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SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

SYDNEY  — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Australian police say a pickup truck that caught fire in the country’s second-largest city contained several barbeque gas cylinders and was part of an apparent terrorist attack. Police said the driver got out of the vehicle, which then caught fire, … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

ISLAMABAD — Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the “father of the Taliban,” was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq’s son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in his bedroom when he was attacked by … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

NEW YORK | Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

NEW YORK — A 52-year-old caregiver was charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children. Yufen Wang, of Flushing, Queens, was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

PARIS | Petanque players in Paris praised for stopping knife attack

PARIS — Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured. According to police, witnesses at the scene of Sunday night’s attacks in the northeast 19th district helped disarm … Continue reading PARIS | Petanque players in Paris praised for stopping knife attack

PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

PARIS — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The French interior minister says a man who killed his mother and sister in a knife attack west of Paris had “serious psychiatric problems.” Gerard Collomb said the attack in the town of Trappes on Thursday is not being treated … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems