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October 27: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
27th Oct 2023
October 27: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

Manhunt for mass shooter in US extends to second night
Police in Maine extended their round-the-clock search for suspected Lewiston mass shooter Robert R. Card into the early hours of this morning, as the US Army reservist eluded a manhunt following the bar and bowling alley massacres that killed 18 people and wounded 13 more. As officials urged people to stay indoors for their safety, part of the search played out on live television last night as officials executed several search warrants in the neighbouring town of Bowdoin where Mr Card lived.
RTÉ

US military strikes Iran-linked sites in Syria in retaliation for attacks on US troops
The US military has launched airstrikes on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran’s revolutionary guard corps, the Pentagon has said. It comes in retaliation for a slew of drone and missile attacks against US bases and personnel in the region that began early last week. The US wants to hit Iranian-backed groups suspected of targeting the US as strongly as possible to deter future aggression, possibly fuelled by Israel’s war against Hamas, while also working to avoid inflaming the region and provoking a wider conflict.
The Journal

Israel-Hamas war: UN says aid ‘barely trickling’ into Gaza, as EU calls for ‘humanitarian pauses’
Leaders of the 27 EU member states have unanimously called for “humanitarian corridors and pauses” of the shelling in Gaza in the Israeli-Hamas war to allow food, water and medical supplies to reach Palestinians. An official declaration will be issued after a two-day summit of leaders in Brussels. The agreement was reached late on Thursday after further concessions to Spain, which sought mention of a “ceasefire” – considering this to be a stronger message from the EU.
The Irish Times

TikTok and Meta deny accusation they are blocking pro-Palestinian content
Social media platform TikTok said on Friday accusations by the Malaysian government that it was blocking pro-Palestinian content were “unfounded”. Muslim-majority Malaysia on Thursday warned of action against social media firms TikTok and Meta, saying their platforms had been accused of restricting content supporting Palestinians. Meta responded on Thursday, saying there was “no truth” to the accusation and it was not deliberately suppressing voices on its Facebook platform. A TikTok spokesperson, in an email to Reuters on Friday, also rejected Malaysia’s accusation that it was blocking pro-Palestinian content.
Independent.ie

Transport minister says roads are not safe enough for children to walk or cycle to school
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has conceded that, despite improvements in recent years, Irish roads are not safe for children to walk or cycle to school on. “While there have been improvements in recent years, our streets are not safe. They’re not safe for our children to walk and cycle to school. They’re not safe for even experienced cyclists,” Mr Ryan said.
The Irish Examiner

Li Keqiang: China’s former deputy leader suffers fatal heart attack
China’s former deputy leader Li Keqiang has died after suffering a heart attack. The English-speaking economist, 68, had once been considered a contender for the country’s top job, but was passed over in favour of Xi Jinping.
Sky News

Trump accused of witness threats after Meadows reportedly granted immunity
The special counsel Jack Smith accused Donald Trump of trying to “send an unmistakable and threatening message to a foreseeable witness” in the federal election interference case against him, after it was reported that Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows had been granted immunity. The claim from Smith came in a court filing late on Wednesday seeking a limited gag order. The judge in the case, Tanya Chutkan, issued such an order last week but suspended it when lawyers for Trump appealed. Trump faces four federal charges related to his attempt to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in 2020.
The Guardian

Today’s forecast
Any lingering mist and fog will clear this morning to leave a day of sunshine and showers. Showers will mainly affect the east and south at first but will become more widespread this afternoon. Heavy downpours or thunderstorms are possible with the chance of spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly winds, fresher along southern and eastern coasts. Showers will persist overnight with a continued chance of thundery downpours and spot flooding. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh south to southeast winds.
Met Éireann