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Shoot-out at Toronto shopping mall, 1 Dead, 2 injured

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Police cordon off the Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada, after a deadly shooting spree.
A gunman has escaped after killing a man and wounding five others at Toronto's Eaton Centre, one of Canada's busiest shopping malls.

Police said two people were in a critical condition. They included a 13-year old boy, while the man killed was 25. Several people were trampled and pushed in the panic, including a pregnant woman who went into labour.

Witnesses said multiple shots were fired in the mall's food court and hundreds of panicked shoppers sprinted for the exits. The mall, which is popular with tourists, was evacuated. People watched from outside as an injured man with visible bullet wounds was wheeled out on a stretcher.

The Toronto Blue Jays baseball player Brett Lawrie tweeted that he sprinted out of the mall after hearing the shots. "People sprinting up the stairs right from where we just were."


Psychopathy alert! Montreal sadistic killer search continues amid report he was spotted at Paris bar

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Luka Magnotta in front of the Eiffel Tower in 2010. French police appear convinced that Magnotta is in their midst.
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MONTREAL - A Paris hotel manager told the Montreal Gazette on Saturday that his neighbour, the manager of a bar and restaurant, confirmed to police that Montreal fugitive and suspected killer Luka Rocco Magnotta had a drink at his bar on Thursday.

Sbyibi el Bachir, manager of Hotel Studio des Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement in Paris, said in an interview that Dominique Massonneau, manager of Le Petit Batignolles, told him on Saturday that Magnotta stopped by his moderately-priced cafe - and that Massonneau had reported it to police.

The information could not be independently verified immediately.


Hamburg Warzone: 700 Arrested as Leftists Clash with Neo-Nazis

Violent clashes have broken out in Germany between the supporters and opponents of the neo-Nazi movement. Hamburg police have detained over 700 people after the demonstrators started throwing projectiles, injuring several officers.

­A group of anti-Nazi demonstrators have clashed with far-right activists marching in the city's Wandsbek district. The leftists erected barricades of trash bins and set them ablaze to stop their rivals from passing.

After the police used water cannons to extinguish the flames, protesters attacked officers and the far-right demonstrators with pyrotechnics, bottles and stones. At least eight officers have been injured by the projectiles, thelocal.de reports.

The police put around 700 demonstrators into custody.

Bizarro Earth

While the World Burns: Bieber Fever Sweeps Norway, Police Threaten State of Emergency

Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber waves to fans in Oslo.
Nearly overwhelmed by the masses of Justin Bieber fans who gathered in Oslo for a free performance the teen mega-star gave Wednesday night, Norwegian police reportedly threatened a state of emergency and appealed to the singer for help in controlling his followers.

According to the gossip website TMZ.com, tens of thousands of Bieber's fans traveled across Europe and descended on Oslo. The 18-year-old singer was scheduled to perform four new songs at the Oslo Opera House as part of his "Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World" television special that airs June 21 on NBC.

But the massive fan presence taxed local police efforts and cast doubt on whether the performance could go forward.

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, detailed the situation on Twitter: "The streets are filled ... the bridges are closed. It is out of control. We may have to start the show early or they will cancel. #bieberfever"

"To have this much pressure and this much attention on this one single guy, I think that's pretty unprecedented," Jennifer Peros of Us Weekly magazine told Good Morning America.


5 bodies found burned inside SUV in Arizona desert

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This image provided Saturday by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, shows the vehicle where five dead bodies found burned inside in Pinal County's Vekol Valley area, west of Casa Grande, Ariz.
Five bodies burned beyond recognition in a charred vehicle discovered in the southern Arizona desert appear to be victims of drug-smuggling violence, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Saturday.

Deputies are searching for suspects in the killings just west of Casa Grande, in desolate Vekol Valley between Phoenix and Tucson, NBC Station KVOA of Tucson reported.

Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a border patrol agent saw a Ford Expedition pulled over on Interstate 8, Babeu said. The vehicle had gone airborne off the interstate, he said. When the agent approached the SUV, the driver took off.

The smoldering Expedition was found about 8:30 a.m. Four bodies were found in the cargo area and one was in the backseat, Babeu said. None were in the driver or passenger seats, he said.


