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Texas teen charged with killing 10 in high school massacre

Texas officials charged a 17-year-old student with murder in the shooting of 10 people, including fellow pupils, at his high school on Friday (May 18) in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school earlier this year.

Students said a gunman, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire in a classroom at Santa Fe High School shortly before 8am CT (10pm Singapore time) on Friday, and that they fled in panic after seeing classmates wounded and a fire alarm triggered a full evacuation.

Ten people were hurt in the attack, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.


Many feared dead, injured in passenger plane crash in Cuba

A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday (May 18) shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport on a domestic flight, with a number of people feared dead or injured, Reuters witnesses and officials said.

There were at least three possible survivors among the 105 passengers plus nine crew, Cuban state-run media reported, adding that there were five children on board. Earlier reports on state media said there were 104 passengers.

The number of casualties was not immediately known, but Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the site of the crash, told Agence France Presse: "It appears there is a high number of victims."


Prince Harry greets Windsor crowds ahead of British wedding extravaganza

Prince Harry greeted royal fans gathered outside Windsor Castle to celebrate his glittering wedding to US actress Meghan Markle this weekend.

A smiling Harry was joined by his elder brother Prince William as he mingled with excited crowds waving red, white and blue Union flags less than 24 hours before his marriage on Saturday (May 19).

The impromptu walkabout came as the final finishing touches were put in place for the royal extravaganza at Windsor Castle, home to monarchs for almost 1,000 years.


Najib's safe opened, authorities find a lot of cash: Sources

A safe belonging to Malaysia's ex-prime minister Najib Razak has been opened after two locksmiths spent hours drilling through it.

According to sources at the Royal Malaysia Police's (RMP) Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), the old safe - which Datuk Seri Najib claimed had not been opened for the past two decades - contained "a lot of cash".

"It contains a lot of bank notes... the amount has yet to be determined. It was drilled opened at Datuk Seri Najib's house in Taman Duta," one of the sources told The Straits Times.


Tennis: Sharapova wins Rome epic as Nadal makes semis

Maria Sharapova fired a French Open warning with an epic three-hour win over Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko to reach the Rome semi-finals on Friday (May 18) as Rafael Nadal continued his clay court domination.

Former world number one and five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova found herself in a dogfight with her Latvian opponent.

Playing her fourth match in as many days, Sharapova needed three hours, 10 minutes to win a gruelling struggle, eventually triumphing 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-5.


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