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Man stabs two women to death in 'likely terrorist attack' at French train station

Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what officials described as a "likely terrorist act".

Police sources said the suspect had shouted "Allahu Akbar"(God is greatest) in Arabic as he attacked the women, aged 17 and 20, at Marseille's main railway station.

Two police sources said one had her throat slit while the other was stabbed in the chest and stomach.


Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says rule of law prevailed as hundreds injured in blocked Catalan vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday (Oct 1) that the rule of law had prevailed in Catalonia because an independence referendum in the region prohibited by the courts had been blocked.

"Today there has not been a self-determination referendum in Catalonia. The rule of law remains in force with all its strength," he said in a televised address.

Security forces "performed their duty" in Catalonia and respected a court order to prevent voting from taking place, he added in his first public comments on Sunday's banned referendum.


US President Trump takes to Twitter to tell top diplomat not to bother talking to North Korea

 US President Donald Trump said on Sunday (Sept 1) that he told the top US diplomat not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," Trump wrote on Twitter, using his sarcastic nickname for Kim.

Trump's comment came the day after Tillerson disclosed that the United States was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but that Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!" Trump said.


Five injured, suspect arrested as Canada police probe 'act of terrorism'

Canadian police arrested a man early Sunday suspected of stabbing an officer and deliberately ramming pedestrians during a high-speed chase in a rented truck, injuring four in what authorities were calling an “act of terrorism". 

The crime spree began Saturday evening outside a football stadium in the western city of Edmonton and ended hours later when the suspect’s U-Haul rental truck flipped onto its side with police in hot pursuit. 

The suspect, described as a 30-year-old Edmonton resident, was pulled out of the vehicle through the smashed front windshield and handcuffed, a witness, Pat Hannigan, told the Edmonton Journal. 


Football: Liverpool frustrated by former manager Benitez in draw with Newcastle

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United held his former team Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at St James's Park on Sunday, a result that left the visitors seven points off the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League.

The game encapsulated Liverpool's season as they took the lead through a superb Philippe Coutinho strike from 25 metres on 29 minutes, only to concede seven minutes later after shambolic defending allowed Joselu to latch on to Jonjo Shelvey's pass through the middle.

As the striker broke clear, Joel Matip's attempted tackle only diverted the ball on to Joselu's shin and past the diving Simon Mignolet.