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What we know about Alek Minassian, alleged driver in deadly Toronto van attack

Tuesday  10:21,   24 april 2018
cbc.ca

Police have identified the suspect in a deadly van attack in Toronto that left 10 people dead and 15 injured as Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont., a suburb just north of the city.Ten people were killed and 15 injured on[...]

Video of tense arrest appears to show man pointing object at Toronto officer

Tuesday  10:06,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>Toronto police appear to have engaged in a tense standoff with a suspect shortly after a van drove into multiple pedestrians on Monday, leaving 10 dead.</p>Toronto police appear to have engaged in a tense standoff with a suspect shortly[...]

Toronto van: Eyewitness accounts

Tuesday  09:35,   24 april 2018
BBC News

<p>A rented van has been driven into pedestrians on a busy street in the Canadian city of Toronto, leaving 10 people dead and 15 injured.</p>Here, eyewitnesses describe seeing the vehicle mount the pavement in busy Yonge Street and travel at[...]

Millicent Fawcett: A statue of a woman where only men stood before

Tuesday  08:56,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>Just over two years ago, I took my dog, Poppy, for a run through London. It was March 8, 2016: International Women's Day.</p>Like many feminists, I was having quite a busy day. I'd just finished speaking on one panel and had just enough [...]

'Master manipulators' Why negotiating with the Kim family is fraught with risk

Tuesday  08:56,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>North Korea's rapid acceptance by some of the world's most powerful nations has been nothing short of incredible.</p>Load[...]

Kim Jong-un 'sorrow' at fatal bus crash

Tuesday  07:30,   24 april 2018
BBC News

<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed "bitter sorrow" over a bus accident that left 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans dead.</p>The accident took place on Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, when the tour bus[...]

Australian boy, 12, flies to Bali after row

Tuesday  07:30,   24 april 2018
BBC News

<p>Australian police say they will review how a 12-year-old boy travelled alone to Bali after he had a row with his parents and stole their credit card.</p>The boy, from Sydney, booked flights and accommodation online after his parents decided [...]

After Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim.

Tuesday  05:45,   24 april 2018
The New York Times

A retired Afghan wrestler was often one of the first responders helping Shiites targeted in Kabul. He was among 60 people killed in the latest attack.KABUL, Afghanistan — He was a retired, medal-winning wrestler, often one of the first to arrive[...]

Some U.S. allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

Tuesday  05:30,   24 april 2018
Reuters

<p>U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other U.S. allies around Asia, experts say.</p>Under a law that U.S. President Donald Trump signed in[...]

Fire in south China kills 18, injures 5; could be arson

Tuesday  04:50,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

A fire at a three-story building in a southern Chinese city has killed 18 people and injured five others, local police said Tuesday, adding that it was likely caused by arson.The public security bureau of Qingyuan City in Guangdong province said[...]

N.Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash

Tuesday  03:35,   24 april 2018
Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express "deep sympathy" over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two, the North's state media said on Tuesday. Kim[...]

Pope becomes ice cream man for a day, gives homeless 3,000 gelati

Tuesday  00:10,   24 april 2018
Reuters

Here's the scoop: Pope Francis became an ice cream man for a day on Monday as Rome charity workers dished out 3,000 helpings of gelato to the homeless and needy as his gift to them on his name day. Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio and, in[...]

UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

Tuesday  00:10,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes has been convicted of a hate crime and fined $1,200. Mark Meechan filmed his girlfriend's pug responding to phrases such as "sieg heil" by raising its paw, and posted the[...]

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Gives Birth to a Boy

Monday  21:55,   23 april 2018
The New York Times

The third child of Catherine and Prince William was born Monday morning, weighing 8 pounds and seven ounces.LONDON — Before the royal wedding, there’s the royal baby: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth on Monday to a boy, the third[...]

Dozens dead in Syrian assault on Yarmuk camp: monitor

Monday  21:00,   23 april 2018
AFP

More than a dozen Syrian regime forces have been killed fighting the Islamic State group in a devastated southern district of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said Monday. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ramped up their[...]