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19 children, 2 teachers killed in Texas school shooting

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A shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde Texas has left at least 19 students and two teachers dead

A gun-wielding suspect barricaded himself on campus.

Gov. Greg Abbott said an 18-year-old man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

Fourth grade teacher, Eva Mireles has been named as one of the victims.

She was a mother and wife who worked in the school district for 17 years.

None of the children have been identified as of yet.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says the suspect Salvado Ramos, an 18-year-old, abandoned his vehicle at around noon on Tuesday before barricading himself in the school.

It was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.

President Biden addressed the nation about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, urging for action.

“It’s time to act,” he says. “We can do so much more, we have to do more.”

“The idea that an 18-year-old kid can walk into a store and buy two assault weapons is just wrong.

“These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world.”

The deadly shooting began 11:43 a.m. Tuesday at Robb Elementary off Old Carrizo Road near U.S. Highway 83. Robb Elementary has an enrolment of just under 600 students.

Uvalde’s Mayor has not confirmed casualties but told ABC news in a text “this is a very bad situation.”

He says the office is trying to contact parents before releasing any information.

Via social media, Uvalde Police Department made a statement.

“Parents are asked to pick up students at the regular dismissal times at the child’s campus. There will be no bus transportation.Officers will be on site to escort students to the parents cars.Parents please be patient as lines will be long.”

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Two people are confirmed to have arrived at University Hospital in critical condition, a 66-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl. Both are listed in critical condition.

San Antonio Police said they are sending SWAT, Eagle chopper and Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) to the active shooter situation.

South Texas Blood & Tissue confirmed they sent out 15 units of low O whole blood to Uvalde.

National Rifle Association to meet this weekend

Former President Donald Trump, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be in attendance at the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

No democrats will be at the meeting and will only be open to NRA members.

Meanwhile, social media is flooded with messages of support

It comes after a racially charged mass shooting happened just last week in a Buffalo, New York grocery store, killing 10 black people.

This is a developing story – watch LIVE for latest updates

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Over 20 young people mysteriously die at nightclub

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Authorities in South Africa are investigating the deaths of 22 people, who were mysteriously found in a nightclub

Victims were found spread across the tables and floors in a coastal town.

They have been taken for testing, as authorities scramble to find a cause of death.

South Africa’s President is sending his “deepest condolences” to families of the victims, most of whom are teenagers.

The tragedy has taken place during Youth Month, where South Africa pushes for more opportunities to help young people from poor socio-economic backgrounds.

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Deadly stadium collapse at bullfighting event in Columbia

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At least four people have died, and 500 injured at a bullfighting stadium in Columbia

Videos show a stand collapsing during the event, as emergency workers race to help.

Local media reports that hospitals have begun helping those who were injured.

The nation’s newly-elected President is calling for an end to bullfighting, tweeting that tragedies like this have already happened in the past.

He is urging local authorities to not allow more shows that involve the death of people or animals.

Investigations continue into the cause of the collapse.

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Major disruption in Sydney as climate protesters take to the streets

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There’s been major disruption across Sydney, as climate protesters take to the streets and block CBD roads

NSW Police officers chased dozens of climate protesters who were seen throwing milk crates, and barricades.

One demonstrator blocked the entry to one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city.

Members from Blockade Australia kicked off the rally by attempting to stop flowing traffic by dragging rubbish bins, construction barriers and building material into the middle of the road.

The Sydney Harbour Tunnel has now reopened but the organisation says it will hold more protests this week.

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