Suspect in knife attack had Islamic State images
A man who allegedly screamed "this is for Syria" as he slashed a passenger's neck in a London subway station had images associated with the Islamic State on his mobile phone, prosecutors said Monday.
Muhaydin Mire, who has been charged with attempted murder, also allegedly had images relating to the Nov. 13 gun and bomb rampage in Paris and a recent British police antiterrorism training exercise.
Prosecution lawyer David Cawthorne told a court hearing Monday that prosecutors allege Saturday's knife attack at Leytonstone Underground station was an act of terrorism.
Passersby recorded the aftermath of the incident on their phones. In one clip, as police officers wrestled the suspect to the floor, a bystander yelled: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv."
The terse dismissal, spoken in a distinct London accent - complete with the slang term bruv, for brother - raced round social media, with #YouAintNoMuslimBruv becoming a top trending topic on Twitter.
Lonesome boar joins herd
A wild pig in Germany has left the forest to live with a small herd of cattle. Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday that the boar, which he nicknamed "Banana," has been living with the eight cattle for more than two months on his property north of Hamburg, not far from the Danish border. Reese says Banana has been effectively adopted by the cattle - "he's fully integrated into the herd, which is fascinating."
U.S. cites Russia in strike
The U.S. military alleged on Monday that Russian warplanes were responsible for an attack on a Syrian army position in eastern Syria, an airstrike that Syria blamed on the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State militant group in the country. The Syrian government issued a statement earlier in the day accusing coalition aircraft of carrying out the overnight attack in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. The government said three Syrian soldiers were killed and 13 were injured in the strike.
- Washington Post