Friday, February 21, 2020

Assassin wanted for nerve agent poisoning of former spy was elite Russian soldier

LONDON - One of the trained assassins wanted for the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal in the English town of Salisbury is a decorated colonel in Russian military intelligence given the country’s highest award by Vladimir Putin. (National Post)

Drone attack hit world’s largest oil processor in Saudi

Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. (CBC)

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)

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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  • 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)

    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)

    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)

    Synagogue shooter struggled with gun, pleads not guilty

    SAN DIEGO - After a 19-year-old gunman fired at least eight rounds into a California synagogue, he stopped to fumble with his semiautomatic rifle and then fled with 50 unused bullets, prosecutors said Tuesday. (National Post)

    Massive rocket barrage deep into Israel

    In two days of fighting, more than 600 rockets were launched at Israel, while the Israeli army struck hundreds of targets in the Strip. Four Israelis were killed and four were wounded as rockets fell on the south of Israel. 23 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. (Haaretz)
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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)

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