Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monthly Misfortune April 2018

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Date: April 1, 2018 Sunday

  1. 2016–18 Kashmir unrest Clashes in South Kashmir, India, kill two civilians, three soldiers, and 13 militants. (The Times of India)
  2. Two buses collide head-on in Kuwait, killing fifteen oil workers from India, Egypt, and Pakistan. Six people are injured. (The National)
  3. A bus crash in Slanic Prahova, Romania, injures 23 Israeli tourists. (The Times of Israel)
  4. Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko calls the poisoning a "provocation and states that the Russian government suspects British intelligence agencies of being behind the incident." (RT), (Daily Star), (TASS)
  5. California Highway Patrol says a crash that left five dead and three children missing after a car fell off a cliff into the sea may have been intentional. (NBC News) Jennifer Hart | Wiki & Bio | Everipedia  resident of Woodland, Washington​. married to Sarah Hart​ and had six adopted children​. The couple bought a two-story home in Woodland on two acres​ in May 2017. [4]​ DeathOn Monday March 26, 2018,  Sarah Hart
  6. Russian Hackers Brag Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers ... New York Timesresearch firm that identified the Saks breach, Gemini Advisory, said on Sunday that a group of Russian-speaking hackers known as Fin7 or JokerStash posted online on Wednesday that it had obtained a cache of five million stolen card numbers, which the thieves called BIGBADABOOM-2. 
  7. 04/01/2018  domestic violence terrorist Woman, 2 kids shot in South Fulton; suspect killed hours later in Florida WSB Atlanta black suspect Police said Timothy Wyatt, 41, shot and killed his girlfriend, Tawanna Washington Collins, before shooting and injuring her sons, ages 12 and 14. The boys ... Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said it's very fortunate no one else was injured. ... This afternoon we've learned the suspect was shot + killed.  South Fulton County home on Keels Lane around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
  8. Man charged with 2 counts of arson after Sunday fire in Hastings www.oswegocountynewsnow  HASTINGS — Wendt, who was legally on the premises of the property, set the pants on fire in the garage after an argument with the only other person on the premises  Authorities say a man was arrested Sunday following a massive house fire, which destroyed the Hastings home,  David T. Wendt, 36, of Hastings was charged with two counts of fourth-degree arson, ..

Date: April 2, 2018 Monday

  1. A lorry carrying five circus elephants crashes in Albacete, Spain, killing one elephant. (Fox News)
  2. An oxygen cylinder explodes at a Burger King restaurant in Yerevan, Armenia, resulting in at least nine injuries. (Public Radio of Armenia)
  3. A light aircraft and a small jet collide on a runway at Marion Municipal Airport, Indiana, United States. Two are killed and five more survive. (CNN)
  4. Caste politics in India ​Nine people have died amid violent protests involving tens of thousands of protesters from the SC/ST caste groups across India.(News18)
  5. ISIL claims responsibility for the deaths of four Christians in QuettaPakistan on April 2nd. (UCA News)
  6. 3 killed by wrong way DUI probation driver  murder suicide? 2 adults, toddler killed in wrong-way crash in Duluth Minnesota Public Radio News  Duluth crash victims' family seeking help; wrong-way driver on ... Duluth crash victims’ family seeking help; wrong-way driver on probation for DWI TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press  Duanda Robinson, 26, and Damiah Anderson, 2, both of Duluth, Minn., were killed in a collision with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in Duluth on April 2, 2018. The driver, who was on probation for drunken driving, was also killed. Aaron David Dame, 23, of Duluth, was traveling wrong way on I35 freeway   On probation for DUI, Duluth driver suspected of drinking is among 3  killed in crash  A wrong-way driver suspected of drinking struck another vehicle head-on in Duluth early Monday, killing himself, the other driver and a child,www.startribune.com  On probation for DWI, Duluth driver suspected of drinking among 3 killed in crash. A wrong-way driversuspected of drinking struck another vehicle head-on in Duluth early Monday, killing himself, the other driver and a child, authorities said. By Paul Walsh Star Tribune. April 3, 2018 — 7:02am. Aaron Dame and Duanda ... 
  7. monday 04/02/2018  Six workers killed in bus attack en route to South African platinum mine  Reuters JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Six South African miners were burnt to death when the bus taking them to work was set alight by a petrol bomb thrown by unknown [terrorist?] attackers, police and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday. The platinum belt in the world's top producer of the..  do not know what is the motive of the attack,”
  8. Afghanistan: 'Civilians killed' in attack on [Taliban commanders gathered at] Kunduz madrassa Aljazeera.com "I escaped unhurt but many people were killed and injured and I saw their bodies laying on the ground," he said. The Taliban issued a statement confirming the attack on the madrassa, but denied its fighters had been meeting at the school. Around 150 religious scholars and civilians - most of them ... air attack by Afghan forces on a gathering at a religious school in a Taliban stronghold has caused multiple casualties, including civilians, Afghan officials and witnesses said. Top Taliban commanders were gathered inside the madrasa, where a graduation ceremony was under way for students at the time of the attack on Monday

Date: April 3, 2018 Tuesday


  1. 2018 Land Day incidents Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman says the nation will maintain its tactics at the Gazan border of shooting anybody who approaches the fence, and calls on Hamas to cease hostilities in exchange for aid. (The Times of Israel) Human Rights Watch claims there was no evidence of any threat to Israeli soldiers and calls the killings 'unlawful' and 'calculated'. (Al-Jazeera) The death toll rises to eighteen. (The Washington Post)
  2. Hamas claims Israeli forces fatally shoot a 25-year-old man at the border fence near Bureij. (The Times of Israel)
  3. Yemeni Crisis (2011–present) The Saudi-led Arab Coalition says the Saudi Arabian Navy repelled an attack by Iran and Houthis against a Saudi-flagged oil tanker in the Red Sea. (Arab News)
  4. Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Military scientists at Porton Down state they are uncertain of the source of the nerve agent used, but are "completely confident" it was a Novichok agent. (ITV)
  5. Eyewitnesses and officials say an Afghan airstrike targeted a madrasa being used as a meeting place by the Taliban in Kunduz during a graduation ceremony, with casualties including civilians. (Al-Jazeera)
  6. Terrorism in Pakistan The United States designates the Milli Muslim League and Tehreek-e-Azaadi Jammu and Kashmir, both Pakistani groups, as terrorist organisations. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the government will contest a court ruling allowing MML's participation in upcoming elections this year. (Bloomberg)
  7. Terrorism in the United Kingdom Police raid two homes in West Yorkshire and detain two men suspected of "being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism". (The Independent)
  8. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it was firebombed at a march in Londonderry to commemorate a Troubles attack, calling the assaults an "attempt to kill or maim" officers. (Newsletter)
  9. Terrorism in Indonesia Failed suicide bomber Kurnia Widodo tells a court in Jakarta he believes imprisoned cleric Aman Abdurrahman is ISIL's Indonesian leader. (The Australian)
  10. A bus crashes in rain and poor visibility at the Mporokoso-Luwingu junction in Zambia, killing four and injuring 41. (Zambia Daily Mail)
  11. A double-decker sightseeing bus collides with a car in Hamburg, Germany, leaving eleven injured. (The Local)
  12. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman launches an investigation after a burglar dies from burns suffered in a fire in his cell at HMP Risley in England. (Manchester Evening News)
  13. A report into the partial collapse of an Edinburgh school reveals similar construction errors in nineteen other public buildings in the city. (Construction Enquirer)
  14. Four people, all British nationals, are killed in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck in the U.S. state of Florida, according to Titusville Police Department. (BBC)
  15. Two underground trains collide in Duisburg, Germany, injuring at least 35. (Euronews)
  16. A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter carrying US Marines crashes near El Centro, California killing four people. (Military Times)
  17. A bus carrying US tourists crashes near Los Ramones, Mexico. One person dies and at least 20 are injured. (WFAA)
  18. 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing On the first anniversary of the attack Russia's Investigative Committee releases a statement saying they have identified all participants, have eleven suspects in custody, and have almost concluded their investigation. (The Moscow Times)
  19. Police say a firebombing of a bus in Driekop, South Africa, killed six people. (Independent Online)
  20. A court in Kuwait sentences a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death in absentia for the murder of their Filipino maid. The case sparked an Interpol manhunt and diplomatic tensions. (CNN) (News.co.au)
  21. Three men plead not guilty to arson and manslaughter in connection to the deaths of five people in an explosion at a shop in Leicester, England. (BBC)
  22. German police defuse a parcel bomb in Berlin. It is thought to be the fourth device sent by a blackmailer targetting DHL. (The Local)
  23. YouTube headquarters shooting A shooting at YouTube headquarters wounds four. The gunwoman takes her own life. (The Guardian) Youtube Iranian Nasim Aghdam Not Terrorist Mass Shooting A white, adult female wearing black clothes and hajib head scarf approached an outdoor patio and opened fire at the Youtube headquarters building in San Bruno and fired off 30 to 40 shots with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun, hitting 3 others before she shot herself. 

Wednesday April 4, 2018 

  1. Israeli–Palestinian conflict Shin Bet and the Israeli Defence Forces announce the arrests of eleven suspected members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group off the Gazan coast suspected of planning an attack on the Israeli Navy. (Israel National News) (The Times of Israel)
  2. 2018 Gaza border protests Protests enter a second week, with the death toll from last week's clashes at the Israeli-Gazan border rising to 19. Hamas organisers direct participants to stay well back from the border fence to prevent further violence. (Haaretz)
  3. The Israeli Defence Forces state one of their jets opened fire on a man near the Gazan border yesterday, saying the individual was an armed terrorist. (Ynet)
  4. Terrorism in the United KingdomPolice questioning two men suspected of plotting terror attacks in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire are granted an extension until April 10 to detain the suspects. (BBC)
  5. Terrorism in EgyptThe Sohag Criminal Court in Egypt sentences 35 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life imprisonment and imposes prison terms on 155 more. Separately, a military court sentences four more to life imprisonment, imposes prison terms on two others, and acquits 13. (The Star Tribune)
  6. Authorities in Ukraine announce the arrest of a suspected terrorist in connection with a 2017 Kiev attack that killed two and wounded three including MP Ihor Mosiychuk. (Interfax)
  7. List of people indicted in the International Criminal Court Malian alleged Islamic extremist war criminal Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud makes an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court accused of demolishing shrines in Timbuktu, rape, torture, and sexual enslavement. (ENCA)
  8. A fire at the Perseus shopping centre in western Moscow kills at least one person and injures at least six others. (The Independent)
  9. A fire in a building housing the Portuguese, Tunisian, Argentinian and Belgian embassies in Stockholm, Sweden injures 14 people. A man is arrested on suspicion of arson. (The Local)
  10. The Viacrucis del Migrante caravan of mostly Central American migrants is stopped by Mexican authorities. (Reuters)
  11. Police arrest five suspects over a firebombing of a bus in Limpopo, South Africa that killed six people. (Eyewitness News)
  12. Self-defence in English law Police arrest a 78-year-old man in London on suspicion of murder after he allegedly killed a burglar during a fight in his home. (The Telegraph) (BBC)
  13. Pascal Blasio makes an initial court appearance charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life in connection to a 2017 blast that injured 31 in New Ferry, England. (BBC)
  14. Christian extremist terrorism in the United States Lawyers representing two of the three defendants in a Kansas case alleging a Christian extremist plot to bomb a mosque tell jurors the FBI manipulated and encouraged the actions of the accused. (KCUR)
  15. Former President of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is found responsible of the death of 60 demonstrators during protests in October 2003. (BBC)
  16. At least two arrested after shooting, armed standoff on Northern Cheyenne Reservation Billings Gazette A Wednesday evening shooting in Lame Deer and a subsequent armed standoff overnight led to at least two arrests and no injuries, after the suspects holed up for several hours in a ... "No one was injured in the standoff, and there is no threat to the public,"
  17. wnd Polk County, Florida, fire-rescue captain Jay Schwartz was one of the first on-scene at an April 4 house fire in the city of Lakeland  investigation by the state fire marshal, a 62-year-old resident of the home was charged with first-degree arson and two counts of arson causing serious bodily harm. Two deputies suffered smoke inhalation while retrieving the man.
    Polk County fire captain under internal investigation Ledger LAKELAND — A captain with Polk County Fire and Rescue is under internal investigation ow under investigation for not wearing protective gear. for fighting a house fire earlier this month in North Lakeland while he was off duty
  18. April 4, 2018 Police pursuit of stolen Ohio school bus hits 100 mph - WHIO Tv The Dayton Daily News reports a chase began shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. The bushad been stolen from the Twin Valley schools in West Alexandria, about 19 miles (31 kilometers) west of Dayton. The chase began in Brookville, northwest of Dayton. The bus struck a parked car during the chase, which ended in the

