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WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaEdited By: Riya GuptaUpdated: Jul 29, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas during demonstration in the district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong. Photograph:(AFP)

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An "active shooter" was reported at a food festival in Gilroy, California on Sunday, police said, adding that were casualties.

Police said multiple casualties were reported in the shooting.

Riot police in Hong Kong launched volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday during hours of running battles with pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing's office in the city, marking the second consecutive day officers have fired on demonstrators.

US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office on August 15, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, the latest high-profile departure from his turnover-plagued administration.

The United States has shipped several million tonnes of soybeans to China since the two countries' leaders met in June, Chinese state media said on Sunday, an apparent sign of goodwill before trade talks in Shanghai this week.

An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday.

Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri.