France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members of their group were also attacked at Saint-Charles station, but did not get acid in their faces. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested. The report says she remained at the site after the attack, and showed photographs…

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‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan. With thousands of supporters gathered in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida, Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe and linked it to terror attacks in Brussels, Nice and Paris. He then added Sweden to the list, incorrectly stating that an attack had happened there on Friday. Trump told supporters: “We’ve got to keep…

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Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said. Gunmen fired on about 50 people inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT). “Six people are confirmed dead – they range in age from 35 to about 70,” Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told reporters, adding that eight people were wounded and 39 were unharmed. Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the…

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Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

A Canadian tourist and four police officers have been killed in gun attacks in and near the Jordanian city of Karak, officials say. Unidentified gunmen are reported to have taken refuge in an ancient castle in the city where several other tourists are said to be trapped. Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said the gunmen first attacked a police patrol near Karak and then fled by car into the city. Nine other people have been wounded. No group has admitted carrying out the attacks. Security sources said the gunmen were holed…

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Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Two firms behind a controversial oil pipeline in the US have accused the White House of political interference for failing to approve its completion. The US Army said it would not authorise the final section of the Dakota Access Pipeline to allow alternative routes to be considered. The decision is a win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who have protested against the pipeline for months. But the next US president, Donald Trump, says he supports the project. The multi-billion, 1,200-mile (1,900 km) pipeline, crossing four states, is intended to…

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Suspect held over attack at French retired missionaries’ home

Suspect held over attack at French retired missionaries’ home

A former soldier, suspected of stabbing a woman to death in a retirement home for former missionaries, has been arrested in France. The suspect used to work at the home, near Montpellier, a source close to the investigation told AFP news agency. Prosecutor Christophe Barret said the motive was not clear but it was not linked to “Islamist terrorism”. France remains in a formal state of emergency since a wave of terrorist attacks last year. The suspect, 47, was arrested near his home, about 10 miles (15km) from Montferrier-sur-Lez, the…

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Pakistan: trading fire with India after ‘unprovoked’ attack

Pakistan: trading fire with India after ‘unprovoked’ attack

Pakistan’s military has accused India of another “unprovoked” attack in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and says it is returning fire. In a statement, the military said Wednesday Pakistani and Indian troops continue to trade fire in various parts of Kashmir. It is unclear if either side has suffered casualties. The exchange of fire started shortly after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in parliament to discuss a Sept. 28 attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers, which India described as a “surgical strike” against militants. Sharif told lawmakers that…

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Russia Warns Against US Attack on Syrian Forces

Russia Warns Against US Attack on Syrian Forces

Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes. Meanwhile, airstrikes on Aleppo struck a hospital in the eastern rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhour on Saturday, putting it out of service, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. They said at least one person was killed in the airstrike….

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