Thursday April 5, 2018

  1. 2018 Land Day incidents The Israeli Defence Forces releases footage of a man fatally shot yesterday during an apparent attempt to breach the Gazan border fence. Israel says he was carrying an AK-47 and explosive devices including grenades, and accused Hamas of "playing with fire". (Ynet News)
  2. Terrorism in Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls 15 peaceful anti-war protestors arrested last month at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul terrorists and says they will not be allowed to complete their education. (Times Higher Education)
  3. A bus crash in Makomero, Tanzania, kills 12 people and injures 46. (News24)
  4. An F-15K fighter jet crashes on a mountainside in Chilgok, South Korea. One pilot is killed and another is missing, presumed dead. (The Washington Post)
  5. A fire breaks out on the roof of a hospital in Gaziosmanpasa, Istanbul and spreads down the outside to ground level. Minister of Health Ahmet Demircan say all patients have been evacuated and transferred to hospitals elsewhere by ambulances. (CNN)
  6. Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Vasily Nebenzya, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, tells the UN Security Council the United Kingdom has created a "fake story" and says Russia has "told our British colleagues that you are playing with fire and you will be sorry." UK UN representative Karen Pierce tells the Security Council UK actions "stand up to any scrutiny" and compares Russian requests to join the investigation to an arsonist investigating their own fire. (BBC)
  7. Crime in Turkey At Eskişehir Osmangazi University, central Turkey, a research assistant shoots and kills four staff members. Media report that three people are wounded and that the shooter has turned himself in to police. (Fox News) (terrorist-alike)  gunman shot and killed a deputy dean, a secretary and two teaching staff. gunman, identified as Volkan Baya, turned himself in to police motive not known workplace violence:  Researcher shoots dead staff in gun rampage at Turkish university ... www.dailymail.co.uk  Researcher shoots dead four fellow staff members in gun rampage at Turkish university. Man killed deputy dean, faculty secretary and two lecturers at Turkish university;  researcher at Osmangazi University; Turkey university shooting: Gunman leaves four dead on Osmangazi ... https://www.dailystar.co.uk  Research assistant shoots dead four staff at Osmangazi university in ... https://www.independent.co.uk 250km west of Ankara, told reporters the gunman shot and killed a deputy dean, a secretary and two teaching staff. The shooter, named as Volkan Baya, was apprehended
  8. Terrorism in the United States Newly released documentation reveals Benjamin Morrow, a man killed by an explosion on March 5 in his home in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, possessed white supremacist literature, five guns with ammunition, boxes of binary explosives, jars of explosive TATP, and a small explosives manufacturing laboratory. (Wisc News) (right wing terrorist? )
  9. Twitter suspensions Twitter announces the suspension of 1.2 million terror-linked accounts since 2015. (Fortune)
  10. Around 20 armed robbers (acting like terrorists) attack a police station with guns and a bank with dynamite in Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. The shooting kills nine and the explosion kills seven. (CNN)
  11. 2018 in UFC An arrest warrant is issued for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor after he was involved in a melee at a press conference at the Barclays Center in New York City ahead of UFC 223. Video footage appears to show McGregor throwing a hand truck through a window of the Khabib Nurmagomedov team bus. (The Guardian)
  12. 04/05/2018  Deputies: Woman escaping domestic violence situation killed, 2 kids injured shooting spree WSB Atlanta LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - The Lumpkin County sheriff said a fight at a home ended with four people shot, including at least one child. Deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation blocked off Bryn Drive in Dawsonville as they launched their investigation Thursday.  report of shots fired at the home. When they arrived, they found two women shot to death and a man they believe had killed himself. . man who shot two women to death, injured a teen and toddler, then killed himself.  Kelley McDonald, Jr. was wanted out of Tampa, FL for domestic abuse.
  13. April 5, 2018 Conor McGregor's UFC rampage leaves Spokane's Michael Chiesa injured  The Spokesman-Review  Michael Chiesa, left, poses for photographers with Anthony Pettis on Thursday,, at UFC 223's media day in New York, to promote a bout scheduled for Saturday. Chiesa was pulled from the Saturday fight after an incident with Conor McGregor. s McGregor was arrested and is expected to be charged with assault after his role in Thursday’s fracas “Chairs were thrown through the van window and one passenger on the van was injured,”
  14. 3 Las Vegas teens killed in fiery crash in Huntington Beach are identified Los Angeles Times  Rossi was one of three Las Vegas teenagers killed in a car crash early Thursday in Huntington Beach,
  15. April 5, 2018 Ontario Sam's Club Explosion A small explosion rattled a Sam's Club in Fontana near Ontario Californa and led to a brief police chase Inside the man's car, investigators found materials similar to the bomb-making materials used in the store explosion, first reported as a structure fire at the 951 North Milliken Ave. store was actually determined to be a small explosion after a person detonated a bomb.  Police have identified a man suspected of detonating two explosive devices inside a Sam's Club store in Southern California. Police in the city of Ontario identified the suspect Thursday as Hugo Gonzalez of Fontana. They say they believe Gonzalez acted alone
  16. 4/5/2018  Six Utah cops injured trying to help suicidal man on fire  NBCNews.com   man had poured gasoline on himself in a gas station convenience store bathroom and used a lighter to set the fire as the officers surrounded him. injured Thursday  in Kaysvillenear Salt Lake City report that a man was pouring gasoline on himself in the store bathroom in an attempt to commit suicide. Officers tried to wrest a lighter from the man's hand, but he lit himself on fire, burning himself and four of the officers./ Apr.06.2018 Four Kaysville police officers injured trying to douse a man who set fire to himself at a gas station - Salt Lake Tribune Man who officials say lit himself on fire in Kaysville gas station identified good4utah identified as 26-year-old Tyler Ivison  recovering from his injuries in the hospital, but .. Family of man who set himself on fire in Kaysville says they repeatedly tried to get mental health help  fox13now Apr 6, 2018 - "It's not like we haven't tried. It's not like he hasn't tried." Tyler Ivison.  mental health care system failed her brother, changes in her brother a couple of years ago and recently he was diagnosed. “Tyler suffers from a bipolar-schizophrenia hybrid,” Faithbudge said.  3rd suicide attempt  critical condition but is expected to live
  17. April 5, 2018  Police: Couple man killed, burned body for children 19 April 2018 HANFORD, California. – A couple arrested in central California in the torture and killing of a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran their children watch as they burned the body of the man, authorities said.  Stacie Mendoza, and Jose Mendoza tortured Kenneth Coyle on April 5, to get him to reveal his bank details and passwords. After torturing him, the Mendozas allegedly beat and choked him to death in his home in the small town of Hanford,



  1. 4/3/2018 arrest A 26-year-old woman was found dead in her Redmond apartment with “significant signs of violence,” and her female partner has gone missing. Here’s what we know.
  2. Redmond woman held for investigation in wife's death | The Seattle ... https://www.seattletimes.com/.../redmond-woman-held-for-investigation-in-wifes-death/Apr 5, 2018 - A 27-year-old Redmond woman was ordered held on investigation of second-degree domestic-violence homicide Thursday, accused of killing her 26-year-old wife several days before thecouple's roommate found the victim's body in their apartment, according to police. The woman was detained  woman was detained Wednesday as she was getting off a bus near a Fred Meyer store, about a mile north of the apartment she and her wife moved into about a month ago, said Redmond Police spokeswoman Andrea Wolf-Buck. She was interviewed by detectives and booked into jail Wednesday evening, Wolf-Buck said. ... don’t yet know when the 26-year-old was killed, but it was up to a week before her body was discovered. She said the women’s roommate may have been out of town and travels frequently for work.  
  3. New details in Redmond murder case where 26-year-old  woman ... q13fox.com/2018/04/06/new-details-released-in-redmond-murder-case/  Apr 6, 2018 - REDMOND, Wash. — A woman who was found slain in her apartment in Redmond has been identified as 26-year-old Tiffany Scotland. The Redmond Police Department said Friday that her 27-year-old wife was arrested and lodged in King County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. 
  4. NCAVP mourns the death of Tiffany Scotland in Redmond, WA - NYC ...  https://avp.org/ncavp-mourns-the-death-of-tiffany-scotland-in-redmond-wa/   Apr 17, 2018 - NCAVP mourns the death of Tiffany Scotland in Redmond, WA ... Aterraka was arrested on April 4 and charged with second-degree murder. ... NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected ...
  5. Mystery Meat Lesbian Calls Killing of CHEATING WIFE a “mistake ... https://saboteur365.wordpress.com/.../mystery-meat-lesbian-calls-killing-of-cheating-... Apr 10, 2018 - REDMOND, Wash. – A Washington woman accused of killing her wife and leaving her beneath a carpet in their shared bedroom told police it was a “mistake.” Aterraka Scotland, 27, was arrested on Thursday for the murder of Tiffany Scotland, 26. According to a police report, Aterraka and Tiffany were ...   renting a room from a man who called police on the evening of April 3 after discovering Tiffany’s body lying on a plastic garbage bag and beneath a rolled up carpet. Police say that when they arrived at the residence, the roommate said he had gone into their bedroom after becoming concerned because he hadn’t heard from either in several days.  Police say Tiffany’s body had a laceration to her neck and stab wounds in her abdomen and chest. According to police, Aterraka first said she didn’t know Tiffany was dead, then changed her story and said that she and Tiffany had been wrestling when Tiffany fell and hit her head. She later said she found out Tiffany had been cheating on her and in an ensuing argument put the woman in a choke hold.  Police say Aterraka told them she panicked when she couldn’t find a pulse and called two friends to help her. She also told police she heard the friends saying they had stabbed Tiffany to make it look like a robbery.
  6. Washington state woman pleads not guilty to her wife's death ... www.watermarkonline.com/.../washington-state-woman-pleads-not-guilty-to-her-wife... Apr 20, 2018 - SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old Washington state woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the strangling death of her wife. KOMO-TV reports that Aterraka Scotland entered her plea on Tuesday. Court documents say Scotland told investigators that she and her wife, 26-year-old Tiffany ...
  7. Woman accused of killing wife claims it was 'mistake' while they ... https://www.lipstickalley.com Apr 10, 2018  woman accused of killing her wife told police it was a "mistake" that happened while the pair were wrestling each other. The body of Tiffany Scotland, 26, was found on a rubbish bag beneath a rolled-up carpet by her landlord last week. He had become concerned after not hearing from Tiffany or wife .
  8. Aterraka Scotland Strangled Wife, Stabbed Body With Friends To ... www.oxygen.com/.../Aterraka-scotland-strangled-wife-stabbed-her-with-friends-robb... Apr 12, 2018 - A Washington State woman allegedly strangled her wife and then stabbed her corpse with friends to make the murder look like a random robbery, police said. Aterraka Scotland, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Tuesday for the death of her wife, 26-year-old Tiffany Scotland, KOMO ....


Date: Friday April 6, 2018


  1. Moro conflict Acting on a tipoff about a planned attack, authorities in Shariff Aguak detain two suspected would-be bombers and disable an improvised explosive device. (Philstar Global)
  2. Terrorism in the Netherlands The Dutch Court of Appeal increases the sentence of a man who twice attempted to travel to Syria from 31 months partially suspended to 40 months. The man was previously convicted of preparing terrorist crimes and trying to participate in a terrorist organisation. (Dutch News)
  3. April 6, 2018 Humboldt Broncos Canada bus crash Sixteen people were killed and thirteen injured[4] when a westbound semi-trailer truck was struck by a northbound coach bus near ArmleySaskatchewan, Canada. The semi-trailer had failed to yield[1][2][3] at a flashing stop sign[5][6] at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335. The bus was travelling at a speed of approximately 100 km/h.[7] Most of the dead and injured were teenagers from the Humboldt Broncos, a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).  On July 6, 2018, the RCMP charged 29-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi-trailer, with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury.[8] Sidhu immigrated to Canada from India in 2013.[9]
  4. A bus crashes near Genting Highlands in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia, hitting a car and a barrier. Twenty-three people are injured, including sixteen Chinese tourists. (Channel News Asia)
  5. Killings by law enforcement officers in the United States in April 2018 Hundreds protest the Wednesday fatal shooting of Saheed Vassell by police in Brooklyn, New York, after a pipe he was holding was mistaken for a gun. (BBC)
  6. ValuJet Flight 592 The FBI offers a US$10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of mechanic Mauro Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes, who is accused of triggering the 1996 disaster by mispackaging oxygen cylinders that caught fire in the DC-9's hold. He fled justice in 1999. (CNN)
  7. Terrorism in the United Kingdom A Central Criminal Court judge sentences Dutch-Somali terror convict Aweys Shikhey to eight years with an extended licence of four years. Shikhey received international attention for fantasy chats with a Kenyan online about murdering David Cameron, Queen Elizabeth II, Jews, and football fans. (The Times of Israel) (NLTimes.nl)
  8. Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor appears in court and is released on bail after being charged with assault and criminal mischief. (BBC)
reported:




9 Killed in Gaza as Palestinian Protesters Face Off With Israeli Soldiers
New York Times
NAHAL OZ, Israel — With tear gas and burning tires fouling the air and gunfire periodically ringing out from one direction, Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers faced off along the fence hemming in the Gaza Strip for a second week on Friday. Nine Palestinians were killed, including two ...
Gaza Border Clashes Resume: Seven Palestinians Said Killed, 293 Wounded by Israeli Gunfire - Haaretz


Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
  1. 2018 Gaza border protests Israeli troops shoot dead ten Palestinians near the Israel–Gaza barrier, including a Palestinian journalist, as protests and riots continue. (BBC)
  2. A funeral is held for journalist Yasser Murtaja, shot at the fence wearing a press jacket covering tyre burnings by protestors yesterday. Israel denies targeting journalists intentionally and says it is investigating. (The Guardian) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman both praise the military response, with Liberman accusing Murtaja of "putting himself in danger" by operating a drone. (The Times of Israel)
  3. 2018 Münster vehicle ramming Sandstein nominates deletion A man drives a van into a group of people in Münster, Germany, killing 2 and injuring 30. The driver then shoots and kills himself. (Express)(CNN) man drove a van into people seated outside restaurants in a pedestrianised square in the old part of the German city of Münster.[1] Police said the attacker drove into "several cafe and restaurant terraces in a major square in the centre of Münster".[1] The alleged perpetrator then shot himself.[1] The attack killed two people, and injured about 20 others, six seriously.[1]  The motive for the attack is currently unknown.[2]  Guardian erman authorities were “assuming” that the incident was an act of terrorism, although there was no immediate official confirmation similar to  2016 Berlin attack, in which a truck was deliberately driven into a Christmas market in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured by a driver working for islamist terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
    1. Muenster 'van attack': Two dead and 20 injured after vehicle ploughs ... standard uk  Police said it was not an accident but no signs of it being a copycat IS terror  could not confirm media reports that he was a middle-aged German man with psychological issues.attack. 
    2. Germany van crash: No indication driver had Islamist ties, says ... independent uk  had no Islamic extremist ties, a Germany security official has said.
    3. German van driver had run-ins with police, suicidal thoughts - ABC News  was apparently financially well off but was frequently at odds with authorities and in court often. Local media reported that he is an industrial designer who once threatened his father with an ax. he had expressed suicidal plans by email to a neighbor. Police  went to the man's Muenster home but he was not there..stumped about the man's motive for the attack. no indications that there is a political background Muenster and two in nearby Arnsberg in 2015 and 2016. His run-ins with the law regarded threats, property damage, fraud, a hit-and-run and domestic conflicts with his family, but Adomeit said that all charges were dismissed. Inside the van, police found illegal firecrackers that were disguised as a fake bomb, a fake pistol and the real gun that the driver used to kill himself with. more firecrackers and a "no-longer usable AK-47 machine gun." Police also found several gas bottles and canisters containing gasoline and bio-ethanol, but did not know yet why they were stored there
    4. German media cites 'right wing' affiliation after man drives van into ...   Some media reports linked the man to “far-right groups,” but claimed he was not an “extremist.”  officials initially dismissed questions about whether the attack could be the work of an Islamic terrorist group or a refugee, according to published reports. “At the moment, nothing speaks for there being any Islamist background,” anniversary of the Stockholm, Sweden attack. That attack killed five people injured 14 injured after a stolen beer truck rammed into a crowd, 
    5. German van attack: 'Suspect had mental health problems' - BBC News was a lone German who suffered mental health problems, the state interior minister has ... He has been identified in German media as Jens R (what is last name? ethnicity?) prosecutors say he was known to police.
    6. Two killed, dozens injured as van drives into crowd in Germany's ... times of israel  Bode said it was “too soon” to call the incident a deliberate attack. ...  assailant was a German in his late 40s and believed to be psychologically disturbed “with no known links to “terrorism.” IS has claimed similar attacks before...
    7. German nationalist apologizes for blaming attack on Muslims  wash post  A deputy leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party apologized Thursday for falsely blaming a fatal van attack in Muenster on Islamic extremists, saying that she leapt to conclusions too quickly.
    8. Police rule out 'political motive' in Münster van attack - The Local police did not see an extremist motive behind a ramming attack 
  1. Terrorism in India Local authorities in Goa, India, issue a terror alert for the West Coast, sending it to fishing vessels, resorts, barges, and offshore casinos. The alert states a fishing vessel may be used to launch a terrorist attack. The Ports Minister states that Pakistan has seized an Indian fishing vessel in connection with the alleged plot. (The Financial Express)
  2. Terrorism in the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police arrest a suspected terrorist at Gatwick Airport after he arrives on a flight from Morocco. (BBC)
  3. Cyberattacks on Iran The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Iran says hackers attacked its networks, leaving an image of US flags on screens. A researcher at Cisco's Talos security group acknowledges "several incidents in multiple countries" involving the use of their Smart Install protocol. (Reuters)
  4. Syrian Civil War Dozens of people in the rebel held Syrian city of Douma are reported killed in an apparent chemical weapons attack. (Washington Post)
  5. Disaster A fire breaks out at the 50th floor of the New York Trump Tower, killing one resident and injuring four firefighters. President Donald Trump sends a tweet saying that the fire had been put out and thanks the firefighters for their work. According to the New York City Fire Department, the building had no sprinklers. (BBC) (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  6. Unlicenced driver "accidentally" crashes into Texas house gas line blows up, arrested Family, Residents Call For Change In Neighborhood Where Hurst Home Exploded « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth may have been speeding residents want speed bump on curve Car Crashes Into House Causing Gas Explosion | 880 The Revolution A driver lost control of his car and crashed into a house in Hurst, Texas, outside of Fort Worth. damaged a gas line exploded minutes later while police were attempted to rescue the victims of the crash.
  7. Man with assault rifle allegedly shot dead 3 other passengers on on charter party bus Rockford, Illinois Police ABC news  Suspect Raheem King, 22, of , is on the run, police say.
    1. Suspect who police say shot and killed 3 people on a bus in Rockford considered armed and dangerous  WQAD.com
    2. Police search for man accused of killing 3 with assault rifle - CBS News ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Police have named a 22-year-old suspect and charged him in an arrest warrant with using an assault rifle to fatally shoot three people on an adult-themed charter bus in Rockford, Illinois.
      3 people shot to death on Rockford party bus identified - Chicago TribuneOne of the individuals on the coach, identified as Raheem King, was armed with anassault rifle and shot three individuals who were also passengers on the chartered coach,” man shot and killed three fellow passengers with an assault rifle while the bus was traveling in Rockford April 7, 2018. (WGN-TV)
      Suspect wanted in Rockford charter bus shooting | abc7chicago.com  while the bus was moving
    3. Downtrend I WONDER WHY LIBERALS AREN’T FREAKING OUT OVER THIS MASS SHOOTER WHO USED AN ‘ASSAULT WEAPON’ TO KILL 3 
  8. Portland cops shot, killed alleged carjacker hit and run crash inside homeless shelter ABC News A deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon, between cops and a knife-wielding carjacker was captured on video by a terrified witness. The footage showed the man, who relatives later identified as 48-year-old John "John-John" Elifritz, ducking into a shelter in southeast Portland at around 7:30 p.m. on .. man, who relatives later identified as 48-year-old John "John-John" Elifritz, ducking into a shelter in southeast Portland at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.   they announced, "Drop the knife!"... several times....  man failed to surrender, several shots were fired. multiple units were said to have responded to a pileup involving a stolen vehicle   responding officers attempted to surround the driver, police said the suspect "fled the scene of the crash." same car was involved in an incident three hours earlier when it "had reportedly been taken by force"... Protesters have been flocking to the shelter, calling the fatal shooting unjustified.  "Murder is not protection," 
Date: Sunday April 8, 2018

Date: Monday April 9, 2018
  1. 2018 Gaza border protests Israel launches an investigation into a video appearing to show soldiers cheering as a Palestinian man is shot by an Israeli sniper through the Gazan border fence. (The Washington Post)
  2. Terrorism in Thailand Three bombs explode in Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat, Thailand, injuring four people. (The Bangkok Post)
  3. A motorcycle bomb kills at least eight and injures at least seven at a market in Shindand, Afghanistan. (Voice of America)
  4. Syrian Civil War 2018 Douma chemical attack Human Rights Watch calls the attack a war crime and says both Russia and Syria may bear criminal responsibility. (Reuters)
  5. An explosion in Idlib kills more than a dozen, including civilians and children. (euronews)
  6. Three US Navy SEALs go on trial in San Diego accused of war crimes. Prosecutors allege the trio tortured unidentified detainees in Village Stability Platform Kalach in Chora, Uruzgan, Afghanistan. (The San Diego Union Tribune)
  7. List of shipwrecks in 2018 A fire breaks out on South Korean fishing vessel FV Dong Won 701 in the Port of Timaru, New Zealand. Ten fire crews and a tug are in attendance. At least three are hospitalised and the ship is evacuated. (Stuff) (Radio New Zealand)
  8. A school bus plunges into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas, in Himachal Pradesh, India, killing three adults and at least 27 children. (CBS News)
  9. A wall collapses onto playing children in Doornfontein, South Africa, killing three. (Times Live)
  10. A school charter bus traveling illegally on a parkway on Long Island, New York, collides with a bridge. Dozens of students are injured. (ABC News)
  11. The Norfolk Southern Railway sues two staff members involved in a train collision last month in Georgetown, Kentucky, that derailed 13 cars and injured four. (Cincinnati)
  12. A double decker tourist bus collides with low-lying tree branches in Żurrieq, Malta, killing two adults with six others being critically injured. (The Times of Malta)
  13. A Piper PA-24 Comanche crashes after takeoff in Scottsdale, Arizona, killing all six people aboard. (USA Today)
  14. Investigators say Trump Tower, where a man died in a fire yesterday, had no working smoke alarms. (CNN)
  15. Terrorism in Finland Abderrahman Bouanane goes on trial in a courtroom set up within a prison in Turku, Finland, accused of two murders and eight attempted murders in an alleged terror attack. The charges, the first terrorism crimes ever charged in Finland, relate to a stabbing in Turku's main market square. Bouanane is charged with two counts of terror-related murder and eight counts of attempted murder with a terror-related motive. (ABC)
  16. Terrorism in France French police arrest three men and three women accused of involvement in the 2016 Magnanville stabbing by an ISIL supporter. Local media reports the detainees include police major Maryline Bereaud and her daughter. (The Guardian)
  17. Terrorism in Indonesia Extremist Muslim preacher Kiki Muhammad Iqbal is sentenced to nine years for inciting terrorism for a sermon he gave last year at a mosque in Bandung. The sermon is alleged to have caused two suicide bombers to launch a May 2017 attack that killed three policemen in East Jakarta. (The Straits Times)
  18. Around 2,500 police armed with tear gas launch a raid in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France, in a bid to force the removal of 250 activists who have occupied the site of the proposed Aéroport du Grand Ouest for ten years to prevent its construction. The proposed airport is abandoned but the activists refuse to leave their community. (The Guardian)
  19. A day after a woman and her family tried to burn themselves in protest alleging she was raped by a local official and her husband murdered whilst in custody, six policemen are arrested in Unnao, India. (The Quint)
  20. Berlin Half Marathon, terrorism in Germany Police in Germany release six men suspected of plotting a terror attack at yesterday's Berlin Half Marathon, one of who was linked to Anis Amri, after failing to find evidence to substantiate their suspicions. (The Local)
  21. Terrorism in the United Kingdom Six alleged members of banned neo-Nazi group National Action appear before the Central Criminal Court. Two, including the group's alleged leader, are charged with plotting the terrorist murder of MP Rosie Cooper. (The Warrington Guardian) (The St. Helens Star)
  22. Driver killed in wrong-way crash in Kent that injured 6 had multiple DUIs Seattle Times  Police say they do not know whether the driver was under the influence in the crash. His younger brother was also in the car and did not survive. Six other people in three other vehicles were injured, including a 5-year-old girl and her mother.  Animation shows 'horrific' wrong-way crash that killed 2, injured 6 in Kent KING5.com Two killed, 6 injured in wrong-way crash on SR 516 | KIRO-TV  Driver killed in wrong-way crash in  State Route 516 in Kent was closed for hours after a crash that killed two people and injured six others Monday night. driver who was killed in a Kent wrong-way crash had been charged with DUI at least four times. The same was true of his brother, who also died in the crash. Six people in other vehicles were injured. Police don’t know whether the driver was under the influence in Monday night’s crash, but his father says he’s sharing the story of his anguish in the hopes that others will learn from his sons’ mistakes.

