Stabbing

Five people wounded at home of New York rabbi

The house in Monsey, north of New York City, was hosting a religious celebration when the attacker burst in, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC).

The suspect fled but was later taken into custody, police said. The motive was not immediately clear.

One of the victims was stabbed at least six times, OJPAC said in a tweet.

The attack came a day after New York city police said officers were stepping up patrols in heavily Jewish districts following a spate of anti-Semitic threats and attacks.

Man arrested over stabbings in Sydney city centre

A second woman was found dead inside an apartment building on the same street.

"All the information we have at hand would link these two crimes," police commissioner Mick Fuller said at a press conference.

He said the suspect was a "lone actor" with a history of mental health issues.

He was known to police but "his history was unremarkable compared to the gravity of the crimes he committed", Mr Fuller said.

The police commissioner said the suspect had some ideologies related to terrorism, but had no apparent links to other terrorist organisations.

Child among dead in Japan stabbing

At least 16 people have been injured in the mass attack and at least two people are reportedly dead. Police have confirmed one girl has died.

The suspect reportedly stabbed himself in the neck and was later detained. He has now died from his injuries.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

Police responding to the violent incident recovered two knives, said NHK.

Man on the run after stabbing father and sister

At approximately 10:13 p.m. Friday, Sione Vaitai, 26, was engaged in a dispute with family members at Mount View Drive in Sandy, Sandy police said.

During the dispute, Vaitai obtained a large knife and assaulted his father and juvenile sister, police said.

Local media report officers responded to the home but Vaitai had already fled the scene. The two victims were transported to local hospitals in critical condition.

Police have not been able to locate Vaitai, who is described as a male Polynesian, 6-feet tall and 300 pounds with dark hair.