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Amsterdam suspect's kinfe attack on 2 Americans had 'terrorist motive'

Amsterdam suspect's kinfe attack on 2 Americans had 'terrorist motive'

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Netherlands police said Saturday that the suspect in stabbing of two Americans at central train station in Amsterdam the day before had a 'terrorist motive.' Police said Saturday the suspect had a "terrorist motive" and is believed to have acted alone. Police have only identified the suspect in the stabbing incident Friday at the train station in the Dutch capital that injured two people as Jawed S., a 19-year-old Afghan man who lives in Germany. The victims were seriously injured, but are not in critical condition, the Amsterdam's mayor office said. U.S. and Dutch authorities said Saturday that both of the victims were U.S. citizens. Amsterdam city officials issued the statement on motive in Dutch Saturday evening, which Dutch News reported. The victims appeared to be ra...
Study: Heart attack risk doubles for e-cigarette users

Study: Heart attack risk doubles for e-cigarette users

Health
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- If e-cigarettes users vape every day, they nearly double the risk of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey. In addition, the dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes appears to be more dangerous than using either product alone. It increases the odds of a heart attack by 4.6 times, according to researchers at the University of California San Francisco, who published their findings Wednesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study was the first to examine the relationship between e-cigarette use and heart attacks. The risk of heart attack, however, drops immediately after people stop smoking or refrain from using e-cigarettes. "Most adults who use e-cigarettes continue to smoke cigarettes," Dr. Stanton Glantz, a UCSF professo...
Italy's populists attack elites over bridge collapse

Italy's populists attack elites over bridge collapse

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Italy's populist government has attacked one of the country's biggest business families and the European Union over the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa. At least 39 people died in the disaster, which has prompted a year-long state of emergency to be declared in the region.Fifteen people are injured and at least seven victims have been pulled out of the rubble alive.Blame for the tragedy is being pushed by the national government on to a major infrastructure group, which operated the motorway on which the bridge collapsed.Trading of shares in Atlantia were initially suspended on Thursday, but then plunged by more than 24% when activity was resumed an hour later. Image: Italy PM Giuseppe Conte with Luigi Di Maio (left) and Matteo Salvini (right) ...
Israel: Falcon dead in arson attack, fuel cargo restricted

Israel: Falcon dead in arson attack, fuel cargo restricted

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July 17 (UPI) -- Israeli officials have placed new restrictions on fuel deliveries across the Gaza Strip after new arson attacks, including one that involved a dead falcon. Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the suspension of fuel cargo was due to "continued terror attempts" by Hamas. The Gaza border region was hit by rocket fire over the weekend after months of incendiary attacks, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn Monday of a "prolonged struggle". The arson attacks have caused hundreds of fires in southern Israel since April and Israeli officials say the practice of setting kites and balloons aflame across the Gaza border started out on a small scale, but was adopted and encouraged by Hamas, an opponent to Israel. Although food and medicine deliveri...
Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper

Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper in Maryland, killing five people and wounding many more.Staff at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis said he shot through a glass door into the newsroom."There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload," tweeted reporter Phil Davis.Police said a suspect was now in custody and was being questioned."We've had a terrible shooting incident here this afternoon," county executive Steve Schuh said in a news conference. "There are several people who have died from this incident."Police said they could not identify the exact weapon at the time. They said the suspect was bei...