Category: Breaking News

March 22nd, 2017 by admin

An explosion has rocked the Northern Irish town of Strabane – and police claim it was an attempt to kill officers.

A device exploded near a police patrol in Strabane, Co Tyrone on Tuesday night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

The murder bid happened on the same day Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness died aged 66.

Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said it was “incredibly lucky” no one was killed.

He added: “At this time our assessment is that a device exploded while police were on patrol in the area of Townsend Street shortly after 8.30pm.

“The investigation is at an early stage and we have had to ask some residents to leave their homes while we carry out our inquiries.

“While we are unable to go into specifics of the incident at this stage, I am confident in saying that we are incredibly lucky that the lives of officers and other members of the community were not lost last night.

“We appreciate the understanding and patience of local residents while we carry out our inquiries and would appeal for anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area to contact us.”

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March 20th, 2017 by admin

A plane has crashed in South Sudan carrying 44 passengers.

It is believed that everyone on board has been killed in the crash involving a South Spereme Airliner.

Pictures from the scene show the bulk of the plane has been destroyed after a fire broke out on board.

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March 19th, 2017 by admin

A man has been knifed in front of terrified families as he pushed children on the swings in a playground.

The victim, who is in a stable condition in hospital, managed to stagger to a nearby pub where he was given first aid following the horror in Southwark, London, at around 1.20pm.

Stunned bystanders said the man was pushing two children on swings in the playground when a pair of youths attacked him, according to the Standard.

Police, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance were called to The Cut, where the victim was treated for his injuries.

The area was cordoned off by police investigating the stabbing.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “A man, believed to be aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering from a stab injury.

“He was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

“His injuries are not believed to life-threatening.

“At this early stage of the investigation, it is believed that the man was assaulted in Nelson Square.”

There have been no arrests so far.”

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March 19th, 2017 by admin

A one year old boy died and a girl, believed to be his twin sister, is in a critical condition after they were seriously injured in a hammer attack as police hunt for a suspect.

Officers were called to two babies injured in a flat after neighbours claim they heard the mother screaming for help late at night in Wilberforce Road near Finsbury Park.

After police arrived, another neighbour reported seeing two children being carried from the flat.

Mihai Menea, 29, who lives in the building described what another neighbour heard and saw last night.

He said: “A neighbour head the woman screaming in the street and went up to the room.

“I couldn’t imagine something like this happening in a million years.”

He believed the mother was Romanian and the father is Indian and worked as a night receptionist at The Pembury Hotel round the corner for seven years.

He confirmed he believed the children were twins, a boy and a girl.

Both toddlers had critical injuries and were taken to an east London hospital where the boy died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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March 18th, 2017 by admin

The Paris Orly airport shooting suspect is a “radicalised Muslim” known to intelligence services, according to a terror police source.

Paris Orly airport was placed on lockdown after a man was shot dead inside the terminal after he was linked to the shootings of three police officers earlier in the day.

A police source said: “A police road check took place in Stains (northern Paris) this morning at 0700. It turned bad and the individual shot at the officers before fleeing.

“This same man – a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system – then took a Famas (assault weapon) from a soldier at Orly’s southern terminal … before being shot dead by a soldier.

Reports say three policemen were shot at from a car in the Northern Paris suburb of Stains during a road check.

The driver was stopped by officers just before 7am local time, and opened fire while pretending to retrieve his identity papers. One officer suffered a wound to her head but was said to be only “lightly injured”.

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March 15th, 2017 by admin

A secondary school in south Belfast has been sealed off while emergency crews examine envelopes found with suspicious powder inside.

Police and the fire service were called to Lagan College at around 11am on Wednesday.

Students and staff are being kept inside and parents have been told that police are investigating an issue at the front of the college.

Access to public is not permitted while the operation is ongoing.

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March 10th, 2017 by admin

A helicopter has crashed onto a busy road after hitting a television tower in Istanbul.

The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport carrying high-level business executives.

CNN Turk quoted local officials as saying the seven included three Turks, two of them pilots, and four foreigners.

The DHA agency said four Russians were in the helicopter.

CNN Turk quoted a local official as saying first indications were that a total of five people had been killed.

No-one on the ground appeared to have been affected.

The identity of the victims was not immediately clear.

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March 2nd, 2017 by admin

Police in Belgium have been put on red alert in the capital after a car carrying several canisters was found on the outskirts of the city.

Police were deployed to the Porte de Hal district following reports of the explosive cylinders.

The Belgian news network, RTL Info, reported that an “important” police deployment had been ordered in response to the situation and that soldiers had also been called to assist.

According to reports sent into RTL: “The whole area in front of the castle of the Porte de Hal is closed.

“Traffic is also at a standstill and public transport has been stopped.”

Marie Verbeke, a spokesperson for the Brussels-Midi police area, said police wanted to control a “suspect” vehicle in default of insurance and they found three gas cylinders inside.

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February 26th, 2017 by admin

Five people have been taken to hospital after a car ploughed into pedestrians in south London.

The incident happened near Catford Bus Garage in Bellingham this morning when the car left the road and crashed into a wall.

A number of pedestrians were hurt and the road is closed while police investigate.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Sunday, 26 February to reports of a car in collision with a wall and a number of pedestrians on Bromley Road in Bellingham.

‘Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Five people were treated at the scene.

‘They have all been taken to south and east London hospitals. We await an update on their condition.

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February 26th, 2017 by admin

A suspected drink driver ploughed his pick-up truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade, injuring 28 people including children and a police officer.

Twenty-one people were taken to hospital after the crash at the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, five of them in a “guarded” condition.

The victims’ ages ranged from three or four to people in their 30s and 40s, said city emergency services director Dr Jeff Selder.

Mr Harrison said the injured police officer was undergoing tests and in “good spirits”.

One woman at the scene told The New Orleans Advocate that a truck whisked by her just feet away.

Carrie Kinsella said: “I felt a rush, it was so fast.”

Kourtney McKinnis, 20, told the Advocate that the driver of the truck seemed almost unaware of what he had just done.

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