Seven people were killed, including three children, after a shooter opened fire inside a private Christian elementary school in Nashville on Monday. Police said they received a call at 10.13 a.m. about an active shooter at the CovenantSchool, with police rushing to the scene to clear the halls ... A parent cries during an interview.WSMV ... @MNPDNashville.
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine - Germany and Britain have delivered Western heavy tanks to Ukraine, officials said Monday, providing a key infusion of armored firepower that will aid Kyiv's battle against invading Russian troops ... They are joined by Challenger tanks from Britain, a spokeswoman for the defence ministry in Kyiv said ... ## - Missile strikes - ... .
Airports and bus and train stations across Germany were at a standstill on Monday morning, disrupting millions of commuters and travellers at the start of the work week during one of the largest walkouts in decades in Europe's largest economy ... .
JERUSALEM (AP) — Bending to a wave of mass protests, Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu delayed his contentious judicial overhaul plan Monday and said he wanted “to avoid civil war” by making time to seek a compromise with political opponents ... READ. Mass protests erupt after Israeli PM fires defence chief ... “I’m here for the fight to the end.” ... .
SHANGHAI, China. Taiwan's former leader Ma Ying-jeou arrived in China on Monday on the first cross-strait visit by a current or former leader of the island in more than seven decades, a trip that Taipei's ruling party called "regrettable." ... Taiwan will hold a presidential election next year, with the KMT and DPP the main contenders for the position.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has returned to China, ending a more than year-long stay overseas that was viewed by industry as reflecting the sober mood of China's private businesses and troubled policymakers trying to spur the economy ... The school was founded by Ma and other Alibaba founders in the e-commerce giant's home city of Hangzhou in 2017 ... .
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's largest trade union group launched a strike across a broad swath of sectors Monday, joining a surging protest movement against Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary — a plan that is facing unprecedented opposition ... “The entire nation is rapt with deep worry ... “Wake up now!” ... ___ ... .
Chad's PresidentMahamat Idriss Deby Itno on Monday pardoned 259 of the 262 protesters jailed last year after protests which turned into deadly clashes between police and demonstrators. ... benefit from a presidential pardon," a presidential decree stated ... .
According to Kabul police authorities, a suicide bomber was shot down before reaching its target near the security Checkpoint at Malik Asgahr intersection of the second security zone of Kabul ...The Taliban authorities have rejected the claims and said it is an exaggeration ... .
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's presidential race kicked off on Monday, a day after the electoral authority finalized its approved candidate lineup for the June election, even as critics blasted decisions to disqualify some candidates while allowing others to run. Polls point to two conservative women as early presidential front-runners ... 20 ... .
Storm-ravaged Mississippi struggled on Sunday with the aftermath of a huge tornado that tore across the southern US state, killing at least 25 people, with devastated communities bracing for a fresh bout of extreme weather ... .
Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is expected to announce a halt to his far-right government’s proposal to overhaul the judiciary, after a decision to sack his defence minister for opposing the plans sparked mass protests across the country overnight ... TopicsIsraelMiddle East and north AfricaBenjamin Netanyahunews ... .