Mom arrested after leaving baby on car roof and driving off

A 19-year-old Arizona mother who police say left her 5-week-old baby strapped in a car seat atop her car roof and drove off is under arrest on child abuse and aggravated DUI charges, Phoenix-area media reported Saturday.

The child, found in the middle of the road, was "perfectly OK," said Officer James Holmes, Phoenix police spokesman, told The Arizona Republic.

The car seat was damaged, Holmes told TV station KTVK.

The baby is in the custody of Arizona Child Protective Services, officials said.

At about 1 a.m. Saturday, police got calls from the area near North 45th Avenue and West Cholla Street in northwest Phoenix that a baby was in a car seat in the middle of a road, The Arizona Republic reported.

Heart - Black

Dad charged in death of Florida baby found in trunk

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A 1-month-old baby was found dead Friday, June 1, 2012, in the trunk of a car in Florida, and the boy's father, Janus Saintil, 24, has been taken into custody.
A Florida man is being held without bond in the death of his 1-month-old son, who was found in the trunk of a car.

Janus Saintil was being held Saturday at the Broward County jail on charges of murder, kidnapping and other counts.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says Saintil kidnapped the baby's mother, another woman and a man on Thursday. He allegedly left the adults in Port St. Lucie and returned to Broward County with the baby.

The baby's body was found Friday after Saintil parked the car next to a police officer. Coral Springs police Lt. Joe McHugh identified the baby as Saintil's son, Josiah Saintil.

Jail records did not show whether Saintil had an attorney.


Police: Shots fired at Canada shopping mall,1 dead

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Eaton Center mall
A gunman fired shots in a busy food court in one of Canada's busiest malls Saturday killing one man and injuring eight, police said.

Toronto police constable Victor Kwong said two people were in critical condition. He said the person who was killed died at the scene. Some of the injuries came when people were trampled on and pushed. He said the suspect had not been apprehended.

Witnesses said multiple shots were fired in the food court in Toronto's downtown Eaton Centre and that hundreds of panicked shoppers sprinted for the exits. The mall was evacuated.

Swarms of people watched from outside as an injured man with visible bullet wounds was wheeled out on a stretcher.

Toronto Blue Jays baseball player Brett Lawrie tweeted that he sprinted out of the mall after hearing the shots.


More unstable behavior: Wayne Carter Threw Intestines At Officers After Stabbing Himself, Police Say

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Wayne Carter allegedly stabbed himself with a knife (not pictured) and then threw bits of his flesh at cops.
A New Jersey man allegedly cut out his entrails in front of police and then threw bits of his flesh and intestines at them.

The gruesome scene played out at a home in Hackensack, N.J., where 43-year-old Wayne Carter allegedly barricaded himself in on Sunday, NBC New York reported.

Officers got a call that morning when a witness said Carter was threatening to harm himself with a knife. Two cops responded, kicked in the door and found Carter in the corner, the station reported.

Carter allegedly ignored officers' orders to put down the knife, and instead began stabbing himself in the abdomen, neck and legs.

An attempt to pepper spray the bleeding man had no effect, the Associated Press reported.


Olympic battle: Londoners to form human shield to keep missiles from homes

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A Rapier missile defence system, which could play a role in providing air security during the Olympics, is shown to members of the media at Blackheath in southeast London on May 3, 2012
Residents in east London have threatened to form human barricades to prevent missiles being installed on the rooftops of their homes for the Olympic Games.

Six sites in east London have been earmarked for the deployment of Rapier and Starstreak missiles, each with a range of over three miles and capable of travelling at three times the speed of sound.

During the Olympics, London will have more soldiers on the streets than at any time since the Second World War and that there will be more armed personnel patrolling the capital than the entire number of British troops serving in Afghanistan. This amounts to far more security than was in place at the Beijing Olympics.

Critics claim there has been a militarization of London in the run up to the games. Inhabitants of an upmarket gated development in the upmarket Bow Quarter, announced at the meeting on Thursday night that they would do everything in their power to stop the deployment of the missiles.