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Orlando shooting: Barack Obama meets victims and pleads for unity

  • America is in mourning after the worst mass shooting in its history
  • Omar Mateen's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead
  • So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack
  • President Obama says there is no clear evidence the gunman was directed by IS
  • Witnesses have claimed that Mateen was a regular visitor to the club he attacked
  • His wife said she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack
  • His father has blamed security at the club for the attack
  • One gun shop refused to sell him ammunition as he was acting suspiciously

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Orlando shooting wipes £200m off value of G4S

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The Orlando shooting carried out by an employee of security firm G4S has wiped £200 million off the value of the company.

When trading opened in London on Monday, shares in G4S lost 6.6 percent to 175 pence to hit their lowest level since 2009.

Omar Mateen, 29, an armed security officer for the firm had undergone company screening as recently as 2013 with "no findings."

The incident could cause yet more damage to G4S after a long line of issues which included not providing enough guards for the London Olympics.

They were also involved in a prison tagging fiasco and took a £65 million charge on loss-making British government contracts.

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