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  1. WASHINGTON: Police arrested a gunman suspected of killing three people and wounding two Wednesday at a suburban Maryland business park before shooting another man in neighbouring Delaware. "The suspect in this incident has been located and is in police custody," the Wilmington, Delaware police department said of Radee Prince, 37. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy earlier told reporters that Prince "is a dangerous individual. This person shot six people in one day" in attacks that were not random. Prince had been sought "in connection with both multiple shooting incident early this morning in Edgewood, Maryland and another shooting incident at mid-morning today" in Wilmington, Delaware, a statement from police said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said three people died in the first incident at a granite business just before 9am. He confirmed a handgun was used and two other victims were transported to trauma centres in serious condition. When the shooter was still at large, several Edgewood-area schools were placed on lockdown, officials said, while the nearby set of popular Netflix show House of Cards was also reportedly secured. Gahler said Prince was associated with the company, Advanced Granite Solutions, where the first shooting occurred, near Baltimore. "This does appear to be a targeted attack, limited to that business," he said. Latest mass shooting Police were investigating Prince's connection with the firm, where all five victims of the first shooting were employed, Gahler said, declining to give further details about them. He said other people besides the five victims were on the premises when the shooting took place. Tracy said the victim in the second shooting identified the gunman. "They're known to each other and they've had some past history," he told a news conference. The suspect fled the first attack in a car registered in Delaware, Gahler said. Variety magazine reported that the set of House of Cards, which is partly filmed in Maryland, was placed on lockdown while police searched for the shooter. The executive producer of the series, Dana Brunetti, addressed the incident in a Facebook post. "Shooting near House of Cards set," Brunetti wrote. Some of the school lockdowns were later lifted, according to Harford County Public Schools. The incident was the latest mass shooting in a country where such killings have become tragically commonplace. On Oct 1, a gunman in a 32nd-floor casino hotel room rained fire down on concert-goers in Las Vegas, killing 58 and wounding more than 500. It was the deadliest shooting in recent US history. To date in 2017 there have been 286 mass shootings ? nearly one per day ? according to the online Gun Violence Archive.
  2. NEW YORK: New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities. The bemused bovine and camera-wielding humans stared at each other through a chain-link fence for several minutes, according to live news video. At other times the beast wandered curiously around the 526-acre (212-acre) Prospect Park, the largest in the borough of Brooklyn, and the artificial turf field normally used for human sporting events. Officers used soccer goals to fence the animal in on a baseball diamond, but the cow barreled through one of the nets, knocking down a police officer. Police eventually trapped the cow between two vehicles parked on either side of baseball field?s bench area after an officer appeared to fire a tranquillizer dart at it. Officers then seemed content to let the cow roam between cars, waiting for the drug to take effect before they were able to rope the beast and load it into an NYPD horse trailer. It was not clear where the beast came from or how it got lost. Police said they would turn it over to the animal control department after they caught it. The chase drew torrents of posts on social media, many featuring groan-inducing puns. The New York City Parks Department also got in on the act, tweeting: ?Hey, has anyone seen a cow?? When another user responded that the animal was, in fact, a bull, the department replied, ?Excuse our, gaffe.?
  3. Police forensics work at the scene after a powerful explosion at the main entrance to the police station in Helsingborg, October 18, 2017. Photo: REUTERS STOCKHOLM: A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime. The explosion occurred just after midnight in the city centre, which is home to around 100,000 people. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called it "an attack against our democracy" and urged authorities to "step up the fight against serious crime." The blast, heard from as far away as 20 kilometres (12 miles), caused no injuries but serious material damage. The police station entrance was completely destroyed, with dozens of windows smashed. Police sources quoted by daily Aftonbladet said several kilos (pounds) of explosives were used. The head of the local police, Patric Heimbrand, told reporters that investigators were working on the presumption that "criminal circles" were behind the attack. He said police work against gangs was paying off and likely causing "irritation". Explosives are often used by organised crime rings in Sweden, especially in the south where settling of scores and intimidation are frequent among drug traffickers. Police and judges are also regularly targeted. On November 30, 2014, a blast damaged a building in the southern city of Malmo that housed police, prosecutors, a courthouse and penitentiary administration. Heavily armed police officers were stationed outside those buildings on Wednesday. Although the Nordic nation has a relatively low crime rate compared to the rest of Europe, physical violence against police officers has surged. In 2016, it rose by 65 percent with 86 cases reported, according to government figures.
