Ex-employee knifed 19 patients to death in Japan


MNA International Desk: An ex-employee of care home knifed 19 patients to death and wounded dozens more before handing himself in at a nearby police station in Japan, declaring “I want to get rid of the disabled.” Japan was in shock on Tuesday following the knife attack, which took place at a care home for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo. The 26-year-old man, who allegedly endangered to kill hundreds of disabled people earlier this year, later turned himself in at a police station, admitting to officers, “I did it. The disabled should all ...

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Syrian man died by his own bomb in Bavaria


MNA International Desk: A 27-year-old Syrian man died by his own bomb on Sunday when he set off it outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria. Police said 12 people were injured, including three seriously, in the attack in Ansbach, a small town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg that is also home to a US Army base. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters at a quickly assembled news conference on Monday that it was unclear if the man had planned to commit suicide or “take others with him into death.” Herrmann said that, the Syrian man came in ...

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At least 80 killed as suicide bombers attacked in Kabul


MNA International Desk: At least 80 people were killed and 230 injured when suicide bombers attacked a large demonstration in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday. The protest was prearranged by ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major regional power line be rerouted through their needy home province. Most Hazaras are Shiite Muslims but most Afghans are Sunni. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement on its Amaq News Agency that two of its fighters exploded explosive belts. “Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shiites ...

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Gunman killed nine people in Munich


MNA International Desk: A German-Iranian gunman, 18-year-old, acted alone open fired near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening and killed at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The third attack on citizens in Europe in hardly a week sent freaked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall as elite police launched a massive operation to track down what had primarily been thought to be up to three assailants. “The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich,” police chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters. “The shooter had dual citizenship and no ...

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Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police in Paris


MNA International Desk: Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police and set cars burning in an area north of Paris overnight following the death of a young man in police hands earlier this week. Nearly 24 hours after a Bastille Day celebration was transformed into a nightmare, locals and visitors returned to the Promenade des Anglais to lay flowers for the dead and to wonder exactly how, and why, the unthinkable had come to pass. Nine people were detained in a second successive night of violence, which involved some 200 residents and 180 police officers in the Val d’Oise region ...

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Curfew paralyzed life in Kashmir Valley


MNA International Desk: Police said curfew will endure in most parts of the Valley as protective measure to maintain law and order. “No major clash occurred anywhere in the Valley on Tuesday and the situation remained generally calm.” a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital Srinagar. The valley went without any newspaper for the 5th day running Tuesday. Farooq Ahmad Lone, district magistrate Srinagar, told to media that there was no ban order by him on newspaper publication. The editors have said they will meet once more in the afternoon to decide future course of action. Internet connectivity ...

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Maoist killed 10 paramilitary commandos in India


MNA International Desk: Maoist insurgents have killed 10 paramilitary commandos in eastern India after ambushing their convoy and exploding a series of bombs, police said on Tuesday. At least 10 CRPF commandos belonging to its elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) battalion were killed in an IED blast in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday. The personnel of the COBRA unit were ambushed after which an encounter started between the two sides. The encounter took place as CRPF personnel started combing operation on information of a big assembly of ultras in Madanpur, a heavily Maoist-infested area of ...

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Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge


MNA International Desk: Three police officers have been shot dead and three others injured in Baton Rouge less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana city. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said three officers had died in what he described as an ambush-style deal. It was not directly clear whether there was a connection between the firings and the current unrest over the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. President Barack Obama called for national unity after the killing in Baton, and warned against using the lethal occurrence to ...

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Two suspects detained for Nice attack


MNA International Desk: According to reports, two suspects were detained for Nice truck attack. Law enforcement agency detained a man and a woman in the French city of Nice on Sunday morning in link with the truck attack that killed at least 84 people celebrating Bastille Day. “The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State. He carried out the operation in response to calls to target nationals of states that are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State.” the Amaq news agency said on its Telegram ...

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Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265


MNA International Desk: Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265. At least 265 people including 104 army men were killed and 1563 were arrested through a night of violence across Turkey. The violence flashed when rudiments in the military staged an attempted coup. The majority of those killed were civilians and most of those arrested are soldiers. Turkey’s news agency meanwhile broadcast a recording of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaking earlier in the night, saying an uprising had been tried against the solidarity and unity of the country but that no power was above the national will. Erdogan in ...

