October 3, 2019

At least 4 people killed in knife attack at Paris police headquarters

anouchka/iStock(PARIS) -- A Paris police department employee killed three officers with a knife at police headquarters in the heart of the French capital on Thursday, before being shot dead at the scene, authorities said. The alleged assailant was a 45-year-old man who had worked at the police headquarters since 2003, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters. Heitz said that four people had been killed and that the motive behind the attack was unknown. It was not immediately clear if the fourt..
October 3, 2019

Cousins who survived the Holocaust reunite 75 years later during emotional meeting

Leetal Ofer(LONDON) -- Cousins Morris Sana and Simon Mairowitz lost each other while fleeing from the Nazis in World War II and 75 years later, the Holocaust survivors have finally been reunited. "We were an emotional wreck, that is what we were," said Carmela Ofer, Sana’s daughter who helped orchestrate their reunion. Ofer’s cousin, Carol Ritter Elbaz, who lives in Houston, called her in early September saying she found relatives in England who are "alive and well." Her reason for saying that? ..
October 3, 2019

At least four officers killed in knife attack at Paris police headquarters

anouchka/iStock(PARIS) -- A knife-wielding man attacked officers inside police headquarters in the heart of Paris on Thursday afternoon. According to local media reports, at least four police officers died in the midday attack. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter in French that "several" police officers lost their lives in the "appalling attack." "The toll is heavy," she tweeted. A police union official told French broadcaster BFM TV that the assailant was a police department employee...
October 3, 2019

Iraq imposes curfews and internet restrictions amid protests

CT757fan/iStock(BEIRUT) -- Internet coverage across Iraq has been temporarily switched off by the government and Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi ordered a curfew in the capital Baghdad in response to widespread anti-corruption protests during which at least 18 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the last two days. Eleven people were killed during protests overnight in two southern Iraqi cities, including a policeman, according to a report attributing police and medical s..