  4. The case was brought by would-be police cadet Marie-Eleni Kalliri, whose application to join the academy for the 2007-8 year was turned down on grounds of height. Photo: AFP file LUXEMBOURG: The EU´s top court ruled Wednesday that Greek police had discriminated against women by setting a minimum height requirement for police cadets regardless of ***. The Greek police academy´s rule that all applicants, male or female, must be at least 1.70 metres (five feet seven inches) tall unfairly disadvantaged women, the European Court of Justice said. The case was brought by would-be police cadet Marie-Eleni Kalliri, whose application to join the academy for the 2007-8 year was turned down on grounds of height. Her claim went up to Greece´s top administrative court, which sought the opinion of the Luxembourg-based ECJ. "A law that lays down, as a criterion for admission to a police school, a minimum height requirement irrespective of *** may constitute unlawful discrimination against women," the court said. The ruling, which is binding on all 28 EU members, suggested that a physical aptitude test would be a better and fairer way to assess candidates for police tasks that required strength. The ECJ said the rule would not amount to discrimination if it could be proved it was necessary to the proper functioning of the police force. "While it is true that certain police functions may require the use of physical force requiring a particular physical aptitude, the fact remains that other functions, such as providing assistance to citizens or traffic control, do not clearly require the use of significant physical force," the court said. "Even if all the functions carried out by the Greek police required a particular physical aptitude, it would not appear that such an aptitude is necessarily connected with being of a certain minimum height."
  5. Mufti Abdul Qavi. Photo: File MULTAN: A sessions court on Wednesday dismissed the bail request of Mufti Abdul Qavi and ordered police to arrest him in connection with the murder of model and social media star Qandeel Baloch. Qavi appeared in the hearing conducted by Sessions Judge Chaudhry Amin and applied for bail through his lawyer, who also presented his arguments in the case. The court then reserved the verdict in the case and after resuming the hearing, dismissed Qavi?s bail application and ordered the police to arrest him. However, Qavi had left for home during the break and police have yet to arrest him. Talking to Geo News in the premises of the court, Qavi said that he has nothing to do with the murder and "the judge is also aware of that". He, however, added that he will accept the court?s decision. Qandeel Baloch murder: Investigation officer dismissed CPO Multan dismissed sub-inspector Noor Akber upon failure to submit charge-sheet to the court The court on Tuesday had adjourned the hearing to today after Qavi appeared without legal counsel and was asked to appear again on Wednesday with legal representation. Qavi told journalists following his appearance that he appeared today, will appear tomorrow and will continue to cooperate with the police and the courts. Earlier non-bailable arrest warrants had been issued for the cleric on request of the investigation officer who informed the court that the cleric was not cooperating with the police. Qavi had at the time told Geo News, that he was always present in his seminary and was available for any cooperation the police wanted, adding that he had obtained interim bail and therefore could not be arrested. Other accused in the case are Haq Nawaz and Qandeel's brother Muhammed Waseem. Qandeel Baloch murder case: Police gains access to Mufti Abdul Qavi's mobile data The records also showed that telephonic contact between the two took place even before June 22 Qandeel Baloch Baloch, who shot to fame for her "bold" selfies that polarised Pakistan, was allegedly strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem. In his confession, Waseem claimed she had brought shame on the family and owned up to his crime in a press conference after his arrest. Prior to her death, Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, spoke of worries about her safety and had appealed to the interior ministry to provide her with security. She had faced frequent abuse and death threats. The so-called 'honour-killing' had sent shockwaves across the country and triggered an outpouring of grief on social media for Baloch.
  6. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the police training academy in the Gardez city of Afghanistan's Paktia province, in which many precious lives were lost while a number of innocent people were injured. The Government of Pakistan is deeply saddened and grieved over the loss of precious lives in the attack, read a statement issued by the Foreign Office. Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces Taliban claimed the most deadly of the two assaults on police in Gardez "We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in this brutal terrorist attack and to the Government and the people of Afghanistan," it said. "We also pray for speedy recovery of the wounded." It added that Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations, and reaffirms its commitment for continued efforts and cooperation for eliminating this menace. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also condemned the Paktia attack in strong words. He said the resolute Afghans fighting against terrorism are their brothers. He expressed the resolve that both the countries will defeat their joint enemy for the sake of durable peace and stability in the region.
