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Trump shootings to mental illness

US President Donald Trump says more action may need to be taken to prevent mass shootings in the US, while blaming mental illness for fuelling the attacks.

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Texas suspect 'posted anti-immigrant rant'

About 20 minutes before the shooting started at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a rant was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an "invasion" of Hispanics coming across the US southern border.

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Ohio gunman shot 22yo sister, eight others

A gunman in body armour who opened fire in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killed his sister and eight others and wounded dozens more before police shot him.

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Iraq denies ties to tanker seized by Iran

Iraq's oil ministry says it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reports.

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Boy thrown from Tate Modern, teen arrested

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a child was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern museum in London.

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Divers search for Canadian fugitives

Police divers are searching the frigid waters of a Canadian river for the bodies of two teenage fugitives suspected of shooting dead Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his US girlfriend Chynna Deese.

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Johnson pledges $A3.2b to UK health system

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will pump an additional STG1.8 billion ($A3.2 billion) into the National Health Service, feeding speculation he wants an early election.

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Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts southwest Iran

Iran's seismology centre says a 5.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked the southwestern part of the country.

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