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At least one Trump ally says he is a tax "genius," Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint at her hotel in Paris, Colombian voters reject the FARC peace deal, and more.
October 3, 2016, 1:15pm

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey governor Chris Christie at the first presidential debate in Hempstead, New York. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US News

Donald Trump Allies Claim He Is a Tax 'Genius'
Allies of Donald Trump are defending his tax activities after revelations he declared a $916 million loss in 1995 and could have legally paid no federal income taxes for 18 years as a result. Former NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Trump is a "genius" who "knows how to operate the tax code for the people that he's serving." Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie, meanwhile, claims Trump is best suited to overhaul the federal tax code.—The New York Times

Six People Shot in Minneapolis
Six people were shot in the early hours of Monday morning in two separate shootings in Minneapolis, according to police. One of the victims, struck in the chest, was listed in serious condition a local hospital.—CNN


Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint
Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room by at least two men dressed as police officers. A spokeswoman for Kardashian said she was "badly shaken but physically unharmed." The lost property amounts to at least several million dollars, mostly jewelry. Kanye West abruptly ended a show in New York upon learning of the incident.—USA Today

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner Death Heads to Prison
Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the death of Eric Garner as he was choked by NYPD officers in 2014, starts a four-year prison sentence Monday for selling heroin and illegal possession of a firearm. Orta, 25, believes he's been subject to extra scrutiny from cops because of his video, which captured Garner repeating, hauntingly, "I can't breathe."—VICE News

International News

Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal
Colombian voters have rejected a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2 percent voting against it. President Juan Manuel Santos said he accepted the result, but a ceasefire should remain in place as negotiators scramble to make a new plan. "Peace will triumph," said the FARC leader known as Timochenko.—VICE News

Taliban Enter Afghan City of Kunduz
Afghanistan Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated attack on the northern city of Kunduz Monday, threatening a repeat of the operation that resulted in their seizing the city about a year ago. Police said Taliban fighters had holed up in houses and that security forces were preparing an operation to drive them out.—Reuters


Stampede at Protest Leaves 52 Dead in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian city of Bishoftu saw tragedy Sunday after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd of anti-government protestors—and a stampede resulted. "As a result of the chaos, lives were lost," one government statement said. Regional authorities confirmed the death of at least 52 people.—Al Jazeera

Hungarian PM Declares Victory in Anti-Migration Referendum
Almost 98 percent of those who took part in a referendum backed the prime minister's rejection of EU migrant policy, which calls for well over 1,000 people to resettle there. But only 43 percent of eligible voters took part, casting doubt on the vote's impact.—BBC News

Everything Else

LeBron James Endorses Clinton
Cleveland Cavaliers star and reigning NBA champion LeBron James has endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. James, who set up a foundation to help children in his home town of Akron, said the Democrat "has always been a champion for children and their futures."—CNN

New Tim Burton Movie Tops the Box Office
Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children opened to $28.5 million in sales this weekend, picking up first place at the box office. It dropped Deepwater Horizon, which opened to $20.6 million, into second.—Variety

US Celebrates First Ryder Cup Win in Eight Years
The United States triumphed in the biennial golf contest for the first time since 2008, beating Europe 17–11. But even though fiery US fans booed European players, Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy insisted there will be no "retaliation" when they meet again in 2018.—Sky Sports

Hacker Releases Code That Powered Internet of Things Attack
The malware recently used to launch an unprecedented hijack of more than 1 million Internet of Things (IoT) devices has been released online for anyone to use. A link to the malware code was posted in the criminal hacker site Hackforum.—Motherboard

Meerkat Pulled from the App Store
Video streaming app Meerkat has officially bitten the dust: Its creators at startup Life on Air have pulled it from the App Store. Meerkat raised $12 million last year before Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube began edging it out with their own livestreaming services.—VICE News

Stoned Drivers in Ontario Face Same Penalties as Drunk Drivers
New rules introduced in Ontario, Canada, mean stoned drivers now face the same penalties as drunk drivers. Ontarians caught driving while high are looking at a $180 ticket and immediate three-day license suspension.—VICE