  7. ANKARA: A police vehicle in Turkey?s southern province of Mersin was hit in a bomb attack on Tuesday, wounding several people, security sources and Turkish media said. Broadcaster NTV said that some 12 people were injured in the attack, in Mersin?s Yenisehir district. Mersin Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz told another broadcaster, Haberturk, that the attack took place on the street where the local governor?s office is located. He said the police vehicle was moving at the time of the attack. An image of the street published on NTV?s website showed smoke billowing from the area, which had been cordoned off by police. Ambulances, police and fire trucks were sent to the site of the attack, security sources said. A blast also occurred a day earlier, on Monday, when an improvised explosive device detonated in Hakkari province of the country, reports stated.
  8. KHOST: Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest violence to rock the war-torn country. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a tweet for the ongoing attack at the centre in Gardiz, capital of Paktia province, which borders Pakistan. "At first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training centre, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault", the interior ministry said in a statement. A battle between the attackers, armed with guns and suicide vests, and security forces was under way inside the centre which is located near the Paktia police headquarters, according to the interior ministry statement. There were no immediate reports of casualties. A local official said two car bombs blew up near the compound that also houses the provincial headquarters of the national police, border police and Afghan National Army. "A group of gunmen have entered the compound and fighting is ongoing," Allah Mir Bahram, a member of the Paktia provincial council, told AFP.
  9. Ben Stokes LONDON: English police have called again for two men who they believe are key witnesses to the incident that has placed talismanic England all-rounder Ben Stokes´s place on the Ashes tour in jeopardy to come forward. The police had already appealed a fortnight ago for the duo to assist them with their investigation into the disturbance outside a nightclub in Bristol late last month which resulted in England vice-captain Stokes being arrested. "We´re renewing our appeal to trace two men we believe could be key witnesses to a disorder in Bristol in the early hours of Monday, 25 September. "A 27-year-old man suffered minor facial injuries in the incident. The men we hope to talk to left Mbargo nightclub on Triangle West at 2.19am and walked in the direction of Queens Road with two other men." The police added that alongside one arrest three other men had attended voluntary interviews, one of those being 26-year-old Stokes´ England team-mate Alex Hales, who was out with him on the night in question. Last week, representatives of Stokes said he would offer a full explanation of the incident "when the time is right". Stokes -- who got married last week -- will not travel to Australia with the rest of the England squad for the Ashes as he waits to learn whether he will face criminal charges but has not been ruled out of the five-Test series, which starts on November 23. Ben Stokes? violent street brawl caught on video The English all-rounder was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after the incident The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will not consider him for selection until further notice as it awaits developments in the ongoing police investigation. The player´s financial fortunes have also suffered with sports equipment manufacturer New Balance terminating their contract with him last week. The company´s decision was announced hours after Stokes apologised to British celebrity Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey after a video emerged of Stokes impersonating the pair. Stokes, who is also subject to internal disciplinary action, has had his central contract renewed by the ECB since his arrest.
  10. The blast struck on Saturday afternoon at a busy road junction, reducing buildings to heaps of rubble and leaving vehicles in flames. Photo: Reuters MOGADISHU: The death toll from Saturday´s truck bombing in a shopping district in the Somali capital Mogadishu surged to at least 137 with 300 people injured, police said on Sunday. "We are getting different numbers in terms of the casualty from the medical centres, but we have confirmed so far 137 (dead), most of them burned beyond recognition, police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "The death toll could be higher because there are more than 300 wounded, some of them seriously." The blast struck on Saturday afternoon at a busy road junction, reducing buildings to heaps of rubble and leaving vehicles in flames. Officials said it was one of the worst-ever bombings in this war-torn east African country. "This is the deadliest attack ever," Mohamed said. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical centres and some of them (were taken) directly by their relatives for burial." There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Shabaab, a militant group aligned with Al-Qaeda, has carried out dozens of suicide bombings in its bid to overthrow Somalia´s internationally-backed government. Rescuers were digging through the rubble at the junction in Hodan, a bustling commercial district of shops, hotels and businesses in the city´s northwest. "What I have seen at the hospitals I have visited is unspeakable," Mohamed said.