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Britain set to welcome Theresa May as PM


MNA International Desk: Britain is all set to welcome Theresa May as their new PM. Britain may be going to welcome its second woman prime minister in spite of a silent touch of sexism in their politics. Theresa May was performing her roles as Interior Minister and is now set to become the prime minister on Wednesday, succeeding David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the European Union (EU). She will be Britain’s first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, after her only rival Andrea Leadsom abruptly terminated her leadership campaign ...

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27 killed as two trains crashed in Puglia


MNA International Desk: At least 27 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Tuesday as two trains crashed in a head-on crash in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The two trains hit on a spring of isolated track enclosed by olive trees around 11.30 a.m. between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, around 25 miles from Bari. Massimo Mazzilli, the mayor of Corato, likened the destruction at the scene of the accident to a “plane crash.” “It’s a disaster, it’s as if a plane has crashed,” Mr. Mazzilli said on his Facebook page as he posted ...

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Three killed in Michigan courthouse shooting


MNA International Desk: Three people were killed in a Michigan courthouse shooting. A US inmate at Michigan courthouse shot and killed two court officers and wounded a sheriff’s deputy on Monday during a struggle to escape before responding officers returned fire and killed him, officials said. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said in a news conference that “At about 2:25 (pm), we had a disturbance on the third floor of the courthouse. A person has shot two bailiffs, they are both deceased.” Bailey later added that the shooter was a prisoner who took a gun from one of two bailiffs ...

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40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence


MNA International Desk: About 40 people were arrested and detained in Paris over Euro 2016 violence. The police was forced to use tear gas and water cannon against football supporters who were throwing glass bottles at officers at the Eiffel Tower during the Euro 2016 final on Sunday. Mobs of fans gathered at the base of the Paris landmark before and after Portugal’s stunning 1-0 victory over France after they were rejected entrance to the fan zone which was packed to its 90,000 measurements, Paris police said. Other captures moved outside the Stade de France where the match was played. ...

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11 killed in brutal clashes at Kashmir


MNA International Desk: At least 11 people were killed and scores wounded in brutal clashes at southern Kashmir on Saturday as violence exploded over the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, flashing fears of an upsurge in militancy in the region. Wani’s body was buried in his hometown Tral amid mass wailing and angry anti-India slogans, a day after security forces gunned down the 21-year-old militant who was the face of militancy in Kashmir over the last five years. Protesters hurled stones, looted police weapons and set fire to three police stations and two government buildings in towns ...

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Police militarization issue revives with ‘bomb robot’


MNA International Desk: Police militarization issue revives with Use of Dallas ‘bomb robot’. A veteran counter terrorism and security expert said that the way Dallas police bomb squad officers killed the suspected shooter in Thursday’s downtown attacks on police was a natural evolution of military style tactics used by US combat soldiers and marines overseas. Technology warfare experts said the use of a robot to kill someone had major technological and legal implications for 21st century policing. “It’s a first by police,” said Peter Singer, author of “Wired for War”, a book on the use of robots in conflict zones. ...

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Two Russian officials expelled after US diplomat attacked


MNA International Desk: Two Russian officials were expelled after US diplomat attacked. According to reports, the United States has expelled two Russian officials in reprisal for the beating of a U.S. diplomat last month in Moscow, the State Department spokesman said Friday. “On June 17, we expelled two Russian officials from the United States to respond to this attack,” said spokesperson John Kirby. Kirby also said the attack was “unprovoked and it endangered the safety of our employee.” The Russian guard tackled and wounded the American after the diplomat showed him his embassy badge, State Department officials told to media. ...

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Snipers gunned down five police officers at Dallas protest


MNA International Desk: Snipers gunned down five police officers and wounded seven others at Dallas during protests over two fatal police shootings of black men — a blast of violence described as the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. One suspect died after a clash with cops in an El Centro College garage, police said. It was blurred if the suspect was killed or had shot himself. Two civilians also were wounded, including Shetamia Taylor, 37-year-old, who was shot in the calf and was undergoing surgery Friday morning, Mayor Mike Rawlings said. Four of the slain cops were members ...

