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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

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Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

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TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14...


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Israel scraps contested plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - The Israeli government has scrapped a controversial plan to deport thousands of African migrants after a high-court petition filed by human rights groups challenged the plan’s validity. The government’s announcement Tuesday that it was abandoning the...


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Toronto van attack victims were mostly female, police say

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Toronto police are investigating a Facebook post that suggests misogyny may have been a motive for the driver in a van attack that left 10 dead and 14 injured, with most of the victims women. Alek Minassian, 25, appeared Tuesday in a Toronto court and was charged with 10 counts...


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The Latest: Police officer says most victims of attack women

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Toronto police official says that women make up most of the victims of the deadly van attack but it’s not yet known if they were deliberately...


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Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada’s...


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Suspect in Toronto van rampage charged with 10 murder counts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. TORONTO - A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder - one for each of the victims in an attack whose motives remain unclear. Authorities said...


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How do you capture a mass-killer suspect without firing a shot? Ask Toronto police.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As people lay dying, the driver climbed out of his van and pointed an object at the police. The man, later identified by authorities as Alek Minassian, had just plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on a sidewalk at more than 30 mph, killing 10 and wounding 15 more....


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Norwegian detainee in Russia probably worked as courier for spy agency, attorney says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - A retired Norwegian border inspector arrested in Russia last year on suspicion of spying had probably been acting as a courier for a Norwegian intelligence agency, his attorney said. The man, 62-year-old Frode Berg, has been in jail in Moscow since December,...


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WORLD CUP: Salah can rouse Egypt after 28-year wait

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CAIRO (AP) — Mohammed Salah has the ability to light up any team, including Egypt. The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experience for him. Egypt qualified for the tournament for the first time in 28 years, and its chances in Group A...


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Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

Iran Mummy Mystery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Construction workers in Iran may have unearthed the mummified remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the father of the country’s last monarch, nearly four decades after the Islamic Revolution toppled the dynasty. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body has triggered...


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