BEIJING — At least seven people were killed and another seven injured in a knife attack in northeastern China, state media reported Sunday.
The attack in the city of Kaiyuan in Liaoning province was carried out outside a sauna and bathhouse. The suspect, identified by the media by his surname Yang, was arrested while the motive for the attack remains unknown.
Chinese law restricts the sale and possession of firearms, and mass attacks are generally carried out with knives or homemade explosives.
Perpetrators of similar attacks in the past have been described as mentally ill or bearing grudges against society.
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In earlier attacks, a school security guard wielding a knife injured at least 39 people at a kindergarten in the southern region of Guangxi in June this year. The culprit was sentenced to death.
In 2018, a man killed one and injured 12 in a knife attack at a shopping mall in Beijing.
Sports world, fans pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on social media – Sportsnet.ca
On this day a year ago, the world tragically lost Kobe Bryant — a future Hall of Fame NBA player and, more viscerally, a worldwide icon — as well as his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others when the helicopter they were in crashed in Calabasas, California just outside of Los Angeles.
The deaths sent intense shockwaves throughout the sports world, and a collective mourning began for lives taken far too soon.
Bryant was an 18-time all-star who won five NBA championships and spent the entirely of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Here are some of the tributes to the Lakers legend that have surfaced on social media this Tuesday, a year later.
Te echo de menos, hermano… pic.twitter.com/qa6oxrwdwJ
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 26, 2021
Family is Forever pic.twitter.com/PH6R4sCrve
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 26, 2021
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2021
#KobeBryant’s support for women’s basketball was unparalleled. Many players including @KayNurse11 was able to share a special moment with Kobe and Gigi during the 2019 WNBA All-Star game. They are truly missed. #MambaForver
: @elindsay08 pic.twitter.com/A1FaaibY6P
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) January 26, 2021
Mamba Forever pic.twitter.com/WvfTdZAk0i
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
— Carl English (@cenglish23) January 26, 2021
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” -Kobe Bryant
Kobe & Gigi… you have inspired people all over the world. We miss you. We love you. #MambaForever pic.twitter.com/lAWAN52kQX
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 26, 2021
Forever in our hearts pic.twitter.com/vaSEM8kdxt
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 26, 2021
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 26, 2021
Forever an Olympic champion
Mamba forever. pic.twitter.com/PS2W3YRnhB
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) January 26, 2021
Mamba forever pic.twitter.com/75SqQCv3Il
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 26, 2021
Gone but never forgotten. Mamba forever. pic.twitter.com/fzDf3gIW8W
— Tyrone Muggsy Bogues (@MuggsyBogues) January 26, 2021
RIP Kobe and Gigi
Still doesn’t seem real, I’m at a loss for words. You’re loved and missed
— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) January 27, 2021
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 26, 2021
Media Release January 26th – Brandon Police Service – Brandon Police Service
Media Release for January 26th
A 20-year-old Brandon Male has been charged with an Assault. It is alleged that he intentionally struck his girlfriend with a shovel. The victim received minor injuries. The male has been released from custody to appear in court on April 12th.
A 39-year-old Brandon Male has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was found to be in possession of vehicle, which had been reported, stolen. While being arrested it was found that he had a quantity of Meth on his person and a significant amount of cash. He has been released to appear in court April 8th.
A 52-year-old Brandon Male has been charged with Assault. It is alleged that he assaulted his girlfriend in her residence. The male received medical treatment for her injuries. The Male was released to appear in court April 19th.
A 22-year-old Brandon Female and a 37-year-old Brandon Male assaulted each other in the 300 block of 10th Street. They have been released from custody on conditions to not communicate with each other and to attend court on April 19th.
Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
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Coronavirus: Quebec media outlets join forces, denounce limited access to health network – Global News
Some of the province’s major media organizations are calling on the Quebec government to grant journalists greater access to facilities within the health network, as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues.
In an open letter published Tuesday and signed by Global News, media representatives argue that showing the reality of what is going on in Quebec hospitals and long-term care facilities is paramount.
“It is of utmost of importance for Quebecers to hear directly from embattled doctors, nurses and orderlies, as well as the patients they are treating, in order to accurately report the harsh realities being experienced behind those closed doors,” the letter reads.
“Health-care workers, after all, are the primary witnesses to what goes on inside our health institutions. They must be allowed to speak freely about what they are observing during this crisis.”
The group credits images out of Italy in March 2020, showing overcrowded hospital rooms and overwhelmed staff, for helping to bring the full impact of the health crisis to the public’s attention.
“It was this imagery, more than any World Health Organization announcement or press release, that made people the world over aware of the gravity of the pandemic. It also helped many of them more readily accept government confinement measures.”
According to media representatives, more often than not, journalists’ requests to document the pandemic from inside long-term care facilities or within hospitals, have been denied by government and public health authorities alike.
Global News, as well as its fellow signatories, cited freedom of information for the request.
“It’s shocking that the government would not let journalists in, journalists are being safe about it, they’re protecting themselves as they go in. This is exceptionally important,” said Karyn Pugliese, past-president of the Canadian Association of Journalists and co-chair of the association’s advocacy committee.
“There’s also the issue of accountability, we want to know how severe the crisis is, we want to know that patients are getting the care and that health-care workers are getting what they need in order to deliver care to people.”
The province says it’s looking into ways they can safely allow journalists into health facilities.
“I think we could benefit as a society to have more information, better communication with what’s happening in our health establishments, buildings and facilities,” said Christian Dubé, Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services.
Coronavirus: Health-care workers on the front lines calling on Quebecers to follow rules
A full copy of the open letter can be found below.
© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
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