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US-led strikes pound Islamic State, kill 250 fighters


MNA International Desk: Reportedly, US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq as that kill 250 fighters. US-led alliance aircraft paid a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, US officials reported media, with one citing a preliminary approximation of at least 250 suspected troops killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed. If the figures are confirmed, the strikes would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group. The officials spoke on condition of secrecy to describe the operation and noted preliminary estimates can change. The attacks, which the officials said took ...

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Mexico police regularly abuse arrested women


MNA International Desk: According to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday showed that Mexico’s law enforcement agency (Mexico Police) and armed forces regularly torture and abuse arrested women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation. The rights group interviewed 100 women who reported violence during arrest, all of whom described having been the victim of some form of sexual harassment or psychological mistreatment. Seven in ten of the women reported sexual violence during arrest or in the hours that followed. Electric shocks to the genitals, rape with objects, fingers, firearms and the penis, severe beatings and near-asphyxiation, ...

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At least 36 killed in suicide attack at Istanbul airport


MNA International Desk: At least 36 people were killed in suicide attack at Istanbul airport. Reportedly, a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday night has left 36 dead and as many as 150 injured in a suspected ISIL attack. One attacker opened fire in the departures hall with an automatic rifle, sending passengers diving for cover and trying to flee, before all three blew themselves up in or around the arrivals hall a floor below, witnesses and officials said. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport is one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings ...

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15 die as Islamist militants attack in Mogadishu


MNA International Desk: At least 15 die as Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu. These people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in an attack carried out by al-Qaida-affiliated militants on a well-known hotel in the Somali capital. Firing echoed around the seaside city after the blast and ambulances raced to the scene.Police Major Ali Mohamed said the death toll included guards, civilians and militants. “We attacked the hotel which was frequented by the apostate government members,” al-Shabaab military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab said. “The operation has now ended but we are still combing the building for ...

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David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Brexit


MNA International Desk: David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Britain votes Brexit as it was inevitable. David Cameron paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”. Flanked by his wife and at one stage close to tears Mr. Cameron said it would be wrong for him “to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.” He declared that he would stay on in a caretaker capacity but expected a new leader to be in place by the time of ...

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Britain cast historic vote on EU future


MNA International Desk: Thousands of people through Britain cast vote on Thursday in a historic battled, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU future membership and spark the utmost emergency of the block’s 60-year history. A record 46.5 million voters are signed up to take a permanent decision on Britain’s future in the 28-nation European Union. In this referendum each voter must write a cross by one of two options: “Remain a member of the European Union” “Leave the European Union” World financial markets, like voters, are in suspense over the result. Two polls – both conducted ...

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British MP Cox killed for her political views


MNA International Desk: British MP Jo Cox was murdered for her “very strong political views”, her widower has said in his first interview on Tuesday since her death. Talking in an interview with the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Mr. Cox said the expression of public support and a £1m charitable fund had been sources of relaxation to the couple’s two children. The late MP’s husband said he would be pleased if she was replaced as the representative for Batley and Spen by a female politician, saying it would be ‘lovely symbolism’. Ms. Cox was shot and knifed in the ...

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Detained man wanted to kill Trump


MNA International Desk: A man detained over the weekend, trying to take a gun from a police officer at a Las Vegas rally arranged by probable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, told an investigator that, he wanted to kill the candidate. Michael Steven Sandford, 19-year-old, was detained on Saturday at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas after trying to disarm the officer, according to Las Vegas police, who said he had been passed over to the US Secret Service. According to court documents filed on Monday in federal court in Nevada, Sandford told a Secret Service agent that he ...

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Six people were killed from clashes in Mexico


MNA International Desk: Six people were killed and 53 injured from clashes in Mexico on Sunday. The clashes broke out between members of National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE), a teachers’ trade union against the police at a protest. It was the worst occurrence in a wave of protests over the past several months against education reforms that the government pressed through three years ago. The teachers from the radical wing of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) are opposite to the obligatory challenge of teachers as part of Mexico’s education reform and are also objecting the arrest of ...

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