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Daily News Briefing: School shooting in Mexico – Gigi Hadid potential Weinstein juror & Iran enters day 3 of protests

iran protests after gvmt admits plane downing - 3rd day of protests

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In today’s briefing update, the Canadian prime minister has said further talks over Harry and Meghan’s move to Canada are needed. He said the shape and cost of the move have yet to be discussed. 

A third day of protesting in Iran after public anger boils over downed Ukrainian passenger plane. 

An 11-year-old in Mexico shot and killed his teacher and injured 6 others. The boy has also been confirmed dead. Authorities say they believe the school shooting was influenced by a video game. 

The US has warned the potential rollout of Huawei 5G in the UK is an ‘act of madness’. MI5 says otherwise.

Entertainment, Model Gigi Hadid has appeared in an NYC courtroom as a potential juror- adding a fresh celebrity twist to the already high-profile Harvey Weinstein case.

All this and more 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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Harry and Meghan: Much to discuss on move, says Canada’s Trudeau

BBC News reports further talks are needed over Prince Harry and Meghan’s move to Canada, the Canadian prime canadian pm says a lot to sort out before harry and meghan moveminister has said. 

Justin Trudeau said the shape and costs of the plans are still to be discussed. 

The Queen has agreed to a “period of transition” in which Harry and Meghan will spend time in Canada and the UK. 

The Queen said, in a remarkably candid and informal statement, that she was “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals.

Read the full story on BBC News

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An 11-year-old in Mexico told some of his classmates ‘today is the day’. Then opened fire.

CNN reports an 11-year-old, armed with two guns, opened fire at a private school in the northern Mexican state of 11 yearold kills teacher in mexico school shootingCoahuila, officials say. A teacher was killed and six other people injured. 

Officials confirmed the shooter, a sixth-grader, also died. 

Classmates said the boy was generally well behaved but voiced a strange warning before his rampage. He reportedly told classmates ‘today is the day’. 

Shortly after 8 am, the student asked to use the restroom. After about 15 minutes the teacher went to look for him. And found him leaving the restroom with weapons in hand. 

Authorities believe the boy was influenced by the video game Natural Selection. 

Read the full story on CNN

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Iranians vent anger for a third day in wake of plane downing

France24 reports protests continued on Monday after Iranian authorities acknowledged they accidentally shot down a passenger plane. iran protests after gvmt admits plane downing - 3rd day of protests

Iran’s president called last week’s downing of the Ukrainian plane a “disastrous mistake” saying its air defences were fired in error while on alert. 

Iranian public anger, rumbling for days after Tehran had repeatedly denied it was to blame for the plane crash, erupted into protests when the military admitted its role. 

Read the full story on France24

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US officials brand possible Huawei 5G rollout in the UK ‘act of madness’ as MI5 plays-down US fear-mongering

RT News says in a bid to pressure the UK into barring Huawei from Britain’s 5G rollout, US officials reportedly went as far as to imply that allowing it on the market would be “madness”. However, a UK spy chief has damped fears. US say UK's potential Huawei 5G rollout'act of madness'

A team of high-ranking US officials were set to present supposedly damning evidence to the UK government on Monday. They say the equipment supplied by the Chinese company may come with hidden ‘backdoors’ granting Beijing access to critical British infrastructure.

Washington has long tried to persuade London to shun the Chinese tech. 

Read the full story on RT News

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Model Gigi Hadid called as potential Weinstein juror

Arab News says model Gigi Hadid is a potential juror in disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial. Adding a fresh celebrity twist to the high-profile proceedings. gigi hadid potential Weinstein juror

Hadid, 24, raised her hand in court when the judge asked the dozens appearing for jury selection if they had ever met Weinstein.

“I have met the defendant,” said Hadid. 

When asked if she could be fair and impartial she replied “yes”. 

“I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts,” Hadid told the Manhattan court. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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