Murder suspect returns
A Canadian porn actor suspected in the dismemberment of a Chinese student arrived just outside Montreal on Monday via military transport from Germany, where he was arrested this month. Luka Magnotta, 29, did not fight his extradition. He is suspected of killing Jun Lin and sending body parts to Canadian political parties and schools. The head is still missing. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Magnotta will appear in court today.
A suicide bomber assassinated Yemen’s army commander leading the fight against al-Qaida in the country’s south, the Defense Ministry said, just days after the military made major gains in its campaign to expel militants from their southern strongholds. Maj. Gen. Salem Ali al-Quton was traveling in a three-car convoy in the southern city of Aden when the bomber threw himself on the general’s pickup truck and detonated his explosives. The commander was killed along with his driver and one of his bodyguards. Five passers-by were seriously wounded, the ministry said.
A suicide bomber in Iraq detonated his explosive belt in a funeral tent packed with mourners for a Shiite tribal leader Monday, killing at least 15 in what officials described as an al-Qaida attempt to reignite sectarian violence. The blast in the city of Baqouba wounded at least 40 people.
U.N. summit begins
The United Nation’s biggest conference in history began in earnest in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, with representatives from around the world looking to craft a plan to help lift billions of people out of poverty without exhausting the planet. More than 115 presidents, prime ministers and other officials this week are planning to attend the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, which has drawn at least 50,000 people from 190 countries. Yet expectations remain low because of the world’s many economic woes.
Compiled from wire reports.