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False alarm sets off nuclear scare in Canada

Montr - An alert signaling an incident at a major nuclear power plant near Toronto in Canada was sent in error to millions of residents Sunday, causing a scare and prompting calls for an investigation.

Accidental hijack alarm triggers Amsterdam airport chaos

Den Haag - A pilot accidentally set off a hijack alarm on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, triggering a huge security operation by Dutch police.

Police capture gunman who threatened to blow up Kiev bridge

Kiev - A gunman who fired shots from his car after stopping traffic on a major Kiev bridge and threatened to blow it up was captured Wednesday by Ukrainian police after a security operation that closed down city road and metro links.

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Dublin - Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland for several hours on Thursday after fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.

Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

London - A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern gallery is a French national who was visiting the British capital with his family, police said Monday.

Teen arrested after 'throwing' boy from London's Tate Modern

London - A teenager was arrested on Sunday after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a tenth-floor viewing platform of London's Tate Modern gallery, police said.

Russia, US trade charges after near naval collision

Washington - Russia and the United States on Friday accused each other of dangerous maneuvers after their naval ships came close to collision in the East China Sea.

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after car on runway

Berlin - Airport traffic was suspended at Hanover airport on Saturday after a car crashed through a barrier onto the runway, police said."A security incident occurred at Hanover airport around 15h40 (14H40 GMT).

Armed police detain man outside British parliament

London - Armed police detained a man on the grounds of the British parliament on Tuesday, at almost exactly the same spot where an attack occurred last year, an AFP photographer saw.

'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: police

London - A "number of pedestrians" were injured when a car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said.

US investigators find black box of crashed Seattle plane

Seattle - US investigators on Sunday said they found the flight data recorder of the Horizon Air plane stolen by a troubled Seattle airport worker amid plane wreckage on a sparsely populated island in Washington state.

Moscow wanted to sow confusion with fresh attack, says Novichok chemist

New York - A Russian chemist living in the United States who first revealed the existence of Novichok believes Moscow orchestrated the poisoning of a British couple to sow confusion about the origin of an earlier attack.

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

Den Haag - A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

Taxi driver injures at least seven near the Kremlin

Moscow - At least seven people were injured Saturday when a Moscow taxi apparently lost control of his car a few hundred meters away from the Kremlin on the third day of the Russia World Cup.

New collision between Greek, Turkish ships in Aegean

Atenas - Greece on Friday said one of its warships had collided with a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea, the latest in a series of terse encounters between the regional rivals and NATO allies.

Scenes of panic in Nice as alarm gun fired

Nice - People fled bars and restaurants in Nice in panic Monday after a man fired a noisy but harmless alarm gun into the air in the southern French resort town, police said.

Deadly Toronto van crash: What we know

Toronto - At least 10 people were killed when a man drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians Monday in Toronto, also injuring 15 in Canada's biggest city.Here are the main facts known so far in what the government is calling a deliberate attack.

Deadly Toronto van massacre: What we know

Toronto - The suspect in a driving rampage that left 10 dead and 14 injured in Toronto -- Canada's biggest city -- was charged with murder and attempted murder on Tuesday.Alek Minassian, 25, made a brief court appearance to hear the charges against him.

Toronto: Bodies and debris scattered over mile-long strip

Toronto - The crime scene seems to go on forever, a taped off stretch of street scattered with bodies under orange sheets, urban debris and a pair of abandoned shoes.

Van plows into Toronto crowd in 'deliberate' act, leaving 10 dead

Toronto - At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.

Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

Toronto - A man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.Canadian media reported at least four fatalities, but that was not yet confirmed by police.

Police see mental illness behind deadly German van attack

M - German authorities investigating a deadly van ramming attack focused Sunday on mental health problems of the driver, as the city of Muenster mourned for the two people killed on a sunny afternoon at an open-air restaurant.

Police probe background of Germany van attacker

M - German police were scrambling in the early hours of Sunday to understand the motives of a man who drove a van into a crowd at an open-air restaurant, killing two people before shooting himself.

Four killed in building fire in central English city of Leicester

Leicester - Four people were killed and four more were in hospital on Monday after an explosion and fire destroyed a three-storey building in the central English city of Leicester, police said.

Four killed in building fire in central English city

Leicester - Four people were killed and four more were in hospital on Monday after an explosion and fire destroyed a three-storey building in the central English city of Leicester, police said.

No sign Leicester 'explosion' linked to terror: police

London - British police said Sunday there was no indication a reported explosion and building collapse that injured at least six people in Leicester, a central English city, was linked to terrorism.

London airport to reopen after WWII bomb removed

London - London City Airport was due to reopen on Tuesday after the removal of a World War II bomb which had been discovered close to the runway.

Australia warplane catches fire during US training: military

Washington - A Royal Australian Air Force electronic warfare plane caught fire on takeoff during an exercise in the United States Saturday but there were no serious injuries, the military said.

Shots fired at US base in England after 'car drives into gate'

London - Police arrested a man at a US air base in Britain on Monday after a car drove into a checkpoint gate, prompting American military personnel to open fire, officials said.

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London's Oxford St

London - Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic.
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