News Update for November 6

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Callie Richmond for The New York Times

Mass Shooting in Rural Texas

Source: The New York Times

Twenty-six people were killed and at least 20 more injured in Sutherland Springs, a town of 400 people near San Antonio, Texas. Dressed in black and holding a military-style rifle in his hands, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who had been discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct in 2014, began shooting at the church members of the First Baptist Church shortly after the service began at 11 a.m. After leaving the church, he was shot at by an armed neighbor and fled in his car. Several neighbors followed him and he later crashed his car in the next county. He was found dead in his vehicle, but so far it is unclear how he died.

Tasneem Alsultan for The New York Times

Operation Car Wash – Arabic Style

Source: The New York Times

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old Crown Prince Salman arrested 4 ministers and 11 princes, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest businessmen, in his drive to consolidate power, eradicate corruption and modernize the country. He has also ordered enough arrests of intellectuals and clerics to frighten the academic and religious establishment into submission.

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The Paradise Papers

Source: The New York Times

A number of leaks have shed light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens. Some of the documents leaked show ties of Wilbur Ross, the U.S. secretary of commerce, with Putin’s son-in-law. Other information divulged is that the Kremlin helped Russian billionaire Yuri Milner invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Facebook and Twitter. (In the photo, Mr. Milner with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook last year.)

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Brazilian National Championship

With the victory over their arch-rival Palmeiras by 3-2 in one of the best matches of the year, Corinthians is now breathing more comfortably. The distance between the leader and Santos, the second-placed team is now 6 points. Grêmio is third, and Palmeiras fell to the fourth position.

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