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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 2019 WORLD 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Shooting rampage in city tower VANCOUVER: A man opened fire on Thursday in the lobby of an apartment building for senior citizens, killing one and wounding two, and then barricaded himself inside his apartment before surrendering, police said. The injuries of the wounded people were critical and they were taken to a hospital, fire department officials said. The shooter was believed to be a resident of the 15-storey Smith Tower building in Vancouver in Washington state in the US. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said he surrendered without incident. Some parts of the building had been evacuated during the standoff and other residents were told to stay in their units. Police did not know what led to the shooting or the identities of the people who were shot. The suspects identity wasnt released. During the negotiations with the suspect, SWAT officers could be seen standing on balconies on several floors.Police respond to the shooting at the apartment tower for senior citizens in Vancouver, Washington state, in the US Picture: AP Franco sued by acting students LOS ANGELES: Two actresses have sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded, saying the actor intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at Francos now-closed Studio 4, filed the lawsuit on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Their lawsuit says Franco pushed his students into performing in increasingly explicit sex scenes on camera in an orgy type setting. Push to stop trafficking lives UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend for a year the authorisation for UN member nations to search vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya if there are reasonable suspicions they are being used to smuggle migrants or for human trafficking. The British-drafted resolution approved on Thursday condemns such acts, saying they undermine efforts to stabilise the North African country and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Highway error proves deadly SAN FRANCISCO: Authorities say an intoxicated woman driving the wrong way on a San Francisco highway crashed into a cab carrying two passengers, killing everyone. The California Highway Patrol says the collision happened about 12.30am on Thursday, just minutes after people started calling authorities to report a Volkswagen sedan driving south in the northbound lanes of Highway 101. Authorities say 34-yearold Emilie Ross, of Hillsborough, was behind the wheel. WASHINGTON: Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 US election Joe Biden announced on Thursday hed raised $15.2 million in the third quarter, far less than progressive rival Bernie Sanders or centrist mayor Pete Buttigieg. The figures come as the former vice-president has seen his lead in polls shrink in recent weeks, with progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren overtak Bidens funds falling Latest figures show top Democrat hope trailing rivals AFP ing him in several surveys. But average polling still puts Mr Biden in first among Democrats vying for the partys nomination in 2020 with 26.2 per cent support, according to website RealClearPolitics. In total, Mr Biden has raised $36.7 million since his relatively late entry into the race in April, according to his campaign. That is much less than the $61.5 million independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who is third in the average polling with 16.8 per cent, brought in since entering the race in February, including $25.3 million raised in the third quarter. Ms Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, has been consistently polling at an average of 24 per cent since the beginning of the summer, putting her in second place. She has not released fundraising totals for the quarter running from July through September. Candidates arent required to publish fundraising totals before October 15, but often do so early if the results are strong. The Buttigieg campaign announced on October 1 that the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, raised $19.1 million between July and the end of September. But polls show his campaign stagnating, with support running around five per cent. Mr Biden has in recent weeks been caught in the maelstrom surrounding President Donald Trump. A government whistleblower has accused Mr Trump of pressing Ukraine for damaging information on Mr Biden. The scandal has pushed Democrats in the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry. Mr Trump has meanwhile taken to calling Mr Biden corrupt. The impact of the scandal is unclear, as the impeachment proceedings began near the end of September. Keep up with the conversation *Digital Membership + WEEKEND Delivery to be billed the following amounts 4 weekly: for the first 12 weeks, min.cost $15 and then min.cost $30. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Offer is only available where normal home delivery exists for NT residents and not where additional freight is ordinarily charged. Prices may be varied after the initial period of the subscription in accordance with the full offer terms and conditions apply see www.ntnews.com.au/subscriptionterms for full details. 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