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Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attackA Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping, Israeli officials said. The incident began at an intersection near Ariel, a large settlement, where the Palestinian, having carried out the stabbing and grabbed the slain soldier’s gun, fired at three vehicles, hitting a civilian, the Israeli military said. In public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of several assailants, saying: “Security forces are pursuing the attackers.



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Manchester terror: knife attack suspect detained under Mental Health Act

Manchester terror: knife attack suspect detained under Mental Health ActThe suspect in the stabbings at Manchester Victoria Station on New Year's Eve has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police said. Police said the 25-year-old man arrested over the stabbings has been detained under the Mental Health Act on Tuesday evening after being  assessed by medical staff. This comes after a police sergeant stabbed in the incident was praised for showing “incredible bravery” to prevent a suspected terrorist from rampaging through a train station just yards from the scene of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing. A couple in their 50s were seriously injured in the “frenzied” and “random” New Year’s Eve attack on a platform at Manchester Victoria Metrolink station. The police officer, who is in his 30s, was also wounded as he and three colleagues rushed to the scene after hearing “a blood curdling scream”. Police said that a terrorism investigation into the incident "remains ongoing". Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, on Tuesday said the attack had been deliberately staged close to the site of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people in 2017. Police chiefs and politicians praised the officers’ actions in putting themselves at risk to save the couple and prevent the man, who was dressed in black, marauding through the station just before 9pm. He had been heard shouting Isil-inspired slogans during the attack and after his initial arrest on suspicion of attempted murder. Asst Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan from British Transport Police said: “I am incredibly proud of the four officers who were immediately on scene last night, detaining a man who was wielding a knife. “They were fearless, running towards danger and preventing further harm coming to passengers.” The suspect, aged 25, was caught on video shouting “Allahu akbar” – meaning “God is great” in Arabic – as he was ushered into the back of a police van following his arrest. Witnesses said he was heard to scream: “Long live the Caliphate” in possible reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), while another claimed he shouted: “As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of s—- is going to keep happening.” A house in Cheetham Hill, north Manchester – thought to be his last known address – was searched yesterday by counter-terrorism police. Neighbours suggested the suspect was of Somali-origin and was thought to have lived in the Netherlands before moving to the UK about 10 to 15 years ago. One neighbour said his mother, who has five children, was a nurse while his brother worked at Manchester airport. A police source said the suspect was refusing to cooperate and detectives were working to establish his identity. He is believed to have acted alone, In a statement Greater Manchester Police, said on Tuesday evening: "The 25 year old man arrested on 31 January 2018 following the incident at Manchester Victoria Station has been assessed by specialist medical staff and detained under the Mental Health Act. "The Counter Terrorism investigation remains ongoing." "There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation." A house in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, which was raided as part of the investigation Credit: Pat Hurst/PA  The attack took place at a tram station that forms part of the complex that includes the Manchester Arena, where in May 2017, Salman Abedi, an Isil supporter, blew himself up killing 23 people, more than half of them children, as they left an Ariana Grande concert. Mr Burnham told The Telegraph: “This attack has brought back some very painful memories for everyone involved, particularly given how close it was to the Manchester Arena, which appears to have been deliberate.But the city is strong, united and resilient and the way the incident was dealt with by the emergency services and others was exemplary.” Video footage from the scene shows the man pinned to the ground by police. He was thought to have carried two knives, one of which appeared to be a foot-long kitchen knife. In the days before the New Year’s Eve attack, Isil had urged its followers to carry out a knife attack in the UK. The British Transport Police officers had been patrolling the adjacent Victoria train station when they rushed to help the couple from Manchester who suffered multiple stab wounds. They used a Taser stun gun and “Captor gel”, an irritant designed to incapacitate suspects, in arresting the man. The woman was stabbed in the face – suffering a “significant injury” to her forehead – while the man was wounded in the stomach. They are expected to remain in hospital for some time while the officer stabbed in the shoulder was discharged on Tuesday morning. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “My thoughts are with the couple who are still being treated in hospital for their serious injuries and with the brave British Transport Police officer who was also stabbed during the attack. We are treating this as a terrorist investigation which is being led by counter terrorism officers with support from Greater Manchester Police.”  



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Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount orderedWorkers monitor the Republican party table at the Palm Beach county supervisor of elections warehouse. Florida’s election torment is set to continue after officials ordered a hand recount of ballots in the knife-edge US Senate race between the Republican Rick Scott and the Democrat Bill Nelson. After a troubled machine recount finished on Thursday, Scott had a lead of 12,603 votes, or 0.15 percentage points – within the threshold of 0.25 points that by state law triggers a manual recount.



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Tennessee Woman Stabs Friend at Haunted House With Knife She Thought Was a Prop: Cops

Tennessee Woman Stabs Friend at Haunted House With Knife She Thought Was a Prop: CopsPolice are investigating the incident.



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Man Stabbed At Haunted House After Knife Mistaken For Prop: Police

Man Stabbed At Haunted House After Knife Mistaken For Prop: PoliceA man looking for a scare at a haunted house got one that he'll likely never



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Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji

Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emojiThe wife of missing Chinese Interpol president Meng Hongwei on Sunday said she received a message from his phone containing an image of a knife before his disappearance. Grace Meng urged national governments to intervene, saying she feared that her husband’s life was in danger. Speaking in Lyon, the southeast French city where the international police organisation is based, she said the last social media message she received from her husband came on September 25, depicting a single knife emoji.



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Drugs ruled out in Paris knife rampage: legal source

Drugs ruled out in Paris knife rampage: legal sourceA man being held after a knife attack that injured seven people along a canal in Paris was not under the influence of drugs at the time, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. The suspect, believed to be an Afghan citizen in his 30s, was described by witnesses as acting drugged when he began striking people with a knife and iron bar on the Canal de l’Ourcq late Sunday. Two British tourists and an Egyptian visitor were among those injured, and three people were still in hospital as of Monday evening, including one in critical condition, a source close to the inquiry said.



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Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attack

Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attackFrench police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday, police and judicial sources said Monday.



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7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian tourists

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian touristsA man believed to be an Afghan national was being held in custody Monday as the suspect in an attack with a knife and an iron bar in Paris that left seven people injured, including three foreign tourists, police said. In the attack next to a canal in the northeast of the capital on Sunday evening, the suspect, believed to be in his thirties, was overpowered by bystanders who had tried to stop him by throwing petanque balls at him. Two British tourists and an Egyptian visitor were among the seven injured, four of whom were said to be in critical condition.



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7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian tourists

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian touristsA man believed to be an Afghan national was being held in custody Monday as the suspect in an attack with a knife and an iron bar in Paris that left seven people injured, including three foreign tourists, police said. In the attack next to a canal in the northeast of the capital on Sunday evening, the suspect, believed to be in his thirties, was overpowered by bystanders who had tried to stop him by throwing petanque balls at him. Two British tourists and an Egyptian visitor were among the seven injured, four of whom were said to be in critical condition.



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