  11. KARACHI: An alleged target killer ? reported to belong to Muttahida Quami Movement-London (MQM-L) ? was arrested Saturday night following a raid carried out in the city's Manghopir area, police officials revealed. The suspect ? who has been identified as Amir (alias Kaala) ? confessed to being part of MQM-L during questioning after his arrest, superintendent of police (SP)-Orangi Abid Ali Baloch stated. Amir was rounded up from near the border between Sindh and Balochistan, the police official explained, adding that he had earlier vanished somewhere in Sarkan in the westside province. The detainee ? from whom weapons and contraband were recovered ? was said to have been smuggling drugs from Balochistan to Karachi, Baloch said. He was the party's in-charge for Surjani's Taiser Town area.
  12. File Photo KARACHI: Eight suspects were arrested and eight others ? alleged to be involved in criminal activities ? taken into custody following search operations conducted Saturday night in various parts of the country, police sources and officials said. Three suspects were arrested last night during a raid in Orangi Town's Mominabad area, law enforcement agencies said. On the other hand, two dacoits were taken into custody Saturday night following an operation carried out in Samanabad, police stated, adding that weapons were recovered from the arrestees. Police also recovered 2.5 kilograms of contraband during a raid in the metropolis' Manghopir area that led to the arrest of two suspects. Firing incident One person was left injured Saturday night during a firing incident that took place in SITE area, rescue sources disclosed. It remains unknown whether this incident was related to personal dispute or was a random act. Vehari operation Security agencies carried out search operations in various parts of the city here on Saturday, officials said, adding that eight people ? suspected of involvement in criminal activities ? have been taken into custody for questioning. It was not revealed as to whether a case was filed against any of the detainees.
  13. Somali policemen secure the scene of an explosion near Waberi police station station in Mogadishu, Somalia June 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters 1 MOGADISHU: Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia?s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. The first explosion - in the city?s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants - destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire. geo_embedgallery ?We know that at least 20 civilians are dead while dozens of others are wounded,? said Abdullahi Nur, a police officer who was in the area. ?The death toll will surely rise. We are still busy transporting casualties,? he said, adding that there were bodies under the rubble. About two hours later, a second blast took place in the city?s Madina district. A Somali woman walks past the scene of an explosion near Waberi police station in Mogadishu, Somalia June 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters ?It was a car bomb. Two civilians were killed, ? Siyad Farah, a police major, told Reuters, adding that a suspect had been caught on suspicion of planting explosives. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the al Shabaab group has carried out regular attacks The al Qaeda-allied group is waging an insurgency to topple the weak UN-backed government and its African Union allies. They frequently launch gun, grenade and bomb attacks in Mogadishu and other regions controlled by the federal government, though in recent years the militants have lost most territory under their control to African Union peacekeepers and government troops.
  14. PTI Chairman Imran Khan giving an interview from his Bani Gala estate. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan owns 300 kanals (37.5 acres) of agriculture land in Mohra Noor, Bani Gala, in the federal capital's outskirts. This was disclosed by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Ali on Friday who submitted details of the properties owned by the PTI chief and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in an anti-terrorism court. The commissioner said Imran purchased the land in his former wife Jemima?s name, adding that Qadri owns no property in Islamabad. The court is hearing a case regarding the attack on then Islamabad Operations SSP Asmatullah Junejo and state buildings during the 2014 protest sit-in by PAT and PTI. SSP Asmatullah Junejo case: ATC judge says police failed to provide property records of Imran, Qadri The court directed the Islamabad IG and chief commissioner to submit property documents of both leaders before the next hearing At the last hearing on Friday, the court observed that the police, despite earlier orders, have failed to submit Imran and Qadri's property records. The court, while hearing the case, directed the capital's inspector general and chief commissioner to submit details of their properties in the capital. The status of both political leaders as absconders continues. The case The two 'political cousins' face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel's building and injuring SSP Junejo. In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades. The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and caused injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo. The decision to march to the PM House was taken after talks between the government, PTI and PAT had failed to end the deadlock over the resignation of then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The two parties were protesting 'rigging' in the 2013 General Elections.
