‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble | Reuters

Demonstrators began marching in the capital on Saturday along a new route taking them from Denfert Rochereau in southern Paris with the aim of finishing by Barbes, near the Sacre Coeur church in northern Paris.

Named after the high-visibility vests French drivers have to keep in their cars and worn by protesters, the demonstrations began in November after public anger against fuel tax rises.

The movement has morphed into a broader backlash against Macron’s government, despite it scrapping the fuel taxes, and it has often been marred by violent clashes and looting.

Source: ‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble | Reuters

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Utrecht shootings: Hunt for gunman after attack on tram – BBC News

Utrecht shooting 18 March 2019

A gunman has opened fire inside a tram and at several other locations in the Dutch city of Utrecht, authorities say.

Several people have been injured and one is feared to have died, media reports say.

Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed.

Counter-terrorism police reportedly say the shooting “appears to be a terrorist attack”.

Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said all efforts were now focused on catching the gunman. He also said there could be more than one perpetrator.

Source: Utrecht shootings: Hunt for gunman after attack on tram – BBC News

Ten dead and 17 wounded in Brazilian school bloodbath after two men begin shooting at children | Daily Mail Online

  • At least ten people were killed at an elementary school in Brazil on Wednesday
  • Two young shooters reportedly attacked as classes were beginning for the day
  • They were seen walking into the building with hoods up before firing weapons
  • Police found a crossbow, Molotov cocktails and a wired up briefcase at the scene

Source: Ten dead and 17 wounded in Brazilian school bloodbath after two men begin shooting at children | Daily Mail Online

Venezuelans turn to looting in Caracas during fourth day of power outages | Daily Mail Online

Some supermarkets in the capital have been ransacked by residents as they struggle to find food. Security forces detained a number of people caught looting on Sunday during day four of power outages.

Source: Venezuelans turn to looting in Caracas during fourth day of power outages | Daily Mail Online

Somali forces end day-long Mogadishu siege – BBC News

Somalia’s special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu, using civilians as human shields, officials say.

The attack, which killed 20 people, began late on Thursday when al-Shabab militants stormed an area lined with hotels, shops and restaurants.

They then seized a nearby building.

This was the longest siege by the militant group since it was forced out of the Somali capital in 2011.

The final gunman was killed on Friday evening, about 22 hours after the initial attack.

Source: Somali forces end day-long Mogadishu siege – BBC News

Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery | Fox News

A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and some 300 injured.

Source: Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery | Fox News

UPS delivery driver safe after armed suspects commandeer vehicle; 1 suspect reportedly dead, another in custody, reports say

One suspect was reportedly dead and another was in custody Thursday after they stole a UPS delivery truck and held the driver hostage during their attempt to flee from police in San Jose, Calif., authorities said.

Source: UPS delivery driver safe after armed suspects commandeer vehicle; 1 suspect reportedly dead, another in custody, reports say

Aurora Mass Shooting: 6 Dead, Including Gunman, And 6 Officers Injured – CBS Chicago

Five people have died following a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon.

Source: Aurora Mass Shooting: 6 Dead, Including Gunman, And 6 Officers Injured – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A gunman opened fire inside an Aurora manufacturing plant on Friday, killing five people and wounding six police officers. None of the victims have been identified yet. Authorities are providing an update at a 9 p.m. news conference.

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, exchanged gunfire with police as soon as officers entered the 29,000 square-foot building around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15. He was killed by officers.

Gary Martin was identified as the man who shot five people at an Aurora workplace on Friday. (Facebook)

Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A male attendee accosted reporters standing behind cameras at President Trump’s rally Monday night.

The unidentified man ran down a set of stairs in the press section in the El Paso County Coliseum and jumped onto a platform where cameras were recording Trump’s speech.

The man shoved a handful of cameras, causing them to topple, and pushed reporters, knocking some of them over the roughly two-foot-high ledge.

Source: Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso