Monday, November 18, 2019

Woman killed in ‘horrific’ Scarborough machete attack

A woman was murdered in a machete attack Wednesday evening in the city’s east end. Just after 6 p.m., Toronto Police received numerous calls about a man running around with a machete in the area of Morrish Rd. and Ellesmere Rd. (Toronto Sun)

VPD seek man wanted in West End attack

Vancouver police want help identifying a “person of interest” after an early morning assault in the city’s West End. (Global News)

Attack on college in Crimea kills 18, 50 wounded

Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday at a college in Crimea when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the building shooting at random, officials said. (CBC News)

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)

Man accused in murder of BC girl says he ‘lost it’ during attack

VANCOUVER - A man accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl more than 40 years ago says he “lost it” during his attack on the victim, according to a videotaped confession that was played for a jury Tuesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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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)

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)

Tacoma police shoot and kill man throwing incendiary devices at ICE detention centre

An armed man was killed, stopped by police while allegedly trying to burn down Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center. The violence forced people to cancel a planned immigrants’ rights rally ahead of expected roundups of illegal immigrants across the country. (KIRO)

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)
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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)

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