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Ten killed in store shooting in Buffalo, New York

Ten people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York were killed on Saturday when a gunman opened fire, local daily The Buffalo News reported citing police officials.

Up to five bodies were found in the parking lot, as well as multiple people inside the store.

A police source told the newspaper that the shooter had a camera and was wearing body armour with a "military grade helmet."

"Ten people were killed by a gunman dressed in body armour and armed with a high-powered rifle, while three others were wounded - two of them critically," reported the paper, citing a police official at the scene and another source close to law enforcement.

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North Korea reports more Covid deaths, taking ‘swift measures’

North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country’s first confirmed Covid-19 outbreak.

North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an “explosive” Covid-19 outbreak has raised concerns that the virus could devastate a country with an under-resourced health system, limited testing capabilities and no vaccine programme.

State news agency KCNA said the country was taking “swift state emergency measures” to control the epidemic, but there is no sign that Pyongyang was moving to accept international offers of vaccines.

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Top US Senate Republican meets Zelensky in Ukraine

Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the US Senate, paid an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Saturday with o...

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