Date: April 10, 2018 Tuesday


  1. Kenyon man drives into path of truck killed in Hwy. 60 head-on crash postbulletin.com Kenyon Minnesota man died Tuesday morning when his pickup collided head-on with a semi tractor-trailer


Date: April 11, 2018 Wednesday

  1. April 11, 2018 Luis Velasquez-Ortiz illegal driver hit and runs kills motorcycle rider Luis Velasquez-Ortiz drove a Ford Explorer through a stop sign, hit motorcyclist Juan Moreno-Tamayo, who died at the scene, but instead of stopping hit the gas and ran. Suspect is illegal immigrant from Guatemala with record of felony convictions for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. He was later located and booked Thursday afternoon on a felony arrest warrant for leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death.
  2. Yemeni Crisis (2011–present) The Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over the Saudi capital Riyadh that caused panic among residents. Houthis say they fired several Burkan-2 missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Aramco oil facilities. Separately, Saudi Air Defenses shoot down two Houthi-operated Qasef-1 drones near the border. (Reuters) (Middle East Eye)
  3. 2018 Gaza border protests The Israeli Defence Forces say a bomb exploded near one of their construction vehicles near the Gazan border. In response, the IDF launches attacks on Hamas positions within the Gaza Strip. (The Times of Israel)
  4. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre states 80% of the deceased Palestinians, including journalist Yasir Murtaja, are terrorists. (The Jerusalem Post) Tamer Abu Daqqa, a resident of Khan Younis, Gaza, claims he is the man shown on an unauthorised video taken by an Israeli soldier being shot by a sniper through the border fence. Daqqa rejects Israeli claims he was a ringleader of violence and says he was assisting wounded Palestinians. (The Jerusalem Post)
  5. Terrorism in Spain Spain's Audiencia Nacional sentences ten Islamic extremists to between eight and twelve years in prison for a plot to launch attacks against Barcelonalandmarks and behead a hostage on camera. The cell was convicted yesterday. (El País)
  6. Terrorism in the United Arab Emirates The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court jails two Egyptians and a Saudi for fifteen years each and fines them for promoting terrorist ideologies online. The court orders them deported after release, their computer equipment seized, and their social media presences deleted. (Gulf News)
  7. Terrorism in Canada Lawyers representing Ayanle Hassan Ali, accused of three attempted murders in a 2016 Toronto knife attack on Canadian soldiers, say he should be acquitted entirely of allegations the charges had a terrorist motive and found not criminally responsible for the underlying offences on the grounds of his mental health. (CBC.ca)
  8. Mexican Drug War Fourteen people are killed in 36 hours in Cancún, Mexico, in the worst spate of violence in the city since 2004. (The Daily Mail)
  9. The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals partly overturns the acquittal of Serb radical nationalist Vojislav Šešelj and finds him guilty of crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav Wars. He is not detained as he served more than eleven years in the court's custody, and takes to Twitter to declare himself "proud of my war crimes" and "ready to repeat them". (Bloomberg) (The Irish Times)
  10. Shipwrecks in 2018 The fire onboard South Korean ship FV Don Wong 701 in the Port of Timaru, New Zealand, enters its third day. At least four vessels – MV Searuby, MV San Granit, MV Longview Logger and MV Jeppesen Maersk – are delayed from arriving. (Stuff) (Stuff)
  11. 2018 Algerian Air Force Il-76 crash An Ilyushin Il-76 military plane crashes shortly after take-off from Boufarik Military Airport in Algeria, killing all 257 passengers on board. (BBC) (sbs.com)
  12. 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash Poland releases a new report on the disaster, which killed 96 including then-President Lech Kaczyński, rejecting previous findings and claiming instead air traffic controllers in Smolensk, Russia, gave the jet erroneous information prior to two explosions destroying the jet in midair. (Radio Poland)
  13. The family of a man killed in California when his Tesla Model X crashed with the Autopilot engaged says they intend to sue the carmaker. His wife further says he had complained of flaws in the vehicle's behaviour and predicted his death in a collision with the barrier his car ultimately hit. (Electrek)
  14. The death toll from tainted alcohol in Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia, reaches at least 82. (Reuters)
  15. The death toll from a fireworks factory explosion in Vellore, India, rises to four. (The Times of India)
Date: April 12, 2018 Thursday




Date: April 13, 2018 Friday
  1. The British government issues a statement saying it is "highly likely" the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people, and that since such an action could not go unchallenged, Britain would work with United States and France to coordinate an international response, without specifying what measures the United Kingdom would take. (CNN)
  2. The Israeli Defence Forces claim an improvised explosive device was set off near the Gazan border with possible Palestinian casualties and other protestors attempted unsuccessfully to fly a kite carrying a firebomb over the border fence. (The Jerusalem Post)
  3. Israel opens fire again, with the Gaza Health Ministry claiming one Palestinian was killed and 233 injured as protesters torched tyres and Israeli flags. (Haaretz)
  4. Police say a bombing took place in Barawe, Lower Shabelle, Somalia, at a football stadium yesterday, the first time a stadium in the country has been targeted, killed up to five spectators. (Reuters)
  5. Armed bandits storm a mining site in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, killing 26 people, including 16 illegal gold miners. (CNN)
  6. Poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal Sir Mark Sedwill, national security advisor to the United Kingdom, says Russian intelligence targeted Yulia Skripal's email account. (BBC)
  7. A bus overturns near the village of Vakarel, Bulgaria, killing six people and injuring 20. (Reuters)
  8. Summit Air Flight 409 The Nepalese Accident Investigation Commission concludes its investigation, finding the plane stalled after the flight crew lost situational awareness and began a rapid ascent to avoid terrain whilst still configured for landing. (The Aviation Herald)
  9. Russian authorities say a Kamov Ka-29 belonging to the Baltic Fleet crashed late yesterday whilst attempting to land on a ship, killing two people. (RadioFreeEurope / Radio Liberty)
  10. Environment
  11. Terrorism in France French judges clear the Tarnac Nine, accused of performing an anarchist terror sabotage in a controversial trial, of wrongdoing and describe the existence of a terror group as a "fiction". Defence lawyers had accused ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's government of misusing counterterror law. (The Guardian)
  12. Terrorism in Germany Three Syrian nationals are arrested in Saarland suspected of terror links. Two are suspected of fighting with the Islamic State in Syria. (Deutsche Welle)
  13. Right-wing terrorism in the United Kingdom An unidentified civilian is jailed for three and a half years for terror offences connected to banned neo-Nazi group National Action. Acquitted Finnish national Mikko Vehvilainen, a serving soldier in the British Army, is jailed alongside him for a weapons offence, receiving 12 months. (BBC) (BBC) (The Birmingham Mail)
  14. 2016 Ludwigshafen bombing plot An Islamic State member is sentenced in Vienna to nine years in prison, among others for instigating an 12-year-old boy to commit a Christmas market bombing in Ludwigshafen, Germany.(Deutsche Welle)
  15. An improvised explosive device goes off prematurely in Wardaka, Baghlan, Afghanistan, killing nine insurgents and injuring five more. (Tolo News)
  16. Terrorism in Iraq Islamic State claim responsibility for bomb attacks on al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Asdeira, Salahuddin, Iraq that killed at least ten. (Iraqi News)
  17. An al-Hashd al-Shaabi statement claims the group launched missiles over the Syrian border at Islamic State militants preparing to launch an international assault, killing and injuring dozens of militants. (Iraqi News)
  18. The Government of Ecuador says that the three Ecuadorian journalists kidnapped by rebel members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on 26 March have been murdered. President Lenín Moreno orders military operations on the Colombian border to catch the murderers, offering a reward of US$100,000. (The Guardian)  Marxist Rebels Killed Journalists and Driver, Ecuador's President Says  New York Times  LIMA, Peru — Marxist rebels have killed two journalists and their driver abducted near the southern border of Colombia and Ecuador, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador said Friday. The three — a reporter, Javier Ortega; a photographer, Paúl Rivas; and their driver, Efraín Segarra — were working for El ...

Date: April 14, 2018 Saturday

  1. Syrian Civil War 2018 bombing of Damascus and Homs
  2. The United States, France, and the United Kingdom target chemical weapon sites and other Syrian military sites with missile strikes on early Saturday morning Syrian time (EET), in response to the Douma chemical attack. (The Washington Post) (BBC)
  3. 2018 Gaza border protests An explosion near the Israel–Gaza border fence kills at least four Palestinians. Hamas says terrorists from Islamic Jihad were killed. Locals claim the explosion was from the Israeli Defence Forces shelling Hamas. Israel denies any involvement. (The Times of Israel)
  4. Israeli forces shoot and wound a Palestinian near Khan Younis. Local medical personnel report he has a bullet lodged in his head. (wafa)
  5. War in Afghanistan (2001–present) The Taliban destroy an electricity pylon in Doshe, Baghlan, Afghanistan, overnight. The pylon carries imported power from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and its destruction causes widespread blackouts across several provinces and in capital Kabul. (Tolo News)
  6. An explosion strikes a major weapons depot linked to Hezbollah and Iran in Mount Azzan, near Aleppo, Syria. Local media and Sky News reports an unidentified jet attacked the site, possibly as part of Western coalition airstrikes in the region, but al-Mayadeen denies any airstrike happened and said controlled explosions were carried out at the site yesterday. (The Times of Israel)
  7. Terrorism in Egypt The Egyptian military says 14 terrorists attacked a Sinai military base today, with four of them blowing themselves up and killing eight soldiers. (Egypt Today)
  8. Yemen accuses Iran of arming Houthi rebels with drones in violation of United Nations sanctions to allow the militants to launch attacks on Saudi Arabia. Iran supports the Houthis but denies arming them. (The Daily Star)
  9. A civilian vehicle hits an unexploded landmine in Arsal, Lebanon. Three occupants die. (The Daily Star)
  10. Terrorism in Iraq The Islamic State ambushes a member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi on Neft Khana road, near Khanqeen, northeast of Baquba, Iraq. The militants execute him. (Iraqi News)
fire:

  1. 1 killed Fatal Hammond house fire being investigated as possible arson HAMMOND IN A 62-year-old woman died Saturday after firefighters rescued her and two others from a fire that is being investigated as a possible arson, officials said.
  2. 4/14/2018  2 killed, at least 3 hurt in music studio blaze in Studio City  Los Angeles Times  early-morning fire on Saturday The Los Angeles Fire Department says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through a music recording studio in Studio City. Fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman said crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday to the blaze.  has about a dozen recording studios, which are used around the clock, police said.  Man faces capital murder charges in Studio City recording studio fire ... dailynews.com Apr 17, 2018 - A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with capital murder for allegedly setting fire to a music studio last Saturday in Studio City, killing two men and leaving a 15-year-old girl and a man in his 20s critically injured. Efrem Zimbalist Demery Jr. of Los Angeles was ordered to be held without bail while ... Suspect In Fatal Studio Arson May Face Death Penalty | Studio City  Patch  Apr 17, 2018 - STUDIO CITY, CA — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with capital murder for allegedly setting fire to a music studio in Studio City last Saturday, killing two men and leaving a 15-year-old girl and a man in his 20s critically injured. Suspect Bought Gasoline, Lit Fire to Music Studio, Targeting 2 ... - KTLA arsonist knew the two men who died in the blaze, and the three had been involved in a dispute hours before the blaze  Suspect Bought Gasoline, Lit Fire to Music Studio, Targeting 2 Acquaintances fire at Top Notch Recordings around 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, police said. Firefighters found four people down in the flames at the studio  victims who remain hospitalized were not associated with the suspect or the men killed, police said. accelerant was poured in a hallway   evidence led to Demery, who was arrested in Willowbrook California Highway Patrol officer saw traffic violation. prior arrests for burglary and selling counterfeit goods, 


Date: April 15, 2018 Sunday
  1. Poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal UK Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn of Labour asks to see "incontrovertible evidence" before accepting Russia was responsible. Foreign SecretaryBoris Johnson responds, saying it is "quite extraordinary" to question Russian involvement. (BBC News)
  2. Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes Afghan and Pakistani forces exchange cross-border fire on the Durand Line, killing two Pakistan Army troops and injuring five others. (Voice of America)
  3. Sinai insurgency
  4. ISIL claims responsibility for an attack on a military base in the Sinai peninsula, Egypt, yesterday that killed eight soldiers and injured fifteen. The Egyptian Military said 14 militants were killed in the attack. (The Washington Post)
  5. 2018 Gaza border protests Gazans launch a kite carrying a firebomb over the Israeli border near Kibbutz Kissufim, starting a fire in a field. It is the fourth such incident this week. Local authorities alert residents to be vigilant for potential repeat attacks. (The Times of Israel)
  6. Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) A car bomb in Kirkuk, Iraq, kills and injures several civilians. The blast follows a bombing at Hor Rajab, Baghdad, earlier in the day that wounded one civilian. (Iraqi News)
  7. Israel Defense Forces announce the destruction of a Gaza-Israel tunnel thought to belong to Hamas, with Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman claiming it to be the longest tunnel found to date. (Jerusalem Online)
  8. Militants disguised as United Nations troops attack two military bases near Timbuktu, Mali, using rockets and two car bombs. At least one soldier at the bases, used by France and the UN, is killed and more than twelve others are wounded. (BBC News)
  9. Russia sends landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov, chartered civilian vessel MV Alexander Tkachenko, and transport ship Orsk to Syria laden with military equipment. (Metro)
  10. Prominent New York LGBT and environmental lawyer David Buckel commits suicide by setting himself on fire with petrol in Prospect Park. He leaves and circulates a suicide note indicating his death is in protest against the use of fossil fuels. (BBC News)
  11. 2017 M1 motorway crash  The UK Department of Transport rejects a call by road safety campaign NGO Brake for tougher legislation on licencing for commercial drivers in response to a crash that killed eight last year. (BBC News)
  12. Israeli authorities release 207 African migrants from Saharonim Prison after a Supreme Court ruling ordering their release amid deportation negotiations. The migrants had refused to leave the country voluntarily. (The Times of Israel)
  13. An improvised explosive device damages a shopfront in Limassol, Cyprus. (The Cyprus Mail)
  14. Anthony J. Wrobel  Las Vegas Venetian Company Picnic Shooting 1 killed, one injured in workplace shooting.  escape CIA style  former casino dealer Anthony J. Wrobel  accused of opened fire on a picnic for a group of Venetian employees killed an executive, and critically wounded another employee. Stage a rental getway care 3 days before. Fled to Utah,  stole a license plate off of a car like a professional criminal or CIA agent, arrested in Texas. 