  15. Criminals of Dubai, beware! Using Ferrari and Lamborghini supercars has become too old, so the Dubai police are now looking into some new and innovative ways of fighting crime and protecting the public. The tech-savvy Dubai police have now started testing futuristic hovering motorbikes, which will hopefully become a part of their hi-tech patrol fleet. © HOVERSURF OFFICIAL This hoverbike concept, which was developed by Russian company Hoversurf, was unveiled at Dubai's Gitex Technology week. © HOVERSURF OFFICIAL According to the manufacturers, this futuristic bike has “passed successful tests in extreme conditions - dust and heat.” “This is a special version of the hoverbike for the Dubai police. The uniform of the pilot is also provided by the police,” they said. © HOVERSURF OFFICIAL The hoverbike is capable of flying 16ft above ground and can carry a policeman during emergency situations and heavy traffic. With a pilot, the hoverbike can fly for up to 25 minutes, move up to 70 km/h and carry up to 300kg of weight. © HOVERSURF OFFICIAL Apparently, it can also fly without a pilot and can cover up to 6km, First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad from the VIP Security Department in Dubai Police told Gulf News. Here's this insane hover bike in action:
  16. NEW DELHI: Indian police said Thursday they were still hunting for two men suspected of murdering a Muslim folk singer because his performance angered a Hindu priest, sparking communal tensions. Adam Khan was murdered in late September in western Rajasthan state after the priest complained the singer's rendition of a particular tune failed to invoke the spirit of a temple goddess. A group of men set upon the 45-year-old singer in Jaisalmer, breaking his instruments before beating him to death, police said. Khan's relatives reported the murder to police despite warnings from the powerful Hindu community. Nearly two dozen Muslim families have since fled the area, fearing retribution, in what police say is a dispute within India´s complex caste system. One of the accused, Ramesh Suthar, was arrested in early October but two other suspected attackers remain on the run, police said. "Several teams of police are working to arrest the accused. We will nab them soon," Gaurav Yadav, Jaisalmer police chief, told AFP. Khan belonged to Manganyar caste, a largely Muslim community of folk singers from Rajasthan and neighbouring Pakistan. The Manganyar traditionally sing at Hindu temples and are popular with tourists in the far western Thar desert region. Yadav said the death has sown divisions between Hindus and Muslims, adding police were trying to persuade Muslim families that fled to return, assuring their protection, he added. But the incident is the latest in a string of vigilante attacks by Hindu hardliners on the Muslim minority in western Rajasthan state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. In April, a Hindu mob killed a Muslim cattle trader in Alwar district after he was accused of smuggling cows for slaughter. Cows are considered sacred by many Hindus and beef consumption is a flashpoint issue in Hindu-majority India. Vigilantes raided a hotel in Rajasthan´s capital Jaipur in May after the owners were accused of serving beef. Critics of Modi´s ruling BJP say Hindu radicals have been emboldened since the party swept to power in 2014, with dozens of Muslims lynched by mobs across India.
  17. MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte?s ferocious war on drugs will shift to a higher gear to target ?big fish?, officials said on Thursday, moving away from street level operations to go after big networks and suppliers. Duterte issued a directive on Tuesday ordering the police to halt activities in the anti-drug campaign and leave all operations to the drug enforcement agency, amid unprecedented scrutiny of police conduct. The national police chief disbanded all 18 regional anti-drugs units on Thursday and said the resources would be channeled into fighting other crimes. ?We now target higher echelons of the syndicates, as well as their protectors in government,? presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters. Abella said the street level distribution networks of the ?drug lords? had been degraded due to successful police operations in the 15-month old campaign. The message will sound familiar, with similar announcements made a year ago, when the authorities launched Project Double Barrel Alpha to focus on tracking down drug producers and suppliers. Critics say that never happened and the crackdown has been fixed on peddlers and users in urban poor neighborhoods, which have borne the brunt of the 3,900 killings by police during anti-drugs operations. Police say armed suspects resisted arrest in every one of those cases and deny allegations victims were executed. Police say some 2,300 killings by unknown gunmen have also occurred, likely drug-related. Duterte has lashed out several times when responding to comments from experts, calling some ?idiots? for contradicting his views, or for advocating strategies to target the source of the drugs, rather than consumers. The change in tack comes at a difficult time for Duterte, who though still hugely popular, saw a sharp decline in ratings according to an opinion poll released on Sunday. It also followed an anti-Duterte protest last month by