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PIA mulls blacklisting more than 100 air hostesses after Toronto incident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is considering blacklisting more than 100 air hostesses after one of their crew members slipped away in Canadian capital Toronto, ARY News reported. According to details, PIA's Manager Flight Services has written to the national carrier's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman requesting blacklisting of more than 100 air hostesses who hold fake degrees. The GM Flight Services requested that the air hostesses should be banned from boarding any flight to cities in Europe…

Police brutality gets spotlight at Toronto film festival

TORONTO: “The Hate U Give” held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, shedding a light on how police brutality affects the lives of black communities. Based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of Starr, a black teenager, whose life is changed when she witnesses the killing of her childhood best friend by a white police officer. The film follows scores of police shootings in the United States in recent years that have given rise to the Black Lives…

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported. Toronto Police said they had responded to a call at around 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) in the city's Greektown district. "Conditions of victims not known yet. A young girl is one of the 9 victims," the police department tweeted. The police said the nine victims did "not include the shooter who is dead." Global News quoted a Toronto police source as saying the suspect is believed to have…

Toronto attack accused left a ‘cryptic message’ on social media

TORONTO: The man accused of ploughing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people, in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday. Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, was charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in the incident. Minassian kept his shaved head down during a brief court appearance in Canada’s largest city, speaking quietly with a defence lawyer and stating his name in a…

Toronto van attack suspect faces murder charges in court

TORONTO: The driver suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 others when he plowed a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto made his first court appearance on Tuesday, where details of a motive for the attack were expected to emerge. While the worst mass killing in Canada in decades has the hallmarks of other deadly vehicle assaults by Islamic State supporters in the United States and Europe, officials said it did not represent a threat to national security. Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, entered a Toronto courtroom…

Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

TORONTO: A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said. Although the attack had the hallmarks of recent deadly vehicle assaults by Islamic State supporters in the United States and Europe, federal officials said it did not represent a larger threat to national security. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders identified the suspect as Alek…

Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody: police

TORONTO: A white van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto’s northern suburbs on Monday and police have taken the driver into custody, police said on Twitter. Police in Canada’s largest city initially said eight to 10 people had been injured but later said it was unclear exactly how many had been hurt or the extent of their injuries. It was not immediately clear if the incident was a deliberate act by the driver or a traffic mishap. “Too early to confirm the number of pedestrians struck or…