The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Friday.

1. A gunman killed 10 people and wounded several more at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, before he was shot dead by police.

2. US President Barack Obama lashed out at Congress during a televised address for doing nothing to stop gun violence, following the 15th mass shooting during his presidency.

3. Fighting and explosions continue in the Afghan city of Kunduz, despite government claims that it had taken back the city from Taliban militants, who seized the city on Monday.

4. French President Francois Hollande meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss concerns that Russian airstrikes over the last two days aren’t targeting ISIS militants, but are instead attacking rebel groups that oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

5. Parts of the US are bracing for heavy rain and flooding after Hurricane Joaquin was upgraded to a major Category 4 storm as it slammed the Bahamas.

6. India announced a $US206 billion plan to lower greenhouse emissions, the last major country to do so before a climate summit meeting in December, despite being the world’s third-largest carbon polluter.

7. More than 600 Hajj pilgrims are still missing one week after at least 769 people were killed in a stampede, triggered when too many people converged at an intersection outside the holy city of Mecca.

8. Police had to break up a mass brawl between Afghan and Syrian refugees at an overcrowded camp in Germany, raising concern about the growing number of migrants.

9. Donald Trump, who’s running for US president, said if elected he would send back Syrian refugees because they could be Islamic State militants in disguise.

One of the biggest VIP gambling firms in Macau, Neptune Group, admitted in a filing this week that it has lost around $US130 million (£85 million) this year,
blaming government measures to track money going to the gambling haven, the devaluation of the Chinese yuan, and new regulations.

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