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Suicide Bomber Injures At Least Three In Saudi Arabian Attack

Update: 12:25 PM EST

A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Najran.

Multiple reports are indicating at least three injuries in the attack. There are now multiple reports saying that at least two people were killed.

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Ole Miss Takes Down State Flag From Campus After Student Vote

The University of Mississippi took down the state flag from its campus early Monday morning after the student senate approved a resolution calling for the action last week.

“University of Mississippi Police Department officers lowered and furled the state flag in a Lyceum Circle ceremony as the campus opened Monday morning,” a statement from the University said. “The flag will be preserved in the University Archives along with resolutions from students, faculty and staff calling for its removal.”

Ole Miss student senators voted to remove the flag, which includes the Confederate battle flag after a campus wide movement developed.

Interim Ole Miss Chancellor Morris Stocks first joined other state and university leaders calling for a change in the state flag in a statement last June according to the press release.

“The University of Mississippi community came to the realization years ago that the Confederate battle flag did not represent many of our core values, such as civility and respect for others,” Stocks said in a statement. “Since that time, we have become a stronger and better university. We join other leaders in our state who are calling for a change in the state flag.”

Student media first reported the story.

Read More: Ole Miss Student Senate Votes To Remove State Flag From Campus

Read More: Ole Miss Students Want To Take Down Racist Mississippi State Flag, Will Rally Friday

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One Person Shot At North Carolina Central University, All Clear Given

Update- 12:30 AM EST

One person has been shot on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The campus is no longer on lockdown and the all clear has been given.

WNCN reports that Durham police say that the suspect is still on the loose despite the campus being taken off the lockdown.

North Carolina Central University is a public historically black university located in Durham, North Carolina. There are roughly 9,600 students who attend.

Earlier in the evening, at 11:14 PM Tweeted out that there was an “active shooter” on campus. The campus remained on lockdown for roughly 40 minutes while officials responded to the scene.

Rise News called the NCCU Police Department where a officer manning the main hotline said that the department was responding to the situation.

Stay with Rise News as we continue to cover this developing story. 

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BREAKING: Five Dead After Whale Watching Ship Sinks In Canada

UPDATED- 1:08 PM EST (Oct 26)

A new video published by GlobalNews.Ca shows what happened as the ship- MV Leviathan 2 sank off the coast of Vancouver Island.

WATCH:

At least five people have died after a whale watching tour boat sank off the Canadian coast.

Multiple local media reports indicate that 27 people were on the vessel when it sank off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia.

Tofino is a small community located on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The Associated Press is reporting that local authorities are scrambling to get a handle on the death toll as the situation is still developing.

British Columbia Coroner spokeswoman Barb McLintock told the AP in an email: “Multiple but we don’t yet have a firm number. Still a very fluid situation so we really are not sure yet.”

CTV News reports that “The tour boat belongs to Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, a company that offers whale watching tours out of Tofino”.

Matt Lee, a reporter for local radio station CKNW says that the ship did have life jackets aboard.

The CBC reached out to Jamie’s Whaling Station and a spokesperson for the company told the CBC News that it was busy with efforts to assist its passengers and crew.

“I hope you can respect all our effort is on the passengers and crew right now,” the spokesperson told the CBC, adding they will have more details soon.

WATCH: CTV Coverage of sinking

 

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Photo Credit: Burnaby Tours

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Shooting Near Syracuse University Kills At Least One Person, Campus No Longer Locked Down

By Aaron Sortal

UPDATED at 12:45 AM, October 15 with student reaction

SYRAC– USE, NY-Syracuse University was locked down for an extended period earlier this evening after a shooting took place near the campus. The University is no longer under the lock down as local authorities scramble to get a handle on the full extent of the situation.

At 8:29 PM, Syracuse University students received an email, followed by a phone call, from the Department of Public Safety to say indoors and not let anyone into their homes or dorms. What caused the closings was a homicide on Hope Avenue, a street close to the University campus.

A shooter was then thought to go into Oakwood Cemetery, at which point the University was put on lock down.

One person was killed and at least one other wondered in the shooting.

According to Alexa Torrens’s story in the Daily Orange:

“At about 9 p.m., a Syracuse police officer said it is believed at least one person is armed near Oakwood Cemetery, though the officers on the scene are unsure how many people total are in the area.”

