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Around the World: Four killed in Canada Shooting

A suspect is in custody after at least four people two of them police officers were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada. 
The deaths were announced on Twitter. 
The pair has not been named, and the circumstances around the incident remain unclear.
Police have advised residents to stay in their homes with doors locked.
We will have more of this international story as it develops. 

 

Around the World: Yemen air strike kills 29 children

Approximately 29 children are killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen.
The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in the Northern Province of Saada.
Other reports suggest the death toll to be at 43 and said 61 people were wounded.
The coalition, which is backing Yemen’s Government in a war with the Houthis, said its actions were "legitimate".
It insists it never deliberately target civilians.

 

Around the World: New South Wales in Australia entirely in drought

A dry winter intensifies in what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of eastern Australia.
New South Wales was officially listed as "100% in drought" on Wednesday.
 This state produces about a quarter of Australia's agricultural output. 
The government has since provided emergency relief funding.
Farmers have lost crop and livestock. 
One farmer said "It's like you are in jail every day you turn up here because you've got to turn up. It's just depressing."

Donald Trump: “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the US”

US President Donald Trump is issuing a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran. This is following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. He tweeted "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” Re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November. Iran's president said the measures were "psychological warfare" which aimed to "sow division among Iranians".
 

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

Around the World: Russian helicopter crash kills 18

Russia's emergencies ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10:20 local time.
All those on board were killed. 
The helicopter was reportedly taking workers to an oil station.
 A criminal investigation is underway.
Initial assessments have suggested that the aircraft's blades struck cargo being carried by another helicopter just after take-off. 
The second helicopter was able to land safely.
The Russian Transport Ministry said the incident happened in "normal" weather conditions.

 

Around the World: Zimbabwe's Opp'n leader calls Mnangagwa's win a “coup against the people’s will”

Nelson Chamisa, Zimbabwe's opposition leader,  says President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory is a "coup against [the people's] will".
Chamisa believes that the results announced late on Thursday evening were fake, and said he had won Monday's presidential poll.
However, the electoral commission said no dishonest behaviour was involved in the vote tally.
This was the first election since long-term leader Robert Mugabe was ousted.
Addressing journalists on Friday afternoon, the opposition leader called on his rival not to accept "corrupted results". 

Around the world: Businesses in Zimbabwe close their doors

Businesses in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare close its doors as they wait for the results from the presidential election.
Armed soldiers and police are on patrol in the capital city. 
Three people were killed in the city on Wednesday in clashes between the security forces and supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
The opposition leader says Monday's elections were rigged to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa victory.
The elections were the first since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted in November.

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