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What do we know about Alek Minassian, arrested after Toronto van attack?

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The Toronto van attack suspect is a socially awkward student who graduated from college last week, his former classmates say.  Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old student, was arrested after 10 people were killed by a van in northern Toronto on Monday evening.  He was taken into custody after the rented vehicle ploughed into a crowd, leaving a further 15 people hospitalised. Video footage showed a suspect being handcuffed after a tense stand-off with armed police. Authorities are still attempting to establish a motive for the attack.  The Globe and Mail spoke to three of Minassian's former classmates who described him as being socially awkward, believing he may have suffered from a social or mental disability.  Police now inside home of Toronto van suspect. Alek Minassian lives in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto. (Picture by CBC's Natalie Nanowski). pic.twitter.com/DGPAB8VfZa— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 23, 2018 Minassian lives in nearby Richmond Hill and has been a student at Seneca College, according to his LinkedIn page. One classmate said he graduated from the college only last week.  Another student, who worked with Minassian on a school project in 2015, expressed his surprise that the suspect was even capable of hiring and driving a vehicle, adding he didn’t know how a steering wheel worked when he knew him.  Other classmates suggested he had never exhibited any indication of possessing extremist views or violent tendencies and was described by one couple as being “friendly”.   One student said Minassian did not interact particularly well with other students, but would not describe him as a loner.  A damaged van that struck multiple people in Toronto Credit: Reuters Ari Bluff, who went to secondary school with Minassian, recalled that “he wasn’t overly social” when she knew him.  “I'm not sure if he had any very, very close friends, at least publicly,” he told CBC News. “I never saw him with a group of friends, generally. But whenever we would see him in the hallways, we'd always speak to him or say hi to him or whatnot. “I remember seeing him probably just walking down the halls, usually by himself, or in the cafeteria by himself.”  Minassian was also regarded as an IT expert with comprehensive knowledge of computers chips, according to his former classmates.  His name is listed as a developer on a number of apps, including one that found parking spots in the Toronto area. He is believed to have attended the college for seven years while also working in several software development jobs. Officers were searching his home on Monday night. Mark Saunders, Toronto police chief, said the suspect had not been known to police previously. "Based on what we have there's nothing that has it to compromise the national security at this time," he told a news briefing after being asked if there was any like to international terrorism. Investigators are still working to establish a motive for the van rampage, Mr Saunders declined to speculate but said the driver’s actions “definitely looked deliberate”.  “We are looking very strongly to what the exact motivation was for this particular incident to take place,” he told a press conference. “At the end of the day, we will have a fulsome answer, and we will have a fulsome account as to what the conclusion of this is.”  Witness Ali Shaker, who was driving near the van at the time, told Canadian broadcast outlet CP24 that the driver appeared to be moving deliberately through the crowd. “He just went on the sidewalk,” he said. “He just started hitting everybody, man. He hit every single person on the sidewalk. Anybody in his way he would hit.” Witness Peter Kang told CTV News that the driver did not seem to make any effort to stop. “If it was an accident he would have stopped. But the person just went through the sidewalk. He could have stopped.” Police in Toronto during the aftermath Credit: Zumapress NBC news cited American and Canadian law enforcement officials saying that mental illness was the leading theory for a motive, rather than terrorism. They also said the suspect had been involved in an online discussion about Elliot Rodger, the man accused of carrying out a 2014 shooting rampage, near Santa Barbara, California, that killed six people. A Facebook post by a man with the same name and the same photo as the one that appears on the LinkedIn profile refers to the "Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger". In a video posted before the attack, Rodger had ranted about women turning down his advances, turning him into an "incel" - an abbreviation for "involuntarily celibate". Minassian is due to appear in court at 10am local time on Tuesday. 

Exclusive: China's HNA Group seeks up to $1.5 billion in new fund - document

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(Reuters) - A unit of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIR.UL] is seeking to raise as much as $1.5 billion by the end of this year in an investment fund that will serve as the group's primary vehicle for global acquisitions, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.

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One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading, survey says

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LONDON (Reuters) - One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found.

