Friday, July 19, 2019

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)

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)

‘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)

Public remains in the dark about Toronto attacks

One year after a man drove a van into pedestrians on Yonge St. and nine months after another killer opened fire on passersby on Danforth Ave., Torontonians have yet to be given an official statement on possible motives. (Toronto Sun)

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shakeup after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (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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  • Rhino poacher killed by an elephant then ‘devoured’ by lions

    A rhino poacher is believed to have been attacked by an elephant and then eaten by a pride of lions during an incident in South Africa’s Kruger national park. (The Guardian)
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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)

    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)

    Five injured after man rams car into crowd in Germany

    A German man has been arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds of people, injuring at least five, in what authorities said Tuesday appeared to have been intentional attacks against foreigners. (Globe & Mail)

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