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Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two children killed as car crashes into school

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Two eight-year-old boys have been killed and 17 of their classmates are injured after a car crashed into their classroom.The SUV, reportedly driven by a parent at the school, careered through the wooden walls of Sydney's Banksia Road Public School not long after lessons started on Tuesday.Ambulance service superintendent Stephanie Radnidge said medics arrived to "a scene of carnage".She told reporters: "There were a number of distressed and overwhelmed children and teachers at the scene of a horrible accident."Obviously they were crying, they were distressed, some were asking for their parents, that's a natural response in such a terrible set of circumstances."There was obviously pandemonium."Image:A man carries a young girl away from the scene of the horrific crashOne distraught father de...
British hostage killed in Nigeria, three released

British hostage killed in Nigeria, three released

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A British hostage, kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have been released, the Foreign Office says.Details surrounding the death of missionary Ian Squire, who was abducted on 13 October, were not immediately clear.Fellow Christian charity workers Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan have been released following negotiations.The Nigerian authorities are now conducting an investigation into Mr Squire's death, and believe militants operating in the area are behind the abduction.Image:Nigerian authorities believe Ian Squire was kidnapped and killed by local militantsThey say four people have been arrested in connection with the case.The Foreign Office (FCO) said they were supporting the families of the three released Britons, who have now returned home.The grou...
New York attack: Eight killed by man driving truck

New York attack: Eight killed by man driving truck

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least eight people have been killed and 12 injured in New York after the driver of a truck mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.A 29-year-old man who emerged from the vehicle was shot by a police officer and arrested.US media named him as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant who came to the US in 2010.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was "cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians".He added: "We know that this action was intended to break our spirit. But we also know that New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant to intimidate us."Live updates: New York attackMedia playback is unsupported on your deviceNew York Police Department (NYPD) ...
Egyptian police killed in shootout with militants

Egyptian police killed in shootout with militants

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Multiple Egyptian police officers died Friday in a shootout with militants in the country's Western desert, security officials said.Egypt's Interior Ministry said the raid happened after security officials learned of a group of militants hiding in the Giza province near Cairo. Militants began firing at the officers as they approached the location.The ministry said only that "a number" of officers died, though Voice of America reported the death toll was 14. Other unconfirmed reports put the death toll at nearly double that.The militants allegedly were members of Hasm, a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood that has claimed responsibility for attacks over the past year in Egypt.The ministry said militants also died in the shootout.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UP...
Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

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After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night. Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife. "The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani networks, kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle,"...