Pictured: Toronto van rampage suspect, 25, is IT student ‘with no known terror links’

This is the 25-year-old IT student arrested over the Toronto van rampage that left ten people dead. Alek Minassian is a software developer from the Richmond Hill area of the Canadian city. According to his LinkedIn profile, he attended Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Records show he worked…

Three teenagers ‘gang-raped disabled girl at birthday party leaving her stained with blood’

Three teenage boys gang-raped a disabled girl at a birthday party, police have said. The alleged victim was forced into a bedroom and attacked by Chris Shon Da Vell Carter, 18, and two boys aged 15 and 14, prosecutors said. She was left with blood stains on her clothing after…

‘My kids!’ Single mum’s heartbreaking screams as she watched home burn down with four sons inside

A single mum was forced to watch as her home burned down with her four young boys inside. Tina Brazil was held back from entering by firefighters as she screamed “My children! My kids, my kids!”, witnesses said. Her boyfriend Mike Andrews also tried to enter the home and had…

Passenger and little girl ‘tried to pull woman back in from Southwest plane window but they weren’t strong enough’

A passenger has revealed harrowing further details of the bizarre incident that killed a mum-of-two following a mid-air plane explosion. Jennifer Riordan, 43, died when the left engine of Southwest flight 1380 exploded, sending shrapnel into her window. It smashed the glass and Mrs Riordan, sat in seat 14C, was…

You can name this new polar bear cub – but zoo learns lesson of Boaty McBoatface

A zoo in Scotland is inviting the public to come up with a name for their new polar bear cub. But the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has learned lessons from the ‘Boaty McBoatface’ debacle. That was the name the public voted for when the Natural Environment Research Council…

Boy, 16, ‘stabbed boyfriend, 17, to death after he told him he wanted to date girl instead’

A 16-year-old boy who led police to the body of his 17-year-old friend during a missing person’s search is now suspected of murder. The teen, has not been named, was in a relationship with Jeremy Sanchez, police in Los Angeles said. The pair had met at a riverbank around midnight…

Putin’s ‘beautiful hookers’, Theresa May’s phone call and jail rape jokes: 5 things we learned from Comey Memos

While still in the job, former FBI director James Comey made a series of memos detailing his private conversations with Donald Trump. Perhaps sensibly, he predicted they might come in useful one day. On Thursday, they were handed over to politicians in the US to examine as they investigate Russian…

Oldest killer ever put to death in US gets lethal injection aged 83 in Alabama

The oldest killer ever executed in the US has been given the lethal injection aged 83. Walter Moody was sentenced to death over a deadly serial bombing spree in 1989. He was executed at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, and gave no final statement, prison officials…

Firefighter who tried to save woman sucked out of Southwest Airlines plane window ‘felt a calling’

A firefighter has spoken of his battle to save a woman sucked out of a plane window after a mid-air explosion. Hero Andrew Needum gave mum-of-two Jennifer Riordan first aid after an engine exploded on Southwest flight 1380 sending shrapnel into the window next to her. He and several other…

First picture of mum killed after being sucked out of Southwest plane during mid-air engine explosion

This is the mum-of-two who died after being sucked out of a plane window during a mid-flight engine explosion. Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old banking executive with Wells Fargo, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the bizarre incident on Southwest flight 1380. The left engine exploded during the flight and…