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2020 United States presidential election

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announces he is running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be President of the United States in the 2020 presidential election.

If elected, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana would be the first-ever openly gay and youngest-ever U.S. president.

2019 Finnish parliamentary election

Social Democratic Party takes a narrow victory with 40 seats, while Finns Party comes close second with 39 seats.

Finland voted for change in parliamentary elections on Sunday.

British Columbia

One person is killed and another injured in a shooting in a church in the British Columbia city of Salmon Arm. The suspected shooter was wrestled to the ground by churchgoers, police say.

Drive-by shooting

At least one person is killed and three others wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in Melbourne, Australia.

After a horrific shooting in Melbourne nightclub β€” that has left a doorman dead and three people in hospital β€” emotional tributes have been paid and thousands of dollars have been raised for a funeral.

Second Libyan Civil War

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the LNA visits Cairo for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has supported the LNA in its military operation against the rival GNA in Tripoli.

Warlord also understood to have private support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Tornadoes of 2019

At least eight people are killed in the Southern United States amid severe storms bringing floods and tornadoes.

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