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A boy gestures next to a backdrop of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump at the Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared to square off Monday in their first presidential debate -- a keenly awaited clash that comes as they sit nearly neck and neck in the polls. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD
The first US presidential debate, a clash of titans Monday between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, is one of the high points of the campaign, six weeks from the November 8 elections.
55 mins ago  World
This video frame grab obtained September 26, 2016 courtesy of KHOU TV in Houston,Texas shows emergency vehicles at the scene of a shooting.
A shooting at a mall in Houston, Texas left multiple people wounded Monday, and a suspect was shot by officers, police said."Several people shot by suspect are being transported to area hospitals; unknown exact number or severity of injuries," the Houston police said on its Twitter account.
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Six people were injured when a gunman opened fire in Houston, Texas on Monday just before daybreak, before police shot and killed him, police and firefighters said.
4 hours ago  World
Shekau. (AFP Photo/)
The Nigerian Army has described the embattled leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, as mentally ill following the release of the latest video in which the terror group leader denied claims made by the army that he was seriously injured.
6 hours ago 4  Nigeria