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STEUBENVILLE - An Ohio judge was shot Monday morning outside his courthouse in an ambush attack that ended when the judge and a probation officer returned fire, killing the attacker. Police said Nathaniel Richmond ran up to Judge Joseph J Bruzzese Jr, and began shooting when he approached the courthouse. Bruzzese drew a gun and fired at least 5 rounds at the shooter, possibly hitting the attacker. (Washington Post)
COPENHAGEN - The headless torso was spotted by
a passer-by in the Baltic Sea, where Swedish journalist Kim Wall is
believed to have died onboard Peter Madsen's home-made submarine.
TURKU - The 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker, suspected of carrying out the terror attack in Turku on Friday, was known to the country's intelligence service as a suspected extremist but was not being monitored. Abderrahman Mechkah was shot in the leg and arrested after allegedly stabbing 2 people to death and injuring 8 in Turku's city centre. Mechkah had lived in Turku's immigration centre after arriving in Finland last year, but had reportedly recently had his asylum application denied. (Daily Mail)
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SABRATHA - Arrivals
in Italy from North Africa, the main route for migration to Europe this
year, dropped by more than 50% in July from a year earlier, and August
arrivals so far are down even further. July and August are peak months
for migrant boats because of favorable sea conditions.
Sources in Sabratha said the
sudden drop had been caused by a new force in the seaside city, which is
preventing migrants from leaving.
The group is made up of several hundred 'civilians, policemen,
army figures.' It is
conducting a 'very strong campaign' that was launched by a 'former mafia
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas. Seasonal monsoon rains, a lifeline for farmers across South Asia, typically cause loss of life and property every year between July and September, but officials say this year's flooding is the worst in several years. (AFP)
QUEBEC CITY - Tensions boiled over in Quebec City on Sunday, as police were pelted by beer bottles and smoke bombs set off in garbage cans in an ugly end to a weekend of pro- and anti-immigrant rallies across the country. The Quebec group La Meute, which is associated with the far right, called for a rally Sunday to protest against the federal and provincial government's handling of the border crossers, but ended up having its members pinned inside a garage while counter-protesters demonstrated outside. Once the counter-protesters turned violent, the Quebec City police declared the protest illegal. (CP)
India's Enforcement Directorate (ED)
moved a 'letter of request', under the Prevention of the Money
Laundering Act, seeking details of properties owned by the accused in
Punjab's multi-crore synthetic drug racket in Canada and UK.
In the letter of request, the ED also provided a list of the
persons who are suspected of having bought properties in Canada and UK
from the proceeds of the crime.
About 40 Indo-Canadians are named in connection with the
SINGAPORE - The US Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S McCain and an oil tanker in SE Asian waters left 10 US sailors missing and others injured. It was the second major collision in the last two months involving the Navy's 7th Fleet. 7 sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan. (AP)
CHICAGO - 9 people were killed and at least 54 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. (Chicago Sun-Times)
More than 300 people have been
killed in a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, the Red
Cross said Monday, as state TV showed footage of relatives digging
through mud in search of their loved ones.
MORE:500 dead, 600 missing
COMMENT: Caused by neglect
DIEPPE - By early 1942, in one of the bleakest periods of the Second World War, Germany occupied most of Europe. The Allies were desperate for a foothold on the continent and a chance to stop Hitler's war machine. So 75 years ago, the Royal Regiment of Canada was tapped to be part of the star-crossed Raid on Dieppe, in occupied France, in the early hours of Aug 19. Canadians accounted for almost 5,000 of the 6,100 troops involved in the raid, code-named Operation Jubilee. More than 900 Canadian soldiers were killed and thousands more wounded and taken prisoner. (Toronto Star)
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MUZAFFARNAGAR - At least 23 people were killed and 40 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday, sending coaches ramming into each other as well as a house close to the tracks. It derailed near Khatauli station around 5.45pm. (Hindustan Times)
BARCELONA - A 12-strong terror cell carried out 2 attacks. Killed: 5 suspected jihadists shot dead by police in Cambrils - Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, Mohamed Hychami, 24, Omar Hychami and Houssaine Abouyaaqoub. Arrested: Driss Oukabir, 28, Sahal el-Karib, 34; Mohammed Aallaa, 27 and Mohamed Houli Chemlal who was arrested in Alcanar following the house explosion there. Hunted: Younes Abouyaaqoub, suspected to be the driver in the Las Ramblas attack. Youssef Aallaa and Abdelbaki Es Satty, an imam of Ripoll. However, the latter pair may have died in the house explosion in Alcanar. (BBC)
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KISSIMMEE - Police arrested Everett Glenn Miller, 45, Saturday morning on charges of first-degree murder, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon. Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and Sgt Richard 'Sam' Howard was shot and is in grave condition. The Sheriff's Office recently took Miller into custody under Florida's Baker Act, which allows involuntary commitment of people in mental health crises. (Orlando Sentinel)
SURGUT - A teenage knifeman wearing a fake suicide belt wounded at
least 8 people in an attack Saturday morning.
