1. Surgeon: Beating “among the worst he’s seen in his medical career”
“This was, without a doubt, a vicious, vicious attack,” Windsor police spokesman Sgt. Steve Betteridge said Tuesday.
“It’s very alarming to see an attack of this nature, at that time of day, at that location.”
Windsor resident Habibullah Ahmad, 21, who goes by the first name Daniel, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He remained in custody at press time.
2. Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority.
The church says the attack took place Thursday.
Security officials say the attacker struck the priest's head with a cleaver and fled the scene, but was later arrested. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
3. "I started listening to the Koran and understanding the meanings differently”: UBC murder suspect
When asked by Sgt. Jeffrey why he might have attacked Mary Hare with a knife Almestadi said, 'I started listening to the Koran and understanding the meanings differently.'
'If you read something and your mind is thinking something else, you understand differently.'
Almestadi — who was 18 at the time of the incident — said he even began seeing things that weren't real.
'At that point I thought Mary was the devil,' he said.
4. Man, 21, "claimed to be Saddam Hussein after raping one woman on a riverbank and telling a second 'Allah's going to get you'"
An alleged rapist claimed he was Saddam Hussein after attacking one woman behind a Halfords store and told a second 'Allah's going to get you'.
Abdel-Aziz Al-Shamary, 21, is accused of raping a woman after dragging her down a river bank in Darlington town centre.
He was arrested shortly after the sobbing woman was found near the River Skerne with her face covered in blood and her jeans and underwear around her ankles.
When he was arrested, the defendant yelled 'Do you know Saddam Hussein? I am Saddam Hussein. I will not talk to you, you are a woman.'
He also twice referred to England as a 'b***h country' and shouted 'kill me now'”
5. Imran Awan provided security for Capitol Hill system computers while vacationing in Pakistan
6. In this freshly translated video from 2014, Italian politician Gianluca Buonanno objects to EU hypocrisy surrounding blasphemous painting of Jesus
7. Canadian husband of U.S. woman “refuses to board US plane in fear he will be punished for his previous marriage to a terror suspect”
“A Canadian man who was rescued from his terrorist captors along with his American wife and their three children after spending five years as hostages refused to board a US military plane on Thursday over fears he will now face punishment over his first marriage to a known terror suspect.
Caitlan Coleman, 31, was given back to US commandos along with her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, and their three young children after being rescued by Pakistani special forces late on Wednesday night.
They were being transported from one location to another by their Haqqani-network captors when Pakistani forces ambushed their convoy and rescued them.
President Trump celebrated their release as a joint effort between US and Pakistani officials on Thursday.
However, Canadian officials told CNN on Thursday that Boyle is refusing to get on a US military plane bound for America.
8. Both Israel and the United States have withdrawn from UNESCO, in part due to its anti-Israel bias
On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.
Times of India:
JERUSALEM: Israel will withdraw from the UN's cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.
'The prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel's withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States,' Netanyahu's office said in a statement."
9. Germany’s Interior Minister Considers Introducing Muslim Holidays
Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière has kicked up a hornet’s nest by suggesting the introduction of Muslim public holidays in the country. “I am ready to discuss whether we can introduce a Muslim holiday,” De Maizière, a senior member of Merkel’s current cabinet, said at a country’s ruling Christian Democratic Party’s (CDU) event on Tuesday.
Minister Maizière came short of calling for a nationwide Muslim holiday, but supported the idea having Islamic holidays in the regions with strong Muslim presence.
10. Woman facing terror-related charges in Canadian Tire attack continues to decline counsel
Rehab Dughmosh, 32, is facing 14 terror-related charges.
The woman accused of assaulting and threatening employees with a knife at a Canadian Tire in Scarborough made her first appearance in Ontario Superior Court Wednesday.
Rehab Dughmosh is facing 14 terror-related charges. She pledged allegiance to ISIS during a court appearance in June.
"Hey, you infidels," Dughmosh burst out in Arabic during Justice Michael Dambrot's proceedings. "I do not worship what you worship. You do not worship what I worship."
To date, Dughmosh remains without counsel and has consistently declined representation.