Beware of introvert in your neighbourhood: Trump gunman Thomas Crooks lived like a harmless, innocent and top grade student

Beware of introvert in your neighbourhood: Trump gunman Thomas Crooks lived like a harmless, innocent and top grade student

Thomas Crooks, an introverted 20-year-old computer whiz who had just earned a spot at a college engineering programme, turned back to his target about 400 feet away. He squeezed off several shots at Trump, clipping the former president’s ear, killing an audience member and wounding two others before Secret Service snipers on a nearby building killed him with counterfire.

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Influential Democrats step up pressure on President Biden to quite re-election race

Influential Democrats step up pressure on President Biden to quite re-election race

President Joe Biden has repeatedly rejected calls from Democrats to drop out of the race after his halting performance in a debate last month against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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From comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, JD Vance to become Republicans’ his loudest ‘Trumpet’  

From comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, JD Vance to become Republicans’ his loudest ‘Trumpet’  

Vance, a graduate of Yale Law School and a former venture capitalist, is now well positioned to help mould Trump’s often scattershot vision into something coherent for the future, he said.

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New UN report details ‘unprecedented’ levels of insecurity and sexual violence displaced women in Haiti face

New UN report details ‘unprecedented’ levels of insecurity and sexual violence displaced women in Haiti face

Women and girls account for more than half of the 580,000 displaced people in Haiti, and the UN Women Rapid Gender Assessment highlights how makeshift camps, which lack basic necessities, are putting them at particular risk of sexual and gender-based violence.

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South Africa’s largest political party ANC plots expulsion of its former leader and president Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s largest political party ANC plots expulsion of its former leader and president Jacob Zuma

MK’s surprising share of the vote was a prime factor in the ANC losing its majority for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994 in an historic result for South Africa, leading to the formation of an unprecedented multi-party coalition government.

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No let up in protests as irate Kenyan youth demand president surrenders power to ‘competent’ leader

No let up in protests as irate Kenyan youth demand president surrenders power to ‘competent’ leader

The protests came five days after President William Ruto dismissed all but one Cabinet minister and promised to form a broad-based, lean and efficient government in response to the protesters’ demands. The head of the police, who have been accused of brutality toward the demonstrators, resigned on Friday but protesters remained adamant that they will continue until the president steps down.

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One killed as countrywide protests resume with ‘Ruto Must Go’ chants to press for removal of Kenyan president

One killed as countrywide protests resume with ‘Ruto Must Go’ chants to press for removal of Kenyan president

At least 50 people have been killed in the protests to date, according to the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR).

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Rwandan elections body says incumbet Kagame is on course to retaining seat with 99 per cent vote

Rwandan elections body says incumbet Kagame is on course to retaining seat with 99 per cent vote

Paul Kagame has led the East African country since he seized power as the head of rebels who took control of the government and ended the genocide in 1994. He was vice president and de facto leader from 1994 to 2000, when he became president.

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Republicans and Democrats bat conspiracies on Trump assassination attempt as FBI investigate motive

Republicans and Democrats bat conspiracies on Trump assassination attempt as FBI investigate motive

In conspiracy channels online, many Trump supporters pointed to an interview with a witness who saw the gunman climbing onto the roof with a rifle and told police about it minutes before the shooting. Law enforcement’s failure to act, posters claimed, is a sign that the apparent assassination attempt was coordinated by the “deep state.”

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Far-right extremists in America call for violence and war after Trump attempted assassination

Far-right extremists in America call for violence and war after Trump attempted assassination

Calls for violence and civil war from far-right communities is nothing new. In the wake of the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago in 2022, Trump supporters immediately called for an armed uprising. Earlier this year, similar calls were made when Trump was found guilty on 34 felony charges. While these calls for violence do not always result in real-world action, there are numerous examples where online rhetoric has led to offline violence, most notably the Capitol riot.

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