Cinema attacker is shot dead in Tennessee

Aug 6, 2015

Cinema attacker is shot dead in Tennessee

Police shot dead a man wielding an ax, a replica handgun and pepper spray at a movie theater near Nashville on Wednesday, in terrifying echoes of two previous cinema shootings. With only the attacker killed and three others slightly hurt, authorities said the outcome ...

Uber drivers assaulted by bogus fares in Belgium: police

Mar 24, 2015

Uber drivers assaulted by bogus fares in Belgium: police

Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday. “Four individuals, including employees of the Uber company, were assaulted by four to six people,” said ...

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

Jan 28, 2015

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, ...

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

Jan 21, 2015

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

A doctor was critically injured when a man opened fire Tuesday at a hospital in Boston, police in the city said, adding the suspected shooter then killed himself. The incident occurred shortly before noon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the situation was now ...

Cameroon army repulses Boko Haram attack on military base: official

Jan 13, 2015

Cameroon army repulses Boko Haram attack on military base: official

Cameroon’s army repelled an attack Monday by Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists on a military base bear the northwest border after intense fighting, a military source said. “A group of Boko Haram (fighters) attacked Kolofata (in the far northwest) this morning. They specifically targeted the ...

Boko Haram hits Northeast Nigeria town for second time in week

Jan 9, 2015

Boko Haram hits Northeast Nigeria town for second time in week

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the northeastern town of Baga for the second time in a week, leaving bodies littering the streets, an official said. Unconfirmed estimates by victims’ relatives put the death toll from violence in and around Baga on Thursday ...