thousands of people in Manila, and a series of surveys that point to doubts among many Filipinos about the validity of police accounts, and whether those killed were all drug dealers. Duterte?s move follows the high-profile August killing of a 17-year-old student by police, which triggered rare public outrage. SMALLER FORCE The new order that sidelines the police and leaves the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the sole agency for the drugs war could impact the intensity of the crackdown. It has only a fraction of the manpower and budget of the police. Duterte placed PDEA in charge back in January and suspended police from all anti-drugs operations, but reinstated them a few week later, arguing that drugs had returned to the streets. PDEA spokesman Derreck Carreon said the agency had about 2,000 personnel and funds for only 200 new agents next year. Its proposed budget allocation for 2018 is 2.6 billion pesos ($50.63 million) compared to 131.2 billion the police, which has 175,000 men. Nonetheless, PDEA was up to the task. ?We are ready, we can do it,? Carreon said. ?We will target the source, the so-called big fish. Removing these high-value targets will also eliminate the street level distribution and disrupt the entire network.? Carreon said he could not guarantee there would be less bloodshed. ?We follow the procedures, we don?t want an encounter but we also have to protect ourselves if drug suspects resist and fight back,? he said. The death toll has been a source of international concern that the Philippines has not taken kindly to, with its diplomats echoing Duterte?s defiant rhetoric and complaining of Western hypocrisy. A group of lawyers on Wednesday filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop the war on drugs, calling it as an illegal campaign that lets police kill and circumvent legal procedures. Some senators on Thursday said they would still scrutinize the crackdown, regardless of who leads it. ?Changing of the guard is not enough,? said Senator Risa Hontiveros. ?Duterte must stop and scrap the ?Oplan Tokhang? anti-drug campaign.?
  18. KARACHI: A woman ? whose body was found hanging by a noose in the metropolis' Liaquatabad a few days ago ? was murdered, Geo News said Thursday morning, refuting earlier media reports that she had died by suicide. Sana, 27, was an officer of Sindh Police's Special Security Unit (SSU) and had married a man of her own free will some months back. Her body was found on October 8 with a rope around her neck in the city's Liaquatabad No. 10 area, authorities said. Law enforcement agencies on Thursday explained that Sana was killed by way of suffocation. They said the deceased's husband Jahanzeb and father-in-law have been arrested, while a case has been registered as well. According to the father-in-law ? one of the two arrestees, the couple often used to have arguments, which started soon after their wedding. He went on to say that the family were sleeping when Sana allegedly took her own life. An investigation in this regard is consequently underway, police stated.
  19. DAMASCUS: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters building in Syria´s capital Damascus on Wednesday, state television said. There were no immediate details on casualties in the attack, which was the second such incident this month after attackers targeted a police station in the Midan district of the city on October 2.
  20. Zubair Khan claims that Salman threatened him that he would not be able to work in the industry anymore once he leaves the house. Photo: File The eleventh season of the biggest Indian reality show, Bigg Boss, is back and it is as entertaining as ever. Spoiler ahead! A participant who was evicted from the house this week has filed a police complaint against the host of the show, Salman Khan, reports Times of India. Amid all the bickering, arguments, and abusing in the house, rumours are abuzz that a participant who was evicted from the house this week has filed a police complaint against the host of the show, superstar Salman Khan, reports Times Of India. The complaint has been registered at one of the police stations in Mumbai. Zubair Khan claims that Salman threatened him that he would not be able to work in the industry anymore once he leaves the house. According to the complaint, Salman made statements like ?I will make you my dog. Will see you after you leave the home.? So, we are giving you a heads up for a spoiler ahead, just in case you have still not watched the episode! It is not uncommon for Salman to lose his cool during the elimination weekend, and it was no different this time with Zubair in the first elimination weekend, Weekend Ka Vaar, that aired on October 9. Zubair?s frequent use of inappropriate language in the house, especially against women was apparently the reason behind Salman?s attitude and behaviour. The film star threatened people to not tick him off ?as he could be dangerous.? The contestant, who claims to have a connection with Dawood Ibrahim?s family, left the show on Sunday morning due to health issues. Bigg Boss had called him in the confession room and he was later sent out with doctors. While Salman said that Zubair was recovering, it was only by the end of the show that he announced that the participant got evicted due to a lower number of votes in comparison to other nominations.