The attacker, named locally as Artur Gadzhiev, 19, was shot dead
by police in a busy main street in Surgut at about 11.20am.
TORA - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged. The landslide struck the village of Tora on Thursday. (Reuters)
As momentum builds to tear down monuments and rename buildings that are deemed racist relics of the past, some historians say offensive memorials should remain intact to deepen education and even bridge divides. Similar disputes have erupted in Canada over commemorative names and statues of historic figures who had a role in the cultural oppression of Indigenous peoples. But leading historian and author Jack Granatstein said that rather than allowing these sites to become flashpoints for racial divisions, they should be displayed with contextual information to help people understand, interpret and learn from the past. (CBC)
COMMENT: Context not shouting matches
OTTAWA - The Liberal government will announce Thursday a $5.2B deal to privatize maintenance of new navy ships despite concerns the plan puts key portions of Canada's military capability in the hands of a private firm. A Canadian subsidiary of the French defence firm, Thales, will be awarded the contract. (PostMedia)
MONTREAL - More than 3,700 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec during the 2 weeks spanning Aug 1-15, the RCMP is reporting. According to CBSA figures, the RCMP also intercepted 2,996 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec in July. As of Wednesday 3,307 asylum seekers were in temporary residences across Quebec. More than 1,000 are waiting to be processed at the border. (CBC)
BUFFALO - Harinder Dhaliwal, 47, a Brampton man has been sentenced to 20 years in a US prison for his part in an international conspiracy to smuggle $120M worth of cocaine into Canada from the US. In pleading guilty, Dhaliwal, a truck driver, admitted he helped traffick more than 3,000 kilograms of cocaine in transport trucks crossing several international bridges. 6 others - Ravinder Arora, Michael Bagri, Parminder Sidhu, Alvin Randhawa, Gursharan Singh, and Huy Hoang Nguyen - have already been convicted. (Brampton Guardian)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE - The clashes that broke out over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va, have become a new touchstone in the nation's long-running debate over racism, free speech and violence. One woman was killed and many more injured when a car, allegedly driven by a rally participant, sped into a crowd of anti-racism protesters. Two state troopers monitoring the action died in a helicopter crash later in the day. (LA Times)
MAIDUGURI - A
woman blew herself up and killed 27 other people at a market in NE
Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram
militants. 2 more suicide
bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp,
wounding many more people.
In all, 83 people were wounded in the 3 explosions near the city of
MANILA - Police in the Philippines have killed 32 people in a series of raids near Manila, in the bloodiest night yet of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Supt Romeo Caramat said 67 police operations in various parts of Bulacan, a province north of the capital, had left 32 'drug personalities' dead and more than 100 others in custody. (Guardian UK)
OTTAWA - Sue O'Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime is calling on the government to make changes to a barely used fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children. The report is the result of years of questions into why only a few dozen people have received help from a $10M a year fund that federal officials originally envisioned would support about 1,000 families annually. (Global)
Tammy Chen Bilel Diffalah
Tammy Chen, a former Toronto teacher, and Bilel Diffalah, a volunteer
with the Montreal-based Centre for International Studies and
Co-operation, died after assailants arriving on motorcycles shot at the
restaurant crowd in Ouagadougou.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack that
left 18 dead. (CBC)
Ordering the immediate release of immigration detainee Ricardo Scotland, who has spent the last 10 months in maximum-security jail despite not having any criminal charges or convictions, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan was unequivocal in his condemnation of federal immigration authorities. Morgan could not believe, for instance, that the first breach alleged by immigration authorities was the fact Scotland did not inform them of a change of address after he had been arrested. 'What rational person would conceive of police custody prior to receiving bail as a change of address?' (Toronto Star)