Oakwood Cemetery is located directly behind Syracuse University with ESF, Day and Flint Halls closest to the scene.

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), located on Syracuse’s campus went into lockdown.

Students in Flint Hall were told to “turn their lights off”, according to the Daily Orange.

Other buildings were then encouraged to go into lockdown.

At 10:37 PM, students received an email from Department of Safety to “Be advised the emergency no longer exists and it is clear to resume normal activity. Continue to be diligent and report any suspicious activity.”

Currently it is unclear if the suspects involved were Syracuse students or had any connection to the university’s community.

Students Recount Confusion As Campus Became Aware Of Shooting

At 8:30 PM, Ellen Greene, an undeclared freshman from Massena, NY, was working the desk at Manley Field House, an athletic center near Oakwood Cemetery. It was there that she received the news that the campus was on high-alert.

Greene first didn’t think anything of it until her boss came over and moved her to an area with the rest of the students.  “They seemed prepared for the situation,” Greene said of the reaction, which made her feel safe.

Watch: Video From Inside The  S.I. Newhouse School of Communication During Lockdown

Across campus, there was miscommunication about what was happening.

Gabriela Robles, a freshman Public Relations major from Queens, New York, was locked in a classroom inside the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Syracuse Department of Public Safety (DPS) never called an official campus-wide lockdown, but they placed certain buildings on specific lockdown, for example, Flint Hall and Day Hall located closest to the scene were locked down.

Newhouse was far from the situation, but students inside experienced the miscommunication.

Robles said that Newhouse was “locked in”, meaning that no one could get in but they could leave. Students were then moved to a large space- the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, with the rest of the people in the building.

Robles said that students were told they were encouraged to stay in certain areas, but were also told they could leave.

“No one knew what to do,” Robles said. “So they just stayed put.”

Watch: Live student TV broadcast coverage of the developing situation

 

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Gunman Down, At Least Seven Dead At Oregon’s Umpqua Community College Shooting

A shooter opened fire Thursday afternoon at Umpqua Community College, killing several students at the campus in southwest Oregon.

According to the local KGW News, there have been 7-10 fatalities and at least 15-20 people injured, while one female was shot in the chest. Police say that the shooter is now dead.

This is the 45th school shooting in 2015, according to Huffington Post’s Political Editor Sam Stein’s Twitter account. 

This is a developing story. Check back to Rise News for updates.

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Edward Snowden Is Now On Twitter

Welcome to Twitter, Edward Snowden.

Snowden has become a household name after revealing top secret documents from the U.S. government to the public, ousting them for spying on millions of U.S. citizens.

Though the whistleblower is currently in exile in Russia (he was granted asylum in Moscow), he has continued to lead public conversation about privacy, surveillance and the NSA through video interviews and streaming speeches. According to The Intercept, the handle @snowden was taken by someone who hadn’t used Twitter in three years, so Twitter agreed to give the handle to Snowden.

Snowden’s only follow? @NSAGov.

John Boehner To Resign As House Speaker At End Of October

According to multiple media reports, Rep. (R-OH) John Boehner will resign the speakership on October 30th.

The move comes as the government braces for another potential government shutdown next week- this time surrounding the issue of funding of Planned Parenthood.

This is a developing story, Rise News will update this story throughout the day. 

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Scott Walker Will Drop Out of Presidential Campaign

According to multiple media reports including the New York Times and NBC News, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is planning to drop out of the Presidential race.

According to MSNBC, Scott Walker has just announced a press conference in Wisconsin for 6 PM EST.

Walker had been performing poorly in post debate polls, with some showing him with less than 1 percent support in the GOP primary.

Stay with Rise News as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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Pope Francis Arrives In Cuba

Update: 4:25 PM EST

Pope Francis has arrived in Havana, Cuba to kick off his multi-day trip to the island nation and the United States of America.

At around 4:03 PM EST, Francis stepped on Cuba soil and was greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro.

A military band welcomed Francis and a group of young Cuban children handed him flowers.

Castro spoke on the tarmac of Jose Marti International Airport about how Cuba was willing to work with the global community on climate change- an obvious olive branch to the Pontiff’s efforts on the issue.

  Stay with Rise News as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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