Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Hanukkah attack: 5 wounded in machete attack at Rabbi’s home

MONSEY, N.Y. - An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said. (New York Times)

Cops not to blame for Saturday night melee in midtown Toronto

TORONTO - One of the men accused of attacking police at an Eglinton Crosstown protest Saturday just got out of prison last year after being sentenced to 10 years in jail for shooting somebody at a birthday party. (Toronto Sun)

Rockets fly between Israel and Gaza

Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. (CBC)

Three teens plead guilty to sexually assaulting St. Michael’s College student with broom handle

TORONTO - Three ex-football players at an elite Toronto private school pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a classmate in one of a string of locker-room attacks. (National Post)
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Police release video of violent elevator purse snatching

TORONTO - The hunt is on for a man who assaulted a woman in an elevator while stealing her purse at a midtown Toronto condo last month. (Toronto Sun)

Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack U.S. embassy in Baghdad

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shia supporters of an Iran-backed militia broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. (CBC)

Hitman’s first job was failed execution of a Hells Angel

VANCOUVER - The woman dressed in a burqa carefully clutching her purse boarded the Canada Line SkyTrain at the Bridgeport station in Richmond, B.C. Underneath the disguise was Knowah Truth Ferguson, a Hamilton man just two months past his 18th birthday. Inside the purse was a .45-calibre gun and a Glock pistol. (Hamilton Spectator)
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Suspect charged after Langara College arson attack

VANCOUVER - A 23-year-old Surrey man allegedly set three incendiary devices in a building at Langara College on Monday following a dispute with one or more people at the south Vancouver college. (the Province)

Terror mayhem in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Islamic State is taking credit for a savage terror attack in Australia that killed one man and could have left scores dead.Cops say a Somalian immigrant, Mohamed Khalif — who goes by the name of Hassan Shire — crashed his truck on a busy street, hitting a pedestrian and then tried to set the truck on fire. (Toronto Sun)

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)

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