Monday, March 30, 2020

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)

At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday Sri Lankan bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suicide bombers struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450. (Washington Post)
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  • 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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    Jury hears closing arguments in Edmonton terror attack

    Prosecutors argue Abdulahi Sharif intended to cause as much death and destruction as possible on the streets of Edmonton two years ago, but another lawyer said the jury should consider alternate theories. (Edmonton Journal)

    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)

    5 teens charged in mob beating, robbery of 15-yr-old girl

    NEW YORK - Five teens have been charged in connection with the vicious mob attack of a 15-year-old girl on a Brooklyn sidewalk, police said Saturday. (New York Post)

    Tehran crash: Plane downed by Iranian missile officials believe

    The Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday was accidentally shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, western security officials believe. (The Guardian)

    ‘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)

    Teen charged with attempted murder in stabbing of bus driver

    EDMONTON - A 15-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder for the stabbing of an Edmonton Transit Service bus driver early Wednesday morning. (CBC)

    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)

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