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Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

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By Sarah Dadouch RIYADH (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald Trump said recently Washington would withdraw its troops. "I personally think the U.S. is not capable of withdrawing its fighters from Syria," Nasr Hariri told Reuters on Friday. Washington for years supported rebels militarily against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but ended its train-and-equip program last year after changing its focus to the fight against Islamic State.

Van kills at least two, injures seven, on Toronto sidewalk

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TORONTO (Reuters) - A white van killed at least two people and injured seven when its driver plowed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny Monday afternoon, according to police, hospital officials and a Reuters witness.

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Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family

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By Shoon Naing and Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said. The family has temporarily taken shelter in an apartment belonging to the policeman's brother, the brother said. In widely-covered testimony on Friday, Police Captain Moe Yan Naing gave the details of the hours leading up to the Dec. 12 arrest of Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and said the police had arranged a "set up".

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Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters' setup

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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said.

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Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. It Won't Happen.

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The most likely scenario is that the F-22/F-35 hybrid will remain in the realm of fantasy. Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin is pitching an F-22 and F-35 combination to Japan to meet Tokyo’s requirement for a next-generation air superiority fighter.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Sydney Invictus heroes

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have joined the Australian Prime Minister at a London reception ahead of the Invictus Games in Sydney later this year. Harry and his bride-to-be will meet servicemen and women from both Britain and Australia, some of whom have previously competed in the international sporting event. The couple will also learn more about preparations for this year's games at the reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy at Australia House on Saturday. Harry and Meghan will meet Invictus competitors Credit: PA More than 500 competitors - made up of sick and injured military and veterans - from 18 nations are expected to compete at the Invictus Games in Sydney between October 20 and 27. It is expected Harry, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation which oversees the delivery of the tournament, will travel to Australia for the event with Ms Markle, who will by then be his wife. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Australian High Commission in London Credit: PA When Toronto hosted the Paralympic-style event last year the former Suits star, who at the time was living and working in the city, attended the opening and closing ceremonies and visited competitors with Harry. The trip to Sydney is also likely to see the couple embark on their Commonwealth duties, meeting young Australians to discuss issues close to their hearts after Prince Harry was appointed youth ambassador.  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull for the Invictus Games Credit: AP pool Servicemen and women at the Invictus launch praised Prince Harry for changing lives ahead of this year's Games in Sydney. Gareth Paterson, from Newcastle, who is leaving the army after 24 years' service, said: "You can't really fault the guy, he puts in so much effort. "He genuinely cares about everyone he meets and remembers who people are." Prince Harry talks to members of the Australian Defence Force Credit: AP Pool Mr Paterson, who suffers from an autoimmune disease which fuses the spine, competed at the Orlando and Toronto Invictus Games, winning three gold medals in archery. Jo Hursey, 42, from Herefordshire, who knows Harry from her 23 years in the army, said: "I don't think he realises how many lives he's changed. "He's changed mine for the better." The 42-year-old said she tried to persuade Ms Markle - who wore a green dress by Self-Portrait and an Alexander McQueen blazer - to try out "sitting volleyball", saying the former Suits actress seemed keen. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia speaks at a reception Credit: Reuters In a speech, Mr Turnbull said the competitors would get the "respect and recognition they so thoroughly deserve". He said: "It will be a formidable contest. Five hundred athletes ... will all be competing in a country and a city which will applaud them for their service and cheers them on to greater heights." He said the spirit of the games was embodied by people like Curtis McGrath, a young Australian combat medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan before winning the canoeing Paralympic gold in Rio de Janeiro two years ago. Chelsea Pensioner Marjorie Cole, who taught cooking in the Women's Royal Army Corps for around 15 years, said: "It's absolutely fantastic what Harry is doing for disabled veterans. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle receive Invictus Games jackets from Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and his wife Lucy Turnbull Credit: PA "It's brought them to the forefront despite what they've gone through. "I was at the first Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and it was something I'll never forget." The prince recognised Ms Cole in the hall and stopped for a chat, with the 73-year-old later saying: "He's very charming and said 'nice to see you again'. I'm thrilled for him and Meghan." Asked if she would be flying out to Sydney, Ms Cole replied: "I've got to win the lottery first." Sydney is the fourth city to host the Games, after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, and Toronto in 2017.

Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family

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YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.

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