At least two killed, 14 injured in Florida nightclub shooting

At least two killed, 14 injured in Florida nightclub shooting

FORT MYERS: At least two people were killed and 14 others were injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub, said police.

The shooting is reported to have broken out at Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers, Florida, during a ‘teen night’ event at 12:30am local time.

“The Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident,” local police told media.

“At this time the scene is still very active as investigators and crime scene personnel attempt to determine what occurred.”

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Bomb-carrying Syrian dies in German music festival

Bomb-carrying Syrian dies in German music festival

BERLIN: A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state official said.

Police said 12 people were wounded, including three seriously, in the attack in Ansbach, a small town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg that is also home to a U.S. Army base.

The incident will fuel growing public unease surrounding Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, under which more than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing wars in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

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British Transport visits Khalifa of Islam

British Transport visits Khalifa of Islam

On 22 July 2016, British Conservative MP & newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling paid a visit to the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad .The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon was also present during the meeting.

The meeting took place at Western Europe’s largest Mosque, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in South-West London. Before the meeting, the Secretary of State was given a tour of the Mosque where he also listened to the Friday Sermon delivered by His Holiness.

According to a statement issued by the Ahmadiyya Community, the MP discussed various matters with the Caliph, including the threat of terrorism and extremism, the ongoing refugee crisis and the future of Britain, in light of the recent EU referendum.

MP Chris Grayling also condemned the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and around the world.

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Bangladesh arrests four women in cafe attack

Bangladesh arrests four women in cafe attack

DHAKA: Police in Bangla­desh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said.

Authorities have intensified a hunt for militants after five young men stormed the upmarket restaurant popular with foreigners on July 1. Among those killed were nine Italians, seven Japanese, an American and an Indian. The five militants were gunned down when security forces moved in.

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Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast

Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) is groping around in the dark for the arrest of the mastermind as well as facilitators of the suicide blast in Gulshan-i-Iqbal park even about four months after the incident. Over 70 innocent people had died and nearly 300 others sustained injuries.

The blast at the heavily crowded park was declared as the country’s most devastating tragedy in which the anti-state elements had targeted innocent kids and women.

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At least 12 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

At least 12 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security, and medical officials said.

The blast also wounded at least 22 people, the officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the militant Islamic State (IS) group carries out frequent suicide bombings targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians.

A suicide bomber targeted shoppers in Baghdad’s central Karrada district earlier this month, killing 292 people, while an attack on a Shia shrine in Balad, north of the capital, left 40 dead a few days later.

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Pakistan 198 all out; Cook says ‘no follow-on’

Pakistan 198 all out; Cook says ‘no follow-on’

MANCHESTER: England captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on Sunday’s third day.

At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were 98 for one in their second innings.

That gave them a lead of 489 runs, with no side having made more in the fourth innings to win a Test than the West Indies’ 418 for seven against Australia at St John’s in 2002/03.

Cook, who made a first-innings hundred, was 49 not out and vice-captain Joe Root, whose 254 in the same innings was his Test-best score, unbeaten on 23.

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Munich shooter planned attack for a year

Munich shooter planned attack for a year

MUNICH: The teenager behind Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday.

Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian identified only as David S., visited the site of a previous school shooting in the German town of Winnenden and took photographs last year, then set about planning the attack in which he killed nine and wounded some three dozen others before taking his own life.

“He had been planning this crime since last summer,” Heimberger told reporters.

He said there were “many more terabytes” of information to evaluate, and that the teenager’s brother and parents were still not emotionally up to being interrogated by police.

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