Trump Meets Florida Shooting Survivors, Promising Tougher Actions

US President Donald Trump has vowed to implement stronger background checks and  mental health checks for gun buyers, in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Mr Trump suggested the measures which also included arming teachers in a bid to prevent another massacre as he met with students, parents and teachers who survived last week’s…

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Trump Bans Bump Stocks in Wake of Florida School Shooting

US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on “all devices” that turns semiautomatic guns into machine following mounting pressure over gun control following last week’s Florida school shooting. Mr Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a memo to ban the devices that include “bump stocks”, following protests for gun control…

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Mexico hit by 7.2 earthquake, no deaths but power cut and homes damaged

Nearly a million homes and businesses have been left without power in Mexico following a prolonged 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the capital and four southwest states. So far no deaths have been reported and no buildings have collapsed. The quake caused panic though, with the region still suffering the consequences of to powerful quakes…

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South Africa’s new president Ramaphosa warns tough decisions ahead

South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed a “new dawn”, but warns that there will be tough decisions ahead. Mr Ramaphosa promised to combat corruption, which has weakened state-owned enterprises in South Africa’s industrialized economy. Mr Ramaphosa has committed to “policy certainty and consistency” as part of his work to repair the stagnant economy…

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