TORONTO - One man is dead following a stabbing early Tuesday morning. The stabbing occurred at an apartment building on Eddystone Ave shortly before 6am. A fight broke out between two roommates in a ground floor unit of the building and a man in his 20s was stabbed in the neck. The suspect, who is believed to be in his 40s, has been taken into custody. (CP24)
VANCOUVER - RCMP were called to the 6900-block of 127A St, Surrey, around 5:30am Sunday and found a deceased man who had suffered injuries consistent with homicide. On Monday, IHIT identified the victim as Tanner Krupa, 19, of Edmonton. (Global)
TORONTO - Khadr Mohamed, 22, of Toronto, died from a gunshot wound to the torso. His body was found near a commercial building around 8am on Sunday at Lippincott St. (Toronto Star)
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RED DEER - Officials with the ASIRT released the report on an officer involved shooting dating back to Christmas Day, 2015. (CTV)
REPORT: ASIRT officers' actions justified .pdf
TORONTO - Police have identified a Toronto woman who was found dead in Derrydowns Park with multiple stab wounds yesterday. A woman walking in the park discovered the body half-submerged in a stream at around 12:45pm on Aug 19 and called police. The victim, identified as Virgil Jack, 31, was declared dead at the scene. (CP24)
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STEWIACKE - RCMP were called to a home at 216 Main St E in Stewiacke at 3:30am Friday, after receiving a report of a disturbance there. When they arrived, they found a man with life-threatening injuries. The man's wife identified him as Daniel Handrahan, 46. A 17-year-old is in police custody in connection with the death. (CBC)
OTTAWA - Patrol officers discovered the body of Rachel Mair in an apartment building at 85 Range Road, after a 5:30am call to police about a 'disturbance.' Her son, Steven Mair, 29, has been charged with second-degree murder. (Sun Media)
VANCOUVER - On May 10, 2015, just after 11pm, Giuseppe Bengey Zecca, 38, suffered a head injury during an assault. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. Andre Provencal, 26, of Abbotsford was arrested on May 12, 2015, and later pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a weapon, and one count of uttering threats. On May 13, 2016, police arrested Shiloh Davidson, 31, also of Abbotsford. He was subsequently charged with second-degree murder. Davidson pleaded guilty to manslaughter. (Vancouver Sun)
TORONTO - Mark Peretz, 49, was shot at around 7pm Wednesday in the area outside a sporting goods store, suffering life-threatening injuries. Peretz was one of 4 men convicted in a shooting that took place at a California Sandwich shop on April 21, 2004. The shooting left an innocent bystander Louise Russo, who was 45 years old at the time, paralyzed from the waist down. Peter Scarcella, Paris Christoforou and Peretz were released in April 2012 and Antonio Borrelli was eligible for release in Dec of the same year. (CTV)
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Antonio De Blasio
MONTREAL - Mafia member Antonio De Blasio, 45, was killed in a drive-by shooting at 8:30pm Wednesday in Laduversiere Park while children were playing football. He was a member of the Mafia who had allegedly been involved in several murder plots in the past, something which had prompted police to warn him about threats to his life. (CTV)
COCHRANE - Tristan Wesley, 29, from Morley,
received a 3-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty in
connection with his father's death and an attack on his sister.
On July 1, 2015, Myles McLean, 55, body was found along the
Trans-Canada Highway following a vicious beating at the hands of his
DAUPHIN - Payton Saari, 24, has entered a guilty plea to 2 counts of second-degree murder for the killings of Elsie Steppa, 81, and her nephew, Clarence Thornton, 50. The bodies of the 2 victims were found in Jan 2013 inside and outside their residence in Ethelbert. An autopsy, along with an eventual confession from Saari, revealed they had actually been killed nearly a month earlier without anyone noticing. (Winnipeg Free Press)
WINNIPEG - A 44-year-old man arrested on August
9 died days after police used force during his arrest, the IIU said.
