Bow-and-arrow suspect arrested in attack that killed 5 in Norway

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Police search for evidence outside the Coop store in after a man killed several people, in Kongsberg, Norway, Oct. 14, 2021.

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Police in Norway on Thursday have arrested and charged a 37-year-old Danish man suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people in the town of Kongsberg, southwest of the capital Oslo. Authorities are now considering the deadly rampage an act of terrorism. Police chief Ole B. Saeverud said that authorities had previous concerns that the man may have been radicalized, but a motive was still unknown. A large investigation is underway.

At least six people were left dead on Thursday in Beirut after armed clashes broke out during a protest over a judge conducting a probe of last year’s devastating blast in the city’s port. The armed exchanges, which also injured dozens, included automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades and were reminiscent of Lebanon’s deadly 1975-90 civil war. Lebanon is once again suffering a humanitarian crisis and economic collapse. Protesters, organized by the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah, were calling for the removal of Tarek Bitar, the judge leading the port investigation, accusing him of bias.

A fire in a 13-story building that raged out of control for hours overnight in the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan has left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured. Fire department officials said that multiple floors of the commercial-residential building were destroyed in an “extremely fierce” blaze. Piles of debris that blocked access to many of the affected areas complicated the search and rescue efforts. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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