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In today’s briefing update, The headlines are – President Trump tells the US to remain calm despite worrisome new virus case.

In the US, a mass shooting in Milwaukee kills six people including the gunman. The shooting took place at a brewery complex, where the 51-year-old gunman killed fellow workers.

In the UK, the government is set to unveil its goals for post-Brexit trade talks as it prepares for formal negotiations with the EU to begin.

Saudi Arabia has imposed a temporary ban on a religious pilgrimage to historic Islamic shrines in Mecca and Medina over the coronavirus. 

 Entertainment, actor Mark Ruffalo says the world should consider president Trump ‘public enemy number one’ as he promotes his new film Dark  Waters. 

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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Trump urges calm even as the US reports worrisome new virus case

Arab News says President Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread US outbreak of the new coronavirus isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.Trump

After Trump spoke, the government said a worrisome development: Another person in the US is infected – someone in California who doesn’t appear to have the usual risk factors of having travelled abroad or being exposed to another patient.

At a White House news conference, Trump said the US is “very, very ready” for whatever the COVID-`19 outbreak brings. Under fire about the government’s response, he put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of coordinating the efforts.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Milwaukee mass shooting kills six including gunman

Aljazeera says an employee opened fire in a brewery complex in Wisconson, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life. milwaukee shooting

The gunman was identified as a 51-year-old man from the city of Milwaukee, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. 

“There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn’t – and tragically they never will,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. 

“It’s a horrible, horrible day for the employees here,” Barrett told reporters. “A very rough day for anyone who is close to this situation.”

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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The UK to unveil post-Brexit trade talk goals

BBC News says the government will publish its strategy for post-Brexit trade talks later, as it prepares for formal negotiations with the EU to begin. gov to unveil postbrexit trade talk plans

Brussels has already set out what it wants from the talks – tariff-free trade but keeping EU rules on state aid, workers rights and other issues.

The plan received a cool reception from No 10, with the PM saying he is prepared to walk away without a deal. 

The government’s strategy will be put online and presented in Parliament.

Read the full story on BBC News

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Saudi Arabia restricts pilgrimage to most sacred Muslim sites of Mecca & Medina over coronavirus

RT News says Saudi Arabia has imposed a temporary ban on religious pilgrimage, known as Umrah, to historic Islamic shires in Mecca and Medina over the coronavirus outbreak that has recently spread to the Middle East. mecca suspended over covid19

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that the restrictions were put in place to “provide the utmost protection” to those living in Saudi Arabia as well as pilgrims and tourists willing to visit the country. 

In a statement, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said that the government would suspend “entry to the kingdom for the purpose of Umrah,” as well as visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, the second holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Read the full story on RT News

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‘The world should consider Trump public enemy number one’ says actor Mark Ruffalo

WTX News says American actor Mark Ruffalo made it clear he’s not a fan of President Trump, telling Sky News: “The world should consider my president public enemy number one.” Mark Ruffalo in new film dark waters

Ruffalo is well-known for his political and environmental activism as well as his Hollywood career. 

Ruffalo is promoting his latest film – Dark Waters – and thinks there are parallels to be drawn with his leader’s climate change denial. 

Dark Waters, directed by Todd Haynes, tells the story of one man’s fight against chemical company DuPont – the creators of Teflon. 

Read the full story on WTX News

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