Prior to his death police said the man was charged with multiple
weapon related charges as well assaulting an officer and unauthorized
possession of prohibited firearm. (CTV)
VANCOUVER - In Feb, CTV revealed that the operator of the unlicensed East Vancouver daycare where 16-month-old Macallan Wayne Saini, known as Baby Mac, died had been visited by health officers following a complaint. Now, documents show that operator, Yasmine Saad, had been previously investigated 4 times, at 4 different addresses, in the 7 years before Baby Mac's death. (CTV)
PRINCE GEORGE - Chelsi Sabbe, the owner of a licensed daycare in Prince George, said she was concerned when she saw a man approaching 2 children playing in a park. When a 4-year-old boy was snatched, she began screaming and leaped on the man's back to try to pull the child away. Sabbe said she managed to free the boy and urged him and the other children to safety, but the man then grasped the arm of a second boy. He punched her as she rushed forward again, she said. She said she pulled the man by the hair, kneed him in the face and then held him in a headlock until she was certain the children were safe. (CP)
CHARLOTTETOWN - 9 Island men who police believe to be affiliated with a criminal biker gang were charged Thursday under Criminal Code organized crime legislation. All 9 men are from PEI, and were each charged with 4 counts related to lotteries and games of chance, including participating in any activity of the criminal organization and committing an offence for a criminal organization related to a lottery scheme. Police believe the men charged are all members of what they call the PEI Hells Angels hangaround club, which they say is linked to the Hells Angels chapter in Woodbridge, ON. (CBC)
Satan's choice reappears in Ontario
HAMILTON - Police say 80 people are facing
charges in a drug trafficking and firearms investigation.
They say the operation - dubbed Project Phoenix - began in July
and saw 44 search warrants executed across Hamilton.
Investigators say 79 adults and a youth - all from the Hamilton
area - are facing a total of 412 charges.
Former BC Liberal leader Gordon
Wilson filed a $5M defamation lawsuit Thursday against Premier John
Horgan, Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston and NDP MP Rachel Blaney.
The new NDP government fired Wilson as the province's
$150,000-a-year 'LNG Advocate' on Aug 1, alleging he did little for the
money he was paid over three-and-a-half years.
Horgan and Ralston retracted their comments and apologized to
Wilson last week. On Thursday, Blaney also issued an apology and
EDMONTON - On Thursday, the Alberta Dental Association and College released the new Alberta dental fee guide, which includes recommended fees for specific dental procedures. But some of the fees are nearly double those recommended in BC. Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said she was 'disappointed' with the fee guide and is examining 'rather extreme measures' if the ADA&C doesn't make dental services more affordable. (CBC)
SLAVE LAKE - RCMP charged a Warren Kyle Warren, 34, and Jessica Melinda Davis, 27, with second-degree murder and indignity to human remains in the killing of Nicole Robar, 21. Robar's body was discovered in the river near Slave Lake Aug 5. (Sun Media)
LONDON, ON - An inmate was found dead in his cell at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre Thursday morning. This is the 3rd death at the London jail in the last 3 months. (CBC)
BRAMPTON - The SIU has been called in to investigate a crash involving a Peel Regional Police cruiser that took place in Brampton on Wednesday evening. Ontario's police watchdog responded to the scene in the area of Queen and Main streets after the police cruiser flipped over onto its roof at around 5pm. According to officials, two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following the collision. (CP24)
TWEED - OPP responded to a rural property on Kinlin Road, west of Tweed, at 7:45am on Aug 14. Upon arrival, the body of Dartt MacPherson, 53, was discovered. A man arrested at the scene, Samuel Koch, 36, has been charged with first-degree murder. (Global)
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WINNIPEG - Mustafa Peyawary, 29, was found not breathing in an apartment at 100 Killarney Ave around 10pm Sunday. Damir Kuli, 27, of Vancouver and Ahamed Althaaf Ismail, 29, of Edmonton have been charged with first degree murder. (Global)
EDMONTON - Deanna Noname opted to leave her oxygen tank behind when she left her brother's home for the last time that Sunday morning. The next time family members saw Noname, she was dying in a bed at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. During the intervening 36 hours, Noname, 55, was arrested and spent the night in Edmonton police custody. According to her family, Deanna Noname suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When she didn't get enough oxygen, they said, she became confused and slurred her words. (CBC)
REGINA - Officers were called to the 2100-block of Cornwall St around 11:30pm Saturday. Blaine Katz, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene. Gerald McDormand, 44, of Regina and Steven Saint Pierre, 39, of Moose Jaw have been charged with second-degree murder. (CTV)
Clarence John Crothers
VANCOUVER - Jeffrey Charles Halicki, 50, has been arrested and charged in the murder of Clarence John Crothers, 62, who was found dead in the 33000-block of Braun Ave in Abbotsford on July 4. (CTV)
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