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World News Briefing: Norway Mosque shooting an act of terror – Epstein’s cell not monitored – Tanzania in mourning – 40 killed in Yemen

BRIEF.ME – WORLD NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update,  Norwegian police say they will investigate the Mosque shooting as an attempted act of terror. The shooter held far-ring extremist views and praised the New Zealand Mosque attacks. 

A source tells CNN that Billionaire paedophile Jeffery Epstein’s cell was not monitored on the night he allegedly committed suicide.

An overturned fuel tanker in Tanzania caught fire and exploded, killing at least 62 people and injuring many more. The horrific deaths led to the President declaring Monday as a day of mourning.

A UN report says 40 civilians have been killed and 260 injured at a large Yemen port since last Thursday. 

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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NORWAY MOSQUE SHOOTING: POLICE CONFIRM THEY WILL INVESTIGATE IT AS “AN ATTEMPTED ACT OF TERROR”

France 24 reports, Norwegian police will investigate the Mosque shooting as “an attempted act of terror.”  A police chief said the shooter appeared to hold “far-right” and “anti-immigrant” views. Norway Mosque shooting: Police confirm they will investigate it as “an attempted act of terror”

The suspect had entered the Mosque with multiple weapons and open fired. He was overpowered by a man who suffered “minor injuries.” 

France 24 also adds a body of a young woman, believed to be the suspect’s 17-year-old adopted sister, has been found. Police are treating the death as suspicious. 

The suspect, believed to be in his 20s did not want to give an explanation when police questioned him. And is said to be someone without a criminal background. Norwegian media have said it is believed the suspect posted on an online forum hours before the attack. The post seemingly praised the shooter of the New Zealand attacks and mentioned a “race war.”

Read the full story on France 24

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EPSTEIN’S DEATH: CELL WAS NOT MONITORED ON THE NIGHT HE COMMITTED ‘SUICIDE’

CNN says a source has told them Billionaire paedophile Jeffery Epstein’s cell was not monitored regularly on the night he supposedly killed himself. The 66-year-old was in a special unit in the cell by himself when he was found dead on Saturday. His cellmate had been removed earlier for reasons unknown. The source says inmates returning to their cells after being on suicide watch are not to be placed alone in a cell. Epstein’s death: Cell not monitored on the night he commited ‘suicide’

The source said that inmates in the Special Housing Unit are supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes. They said the two guards working the Special Housing Unit that night were both on overtime. Adding, if guards falsified documents to say they made the rounds when they didn’t, there is a chance for criminal prosecution.

Read the full story on CNN

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DEADLY FUEL TANKER BLAST LEAVES TANZANIA IN MOURNING

Aljazeera News reports the funerals for most of the victims killed by a fuel tanker that exploded, have been laid to rest. The fuel tanker reportedly overturned after it tried to avoid a motorcyclist. Those killed were trying to collect petrol from the tanker when it exploded. At least 62 people have died and 70 others injured. Deadly fuel tanker blast leaves Tanzania in mourning

On Saturday the blast filled the sky with black smoke and charred bodies were scattered on the ground. It is believed the explosion happened after a man tried to retrieve the truck’s battery which created sparks that ignited the fuel. 

The President declared a period of mourning throughout Monday.

Read the full story on Aljazeera News

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CIVILIANS KILLED AT YEMEN PORT – UN REPORTS

RT News says The UN has reported as many as 40 civilians have been killed and 260 injured at a large port in Yemen, since last Thursday. The surge of violence came as the Saudi-led coalition fights for control against its UAE-backed former allies. Civilians killed at Yemen port - UN reports

On the incidents, the UN said in a statement: “heart-breaking that during Eid-al-Adha, families are mourning the deaths of their loved ones instead of celebrating together in peace and harmony,”

RT News adds Yemen is the poorest Arab nation and it is desperately short of basic supplies. Almost 80% of the population are in need of humanitarian help. Coalition bombing and air and naval blockades are major factors in civilian suffering. 

Read the full story on RT News

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World News Briefing: Norway Mosque shooting an act of terror – Epstein’s cell not monitored – Tanzania in mourning – 40 killed in Yemen
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