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1. China Covid: Rare protest against President Xi before party congress
- A rare protest attacking President Xi Jinping and China's Covid restrictions has taken place in Beijing days before a historic Communist Party congress.
- Frustration has been mounting in the capital before the congress.
- There has been an outpouring of anger online at strict security measures and the Covid restrictions put in place.

2. Alex Jones told to pay $965M damages to Sandy Hook victims' families
- Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $965M in damages after falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.
- The families of 8 victims alleged the right-wing radio host's misinformation led to a decade of harassment and death threats.
- Alex Jones argued for years that the massacre was a staged government plot to take guns from Americans and that no one died.

3. Slovakia: 2 dead after shooting outside LGBT bar
- 2 people have died after a shooting outside an LGBT venue in Slovakia's capital Bratislava.
- Information on the suspected gunman has not been released. However, the media reported that he had written social media posts indicating that he held views against LGBT and Jewish people.
- The young man was also identified in Slovak media as the son of a former candidate for a far-right political party.

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