Date: April 16, 2018 Monday

  1. 8-year-old boy slashes other students with knife at Minnesota elementary school https://nypost.com/2018/.../8-year-old-boy-slashes-other-students-with-knife-at-school... SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — An 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesotaelementary school and randomly attacked three other children Monday,...- CBS News  suffered "superficial wounds" requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday ...
  2. Sheriff's Office: Drunken driver sideswipes car Rochester MN  David James Schwartz A Rochester man is facing charges after he allegedly sideswiped another vehicle and then fled the scene on Monday night. drove over the median across both lanes of traffic to shoulder and sideswiped vehicle, broke victims glasses. Schwartz approched then got in his car and fled.. recognized as neighbor... talking funny and acting strange


Arrest Made After Binghamton Stabbing, the Second Student Death in 5 Weeks
New York Times
A suspect is in custody after a freshman was fatally stabbed at Binghamton University. It was the second killing of a student there in five weeks, leaving the campus tense and grieving. The victim, Joao Souza, 19, was attacked in his dormitory suite around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Timothy Faughnan, the ...
Student busted in fatal stabbing of Binghamton freshman - New York Post
Binghamton University student Michael Roque arrested in stabbing death of Joao Souza - Press & Sun-Bulletin
Police arrest suspect in stabbing death of Binghamton University student - WRGB
The Binghamton Student Accused of FatallyStabbing a Freshman Pleads Not Guilty
TIME
(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — A Binghamton University student accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old freshman on the university's main New York campus has pleaded not guilty. A public defender representing 20-year-old Michael Roque entered the plea on his behalf Monday. Roque faces a charge of ...

Weekend Stabbing Spree Doubles March Average
SF Weekly
Then finally at 9 p.m., the weekend stabbing bonanza ended near the Panhandle when police responded to an incident at Page and Ashbury streets. The male victim, 33, was walking his dog down Page Street when the suspect, a male in his 50s, began yelling slurs at him. After the victim confronted the ...

'Natural News' Creator's Newest Site Focuses Entirely on Teenaged Mass ShootingSurvivor - Snopes.com late March 2018, alternative health blog NaturalNews.com began running stories on a spinoff site called Hoggwatch.com, which was apparently created solely for the purpose of attacking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. NaturalNews.com (a site where readers can find articles on topics as diverse as how turmeric will cure any ailment and how the government is trying to poison everyone using chemtrails) was founded by Mike “Health Ranger” Adams, who is also a frequent collaborator of — and occasional stand-in for — InfoWars’ Alex Jones. Adams’ abject paranoia drives fevered anti-government, anti-corporate clicks on topics that tend to stray far afield from the pseudoscientific natural health remedies the site often peddles.


Sandy Hook families suing Alex Jones for claiming fatal schoolshooting was a 'cover up'
USA TODAY  Two lawsuits, one by Leonard Pozner and his former wife, Veronique De La Rosa and another by Neil Heslin, were filed this week against Jones, who has suggested the media faked information about the shooting. The New York Times reports this is the first civil action against Jones related to the ..suits detail accusations by the InfoWars host that the parents were actors participating in a staged event.  Jones has entertained several conspiracy theories about the shooting on his show. For example, in a 2016 segment, he suggested reports on the shooting were a "cover up" or fabricated. "I don't know what really happened," he said. . each suit is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Jones, Infowars and a related company, Free Speech Systems LLC.   “Our clients have been tormented for five years by Mr. Jones’ ghoulish accusations that they are actors who faked their children’s deaths as part of a fraud on the American people. 
  1. ‘Let the Americans help her now’: New documents released on attack that killed reporter in Syria wash post Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin reports from Homs, Syria, in February 2012. Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed on Feb. 22, 2012. Syrian general who allegedly planned and executed the 2012 attack in retaliation for Colvin’s reporting congratulated his men with an impromptu party when he heard the news. “Marie Colvin was a dog and now she’s dead,” Maj. Gen. Rafiq Shahadah allegedly told the group. “Let the Americans help her now.”
  2. Marie Colvin - Wikipedia   In February 2012, Colvin illegally crossed into Syria on the back of a motocross motorcycle, ignoring the Syrian government's attempts to prevent foreign journalists from entering Syria to cover the Syrian civil war without permission. 
  3. U.S. Journalist Marie Colvin Targeted, Killed By Assad Forces: Syrian ... npr ..Apr 10, 2018 - New evidence presented in a Washington, D.C., federal court claims that American journalist Marie Colvin was killed in a targeted assassination by the Syrian regime in 2012. Colvin, who was 56 when she died, was reporting on the Syrian war for The Sunday Times of London. 
  4. Assad regime 'assassinated' journalist Marie Colvin, says court claim ... guardian Apr 9, 2018 - Sunday Times correspondent’s family files claim in Washington court alleging Syrian government targeted journalists. ... The Assad regime “assassinated” the Sunday Times correspondentMarie Colvin as part of its campaign targeting journalists covering the Syrian civil war ...nclude accounts from Syrian government defectors and government records purloined from the offices of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s security services. internal, secondhand conversations indicating that the death of French journalist Gilles Jacquier the month before Colvin’s was also a premeditated assassination. after staged mortar attack blamed on rebel forces, undercover intelligence officer guided him to a predetermined location at a prearranged time. Jacquier was then targeted by government forces and injured by mortar rounds. pimp working with paramilitary forces, was at the ready nearby. He put Jacquier in a taxi instead of an ambulance and stayed with him to make sure he died.Syria unrest: French journalist Gilles Jacquier killed - BBC News  Jan 11, 2012 - French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier has been killed in the Syrian city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest. He was on a government-authorised trip to the city, wikip:His wife claims that he was killed by the government, namely in a plot carried out by Assef Shawkat, Maher al-Assad, Ali Mamluk, and Michel Samaha. She also claims he was killed either by a 22 millimeter gun associated with Syrian secret police or a long knife.[12]
  5. 4/17/ 2018 Suspect sought for power saw power pole damage  Quesnel Cariboo Observer  April 17, BC Hydro located the damaged pole and transformers near the railway lines. It is alleged that a suspect used what appears to be a power ... suspect used what appears to be a power saw to cut the pole down, which caused disruption... suspect may be injured by flash repairs tocost  $30,000.
  6. Man holding hostage killed by Utah police on Tuesday had posted videos about 'who's responsible for my death' Salt Lake Tribune A Unified Police Department officer shot and killed a man in Magna who was allegedly holding a woman hostage in his truck early Tuesday morning. The man who was shot was identified as 41-year-old Lonnie Marcel Bowen of Salt Lake City. The shooting occurred about 4:15 a.m., near the intersection ... Magna OIS, say he likely posted videos calling police ‘killers' before calling in threats and shot by police’ By Gephardt Daily Staff - April 17, 2018 MAGNA, Utah, April 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials say a man who was killed after threats phoned in to dispatchers early Tuesday morning led to an officer-involved shooting in Magna likely posted numerous videos to Facebook calling police “killers” and predicting his own death “Officers did not notice anything out of the ordinary, other than a truck leaving the area.  deployed tire spikes to disable the truck and it eventually came to a stop officer, who arrived to assist at the stop location, approached the vehicle and fired at the male inside the cab of the truck Update: Hostage situation leads to fatal officer-involved shooting in Magna
  7. At least five shots fired at home Rochester MN Post Bulleting  A bullet that whizzed over a 17-year-old boy’s head while he was sleeping was one of five rounds apparently fired into a Northeast Rochester home... car squealing its tires 3:45am  5 bullet holes in house 7 9mm handgun shell casings found outside.. hole in wall above sleeping boy's head.. inside were 9 people 3 to 42.. don't know if / why targeted moved from Hennepin county.. race of victims not identified.
Date: April 18, 2018 Wednesday 


