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Wife of Orlando shooter knew of attack

The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be charged in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.


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AS I write this column, news reports from the United States indicate that at least 50 people have been killed in what is being considered as the worst mass shooting incident in that country’s history.

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US President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday led global condemnation after a gunman went on the rampage at a gay nightclub in Florida leaving at least 50 people dead.

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A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

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Duterte invited to Olympic cage qualifying

Since still months away, perhaps even a year, from actually shaking hands with Trudeau in a future state visit or some APEC-like summit, incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will nonetheless get to meet members of the Canadian basketball team if his schedule allows him to grace the inaugurals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in early July.

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IN the same spirit as his visit to Cuba last December, United States (US) President Barack Obama went to Hanoi, Vietnam, last Monday. As the visit to Cuba ended five decades of Cold War hostility between the two Western Hemisphere neighbors, the visit to Hanoi sought to transform an old enemy in the Vietnam War of 1958-1975 into a new partner for peace in our part of the world.

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