  21. [embed_video1 url= style=center] KARACHI: A man who claimed to have been injured in an 'attack' by a knife-wielding suspect inflicted self-injury, said police on Monday. Noman, the arrested suspect, injured himself with a sharp object after his employer ? a mineral water company ? refused his leave application, SSP East Dr. Samiullah Soomro said. "All of Noman?s [earlier] statements were false," Dr. Soomro said. "He injured himself with a sharp object after his weekend plans were disrupted because his employer rejected his leaves request." The man, whose appearance was similar to the description of the knife-wielding criminal, who has attacked women in the metropolis, was picked up for interrogation on Sunday after he was admitted to a private hospital for treatment of wounds which doctors said appeared to have been self-inflicted. Police grill man injured in Karachi knife attack The man claimed he was attacked by a wanted knife-wielding motorcyclist a day earlier He was handed over to local police after he took a lie-detector test and was thoroughly interrogated, the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) said. "The man will be released after he records a statement with the police," Dr. Soomro said, adding that four more suspects were arrested on Monday. Fifteen women in the metropolis have been attacked since September 25 when the first incident was reported. The suspect, who has posed quite a challenge to the authorities, remains at large, evading arrest and baffling authorities after a fresh spate of knife attacks on women, concentrated mainly in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas. Knife-attacker strikes again after police arrest 16 suspects Another woman was attacked with a sharp object in Karachi?s Pehlwan Goth vicinity late Thursday The police have numerous theories, including copycat attacks and an organised group operating within the city. 'Thin man, aged 20-29' Karachi Police released pictures ? screengrabs from the CCTV footage ? of the suspect Saturday night, wherein the assailant can be seen riding a motorbike moments before attacking one of the victims. geo_embedgallery Hunt for Karachi knife attacker handed over to CTD The case that has left citizens questioning their safety was handed over to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). A case team is deployed to work on ways to capture the suspect, sources say. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday claimed that the suspect had been identified and was believed to be the same person who was behind similar attacks in Punjab?s Chichawatni area, where 50 women were injured in knife attacks over three years since 2013.
  22. Her headless torso was found floating in waters off Copenhagen on August 21, 11 days after she went missing COPENHAGEN: Danish police said on Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine. In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters that divers had found bags containing her missing clothes, her head and legs in Koge Bay, south of the Danish capital. ?Last night our forensic dentist confirmed that it was Kim Wall?s head,? he said. Her headless torso was found floating in waters off Copenhagen on August 21, 11 days after she went missing. Self-taught engineer and inventor Peter Madsen, 46, has been accused of Wall?s death, with prosecutors saying he dismembered her body before throwing it overboard. Madsen, who is married and has been in custody since August 11, claims Wall died when a 70-kilo hatch door fell on her head, and in a panic, he threw her body overboard. He has insisted her body was intact at the time. But Jensen said the decapitated head contradicted Madsen?s version of events. There is ?no sign of fracture on the skull and there isn?t any sign of other blunt violence to the skull,? he said, citing an autopsy carried out overnight. Locating Wall?s head has been a priority for investigators, as the final autopsy on the torso was not able to establish the cause of death. However, it did show multiple mutilation wounds to Wall?s genitals. Prosecutors believe Madsen killed 30-year-old Wall as part of a sexual fantasy, then dismembered and mutilated her body. Earlier this week, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen told a court custody hearing that a hard disk found in Madsen?s workshop contained fetish films in which real women were tortured, decapitated and burned. ?This hard drive doesn?t belong to me,? Madsen insisted, saying numerous people had access to his workshop.
  23. The crashed car in South Kensington. -AFP LONDON: Police arrested a man near London's Natural History Museum on Saturday after a vehicle apparently drove into pedestrians, injuring a number of people. Crowds in the busy tourist spot in South Kensington, which is also home to the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, fled screaming in panic, an AFP reporter said. Armed police were at the scene, and a video posted on Twitter showed a man being held down on the road next to a black car that appeared to have crashed. Security is high in Britain after five terror attacks in six months - four of them in London and one in Manchester - with the bloodshed claiming 35 lives. London's Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene at 2:21 pm (1321 GMT) after reports of a collision. "It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured. A man (no further details) has been arrested at the scene," the police said in a statement. "Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are under way." A spokesman for the museum told AFP: "I can confirm that there has been a vehicle collision with pedestrians on our Exhibition Road entrance." One witness, who gave his name only as Leonard, told AFP: "I was near South Ken station and there were many police. "Suddenly a policewoman officer shouted at the crowd to run, and everybody flew in panic, many people screaming."
