Thursday, October 22, 2020

‘You have to cooperate’: judge gives accused in U-Haul attack last chance to get lawyer

The man accused of attacking a police officer with a knife and mowing down pedestrians along Jasper Avenue in a truck has been given one more week to find legal representation or have counsel appointed heading into a four-month jury trial. (Edmonton Journal)

Russian teen blows himself up in lobby of FSB building

MOSCOW - Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country. (Reuters)

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)

Iran makes arrests over downing of plane as protests rage on

DUBAI - Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error. (Toronto Sun)

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)

Somalian national found guilty in Edmonton terror attack

A jury found Abdulahi Hasan Sharif guilty Friday on all charges, including five counts of attempted murder, after a three-week trial that was in part defined by what wasn’t before the jury. (Edmonton Journal)

Two killed in shooting outside synagogue in Halle, Germany

HALLE - Two people were killed in shooting attacks on a synagogue and a kebab bistro in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and one suspect was arrested, but two others fled in a hijacked a car, officials said.(Toronto Sun)

U.S. airstrike in Baghdad kills leader of Iran’s Quds force, militia commander

BAGHDAD - Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a U.S. air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon said. (National Post)

Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter faces 44 charges including hate crimes

PITTSBURGH - The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. (CBC)

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)

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