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3 People Injured in Shooting in Lille, France

3 People Injured in Shooting in Lille, France

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LILLE, FRANCE - At least three people have been shot in northern France when a gunman opened fire at a metro stop.The attack occurred in Lille, a city near the French and Belgium border in the northeast portion of the country.A local newspaper report indicate a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg, and a second person was shot in the neck.The shooter is still on the loose. The motive for the attack is not yet known.Three people, including a minor, have been injured in the city of Lille after a gunman opened fire near the central Porte d’Arras metro station.Police are not considering the incident to be terror-related, local media reports.Witnesses heard at least five shots fired in central Lille late on Friday, local outlet La Voix du Nord reported.The injur
Venus Williams Loses Opening Singles Match at Rio Olympic Games

Venus Williams Loses Opening Singles Match at Rio Olympic Games

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Venus Williams lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 to 62nd-ranked Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in the second day of the games Saturday. She is set to compete alongside her sister, Serena Williams, in doubles on Sunday.Venus Williams will have to lean on her younger sister if she wants to add another Olympic medal.The U.S. stalwart was upset 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) by Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens on Saturday in the first round of the Rio Games, a disappointing showing for the No. 5 seed in what figures to be her final Olympics.Flipkens collapsed on the green hardcourt in elation after winning the third-set tiebreaker, exhausted after a match that lasted three hours, 13 minutes. The decisive tiebreak came moments after the Belgian was broken at love by Williams when she had a chance to serve out the m...
Machete-Wielding Attacker Shot Dead by Police After Injuring 2 Officers in Charleroi

Machete-Wielding Attacker Shot Dead by Police After Injuring 2 Officers in Charleroi

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CHARLEROI, BELGIUM - Police said an unidentified man yelled "Allahu akbar" before injuring two female officers outside a police station Saturday afternoon. The suspect was shot by a third officer and later died.The women officers' injuries are not life-threatening.The assailant is said to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) during the assault outside the city's main police station.Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told broadcaster RTL by phone: "Initial indications very clearly point towards terrorism."Reports say the prime minister has cut short his holiday in the south of France and will return to Belgium for a meeting of the National Security Council on Sunday.Charleroi was used as a base by some of the jihadists involved in the attacks