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By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in the eastern city of Goma on Saturday to pay tribute to victims of recurrent attacks nearby, organisers said. Some 500 people had gathered by 8:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) to hold photos and light candles in memory of civilians killed around the northeastern town of Beni, Luc Nkulula, one of the organizers from the youth activist group, Struggle for Change (Lucha), told Reuters. Two dozen police officers arrived in the Majengo neighbourhood shortly afterwards, firing tear gas and live bullets as the crowd fled, he added.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.
By Seyhmus Cakan and Gulsen Solaker DIYARBAKIR, Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - An unidentified gunman killed a prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist on Saturday in what the pro-Kurdish HDP Party called a "planned assassination", urging people to take to the streets in protest. Witnesses said Tahir Elci was shot in the head after making a statement to media in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's troubled, mainly Kurdish southeast where he was president of the local bar association. Elci had been criticized in Turkey for saying the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization, though he had denounced PKK violence.