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World News Briefing: NYC says skip school and protest – Taliban attack kills 4 & El Paso shooter indicted, seeking death penalty 

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In today’s briefing update, NYC tells it’s kids to skip school and join activist Greta Thunberg in climate protests.

The Taliban have killed four and injured three in a car bomb attack in Kabul.

 The El Paso shooter has been indicted on Capital Murder charges and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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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SKIP SCHOOL FOR CLIMATE PROTESTS, NEW YORK TELLS KIDS

France 24 says New York authorities have given their blessings to children wanting to skip school to join activist Greta Thunberg in a climate protest next week. “New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We Skip school for climate protests, New York tells kidssupport the 9/20 #ClimateStrike,” Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter. Protests in New York on September 20 are part of coordinated climate demonstrations being held around the world. There will be a UN summit on zero-emissions on Septemeber 23. One of the event’s organisers said the strike “is going to be the biggest day of climate action the world has seen.”

Read the full story on France 24

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TALIBAN CAR BOMB KILLS FOUR AFGHAN SPECIAL FORCES IN KABUL

Arab News says a suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday. At least four Taliban car bomb kills four Afghan Special Forces in Kabul commandos have been killed and three injured as violence continues to escalate after US-Taliban peace talks came to an end. The bomber blew up a minibus holding explosives at the entrance to the camp. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack and said they killed more than 200 commandos. Insurgents often exaggerate the number of causalities. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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EL PASO SHOOTER INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES

Aljazeera reports a Texas grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing 22 people in the El Paso Walmart shooting. El Paso shooter indicted on murder chargesPatrick Crusius, 21 told authorities he was targeting Mexicans. He is accused of driving from the Dallas area to El Paso on August 3 and shooting at shoppers with a rifle in a Walmart store. Crusius surrendered to officers when confronted outside the store. Just 13 hours later, the US suffered another mass shooting – this one in Dayton, Ohio. After the El Paso shooting many called for stricter gun laws and accused President Donald Trump of stirring racial tensions. Crusius was indicted on capital murder charges on Thursday. And prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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World News Briefing: NYC says skip school and protest – Taliban attack kills 4 & El Paso shooter indicted, seeking death penalty 
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