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World News Briefing: Kashmir on lockdown – Iran seizes tank – Ohio & El Paso shootings update – Hong Kong protests escalate  

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In today’s briefing update, India has put Kashmir on lockdown- phone networks cut off, internet blocked and movement restricted- as more troops head to the border. 

Iran has seized another tanker in the Gulf and detained its seven crew members for allegedly ‘smuggling fuel’. 

America’s deadly day: Following the two mass shooting in the US yesterday we find out the FBI is searching three homes connected to the suspected El Paso shooter. Over in Ohio, police confirm the shooter’s 22-year-old sister was one of his 9 victims.

Finally, Hong Kong police use teargas to move along protesters as the two-month movement shows no sign of slowing down.

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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KASHMIR ON LOCKDOWN: INDIA IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS

TRT World reports India has imposed a lockdown on large parts of the highly disputed, Indian- administered, Kashmir. India has restricted movement saying there will be “no movement of public and educational institutions shall remain closed.” Officials said there was a complete bar on rallies and public meetings and internet, private mobile networks and landlines were cut off. Only the government-owned mobile network is currently operational. Kashmir on lockdown: India imposes restrictions as

Regional politicians have been arrested and more troops have been sent to the de facto border with Pakistan. 

Yesterday, WTX News reported on 7 Kashmiris killed by Indian troops amid a time of fear and panic in the Himalayan territory. Fear has deepened after the Hindu Nationalist government called for an extra 25,000 troops to be deployed and ordered tourists to evacuate. 

Read the full story on TRT World

Latest from Kashmir – Pakistan to respond in kind to #Indian aggression in #Kashmir….. The last time #Pakistan said it, the countries were on brink on war….

Breaking News: Kashmir Conflict – Indian troops kill seven in Kashmir

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IRAN SEIZES ‘FOREIGN TANKER’ SMUGGLING FUEL

Al Jazeera News says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) has seized a foreign tanker they believe to be smuggling fuel in the Gulf according to Iranian Media. A reported 7 crew members all of different nationalities have been detained after they captured the vessel on Wednesday. Iran seizes ‘foreign tanker’ smuggling fuel

Tensions between the UK and Iran are still high as Iran is still holding a UK-flagged tanker that was seized last month for alleged maritime violations. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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OHIO SHOOTING: SHOOTER’S 22-YEAR-OLD SISTER WAS ONE OF HIS 9 VICTIMS

CNN reports, police have confirmed the 9 victims of the Dayton shooter, Connor Betts. Amongst the victims was Mr Betts 22-year-old sister Meghan K Betts. The gunman was killed within minutes after police arrived on the scene. A further 27 people have been wounded in the attack and families of all those killed have been informed. Ohio shooting: Shooter’s 22-year-old sister was one of his 9 victims

Police are still trying to understand the motivation behind the killings. Due to the short timeline of the attack, police believe there is little chance discrimination was behind the attack. 

BBC News adds though Betts’ sister was one of the initial people killed she was not the first. They explain Betts wore body armour, carried extra ammunition and had bought the rifle, possibly legally, online. The BBC points out that 6 of the 9 victims were black, 4 of the 9 were women. They range in age from 22 (Betts’ sister) to 57. 

Read the full story on CNN

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EL PASO SHOOTING: FBI INVESTIGATES 3 HOMES KNOWN TO THE SHOOTER

Fox News reports the FBI is investigating 3 homes the suspected El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius El Paso shooting: FBI investigates 3 homes known to the shooterhad stayed including the home of his grandparents. The FBI had obtained search warrants and shut down streets following the shooting. The FBI declined to give further details about the other two locations.

Officials confirmed the El Paso, Texas shooting is being investigated as “domestic terrorism.” The shooter has already been charged with capital murder and police are still looking into whether charges of hate crimes will be bought. If hate crime charges are made it could become a death penalty case.

Read the full story on Fox News

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HONG KONG PROTESTS: POLICE FIRE TEARGAS

France 24 reports, police in Hong Kong fired teargas at protesters during the second night of clashes on Sunday. The mass crowds were at a luxury shopping centre in the Capital when police used teargas to move them on. More than 20 protesters have been arrested charged with offences such as unlawful assembly and assault. Hong Kong Protests: Police fire teargas

France 24 suggests, like many of the pro-democracy demonstrations, Sunday’s started off peacefully. However, the Hong Kong police regularly use teargas as a means to control the crowd. Activists have called for a general strike aimed at bringing the city to a halt on Monday. The latest news suggests the two- month protest movement shows no signs of slowing down. 

Read the full story on France24

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