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1. Thailand: Many children among dead in nursery attack
- An ex-policeman has killed at least 37 people, most of them children, in a gun and knife attack at a childcare centre in north-east Thailand.
- Police say he then killed himself and his family after a manhunt following the attack in Nong Bua Lamphu province.
- Children and adults are among the casualties at the nursery - police say the attacker shot and stabbed his victims before fleeing the scene.
Creds: BBC

2. Nika Shakarami: Iran protester's family forced to lie about death
- Relatives of a girl who died during protests in Iran have been forced into making false statements.
- Nika Shakarami went missing in Tehran on 20 September after telling a friend she was being chased by police.
- On Wednesday night, a state TV report showed her aunt saying: "Nika was killed falling from a building"; The source told BBC that this was a forced confession that came after intense interrogations and being threatened that other family members would be killed.
Creds: BBC


3. Eric Weinburg: Scrubs writer and producer charged with 18 sexual assaults
- Eric Weinburg, who was an executive producer and writer on hit US comedy Scrubs, has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault.
- The alleged incidents, dated between 2014 and 2019, involved 5 women.
- His lawyer has previously called the accusations a "blatant smear campaign".
Creds: BBC


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