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Ten killed in Texas school shooting after attacker 'walks into art class and opens fire'

Ten killed in Texas school shooting after attacker 'walks into art class and opens fire'At least 10 people have been killed at a school in Santa Fe in Texas after an armed student burst into an art class and opened fire. Nearly all of those killed were fellow pupils in what is believed to be the 22nd school shooting of the year in the US. The suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, appeared in court on Friday evening when he was denied bail. He was shackled and wore a green jumpsuit, speaking in a quiet voice as he answered questions. #UPDATE Possible explosive devices have been located at the school and off campus. Law enforcement is in the process of rendering them safe. School has been evacuated. Call 911 if you see any suspicious item. #HouNews#SantaFeISD— Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18, 2018 According to a local news outlet, witnesses said the gunman wore a "Born to Kill" T-shirt, a trench coat - despite the sweltering weather - and army boots as he stormed into the classroom. Armed with a shotgun and a .38 pistol, the gunman shouted "Surprise" before opening fire on the terrified students. Elsewhere pupils, hearing the fire alarm, thought they were participating in a safety drill before being told to run for their lives. Police custody shot of Dimitrios Pagourtzis Credit:  Galveston County Sheriff's Office One of the students, Angelica Martinez, 14, told CNN, “We were all standing, but not even five minutes later, we started hearing gunshots.  And then everybody starts running. The teachers were telling us to stay put, but we’re all just running away.”  The weapons used in the shooting were registered to Pagourtzis’s father. Emergency Personnel rush to the scene Police later found an array of explosive devices including a Motolov cocktail, Greg Abbott, the Texas governor, told a press conference. He added that police had found information on Pagourtzis’s computer and mobile phone indicating that the attack had been planned. "The shooter has information contained in journals, on his computer and his cell phone that he said not only did he want to com

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Muslim leaders call for international protection force for Palestinians

Muslim leaders call for international protection force for PalestiniansBy Ali Kucukgocmen and Tulay Karadeniz ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week. At a special summit in Turkey convened by President Tayyip Erdogan, they also pledged to take "appropriate political (and) economic measures" against countries that followed the United States in moving their Israel embassies to contested Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election next month, used the summit to verbally attack Israel, comparing the actions of its forces to Nazi Germany's treatment of Jews in World War Two, when millions were killed in concentration camps.


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Istanbul summit urges international force to protect Palestinians

Istanbul summit urges international force to protect PalestiniansA summit in Istanbul of Muslim heads of state on Friday called for the creation of an international peacekeeping force to protect the Palestinians, as host Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of "brutality" comparable to the Nazis. The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) -- seeking to bridge severe differences within the Muslim world -- said in a final communique that Israel had carried out the "wilful murder" of some 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border Monday. It called "for the international protection of the Palestinian population, including through dispatching of international protection force".


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