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In today’s briefing update, another mass shooting in the US has left 9 people shot, including some deceased. Those shot were attending a football-watching party for friends and family in a back garden when an unknown shooter opened fire. A high court in Hong Kong has ruled the ban on face masks is unconstitutional. The masks have been adopted by protesters amid almost six months of unrest. In Iran, a police officer has been killed during a clash between police and protesters. Protesters are rallying over the hike in fuel prices. 

In the UK, Prince Andrew reportedly stands by his interview with the BBC, despite many calling it a ‘car-crash’. And a new book about US President Donald Trump has discovered at least 67 separate accusations of inappropriate behaviour. 

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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Hong Kong rules ban on face mask unconstitutional

Arab News reports a government ban on protestors wearing face masks, aimed at helping to bring an end to months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong, has been ruled unconstitutional. The ruling came on Monday from the territory’s high court. Hong Kong court rules ban on masks unconstitutional

“The restrictions it imposes on fundamental rights… go further than is reasonably necessary…and therefore fail to meet the proportionality test,” the court said, according to a press summary. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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Ladies and the Trump: The making of a sexual predator

France24  says a new book – ‘All the President’s Women’ – uses comprehensive first-hand interviews, transcripts and court reports to discover at least 67 separate accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact by President Donald TrumpNew Trump book

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass,” said Donald Trump in 1991 interview. 

Read the full story on France24

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Fresno mass shooting: At least 9 shot at a football-watching party in California

CNN says at least nine people were shot at a football watch party in California on Sunday night. The victims were attending a family and friends gathering in the garden of a home when an unknown suspect approached and opened fire, said police. 9 shot in Fresno mass shooting

Officers attended the home at around 6 pm. Officers and first responders found multiple victims, including some dead but it is unclear how many people were killed. 

Read the full story on CNN 

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Officer killed, police station stormed by protesters amid anti-fuel hike rallies in Iran

RT News says a police officer has died after being injured during unrest in Iran. He attempted to defend a city police command that was invaded by an angry mob, according to local media. officer killed in Iran protests

The incident took place in the city of Kermanshah which saw major demonstrations on Saturday.  One such rally spiralled into violent clashes between protesters and the police and ended with an armed mob storming into the police station. 

The attack on the police station was not an isolated incident, protests sparked by a rise in gas prices have grown violent.  

Read the full story on RT News

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Prince Andrew stands by ‘car-crash’ Jeffery Epstein BBC interview

BBC News says Prince Andrew stands by his decision to take part in an interview about his links to Jeffery Epstein, sources have told the BBC.Prince Andrew stands by BBC interview

According to people close to the Duke, Andrew wanted to address the issues head-on and did so with “honesty and humility.” But some have described Andrew’s interview on BBC Newsnight as a “car-crash.”

In the interview, the prince denied having sex with a then 17-year-old girl. A lawyer for some of Epstein’s victims has urged the prince to speak under oath to US authorities. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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