The 10 most important things in the world right now

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Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.

1. 59 dead people are dead and more than 527 are injured after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Here’s what we know about the victims so far. The shooter’s family were “shocked” and “dumbfounded” by the news.

2. The Las Vegas incident is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. US president Donald Trump delivered brief remarks following the attack, calling it β€œan act of pure evil.” US flags on federal buildings in America have been lowered to half-staff to honour of the victims. Meanwhile, some US lawmakers are calling for action to curb gun violence in the country.

3. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Trump will be heading to Puerto Rico today. The island territory has been mostly without power for nearly two weeks and Trump has lashed out at the local response and media coverage.

4. Facebook has revealed that 10 million users saw ads placed by Russia-linked groups around the the 2016 US presidential election. The ads, designed to stir division, are a major factor in the company announcing that it plans to hire 1,000 people to manually review ads to ensure they meet the company’s terms and deter election interference.

5. Parts of Catalonia have said they will strike on Tuesday in response to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms” during the Sunday referendum. It is expected that schools, public universities and clinics will be closed with public transport also affected.

6. North Korea has opened a second internet connection to the outside world via a Russian company. The new connection has hosted 60% of the country’s internet activity so far, which has raised concerns that Kim Jong-Un’s regime could have increased capabilities for cyber attacks.

7. Iran has moved tanks to its border with Kurdish Iraq, reports Reuters. The military move is thought to be part of drills by the Iraqi and Iranian governments in response to last week’s independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds.

8. It is expected that nearly two-thirds of Cuba’s diplomatic staff in the US will be asked to leave by the Trump administration today. If this occurs, it will be a further deterioration in the diplomatic relations between the two countries since US embassy staff in Havana suffered a range of mysterious illnesses in August.

9. Australian authorities have published their final report on the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The authorities say that any explanation for how the aircraft disappeared “cannot be established with certainty” until the plane’s remains are found. It has now been two-and-a-half years since the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing.

10. Dubai has just launched its own cryptocurrency called emCash. The blockchain-based cryptocurrency can be used to pay for everything from morning coffees to school fees and utility bills with just a tap of users’ smartphones.

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