Friday, July 19, 2019

At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday Sri Lankan bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suicide bombers struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450. (Washington Post)
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  • Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

    Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shakeup after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (CBC)

    NY man planned set off bomb on National Mall on election day

    TAPPAN, NY - A New York man is under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on election day. When FBI agent searched his home after getting a tip from a concerned citizen, they found “what appeared to be a functional explosive device weighing approximately 200 pounds. (CBS News)
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  • Man arrested after fatal machete attack on Virginia hiking trail

    A Massachusetts man faces a murder charge for allegedly attacking two hikers on the Appalachian Trail with a machete, leaving one one dead and the other severely wounded, federal authorities said Sunday. ( NBC News)

    Public remains in the dark about Toronto attacks

    One year after a man drove a van into pedestrians on Yonge St. and nine months after another killer opened fire on passersby on Danforth Ave., Torontonians have yet to be given an official statement on possible motives. (Toronto Sun)

    4 charged with murder in downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17

    International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and one Ukrainian with murder in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine nearly five years ago. (CBC)

    Tacoma police shoot and kill man throwing incendiary devices at ICE detention centre

    An armed man was killed, stopped by police while allegedly trying to burn down Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center. The violence forced people to cancel a planned immigrants’ rights rally ahead of expected roundups of illegal immigrants across the country. (KIRO)
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    Video released showing violent robbery that leaves clerk with fractured skull

    Toronto police are searching for a suspect after a violent knifepoint robbery at a St. Lawrence gas station left an employee with a fractured skull. The incident, which was caught on a surveillance camera, happened at an Esso gas station near Front and Sherbourne streets just after 4 a.m. on June 13. (CTV)

    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)

    Five injured after man rams car into crowd in Germany

    A German man has been arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds of people, injuring at least five, in what authorities said Tuesday appeared to have been intentional attacks against foreigners. (Globe & Mail)

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