Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

Man jailed after killing, sexual assault at Catholic supply store

ST. LOUIS - A man was charged Wednesday with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce, of Imperial, ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday afternoon attack at a Catholic Supply store in another St. Louis suburb, Ballwin. The attack frightened the region and led some schools, churches and businesses to close. (CBS news)
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  • Montreal driver arrested after 9 pedestrians, including 2 kids struck

    Police in Montreal have arrested a 38-year-old driver they say struck as many as nine pedestrians in Montreal North on Wednesday. (680 News)

    Two dead, 18 wounded in Japan knife attack

    KAWASAKI - At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, have died. A suspect, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after his rampage and later died in hospital.(BBC)

    Attack on college in Crimea kills 18, 50 wounded

    Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday at a college in Crimea when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the building shooting at random, officials said. (CBC News)

    11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. (New York Post)

    Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

    KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

    ‘Ambushed’: Two New Orleans police officers shot in French Quarter

    A man riding in the back of a pedicab shot a New Orleans Police Department officer in the face in the French Quarter late Friday afternoon, as revellers began descending on the neighborhood to celebrate Halloween this weekend. (NOLA.com)

    U.S. Navy assisting after two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

    Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels, and the U.S. navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. (CBC)

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