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Day: February 9, 2020

Thai soldier dead after killing 26
Asia, Featured

Thai soldier dead after killing 26

    A Thai soldier who killed at least 26 people, most of them in a shopping mall in the northeast of the country, was angry over a land deal involving a relative of his commanding officer, officials said on Sunday. Thai security forces shot and killed the rogue soldier after an overnight standoff at the Terminal 21 shopping centre in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, where most of the victims of the massacre were killed. The soldier drove to the mall in a stolen Humvee and was armed with an assault weapon and ammunition stolen from the army base's arsenal, an official said. He initially posted written messages on Facebook during the attack before his account was shut down by the company. "It was a personal conflict...over a house deal," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ...
Canadians reject Meghan and Harry tax burden Evening Standard
Canada, Featured

Canadians reject Meghan and Harry tax burden Evening Standard

    More than three quarters of Canadians feel their country should not foot the security bill for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a new survey suggests. A total of 77 per cent of respondents said taxpayers should not have to pay the cost of protecting the Sussexes as they are not in Canada representing the Queen. The duke and duchess announced last month that they were stepping back as "senior" members of the royal family and said they would split their time between the UK and North America. Prince Harry joined Meghan in Vancouver Island at the end of last month, where the pair have begun a new life with their baby son Archie amid plans to become "financially independent". But the logistics over who will pick up the couple's bills remains unclear, with speculation th...