  24. LAS VEGAS: Police and FBI agents, chasing down more than 1,000 dead-end leads since a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, are seeking more help from the public in solving the central mystery of their investigation - the shooter?s motive. Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said investigators remain largely in the dark about what drove retired real estate investor and high-stakes gambler Stephen Paddock to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. ?We have looked at everything, literally, to include the suspect?s personal life, any political affiliation, his social behaviors, economic situation, any potential radicalization,? McMahill told reporters late on Friday. ?We have been down each and every single one of these paths, trying to determine why, to determine who else may have known of these plans.? McMahill acknowledged that Daesh had repeatedly claimed responsibility for the attack, but said investigators had uncovered ?no nexus? between the Mideast-based militant group and Paddock. In an unusual bid to cast a wider net for tips, the FBI and police have arranged with communications company Clear Channel to post billboards around Las Vegas urging citizens to come forward with any information they believe might help investigators. The billboards will bear the slogan, ?If you know something, say something,? and carry a toll-free number to an FBI hotline, said Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI office. The public appeal came a day before US Vice President Mike Pence was slated to join Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other local leaders at a City Hall commemoration for victims of the shooting, following a prayer walk through the city. President Donald Trump paid a visit to Las Vegas earlier in the week. Paddock, 64, unleashed a torrent of gunfire onto an outdoor music festival from the windows of his 32nd-floor hotel suite overlooking the concert on Sunday night, then shot himself to death before police stormed his room. In addition to the 58 people who died, nearly 500 were injured, some by gunfire, some trampled or otherwise hurt while running for cover. Unlike so many other perpetrators of deadly mass shootings before him, Paddock left behind no suicide note, no manifesto, no recordings and no messages on social media pointing to his intent, according to police. McMahill said investigators remained certain Paddock acted alone in the shooting. But police have said they suspect he had help before the killings, based on the large number of guns, ammunition and explosives found in the hotel suite, his home, his car and a second home searched in Reno. Authorities have said that 12 of the weapons recovered from Paddock?s hotel suite were equipped with so-called bump-stock devices that enable semi-automatic rifles to be operated as if they were fully automatic machine-guns. Paddock?s ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute over the course of his 10-minute shooting spree was a major factor in the high casualty count, police said. The bloodshed might have lasted longer, with greater loss of life, but for a hotel security officer who was sent to check an open-door alarm on the 32nd floor, and discovered the gunman?s whereabouts after the shooting started, McMahill said. The security officer, Jesus Campos, was struck in the leg as the gunman strafed the hallway with gunfire from behind his door, apparently having detected Campos via surveillance cameras Paddock set up outside his hotel suite. Campos, though wounded, alerted the hotel?s dispatch, ?which was absolutely critical to us knowing the location as well as advising the responding officers as they arrived on that 32nd floor,? McMahill said. ?He?s an absolute hero.? In a new disclosure, authorities said two bullets Paddock fired struck a large jet fuel storage tank at the edge of the city?s main airport, about a block from the concert grounds, indicating an apparent attempt by the gunman to create even greater havoc. There was no explosion or fire from the two rounds, one of which penetrated the tank, as jet fuel in storage is almost impossible to ignite with gunshots, airport officials said on Friday. Paddock?s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said in a statement she never had any inkling of Paddock?s plans. Danley, who returned late on Tuesday from a family visit to the Philippines, is regarded by investigators as a ?person of interest.? The Australian citizen of Filipino heritage is cooperating fully with authorities, her lawyer said.
  25. ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court judge on Friday said in his remarks that the police has failed to submit property records of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr Tahirul Qadri. The court while hearing Asmatullah Junejo case directed the Inspector General and Chief Commissioner to submit property documents of both the leaders before the court on next hearing. Meanwhile, the ATC has maintained the status of absconder on both the leaders. Reacting to the development, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz representative Daniyal Aziz said that by appearing before the courts Nawaz has followed rule of the law. He said that action should be taken against those who were involved in attacking parliament and PTV, adding, those who are involved institutions to achieve their political goals have done injustice with the nation.