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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)

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)

Rape suspect freed from jail amid COVID-19, allegedly kills accuser

A Virginia rape suspect was released from jail over coronavirus concerns — and then shot dead his accuser, authorities say. (New York Post)

Accused ricin mailer told border agents she was wanted by FBI: affidavits

“I made a special gift for you.” Those were the words found inside a ricin-laced letter addressed to United States President Donald Trump, allegedly mailed to the White House by a Quebec woman. (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)

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)

Montreal driver arrested after 9 pedestrians, including 2 kids struck

Police in Montreal have arrested a 38-year-old driver they say struck as many as nine pedestrians in Montreal North on Wednesday. (680 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)

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)

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