  1. Syrian Civil War Iraqi Air Force F-16 jets attack an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria near the city of Hajin in coordination with the Syrian Armed Forces. (Reuters)
  2. Terrorism in Norway The police bomb group moved out to an apartment in Rosenhoff, Oslo, when informed that there might be explosives in the apartment. One person was found slightly injured. [1]
  3. Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a recruiter for the September 11 attacks, is arrested in Syria. (NBC News)
  4.  Shoreham Airshow crash Jet pilot Andy Hill, accused of eleven counts of manslaughter over a 2015 crash at Shoreham Airshow in England, makes an initial Magistrates' Courtappearance. He indicates he will deny the charges and the case is transferred to Crown Court. BBC)  investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch concluded that the crash resulted from pilot error low loop maneuver. Eleven people on the ground were killed[18] and sixteen others were injured.[16] 
  5. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380  The United States National Transportation Safety Board declares metal fatigue caused a fan blade failure that killed a passenger on April 16, the same issue behind a similar accident on another Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in 2016. The Federal Aviation Administration announces mandatory ultrasonicinspections on fan blades fitted to CFM56-7B engines of which around 8,000 are flying worldwide. (BBC)
  6. A woman goes on trial in England accused of murdering a man who was voluntarily euthanised in Belgium after she allegedly attacked him with acid. Prosecutors say medical evidence indicates "he could not bear to live in that condition." (BBC)
  7. Police assasination suicide : Two deputies are shot dead at a Chinese restaurant in Trenton, Florida, in what appears to be a targeted killing. The gunman was found dead outside the restaurant. (CNN)   man walked up to the window of a Florida restaurant where they were eating and shot them, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said. Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were eating at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton, a small town about 30 miles west of Gainesville. shooter, who was identified as 59-year-old John Hubert Highnote, "shot both men without warning" from outside the restaurant. He was found dead outside the business,  no apparent motive or indications as to why this tragedy occurred," killed 2 of 14 deputies on duty.  Gunman entered Chinese restaurant to fatally shoot Florida deputies before killing self  Topbuzz The man who killed two Florida sheriff’s deputies walked into a Chinese restaurant and shot them to death while they were eating, according to new information from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. initially said that the gunman, identified as John Hubert Highnote, 58, had shot the uniformed men through a window at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton, citing visible bullet holes in the glass. later revealed Highnote had walked into the restaurant.
    John Hubert Highnote: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com John Hubert Highnote, a reclusive former auto mechanic who has lived in Florida for decades, was identified as the gunman who ambushed two Gilchrist County Sheriff's deputies in Trenton, Florida, shooting them to death as they sat inside a Chinese restaurant and ate a meal. history of contacts with the criminal justice system in Florida, including a 1993 situation in which he was accused of launching a campaign of frightening harassment against a woman who went out to dinner with him. accused of tossing roof nails in the woman’s driveway and scrawling comments on her door. In 2001, he was fired from a job after an argument at work that culminated in Highnote tossing a cup of coffee on the floor and threatening to return. now say that they think Highnote went inside the restaurant and ambushed and shot the two deputies as they ate In 1978, he was accused of felony carrying a concealed weapon, but the charge was also dismissed.  named in a 2001 report involving the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department being called to a BMW dealership when he was fired from his job there. John became very upset and began yelling and screaming in his office…he requested John sit down so they could talk like adults at which time John got upset and threw a cup of coffee on the floor.” bank sued him in small claims court in 1991. Improper operation of a motorcycle, unlawful speed, running a stop sign previous court:  white male who stood 5’8″ and weighed 126 pounds. He was also described in court records as slender and balding, with a beard and working as a mechanic for a brake and clutch store.  woman sought a domestic violence injunction against John Highnote in Pinellas County in 1993, 1994 police report from the same agency says that Highnote himself called to report that an unknown person had slashed his tires.
    John Hubert Highnote: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - YouTube
    Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known - ABC ... Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - (white male) John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell casually walked into the restaurant, went up to the Gilchrest County deputies and fired at them. He then went into his car and killed himself.  Gilchrest County Sheriff Bobby Schultz blamed   hatred toward law enforcement.  "What do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent it's been demonized?   St. Petersburg  more run-ins with law enforcement over previous decades.  arrested for felony carrying a concealed firearm in 1978  misdemeanor criminal mischief in 1994, consuming alcohol in public in 1977, and had 11 traffic tickets for speeding and other infractions over the years.
  8. Good Samaritan critically injured in machete attack in Burien | KIRO-TV  Deputies said a good Samaritan is in critical condition after he was attacked with a macheteby two men who were harassing a homeless man Wednesday night in Burien.  Good Samaritan injured in brutal machete attack in Burien  Seattle Times man was admitted to Harborview in critical condition after he tried to stop an attack on a homeless man in Burien. Thanks to two cooks nearby, the assaults were stopped and two suspects were arrested king5.com | Good Samaritan in Burien machete attack says 'They just ... King 5  Good Samaritan who was randomly attacked by two men with a machete in BurienWednesday night is speaking publicly for the first time since the assault. Ryan O'Dell, 39, was critically injured after he stopped to help a homeless man who was being taunted on the street.   Burien Man Slashed & Bashed in Machete, Chain Attack After Helping ...  q13fox.com - Two men are in police custody facing felony charges after the King County Sheriff's Office says they used a machete and chain to beat a transient man. Timothy Whitmer and Ivan Schoolcraft are currently facing assault investigation charges, but deputies say they'll likely add more.  I'm tired, it hurts … I'm upset': Victim of vicious machete, chain attack ... Q13 FOX- SEATTLE -- Two men in jail are facing felony charges after the King County Sheriff's Office says they used a machete and a chain to attack a transient man in Burien Wednesday night. The two suspects -- Timothy Whitmer and Ivan Schoolcraft -- are currently facing assault investigation charges, but deputies ...
  9. April 18, 2018 Death of Jeremy Sanchez High School Student  When 17-year-old Jeremy Sanchez's parents learned from administrators at a Southern California high school Wednesday that their son hadn't shown up to class at South El Monte High School, news station KTLA reported. they turned to one of his friends. 16-year-old boy who joined a search party Wednesday for his missing friend ultimately led searchers to the victim's body found stabbed to death by the San Gabriel River. He is now under arrest as suspect. Sanchez, a star student-athlete, was stabbed with a knife, they have not yet recovered the weapon. Corina said investigators aren’t sure if there was an argument or problem with their friendship that led to Sanchez’s killing. Motive "unclear". 
  10. MauriceLaron Garner shot seven people girlfriend and children Asheville motive unclear Police say mother & 2 children killed, 3 other children injured, suspect dead in Asheville WLOS  “The Asheville Police Department received a 911 call from a juvenile at 73 Hansel Avenue who reported that Maurice Garner had shot and killed his mother, Erica Smith, and had also shot other family members who were brothers and sisters of his and that he also was injured,” says Chief Hooper. hildren who were killed have been identified as 15-year-old Keithan Whitmire and 13-year-old Harmony Smith. Their mother, 32-year-old Erica Nichelle Smith, was also killed  Three other children were also injured in the shooting, description of Garner’s vehicle. That vehicle was located not far from the home, with Garner inside suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Garner did not have a criminal history Garner tried to file a domestic violence order against Smith on Monday -- two days before the shooting. In the document, Garner claimed Smith was "trying to set me up to be killed. Her and her family texting pictures of my driver license." Maurice Garner lived a private life before West Asheville shooting www.citizen-times.com Before triple murder and suicide, Maurice Garner lived a private life. ... Garner, 35 also shot and injured Smith's three other children in their West Asheville home. Garner — who police say shot himself to death after killing three others Wednesday night  4 Dead, 3 Children Hurt in North Carolina Shooting | North Carolina ... /www.usnews.com (AP) man shot his girlfriend and her five children  home— killing the woman and two teens — before shooting himself, police said Thursday. Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper said the shooting happened Wednesday night after Maurice Laron Garner,  Woman, 2 children, shooter killed, 3 children injured in shooting ... www.wyff4.com 10-year-old boy called 911 and said thatMaurice Garner had shot his mother and other family members.  1 adult, 2 students killed in Asheville shooting | abc11.com  Four people, including the alleged suspect, are dead following a shooting in West Asheville Wednesday night. The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. at 73 Hansel Avenue. Police said MauriceLaron Garner shot seven people, three of which passed away.
  11. April 18, 2018 German police investigate anti-Semitic attack in Berlin - BBC News German police are investigating an assault on two young men in Berlin, in which the attacker was filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The men say they were harassed in the Prenzlauer Berg area on Monday while wearing Jewish skullcaps (kippahs)  Victim of Berlin anti-Semitic attack was an Israeli Arab who 'wanted to ... telegraph.co.uk Adam Armoush told German television he was wearing a Jewish kippah skullcap in an attempt to prove it was safe to wear one on the streets of Berlin. But the experiment went wrong when he and a companion were set upon in the affluent neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg and whipped with a belt Video shows belt-wielding assailant screaming 'Jew' washington post
Date: April 19, 2018 Thursday
  1. Iraqi Air Force F-16 jets attack an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria near the city of Hajin in coordination with the Syrian Armed Forces. (Reuters)
  2. Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a recruiter for the September 11 attacks, is arrested in Syria. (NBC News)
  3. Shoreham Airshow crash Jet pilot Andy Hill, accused of eleven counts of manslaughter over a 2015 crash at Shoreham Airshow in England, makes an initial Magistrates' Court appearance. He indicates he will deny the charges and the case is transferred to Crown Court. (BBC)
  4. Murder in English law A woman goes on trial in England accused of murdering a man who was voluntarily euthanised in Belgium after she allegedly attacked him with acid. Prosecutors say medical evidence indicates "he could not bear to live in that condition." (BBC)
  5. Terrorism in Norway The police bomb group suspected that there could be explosives in an apartment in Kongeliggata at Carl Berner's place in Oslo. One person was found slightly injured. (Aftenposten)
  6. Two deputies are shot dead at a Chinese restaurant in Trenton, Florida, in what appears to be a targeted killing. The gunman was found dead outside the restaurant. (CNN)
  7. A court in Tajikistan sentenced a 71-year old woman to 12 years in prison after having links to the Islamic State group. (EurasiaNet)
  8. A US federal judge rules the Department of Defence cannot transfer an unidentified ISIS suspect with US-Saudi dual citizenship to an unnamed foreign country. (CNN)

Date: April 20, 2018 Friday


    Woman shot and killed inside Lee's Summit salon. Suspect then kills himself  Kansas City Star man shot and killed a woman inside a Lee's Summit salon early Friday, drove off and then killed himself near Longview Lake, authorities say. The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, allegedly carried a gun into Sola Salon Studios, 601 N.W. Murray Road, and shot the woman.  Woman shot, killed at Lee's Summit salon; suspect takes his own life - KSHB  Husband takes his own life after killing 45-year-old wife at Lee's ... fox4kc.com LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A 45-year-old woman was shot and killed by her husband Friday morning at a Lee's Summit salon, police say. The shooting happened around 7:39 a.m. Friday at the SolaSalon along Northwest Murray Road. The salon opened just a year ago.
    Husband kills wife at Lee's Summit Sola Salons, kills self | The Kansas ... husband shot and killed his wife inside a Lee's Summit hair salonearly Friday, drove off and then killed himself near Longview Lake, authorities say.
  1. CHICO MAN INVOLVED IN PURSUIT,CRASH  KILLED IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING   CA The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a Chico man on Friday led CHP officers in a lengthy pursuit through the city of Auburn before being killed in an officer-involved shooting. According to sheriff’s deputies, the pursuit first began at Nevada County and then in Placer County, where at one point the suspect, Lockwood Adrian Gibson, 49, from Chico, crashed with a sheriff’s patrol unit.
  2. Ocala, Florida, school shooting: Student wounded at Forest High ... CNN  student was wounded in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said, shortly before students were to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence. ... Students at the Ocala, Florida, school used desks ...
    1. Ocala, Florida school shooting: 1 injured; suspect in custody after ... CBS news  Apr 20, 2018 12:59 PM EDT. OCALA , Fla. -- Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It happened ...
    2. Ocala school shooting: 1 injured, suspect in custody - The Washington Post Forest High School in Ocala, Fla., Friday morning, a short time before a planned student walkout to protest school violence. The injured person, a 17-year-old male student, had a nonlife-threatening ankle injury,
    3. Florida School Shooting: Student Shot Before National Walkout | Time planned to participate in the national walkout against gun violence Friday morning. But a student was shot at the high school before the walkout started, sparking a school evacuation and sending the rest of the district into lockdown. One 17-year-old ... The shooter — a 19-year-old man who is not a student at the school — was taken into custody by a school resource officer within three minutes


Date: April 21, 2018  Saturday
  1. An International Committee of the Red Cross aid worker is shot dead in Taizz Governorate, Yemen. The United Nations condemns the attack. (Relief Web)
  2. Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen Ali Mohsen Saleh says a plot to overthrow the internationally recognised government by Iran and Houthi rebels has been foiled. (Arab News)
  3. War in Afghanistan (2001–present) April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing A bomb explodes in a voter registration centre in Kabul killing at least 30 people and injuring approximately 50. Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility.(CNN)
  4. Hamas says Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh, shot dead on his way to a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, was an important member. Hamas does not ascribe responsibility for the killing but the victim's relatives allege Israeli involvement. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett calls al-Batsh a terrorist and says no burial will be permitted in Gaza. (WOWK TV) (Israel National News)
  5. The United Arab Emirates says Qatari jet fighters intercepted a passenger plane heading to Bahrain and flew dangerously close to it. (Arab News)
  6. Terrorism in Australia Police in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, charge a man with several crimes under the Terrorism High Risk Offenders Act. (The Guardian)
  7. 2014–2018 Nicaraguan protests Ten people are killed in Nicaragua as anti-government protests over pension reforms enter their fourth day. (BBC News)
  8. Libyan terrorists bomb an oil pipeline near Mrada, causing an explosion and fire. The same pipeline was previously attacked in December. (Xinhua)
  9. Opposition demonstrations in Antananarivo, Madagascar, turn violent. Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana says one died and seventeen were injured but opposition Parliamentarian Hanitra Razafimanantsoa, who supports ex-President Marc Ravalomanana, says two were shot dead and two babies at a nearby hospital killed by tear gas. (Xinhua)

Date: April 22, 2018 Sunday
  1. War in Afghanistan (2001–present) April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing The death toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday rises to 57, with the number of wounded reaching 119. (The Washington Post) (ITV)
  2. Police in Quetta, Pakistan, say gunmen shot at Shiites in the city, killing two and injuring one in the latest of a string of attacks on Shiites. (The Kansas City Star)
  3. Libyan Civil War (2014–present) The Libyan National Army claims to have launched airstrikes destroying dozens of vehicles in Sadada allegedly used by Al-Qaeda linked militants. (The Kansas City Star)
  4. Syrian Civil War Iraq claims airstrikes on Thursday in Syria killed 36 Islamic State militants. (Rudaw)
  5. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad accuses the United Kingdom of faking evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Douma. (ITV)
  6. Hamas fighter Thaer Nayef al-Zaraei of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades dies in a tunnel collapse in the Gaza Strip. (i24 News)
  7. A coach carrying British Muslim pilgrims on an Umra trip from Mecca to Medina crashes near Al Khalas, Saudi Arabia. Four are killed and twelve more injured. (BBC)
  8. Two dragon boats capsize in the Taohua river in Guilin, China, resulting in at least 17 deaths. (The Guardian)
  9. Nashville Waffle House shooting A partially naked man shoots and kills four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, Tennessee. (WLS-TV) (Vox)
  10. Terrorism in Russia Russian authorities say nine insurgents who were planning to launch an attack next month have been killed in a gunfight in Derbent, Dagestan. (Radio Free Europe / Radio Libery)
  11. Terrorism in France Police evacuate Mont Saint-Michel abbey, a major tourist site, and launch a house-by-house search for a possible terrorist after a visitor is heard shouting "I'm going to kill a cop." The suspect is not found. (ABC Online)
  12. Terrorism in Israel Israel's Defence Forces, Border Police, and Shin Bet jointly arrest nineteen suspected terrorists, fifteen of them Hamas members detained for links to Gazan Hamas activist Khaled al-Din Hamed, in Ramallah. Troops disable a Hamas printing press and seize money and a car. (Israel Nation News)
  13. 2014–2018 Nicaraguan protests Reporter Ángel Gahona is shot dead during a live broadcast from Bluefields, Nicaragua, while reporting on antigovernment protests. (BBC)
  14. Large fight with daggers and pepper spray at Sikh temple in Greenwood leaves nine injured Nine people were injured after a brawl broke out at a Sikh temple in Greenwood Sunday afternoon.   Police say daggers, sharp objects and pepper spray were used in the fight, which took place following a change in leadership at the temple.
  15. 15-year-old girl shot, killed at vacant house party Bakersfield CA 15-year-old Shafter girl was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a vacant house party in south Bakersfield. police alerted to gunfire at the house on Santiago Court around 1:30 a.m. Officers arrived as "numerous" people were running away from the area.
Date: April 23, 2018 Monday


  1. 2018 Gaza border protests Two more Palestinian protestors, aged 18 and 20, die from wounds sustained in clashes at the Israeli–Gazan border. Both were shot by Israeli troops. (US News)
  2. Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen A Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills Yemen's Supreme Political Council president Saleh Ali al-Sammad. He was considered the most senior Houthi official in Sana'a. (BBC)
  3. An airstrike hits a wedding procession in Bani Qa'is District in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah Governorate, killing between 22 and 33 people, according to Yemeni health officials. (South China Morning Post)
  4. 2018 North Korea bus accident A bus crash in North Hwanghae, North Korea, kills 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans. A further two people are seriously injured. (The Independent)
  5. Scores killed in three days of Yemen airstrikes CNN  The missiles were intercepted over the coastal city of Jazan, according to the coalition. The Hajja attacks come days after coalition airstrikes killed the Houthi rebels' top political leader Saleh al-Sammad. He was killed on Thursday in the al-Hodeidah region, Houthi-controlled media outlets said Monday.

