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The shooting happened at a school in Uvalde, Texas, west of San Antonio. The gunman, an 18-year-old local man, was killed by police.
Georgina Godwin covers the weekend’s biggest news. Stephen Dalziel reviews the day’s papers and Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck is back with his weekend column.
We discuss President Biden’s trip to Asia and his goals to strengthen ties in the region. Plus: we preview this weekend’s elections in Australia, catch up on the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, and hear about a symphony that is out of this world.
North Korea’s zero-covid strategy appears to have failed. The country has officially acknowledged 162 cases; the true number is probably orders of magnitude more.
The country’s health-care system is inadequate, and pre-existing conditions such as tuberculosis and malnutrition are rampant. With elections impending in Turkey, politicians have begun competing with each other to scapegoat refugees. And why girls outperform boys in the Arab world’s schools.