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3 dead, including at least 1 hit by crossbow bolt, in Scarborough

Toronto crossbow attack Three people are dead, including one who was found with an apparent crossbow injury, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Lawndale Road near Mason Road and Eglinton Avenue East and arrived to find two victims without vital signs, who were later pronounced dead, and the person struck by a crossbow bolt, Const. David Hopkinson told CBC News.


12 Killed in Attack on American University of Afghanistan

12 dead at kabul UStudent Farim Ahmad was in his final class of the day at Kabul's American University of Afghanistan when he heard the first blast. Other students, who had already finished, were gathering in the cafeteria

Then came the smoke, fire and confusion.

Thirteen people were killed in an attack that began Wednesday evening at the university in the Afghan capital, Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, told CNN on Thursday. Two gunmen were killed after police entered a building hours after the shooting started.


UK: Muslims ordered off plane after ISIL accusation

Muslim siblings taken off planeThree British Muslim siblings were left traumatised after being escorted off a plane in London and interrogated on the tarmac as armed police kept watch, after fellow passengers accused them of being members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Sakina Dharas, 24, her sister Maryam, 19, and their brother Ali, 21, were on board EasyJet flight EZY3249 from London's Stansted Airport to the Italian city of Naples on August 17.

Sakina told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that as the plane was about to take off, a crew member ordered the siblings off the aircraft and escorted them down the staircase to the tarmac, where they were met by armed police and an MI5 agent who questioned them for one hour.


Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

Colombia and Farc rebels make dealThe Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.

Both sides have agreed to work together to address social exclusion, to deliver justice to the victims of the conflict and build a stable and enduring peace.  The announcement was made in the Cuban capital, Havana, where peace talks were launched in November 2012.


American University of Afghanistan in Kabul under attack

American University KabulThe American University of Afghanistan is under attack, according to multiple accounts.

CBS News’ Ahmad Mukhtar reports from Afghanistan that several American professors are inside, along with possibly hundreds of students. Many appear to have escaped through emergency doors.

TVNL Comment: This is a breaking story.  Watch for updates.


Turkish tanks enter Syria in anti-ISIL operation

Turkish tanks enter SyriaTurkish tank units have entered Syria as part of a military operation backed by Turkish and US-led coalition warplanes to clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group from the Syrian border town of Jarablus, according to Turkish state media.

Turkish special forces had crossed the border and entered Jarablus early on Wednesday, officials said.


At least 73 dead as quake rocks central Italy

Italy earthquakeAt least 73 people were reported killed and dozens more were missing or feared dead Wednesday after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake and a series of aftershocks struck several towns in central Italy, toppling scores of buildings, according to Italy’s civil protection agency.

Hardest hit were towns in the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Marche some 80 to 100 miles northeast of Rome.

Immacolata Postiglione, head of the civil protection agency, gave the breakdown at a briefing Wednesday but stressed the figures were still provisional.


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