Friday, February 21, 2020

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)

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)

Antarctic researcher ‘snapped’ stabbed colleague in chest

An Antarctic researcher 'snapped' after being 'driven mad by confined space' and stabbed his colleague in a frenzy, it has been reported. (The Mirror)

Police flush out fecal flinger

One day after a third another unsuspecting victim in the city was doused in fecal matter, a man thought to be responsible for the attacks has been flushed out. (Toronto Sun)
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  • Robbery gang knifes man in Times Square subway station

    NEW YORK - Up to seven men attacked an 18-year-old man in the Times Square subway station on Saturday morning, police said. (NY Daily News)

    Jogger stabbed to death in DC random attack

    WASHINGTON, DC - Police were hunting Wednesday for the mysterious man who fatally stabbed a female jogger in a seemingly random attack on a Washington, D.C. street Tuesday night. After she was attacked around 8 p.m. in the Logan Circle neighborhood, the woman, 35-year-old Wendy K. Martinez, stumbled into a takeout restaurant, where customers attempted to save her life, police said. (Fox News)
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    Alleged shooter arrested in $8,000 plot to kill ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz

    SANTA DOMINGO - The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered nearly $8,000 to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday. (The Province)

    Suspect arrested in Florida in connection with mailed bombs

    A male suspect was arrested in Florida on Friday morning in connection with the rash of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats nationwide, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News. The Department of Justice will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET. (FOX News)
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  • London Bridge closed after apparent terror attack

    A "major incident" on the London Bridge on Friday brought auto and pedestrian traffic in the key thoroughfare to a standstill, as police descended on the scene after reports of a stabbing and dramatic video appeared to show British authorities struggling with a man before shooting him. (Fox News)

    Hit and run suspect hunted in Mississauga

    MISSISSAUGA - Peel police are searching for a man in a hit-and-run investigation after an altercation inside a Mississauga bar escalated into a vehicle being driven onto a sidewalk and into a group of people, injuring five. (Hamilton Spectator)

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