city's strip. Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media. Police said a suspect "was down" and they did not beli ...

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US health secretary quits after plane scandal

US Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned over the use of expensive private planes for official business. He previously apologised after making 26 private flights since May at a cost of $400,000 (£300,000) to taxpayers. Government officials, except those dealing with national security matters, are required to take commercial flights for work related travel. Three other members of President Donald Trump's c ...

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IS post new tape of leader Baghdadi

Islamic State militants have released what appears to be an audio recording of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A speaker who sounds like the IS leader seems to refer to recent North Korean threats against Japan and the US. He also talks of battles for IS strongholds like Mosul, which was regained by Iraqi forces in July. Baghdadi, who has a $25m (£19m) US bounty on his head, has not been seen in public ...

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Partnership with China is a win-win approach – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated government’s commitment to the strengthening of bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of China. Dr Bawumia made this known when the Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce, Mr Qiam Keming, paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House. Dr Bawumia, in June this year, led a delegation of government officials to China in a quest to deepen diploma ...

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Akufo-Addo, Ivorian delegation meet over ITLOS ruling

Ghanaian leader Nana Akufo-Addo will today, September 28 host a high-level delegation of Ivorians in connection with the recent ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on a maritime boundary dispute between the two countries. “In this coming week, the Ivorian President will send envoys to Ghana and together the two governments will tell the world what it is they are willing to do ...

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US dismisses N Korea war allegations

The US has said a statement from North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on it was "absurd". The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down US bombers. A UN spokesman said fiery talk could lead to fatal misunderstandings. South Korea has called for a level-headed response, warning that accidental clashes in the region could quickly spiral out ...

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Support us demarcate boundary with Togo: Surveyors

The Ghana Institute of Land Surveyors has called on government to immediately commit funds to support the Boundary Commission to begin demarcation and delimitation processes of the country’s maritime lines with neighboring Togo and Benin. The Institute is raising the issue on the back of the just ended maritime dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire where the Special Chamber on Saturday, September 23 ruled ...

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