How did a British man from Blackburn end up holding four people hostage in a synagogue in Texas? That is the question both UK and US authorities are now trying to answer after the FBI named Malik Faisal Akram as Saturday's hostage-taker ...London's Metropolitan Police, which handles terrorism cases across the UK, said "liaising with US authorities... .
Britain is supplying Ukraine with short-range anti-tank missiles for self-defence after Russia amassed about 100,000 troops on its border, the defence secretary said. Ben Wallace told MPs a small team of British troops would also be sent to Ukraine to provide training ... Russia denies any invasion plans and accuses the West of aggression ... He said ... .
The rabbi and congregants of the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, have begun offering accounts of their 11-hour, partially live-streamed ordeal at the hands of British hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram ... He said the man was not threatening or suspicious at first ... Cytron-Walker said he invited Akram to join the morning service ... Escape plan ... .
Ottawa has reportedly sent elite troops to assist both Canadian diplomats and the Kiev government. In addition to bolstering Ukrainian forces, the soldiers will help to “develop evacuation plans for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale invasion," the broadcaster reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources ... .
SEOUL--North Korea fired tactical guided missiles on Monday, state media KCNA said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of recent tests that highlighted its evolving missile programs amid stalled denuclearization talks ... It “confirmed the accuracy, security and efficiency of the operation of the weapon system under production.” ... U.S ...U.N ... ‘SHOW OF FORCE’.
Activist has said plans to topple the government are at hand. A Kazakh businessman living in France, described as the country's "opposition leader" by US state-run media, has announced that he has a plan to take over the nation with the help of Western powers... After that we will hold elections ... There will be no such thing as the president ... .
A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II. ... What is happening in court? The hearing, which will be broadcast live, is scheduled to last three days with an additional day in reserve.
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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked the United Arab Emirates in what it said was an operation using missiles and drones. Monday’s attack set off explosions in fuel trucks, killing three people, injuring six and causing a fire near the airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the region’s commercial and tourism hub ...United Nations ... United States ... .
The Nick Kyrgios show returned to the Australian Open as the maverick showman defeated Britain’s Liam Broady in the first round at Melbourne Park. Kyrgios has recently recovered from Covid-19 and was playing his first match since September, but his full bag of tricks was on show in a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory ... “I had some doubts ... .