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Law enforcement officials respond to the bloody car and knife attack at Ohio State University on Nov 28, 2016.
Law enforcement officials respond to the bloody car and knife attack at Ohio State University on Nov 28, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Ohio State University rampage was possible terror attack by student of Somali descent

A young student of Somali descent rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians at Ohio State University and attacked them with a butcher knife Monday, injuring nine people before he was shot dead by police.

The suspect was identifed as an OSU student named Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs said investigators were considering the "possibility" that the bloody rampage, which left one person in critical condition, was a terror attack.


NTU student dies from freak accident in Slovakia; parents donate organs to patients there

A Singapore student who was on a university exchange programme in Europe died last Friday (Nov 25) after he was hit on the head by a tree while driving in Slovakia.

Mr Justin Tan, 23, a third-year mechanical engineering student from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was on exchange in the Czech Republic.

He was attending VSB - Technical University Ostrava in the east of Czech Republic, and had travelled to neighbouring Slovakia.


Divided French left plays down presidential feud

With the French right settled on its candidate for next year's presidential election, the left was trying to tamp down speculation Monday over whether President Francois Hollande or his prime minister would be its standard-bearer.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls caused a minor sensation at the weekend by saying he could be a candidate for the Socialist presidential nomination, even if Hollande decided to seek re-election.

His remarks injected further uncertainty into the line-up, five months before an election tipped by pollsters to end in a duel between Francois Fillon, a conservative, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.


Cubans begin tearful farewell to Fidel Castro; US airlines resume direct flights to Havana

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana's iconic Revolution Square in a tearful and nostalgic tribute to Fidel Castro on Monday, kicking off a week-long farewell to the divisive Cold War icon, as US airlines resumed direct flights to country's capital on Monday in a sign of the changing times.

Long lines of mourners entered the towering monument to independence hero Jose Marti, filing past a black-and-white picture of "El Comandante" as a young, black-bearded revolutionary carrying a rifle.

Many walked by silently while clutching flowers, some took pictures with their phones and others sobbed uncontrollably as they looked up at the portrait flanked by white roses.


Football: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho charged again by FA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the FA after he was sent off at the weekend for the second time in a month.

The Portuguese was banished from the dugout in the 27th minute of Sunday's 1-1 home Premier League draw with West Ham United after booting a water bottle down the touchline following what he felt was an unjust booking for midfielder Paul Pogba.

"It is alleged his behaviour ... amounts to improper conduct," the FA said in a statement on Monday. "He has until 6pm on 1 December 2016 to respond to the charge."