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In today’s briefing update, another school shooting in the US leaves 2 teens dead and several injured, including the 16-year-old gunman. Over on the Gaza strip, a ceasefire between the Islamic Jihad group and Israel appears to be shaky as both sides disagree on terms. And in Turkey, the Turkish government have started to send foreign ISIS suspects back to their home countries. So far they’ve deported an American, a brit and several Germans.

In the UK, Labour has pledged they will give everyone in the UK free broadband if they win the general election. A couple in Northern Ireland are planning to sue over government delays in converting civil partnerships into marriage. And finally, councils spent over £1 billion on temporarily housing the homeless in the last year. 

ALL in today’s 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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2 dead, several injured in California school shooting

Aljazeera says a 16-year-old Californian schoolboy pulled a 0.45 calibre semiautomatic handgun from his backpack and fired at fellow students on Thursday. The shooting has killed two and injured three others, according to authorities. 

He then turned the gun on himself. It was his 16th birthday. US School shooting -Cali

The shooter survived the self-inflicted gunshot to the head and was in a grave condition, according to law enforcement. 

A motive for the shooting is still being investigated.

Of those killed at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita were a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. Two other girls, aged 14 and 15, were wounded, as was a 14-year-old boy. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera 

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Gaza truce shaky as Islamic Jihad and Israel disagree on terms

France24 says the ceasefire between Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel appears to be shaky as the two differ on the terms.  Gaza truce shaky as Islamic Jihad and Israel disagree on terms

The truce went into effect at 0330 GMT, about 48 hours after Israel triggered the exchange of fire by killing the top commander of the Islamic Jihad group. 

Despite occasional rocket fire from Gaza and a retaliatory Israeli airstrike, the ceasefire has largely held. 

The Israeli PM said the military operation was drawing to a conclusion with its goals met. “Our enemies got the message – we can reach anyone,” he said. 

Whilst Islamic Jihad said Israel had accepted its demand to stop both the targeted killing of militants and sometimes lethal army gunfire at weekly Palestinian protests on the Gaza border. 

Read the full story on France24

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Turkey begins deporting suspected ISIS fighters to the US, UK and Germany

CNN reports Turkey has begun the process of returning suspected foreign ISIS fighters to their home countries.Turkey deports ISIS suspects

Turkey’s Interior Ministry said an American had been deported back to the US, the Briton had been deported back to London and several Germans have been returned to Berlin. 

The American was initially sent to Greece on Monday, upon his request. But Greece refused to accept him, and he was left stranded for several days. 

On Thursday evening, the Met Police said in a statement they had arrested a British man on suspicion of “Syria-related” terror offences. He was arrested at Heathrow Airport after he arrived back in the UK from Turkey. 

Read the full story on CNN

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General Election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

BBC News says Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030 if they win the general election. Labour pledges free broadband

The party would nationalise part of BT to deliver the policy and introduce a tax on tech giants to help pay for it. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell told the BBC the “visionary” plan would “ensure that broadband reaches the whole of the country.”

The plan was quickly dismissed by opposition parties. The Tories said it was a “fantasy plan” that would cost the taxpayers billions. And the Lib Dems said it was “another unaffordable item on the wish list.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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Couple to sue over Northern Ireland same-sex marriage delay

The Guardian says campaigners for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are planning legal action over government delays in converting civil partnerships into marriages. Couple to sue Northern Ireland over same-sex marriage delays

The first round of weddings are expected around Valentine’s Day next year. More than 1,200 gay couples already in partnerships have discovered bureaucratic barriers to them trying to tye the knot. 

Civil partnerships cannot be dissolved within their first two years in Northern Ireland and can only end on the grounds of separation, unreasonable behaviour or desertion. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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Councils spent more than £1.1bn on temporarily housing the homeless in one year

The Independent says in England more than a billion pounds has been spent on temporary accommodation for homeless people in the past year – up 78 per cent in the last five years, new figures show. Over 1.1bn spent on temp tousing for homeless in one year

Campaigners warned the housing crisis was forcing local authorities to spend vast sums of money on “unsuitable” emergency accommodation after government data revealed £1.1bn was spent on B&Bs, hostels and other temporary shelters. 

Nearly a third of this was spent on emergency B&Bs – up 111 per cent in five years – despite this form of accommodation being considered some of the worst for families with children to live in. 

Read the full story on The Independent

A 16-year-old gunman shot 5 classmates and himself in 16 seconds in California

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