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Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

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Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.In another incident on Friday, at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.The blast occurred in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Orakzai district. Police say a suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a crowded marketplace.Pakistan's Shia minority has often been targeted by Sunni extremists. What happened in Karachi?Three gunmen tried to en...
One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

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A man has killed one person and wounded two in a knife rampage in Melbourne that police are treating as a terror attack. Speaking at a news conference, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect had "family associations that were well known" to police and that he had been known to Australia's security agency."We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident".The attacker, who has not been identified, was originally from Somalia but lived in Melbourne's northwest.He was shot by police and died shortly after arriving at hospital under police guard. Image: The vehicle was alight when police arrived on the scene Witnesses said the man had parked...
Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed in action during Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was laid to rest in Guam on Thursday. Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan's recently identified remains were returned to the island of Guam where he was born and raised before he joined the Navy at age 19 in 1939. He was interred at the Guam Veterans Cemetery at Piti. "Petty Officer Farfan, this veteran's cemetery will welcome you home today to your final resting place, carried on the arms of your Navy brothers and sisters, your coffin swathed in an American flag, escorted by the descendents of your family's bloodline, surrounded today by an entire community," Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander of Joint Region Marianas, said in an address ...
22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- At least 22 people were killed Sunday when a truck overturned while carrying a group of migrants in the province of Izmir. Children were among those on the truck as 22 who died and 13 were injured as they were en route to Izmir from Aydin province and the vehicle overturned in the Menderes district, local sources told Turkey's Anadolu news agency. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Menderes launched an investigation into the incident. The passengers on the truck were migrants who had reached a deal with traffickers to be transported to the Greek island of Samos, but it wasn't immediately clear where they were from. Video from the scene showed the truck toppling over in an irrigation canal as it veered off the roadabout 8 a....
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians, including one child, died Friday during regular weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. Israel Defense Forces said a "mob" of about 20,000 Gazans were burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence. The IDF accused 10 "armed terrorists" of breaching the fence before being stopped. "In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza," the IDF said. Israel's Haaretz reported that among the three Palestinians killed was a boy. Gaza's Health Ministry identified the dead as Faras Assarsawei, 12, Mahmud Abu Sma'an, 24, and Hussein Fathi Arkab, 28. Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Palestinian news agency WAFA said seve...