Terrorist style Crime
  1. Police car smashed after trio flee burglaries in south and west Auckland NZ Police said the youths were connected to the aggravated burglary of service stations across AucklandSIMON MAUDE/STUFF Police said the youths were connected to the aggravated burglary of service stations across Auckland A police car was smashed into overnight as a car of fleeing youths..., started with a spate of aggravated burglaries, which spanned Auckland's south and western suburbs from midnight on Monday
  2. Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid, officials say Reuters  MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three missing Mexican students were killed last month in the western state of Jalisco and their bodies dissolved in acid after criminals confused them with members of a rival gang, authorities said Monday. The three film students were last seen in the municipality of Tonala after ... Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities - NBCNews.com
  3. Deadly Standoff Between Armed Man and Grand Prairie Police Near IKEA NBC 5 Dallas-Fort  Worth A man is dead following a standoff between police and an armed man near IKEA in Grand Prairie. Police say they responded to a welfare check for a person inside a black, four-door Cadillac near Mayfield and Robinson roads at 1:30 Monday afternoon.
  4. April 23, 2018 10 killed 13 injured suspect arrested no connection to terrorism yet. Toronto Van Crash Attack Alek Minassian has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder [16] Toronto van attack – Hero cop refuses to kill rampage driver Alek ... the Sun UK Suspect Alek Minassian can be seen brandishing what appears to be a gun and screaming at the officer to "shoot him in the head". Police have arrested a 25-year-old IT student over the Toronto van rampage that left ten people dead. Alek Minassian is a software engineering student the preliminary theory is that Minassian may have had mental health issues and had an online discussion about Eliot Rodger who went on a rampage at UC Santa Barbara. Dressed in black pointed what looks like gun at police. Media noted that Tuesday, April 24 is when the Eurasian country marks the Armenian Genocide of 1915 but not yet connected to any motive. Canadian media reports that Minassian is Armenian. The Armenian Community Centre of Toronto issued a statement of shock, while it is also helping to welcome privately sponsored Syrian refugees 2018 Toronto van attack A van strikes a group of pedestrians in TorontoCanada, killing ten and injuring fifteen. The driver then flees the scene but is later arrested, according to the Toronto Police Service, who are still handling the investigation. They still haven't found a motive for the killings but they have quizzed 25-year-old Alek Minassian. The officer who arrested Alek was praised for not firing at him even when there was an object pointed at him. (BBC) (Globe News) (The Guardian) (BBC)
  5. Driver crashes into buildings on Southwest Side after shot in head Chicago Tribune  crashed into two buildings and died after he was shot in the head on the Southwest Side late Mondaynight
  6. FedEx worker cuffed for stabbing 28-year-old man multiple times in Koreatown New York Daily News  A FedEx worker repeatedly stabbed a man after the two argued just steps from the Empire State Building on Monday,   in Koreatown about 1:40 p.m., and the fight escalated. It wasn't immediately known what sparked ...
Head-on crash
  1. Four injured in head-on crash between ambulance and car in Wayne Township Indiana  between a Wayne Township Fire Department ambulance and a car Monday afternoon.
    4 injured, including 2 medics, after ambulance involved in head-on crash on west side - WTTV CBS4Indy
  2. Head-on collision closed Highway 29 north of Yountville CA  Napa Valley Register Two cars collided head on, the CHP said. Unknown reason reasons southbound 2000 Ford Mustang  crossed over the solid double lines into the path of a northbound 2014 Lexus 
  3. 2 hurt in head-on crash on Lerdo Highway CA Bakersfield Now (KBAK/KBFX)  unknown reason? driver of a westbound car crossed over the divider line and into the path of an eastbound car. Both drivers suffered minor to moderate ...
  4. Three transported to hospital after head on collision in Colleton County Live 5 News  Three people have been transported to the hospital following a head on collision in Colleton County Monday night.
  5. One dead and child badly injured after serious head-on crash in West Auckland NZ The PressOne person has died and three people, including a child, are gravely injured after a serious head-on crash in Henderson.
Date: April 24, 2018 Tuesday
  1. 2018 Gaza border protests The Israeli Defence Forces detain two alleged terrorists attempting to cross the Gaza border into Israeli territory armed with a knife and a grenade. (Israel National News)
  2. A former MP from Poland's Samoobrona party is charged with spying for Russia and China. (Radio Poland)
Crash
  1. Amtrak employee struck, killed on tracks near Bowie State CapitalGazette.com Two CSX workers were killed in June by an Amtrak passenger train near Union Station after they got off their own train to check a problem. The conductor and trainee were hit by Amtrak train No. 175, which had 121 passengers on board. A 51-year-old Colorado man trespassing on the tracks was killed ... near the west end of the university campus Amtrak engineering worker was struck and killed by an Amtrak train about a half-mile north of the Bowie State University MARC station Tuesday morning.
  2. Disasters and accidents West Wind Aviation Flight 280 The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reports the aircraft departed with ice on it before losing height shortly after takeoff. The December 17 crash killed one and injured fifteen. (The Aviation Herald)  aircraft lost height, collided with trees about 420 meters past the runway end and impacted terrain 
Terror Style Attacks
  1. Two shootings in York City PA in one day Police: Man shot in head on York City street York PA Dispatch A man was shot in the head during a daytime shooting a report of a man shot. https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/24/york-city-police-scene-shooting/545671002/ Man dies after another York city shooting today, police say April 24, 2018 An 18-year-old man died after being shot in York this evening marks the second shooting today. it was not a random act of violence and that the victim was targeted.
  2. Suspected underage drunken driver flips truck, slams into gas meter BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 20-year-old man allegedly drove drunk Tuesday morning and crashed his truck into a gas meter 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of his truck and hit a curb. He rolled his truck and slammed into a gas meter and tree. 
  3. Three people are shot and critically wounded, two of them Dallas Police officers and the other a security guard, at a Home Depot in Dallas, Texas. The suspected shooter, who was also attempting to shoplift merchandise, was arrested soon after. One of the police officers died from his injuries the next day. (CBS News)(ABC News) Dallas Home Depot Kills Cop Triple Shooting Dallas police Officer Rogelio Santander died less than 24 hours after being shot by a theft suspect at a North Dallas Home Depot store after off-duty police officer detained the suspect and more police arrived. Another officer and a store security employee, who were also both shot, remain hospitalized. Suspect, identified as Armando Juarez, was apprehended after an approximately five-hour manhunt in Dallas next day  Suspect's behavior drew police attention before fatal shooting at ... chicago trib   was initially detained because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from the store, an arrest warrant revealed Wednesday. 
  4. Alleged arson attack kills 18 in a karaoke lounge in Qingyuan, China. A suspect is arrested. (The Guardian) man, caught after authorities offered a reward, allegedly blocked building exit with motorbike. suspect, Liu Chunlu, was captured in a nearby village. Started fire after he got into an argument (that's a cover story for unprovoked mass murder)  China captures arson suspect in karaoke lounge blaze that killed 18 ... independent city of Qingyuan in Guangdong province, broke out just after midnight in a three-storey building China karaoke bar fire kills 18 in Yingde - BBC News 2 days ago - Suspected arsonist Liu Chunlu, who according to the police suffered from burns as a result of the fire, was arrested the next morning. According to state broadcaster CCTV, he had blocked the only entry and exit point and then lit a fire.
  5. 4/24/2018 Crime in Italy Italian police arrest a Bosnian driver driving a van loaded with weapons bound for Barcelona. (The New York Times)  Washington Post  found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it. ANSA.it seized a large arms cache from a vehicle coming from Slovenia. They said a large amount of war weapons had been seized, including two Skorpio machine pistols, six Kalashnikovs, one .22 calibre rifle, a sawn-off shotgun, sights for a high-precision rifle ...
  6. Fathers Joseph Gor And Felix Tyolah Killed By Fulani Headsmen In Nigeria www.nairaland.com  Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha have been confirmed dead in the deadly attack by herdsmen early today on Mbalom village of St. Ignatius Quasi Parish Ukpor-Mbalom.
    1. Two priests among 15 killed in attack on Catholic Mass in Nigeria cruxnwo  attack happened during the early morning Mass. Gor had earlier written on Facebook: “Living in fear.Makurdi 
    2. Catholic Diocese confirms killing of two priests - Vanguard ...  arly hour attack on St Ignatius Quasi ParishTwo Catholic Priests, Joseph Gor and Felix ...oasis report  Fulani herdsmen terrorists attacked Mbalom community killed the two Catholic Priests
    3. Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen - Gulf Times Catholic Diocese of Makurdi confirmed the death of priests Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha in a statement denouncing the violence. 'Under siege'. Riots over the killings erupted in Makurdi, the epicentre of the violence that has thrown the state into chaos. Police fired teargas to disperse a rampaging mob ...
Head-on Crash 
  1. Coroner: 2 die in head-on wreck on Highway 34 Greenwood County South Carolina Index-Journal Two people died in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning,  Coroner: Two drivers killed in head-on crash in Greenwood County - FOX Carolina
  2. 1 dead in head-on Ustick wreck cause unknown KTVB.com  MERIDIAN Idaho -- One man was killed and a woman injured in a head-on wreck on Ustick Road Tuesday morning. The crash happened at 9:55 a.m. between Eagle Road and Locust Grove Road. man in a Ford Taurus was headed west when he drove across the center line into oncoming traffic. The Ford struck a Dodge Avenger head-on.
  3. Head-on Crash tire blows injured two in Gridley, Highway 99 re-opened Action News Now on the extent of their injuries. Firefighters rescued six people from the wreck in total. The crash happened at around 6 ...  two SUV's and a 2000 SX Coup were headed south when a tire blew on one of the SUV's. The vehicle clipped the back, left side of the coup ... sending it into a 180 spin. 
Date: April 25, 2018 Wednesday
  1. 2018 Gaza border protests Ahmed Abu Hussein, aged 24, becomes the second journalist killed while covering protests at the Israel–Gaza border. Hussein was hospitalized in Gaza after being shot by Israeli Defence Forces two weeks prior while wearing a press jacket. (The Jerusalem Post)
  2. The Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal sentences former National Security Intelligence director general Wahidul Haque to prison for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War when Haque was a Pakistani Army general. The convictions relate to the deaths of 500–600 unarmed Bengalis and Santals in Rangpur. (The Dhaka Tribune)
  3. Disasters in Indonesia An oil well catches fire in Ranto Peureulek, Indonesia, killing ten people. (Sky News)
  4. Golden State Killer Sacramento County Sheriff's Department arrest Joseph James DeAngelo in connection to the Golden State Killer case. (The Week)
  5. Terrorism in Germany, NSU Trial, NSU murders The terror trial of Beate Zschäpe hears closing arguments in Germany. In addition to a series of murders, Zschäpe stands accused of bombings and bank robberies. (The Local)
  6. Crime in Israel Israeli border police officer Ben Deri receives a 9-month sentence for fatally shooting Palestinian teen Nadeem Nawara in 2014. Deri was convicted of causing the unarmed boy's death by negligence. No charges were brought over the shootings of two other teens, one of whom also died. The court heard Deri used live ammunition without authorisation. (The Guardian)
  7. 2017 North Korean nuclear test
  8. Scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China state that North Korea's nuclear test site, the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site at Mount Mantap, would have collapsed just minutes after the country performed its sixth nuclear test and opened up a hole of up to 656 feet (200 m) in diameter. It has been one of the possible reasons given for North Korea agreement to suspend nuclear and missile tests. (Fortune)
  9. Maine sheriff's deputy was shot overnight by a gunman who stole the officer's car and then robbed a convenience store. Texas Home Depot was second officer nationwide to die Wednesday;  Manhunt on after Maine deputy shot dead — State — Bangor Daily ...  Police are searching for John D. Williams, 29, of Madison in connection with the Wednesday shooting of a Somerset County's sheriff's deputy in Norridgewock.. Maine officer shot and killed by suspect who stole his car, robbed store ... foxnews  Authorities in Maine launched a dragnet Wednesday after a man shot and killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and then robbed a convenience store, officials said. Man killed Maine deputy, stole his car, and robbed store boston.com  NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said. The fatal shooting of Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in ...


