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Shooting at Russian university: Eight killed, several injured

The gunman, who was a student, opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing eight people and injuring several others, the Investigative Committee law enforcement says.

The gunman was detained shortly after the incident at Perm State University, located around 1300 kilometres east of Moscow, a university spokesperson and the police said.

Students jumped from first-floor windows to escape the building, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety, local media video footage from the scene showed.

Tonga drug suspect shot during arrest

The suspect allegedly pulled out a 0.22 revolver to fire at officers who were conducting the raid.

According to Acting Deputy Police Commissioner, National Crime and Investigations, Halatoa Taufa, the suspect fired and missed and an officer in defence fired back causing injuries to the suspect.

The suspect surrendered himself and the gun.

He received injuries on his left arm and ribcage and is reported to be in a stable condition.

Unrest in Lagos after shooting

Rights group Amnesty International said at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in Lagos on Tuesday.

Nigeria's army dismissed the reports as "fake news" in a post on Twitter.

Authorities have imposed an indefinite round-the-clock curfew on the city and elsewhere, but some defied the order.

Protests against a police unit have been taking place for two weeks. Demonstrators have been using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally crowds against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).

Eight dead after two attacks in Germany

At least five people were injured after gunmen opened fire at about 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT), police told the BBC.

Police added that they are searching for the suspects, who fled the scene and are currently at large.

The first shooting was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in Hanau's Kesselstadt neighbourhood, according to local reports.

Police officers and helicopters are patrolling both areas.

Two people in critical condition after day of chaos in Hong Kong

A protester was injured on Monday morning when he was shot at close range by a police officer.

He was the third person shot by police since the protests began 24 weeks ago.

Later on Monday a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters, who are demanding greater democracy and police accountability in Hong Kong.

The territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, called the demonstrators enemies of the people.

Fiji and Tahiti win final golds, Samoa takes silver at shooting

Glenn Kable of Fiji won gold in the individual category, while Moeva Bambridge, Pascal Brettes and Tuana Degage topped the podium in teams.

“I’m feeling very comfortable, excited and happy, a whole range of emotion,” said Kable. “The competition ran very well, the grounds look very good, the hospitality has been fantastic and everything’s run smoothly.”

Across the different shooting categories scores were up over previous games.

Darwin shooting: Four killed in northern Australia

The 45-year-old suspect, who was known to the police, was arrested an hour after the first shots were reported at about 18:00 local time (08:30 GMT).

Police said they believed the man had acted alone. The crime scenes reportedly included a motel and a bar.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the shooting was not terror-related.

Mass shootings in Australia have been a rare occurrence since the country overhauled its gun laws in 1996, in the wake of a shooting in Tasmania that left 35 dead.

White House shooting: Man shoots and kills himself outside fence

It said the man approached the White House's fence on Pennsylvania Avenue just before noon local time (17:00GMT) before taking out a handgun and firing several shots.

No one else was injured, according to police.

President Donald Trump is not at the White House, but at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The man was in a large crowd when he fired the gun, the Washington Post reports, citing witnesses.

A video posted to Twitter shows many people running away from the scene.

The man's name has not been released.

Shots fired on driver 'attacking police' near US Congress

The woman was not shot, Washington Metropolitan Police spokesperson Rachel Reid told the BBC, and no injuries have been reported.

She was taken into custody and the incident prompted a lockdown at one of the Congress buildings.

The incident follows driving attacks last week in London and Brussels.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the suspect is a woman, and the incident is "criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism".

The incident occurred after officers observed an "erratic and aggressive driver" and tried to pull her car over.

Death robots: Where next after Dallas?

While robots and unmanned systems have been used by the military before, this is the first time the police within the US have used such a technique with lethal intent

"Other options would have exposed our officers to greater danger," the Dallas police chief said.

Robots are spreading fast. What might that mean?

 

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