Monday, January 18, 2021

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)

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)

Red Deer Doctor dies after attack in walk-in clinic

A Red Deer, Alta., physician died Monday after he was attacked in an examination room at the Village Mall walk-in clinic. RCMP said one man is in custody and the major crimes unit has taken over what police called "an active homicide investigation." (CBC)

Portland police find rifle magazines, Molotov cocktails as violence intensifies

A bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails was found at a park near where protests have erupted for two months in Portland, Oregon, following the death of George Floyd, police said.(Global News)
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  • 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)
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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)

    Dozens of children narrowly escape death in Italy when driver sets bus on fire

    MILAN - A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade. (National Post)

    Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

    KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

    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)

    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)

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