Date: April 26, 2018  Thursday

  1. An explosion occurs in the Husky Oil Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. Five people are reportedly injured. Local residents have been ordered to evacuate. (mix108)
  2. Thirteen children are killed after their school bus collides with a train in the Uttar Pradesh, India. (BBC)
  3. Flash floods strike a class hiking trip in the Nahal Tzafit riverbed in the Dead Sea, Israel. Nine children are killed and another is reported missing. (The Times of Israel)
  4. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada concludes pilot disorientation was the most likely cause of a plane crash that killed former Premier of Alberta Jim Prentice and three others. The TSB asks Transport Canada to mandate cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders on all commercial and private business aircraft. (CBC)
  5. Disasters in Indonesia The death toll from yesterday's oil well explosion and fire in Pasir Putih, Aceh, Indonesia reaches 22. (Star Tribune)
  6. Bill Cosby is found guilty of three counts in regard to an aggravated sexual assault of a woman in 2004 in a retrial. He faces a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000 on each count. (NBC News)
  7. Terrorism in Israel Ali Abu Hassan, a Hebron University student from Palestine, is convicted of planning a terror attack against light rail in Jerusalem using pipe bombs containing nails coated in rat poison. He is found guilty of attempted murder, manufacturing weapons, and an immigration offence. (The Times of Israel) Palestinian convicted of attempt to bomb Jerusalem light rail Times of Israel  caught trying to board the Jerusalem light rail while carrying three pipe bombs, explosives and knives was ...
  8. Far-right terrorism in the United Kingdom Five alleged members of British neo-Nazi group National Action go on trial in Birmingham charged with inciting racial hatred at Aston University. National Action is a banned terror group. (The St. Helens Star)

Date: April 27, 2018 Friday


  1. 4/27/2018  Death toll rises to 9 in China school stabbing attack Los Angeles Times ASSOCIATED PRESS APR 27, 2018  death toll has risen to nine in a stabbing attack outside a middle school in northwestern China. The Mizhi county government in Shaanxi province reported that 10 other people had been hospitalized with injuries resulting from the Friday evening rampage outside the No. 3 Middle School. suspect in his 20s identified by the surname Zhao. He had been a student at the school and was believed to be seeking revenge for having been bullied,  http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-school-stabbing-20180427-story.html
  2. two policemen shot in US same day  Arizona police officer fatally shot trying to apprehend carjacker | Fox ... An Arizona police officer was killed when he tried to pull over an armed carjacker and the man jumped out of the stolen vehicle and opened fire. Nogales Police Department said Officer Jesus “Chuy” Cordova, 44, died after being shot multiple times Friday afternoon after he and other officers responded to an "armed carjacking incident."
  3. Centerville, GA, police officer shot. Shooter barricaded in home. macon.com  Suspect in Centerville officer shooting captured after overnight standoff. ... A man shot a Centerville police officer in the abdomen late Friday night. ... The police officer, Jeremy Mashuga  Man who shot Centerville, GA officer captured: authorities  macon.com  incident began to unfold about 10 p.m. Friday when, authorities say, Baggett shot officer Jeremy Mashuga in the abdomen.


Date: April 28, 2018 Saturday 




4/28/2018  Fatal police shooting of mentally ill Somali-American woman probed CBS News They were obviously mortified and horrified to learn that Shukri was not helped that day, she was shot and she was killed," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/johns-creek-shukri-said-fatal-police-shooting-somali-american-woman-probed/ family of a woman ...say a loved one was mentally ill and they were trying to get help for her when they called 911, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV. shooting happened just after 7 a.m. Saturday ... call of a person with knife. The Georgia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Awad Law Firm are now representing the family of 36 year-old Somali-American Shukri Said, and say they'll conduct a civil rights investigation. officers found Said near an intersection, she didn't respond to their commands to drop a knife she was holding, the GBI said. Officers used a stun gun and non-lethal projectile, but Said still didn't drop the knife and two officers fired their guns, hitting her, the GBI said. What we do know for sure is that mental illness should never be a death sentence."  Law Firm, Civil Rights Group to Look Into Police Shooting - The New ... https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/.../ap-us-police-shooting-woman-killed.htmlApr 30, 2018 - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Awad Law Firm said in a news release Sunday that they had agreed to represent the family of 36-year-old Shukri AliSaid, who died Saturday. They say Said was mentally ill. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation saidpreliminary ...

Mom [Attacking with Knife] Shot By Cops, Daughter Dead in Domestic 'Tragedy ... - NYC Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding mother in a domestic call that also ended with the death of the woman's 2 1/2-year-old daughter, according to authorities in Westchester County. It's not clear what led to the death of the child, who police found in need of medical attention while responding to a call ...not clear what led to the death of the child, who police found in need of medical attention while responding to a call on Chestnut Avenue in Mamaroneck about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to village police.... administered aid to the child and called an ambulance before shooting the mother, who they said disobeyed orders to show her hands before attacking them with a knife.



Seattle Times 
Five teenagers have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder for their alleged roles in what is being called a retaliatory gang killing — one of several violent acts in a “deadly and dangerous” South King County gang feud that began escalating last year.

Date: April 28, 2018 



4/29/2018 Victim still unidentified in Albany park bench random daylight shooting motive unclear beneath BART tracks SF Bay area KGO-TV A man was shot and killed in Albany today shocking murder in broad daylight in the middle of a quiet neighborhood along the Ohlone Greenway, beneath the BART tracks. first murder in three years an only the third in fifteen. 2 suspects arrested for murder of 23-year-old Vallejo man in Albany ... abc7 Albany police say they have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that happened on a park bench Monday afternoon in broad daylight. Officials say Kayla Gibson-Wytch, 21, of Berkeley and 31-year-old Tomas Shimamura of Oakland have been arrested for shooting a 23-year-old Vallejo man, Raphael ...  Albany Criminal Attorney   23-year-old Vallejo man in Albany ABC7 San Francisco. Albany policesay they have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that happened on a park bench Monday afternoon in broad daylight. Officials say Kayla Gibson-Wytch, 21, of Berkeley and 31-year-old Tomas Shimamura of Oakland ...

2 Arrests For Albany Murder; Victim Identified | Albany, CA Patch   man was shot to death on the Ohlone Greenway on Sunday, prompting extra patrols on Monday. ... Fuentes-Lee was found with a single gunshot wound to the head at a bench on the greenway

Date: April 30, 2018 Monday


  1. War in Afghanistan (2001–present)  Journalists killed during the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) BBC Pashto reporter Ahmad Shah is shot dead in the eastern province of Khost. (BBC)
  2. 30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings Twin suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan, kill at least 25 people, including prominent Agence France-Presse photographer Shah Marai and three Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalists who were covering the first bombing. ISIL's Afghan branch claims responsibility. (BBC)
  3. A suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in Kandahar kills at least eleven nearby children and wounds sixteen including five Romanian soldiers. (The Times of India)
  4. Two rush hour bombings hit Kabul, killing four and injuring five. (The Times of India)
  5. 2018 Gaza border protests The Israel Defense Forces say they shot dead three Palestinians in two incidents yesterday. The IDF says one was killed trying to breach the Israeli-Gazanborder fence while a second was wounded and arrested. They say the second incident saw two men shot dead after bypassing the fence and throwing explosives at IDF soldiers. (The Wire)
  6. Iran–Iraq War  Amnesty International and Justice for Iran accuse Iran of building over at least seven mass graves in six provinces containing thousands of bodies from executions of suspected Mujahedeen-e Khalq towards the end of the 1980-88 war. (RFE/RL)
  7. Syrian Civil War Iran's Tasnim News Agency denies reports that yesterday's missile attack in Hama and Aleppo Governorate hit an Iranian military base and says that no Iranian soldiers were killed in the attack. (Reuters)
  8. A Syrian military source cited by pro-Syrian government news outlet Al-Masdar News says that an Israeli F-35 killed more than 30 soldiers yesterday in an attack that completely destroyed the Syrian government's Brigade 47 missile base in Hama. (Al-Masdar News)
  9. Business and economy
  10. Economy of the United Kingdom
  11. British supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's agree terms on a £13 billion merger, which could form the largest UK supermarket company. (Sky News)
  12. The Central Bank of Iraq holds a currency auction, raising US$174,367,874. (Iraqi News)
  13. Marathon Oil purchases Andeavor for $23.3 billion, creating the biggest oil refining firm in the United States. (Bloomberg)
  14. Disasters and accidents
  15. The Mezhegei coal mine in Tuva, Siberia, Russia, suffers a collapse. A total of 79 miners are rescued but one remains missing. (The Moscow Times)
  16. Health
  17. Euthanasia in Australia
  18. David W. Goodall, an Australian scientist aged 104, announces his intention to travel assisted by Exit International to Switzerland to end his own life. Goodall is not terminally ill but says his quality of life has deteriorated with age. (The Guardian)
  19. International relations
  20. Foreign relations of Uzbekistan
  21. Uzbekistan agrees to formally join the Turkic Council following a meeting beteen Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Tashkent. (APA)
  22. South Korea–United States relations
  23. South Korean president Moon Jae-in suggests that U.S. president Donald Trump should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to help denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (The Washington Post)
  24. China–North Korea relations
  25. Chinese diplomat Wang Yi will travel to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-un following the summit. (Upi)
  26. Ukraine–United States relations
  27. The U.S. State Department confirms the U.S. has completed a delivery of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. (RFE/RL)
  28. 2018 North Korea–United States summit
  29. The summit is considering to take place at the Peace House at the DMZ, where the North-South Korea summit was also held. (CBN)
  30. Human rights in Vietnam
  31. The German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports that last year’s visit of the Vietnamese public security minister and his entourage to Slovakia was used to cover for the abduction of a dissident Vietnamese entrepreneur Trịnh Xuân Thanh who had previously emigrated to Germany. (The Slovak Spectator)
  32. Poland in the European Union
  33. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz says the nation will oppose European Union budget rules set to be introduced on May 2 by the European Commission. The proposals would see funding in the 2021-2027 budget cut for countries where democratic principals and the rule of law are deemed under threat. (The Washington Post)
  34. Japan–United States relations
  35. Japan lodges a formal complaint after footage appears on YouTube of a US F-16 fighter jet based at Misawa Air Base in Aomori flying at high speed and low altitude through mountains in an apparent breach of regulations. Japanese law prohibits aircraft from descending below 150 feet in non-residential areas. (The Telegraph)
  36. Brexit negotiations
  37. The UK House of Lords approves amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in defiance of the government, adding requirements for Parliament to have a final say on negotiations with the European Union and provisions for the families of existing migrants to join them in the UK. (BT)
  38. Law and crime
  39. Terrorism in Sweden
  40. SAPO arrests three in the greater Stockholm area suspected of plotting a terror attack. SAPO says the case has an international connection; local media reports one of the detainees is an Uzbekistani citizen. (ABC News)
  41. Terrorism in the United Kingdom
  42. ISIL terror suspect Husnain Rashid appears before Woolwich Crown Court in London. Rashid pleads not guilty to planning and encouraging terrorism, distributing terrorist material, and breaching a notice issued under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. The charges include an allegation he posted details of Prince George's school and encouraged an attack against him. (ITV)
  43. 2008 Mumbai attacks
  44. Pakistan's Interior Ministry removes chief prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar from the case, which concerns the murders of 166 people. The Interior Ministry said Azhar did "not take the government line". Seven alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba members have been facing charges since 2009 but nobody has yet been convicted in Pakistan. (The Times of India)
  45. The United Nations suspends Miriam Maluwa as director of the UNAIDS programme in Ethiopia. Maluwa is a key witness in allegations of sexual assault against a programme director, Luiz Loures. Loures is accused of attacking colleague Martina Brostrom in a lift and is due to leave his post today. Brostrom today said she has no confidence the UN will deliver justice as it reopens its investigation. (The Times of India) (The Times of India)
  46. Politics and elections
  47. Politics of the United Kingdom
  48. Sajid Javid becomes the United Kingdom's Home Secretary following the resignation of Amber Rudd over the Windrush scandal. He is the first Home Secretary from an ethnic minority background. (BBC)
  49. The Palestinian National Council, the legislative arm of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, convenes for the first time in nine years in Ramallah. The agenda includes voting in a new eighteen-member PLO Executive Committee, transforming the Palestinian Authority into a state with its own institutions and monetary system, and cessation of ties with Israel. Gazan rivals Hamas are not invited. (al-Jazeera)
  50. Science and technology
  51. Russian floating nuclear power station
  52. Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, sets sail across the Baltic Sea from St. Petersburg. (Alphr)
  53. The world's oldest known spider, a trapdoor spider known as "Number 16", dies of a wasp sting at the age of 43. (Yahoo! News via AFP)

4/30/2018 Man seriously injured in shooting outside Northwest Austin poker room MyStatesman.com  Man seriously injured in shooting outside Northwest Austin poker room ... Man seriously injured in shooting, medics say. Austin police are investigating a shooting that left a man hospitalized Monday morning in Northwest Austin. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services received


4/30/2018  Nine Journalists Among Dozens Killed by Kabul Bombs  Wall Street Journal  KABUL—In one of the deadliest days for journalists anywhere, nine Afghan reporters, photographers and cameramen were killed Monday in coordinated suicide bombings in the heavily fortified heart of Afghanistan's capital. In all, at least 26 people, most of them civilians, were killed and another 47 ... Afghanistan: the 10 journalists who died in deadly day for media - The Guardian Deadly day in Afghanistan: 10 journalists, 1 US soldier, and multiple civilians killed in 4 separate ... - Business Insider Monday was a deadly day in Afghanistan, as 10 journalists, one US soldier, and multiple civilians were killed in four separate incidents across the country. One US soldier was killed and another wounded in an incident in eastern Afghanistan. A BBC journalist was also shot dead in an incident in Khost province. Eight Romanian soldiers, as well as multiple Afghan police officers and civilians, were killed and wounded in a car bombing in Kandahar province.
9 journalists killed in Afghanistan: This is 'a reminder of the extreme dangers to media workers' - ABC News