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Munich attack: Shooter identified as 18-year-old German-Iranian

An 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich has been identified as the lone suspect who shot up a mall in the German city on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring about 21.

Police said the youth committed suicide. On Twitter, they said: "We found a man who killed himself. We assume that he was the only shooter."

The attack began early on Friday evening, and was suspected to be an act of terrorism, says NDTV. At first, the police believed there were three attackers, but now they believe there was only one.

J&K finance minister's wife asks PDP-BJP govt to step down

Roohi Nazki, wife of Jammu & Kashmir's finance minister Haseeb Drabu, wrote a Facebook post on Friday asking the ruling PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti to step down because "the brutal killings of children, the criminal blinding and maiming of protesters, and the shameless suffocating of an entire population is wrong".

She added that the government's reaction to protests in the state after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed on 8 July, was "immoral, unethical, tragic and wrong".

Nazki is also related to J&K's education minister Nayeem Akhtar, revenue minister Basharat Bukhari and inspector general of police Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, says The Indian Express.

27 Hindu families in Aligarh claim to feel threatened, plan to leave

After a clash between Hindus and Muslims on Wednesday night when a newly-married Hindu girl was allegedly molested by four Muslims, 27 Hindu families approached the additional district magistrate of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, asking the administration to buy their houses and shops because they felt threatened and wanted to leave.

Additional District Magistrate Awadhesh Tiwari said, according to The Indian Express: "A group of people from a particular community met me on Friday afternoon and submitted affidavits urging the administration to buy their houses and shops. They are fearful... the administration is trying to do everything possible to stop them from moving out of the area."

Rajnath to visit Srinagar as Kashmir death toll rises to 47

Fresh clashes between protesters and government forces in Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday left a man dead, taking the death toll in the state since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed to 47.

The man who died was hit by a bullet when the forces fired in retaliation upon a mob. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Srinagar's SMHS hospital, which is also treating two other injured in the clash, says the Hindustan Times.

Meanwhile, Union home minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday on a two-day visit to meet state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and delegations from different sections of society.

2 Dalit men beaten up, urinated upon by Bihar mob

Two Dalit men were thrashed and urinated upon in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, on Wednesday, when a mob mistook the motorcycle they were riding on for a stolen one.

When the two young men, 18-year-old Rajeev Paswan and his 23-year-old brother-in-law Munna Paswan rode through an upper caste colony at Babu Tola in Paru village, they were stopped by a group of men led by Mukesh Thakur, husband of Vibha Devi, the mukhiya of Uttari Paru panchayat who asked for their licences. When the Paswans refused to show them their documents, they were thrashed, locked up and urinated upon, according to The Telegraph.

Bihar court orders FIR against Amit Shah, Daya Shankar Singh for remarks about Mayawati

The chief judicial magistrate of Hajipur, district headquarters of Vaishali in Bihar ordered the police on Friday to file an FIR against BJP president Amit Shah and suspended BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh for making derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.

The court had been hearing a petition filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Balinder Das, says ABPLive.

In his petition, Das said: "I have approached the court as BJP leaders have hurt millions of Dalits, the backward community and poor by derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati."

Indian woman kidnapped in Kabul finally rescued

Judith D'souza, an Indian woman kidnapped in Kabul on 9 June, has been rescued, tweeted external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj early this morning.

Swaraj tweeted to D'souza's family at 6.40 am today: "I am happy to inform you that Judith D'souza has been rescued."

Kolkata-based D'souza, who works for the Aga Khan Foundation, had been abducted by suspected terrorists while on her way to work, just a few days before she was to go home on leave, according to NDTV.

No ransom demand had been made for her.

Daily app downloads in India rose by 16% in first half of 2016: Reports

Daily app downloads in India increased by 16% in the first-half of 2016 (January-June), according to latest data released by 9Apps. Popular third-party app store and part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group reports that 9Apps has reached over 250 million monthly active users around the world.

"According to our statistics, tool, social, media and entertainment, apart from gaming, remain the most popular categories for app downloads. Tools make up about 23 percent of all app downloads; Social about nine percent; Entertainment at seven percent and music is over four percent of all non-gaming app downloads," said Country Manager 9Apps, Ebrahim Popat.

Consumption of gaming apps has increased more than that of non-gaming app. The proportion of games in total app downloads has increased to nearly 20% this year versus 17% in 2015.

UN's World Food Programme needs $610 million for southern Africa drought relief

The United Nations' food agency has said that it needs $730 million to counter the drought crisis in seven southern African nations over the next 12 months.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has said that it is facing a $610 million shortfall in relief for Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Madagascar, Swaziland and Zambia.

The El Nino pattern has triggered severe drought across the region.