Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ukrainian airliner was ‘unintentionally’ shot down by Iran

Iran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that "missiles fired due to human error", President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an "unforgivable mistake." (BBC)
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  • 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)

    Iran fires multiple missiles at U.S. positions in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani killing

    WASHINGTON - Iran launched attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq on Tuesday evening in apparent retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which was ordered by President Trump. (Yahoo News)
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  • 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)

    Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Dozens of angry Iraqi Shia supporters of an Iran-backed militia broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. (CBC)

    Hanukkah attack: 5 wounded in machete attack at Rabbi’s home

    MONSEY, N.Y. - An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said. (New York Times)

    Suspects sought after woman seriously injured in violent home invasion in Vaughan

    York Regional Police are looking for two suspects after a woman was seriously injured in a violent home invasion in Vaughan. Police were called to a residence on Glenbury Drive in the area of Centre Street and New Minister Drive on Dec. 11 just before 1:30 p.m. (CBC)

    FDNY dad confronts daughter’s alleged attacker in court: ‘I want justice’

    The FDNY firefighter whose daughter was chased into the street by a deranged man — and then hit by a car — confronted the girl’s alleged attacker in court Monday, yelling “I want justice!” at him. (New York Post)

    Three injured in stabbing attack in The Hague shopping district

    At least three people were stabbed in an attack on a busy shopping street in The Hague, officials say. Police said they were still searching for a suspect and no arrests had been made after the attack at about 19:45 local time. (BBC)

    London Bridge closed after apparent terror attack

    A "major incident" on the London Bridge on Friday brought auto and pedestrian traffic in the key thoroughfare to a standstill, as police descended on the scene after reports of a stabbing and dramatic video appeared to show British authorities struggling with a man before shooting him. (Fox News)

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