Student with crossbow and machete kills teacher
BARCELONA, Spain — A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said.
The unidentified boy was detained by police as a suspect in the attack that injured two other teachers and two students. Authorities said the boy, who was undergoing a psychiatric examination, will not face criminal charges because he is under the age of 14.
A regional police spokeswoman said it was unclear which weapon was used to kill the teacher. —AP
U.S. paratroopers begin training Ukrainians
KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops who have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-backed separatists in the country's east.
Operation Fearless Guardian, as the U.S. mission is called, was inaugurated with a raindrenched welcoming speech by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and appeals by security officials for imparting the war-fighting skills of which Ukrainian troops are in dire need.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov noted in his address to the U.S. trainers and the first battalion of volunteers that the Americans have experience in fighting insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan that Ukrainian officials hope can be imparted to their own troops. —The Los Angeles Times
British couple on way to Syria with kids are arrested
ISTANBUL — Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State, an official said.
Asif Malik and his partner, Sara Kiran, were arrested in a hotel in Ankara, the officials said, and their four children were also taken into custody. The family is expected to be deported. The children are between 12 months and 7 years old.
Sunday, British police and Malik's family appealed for information about the family members, who haven't been in England since early April. Malik had expressed interest in living in a Muslim country, police said.
The Turkish official said that British authorities provided information to Turkish counterparts on Sunday and that police were able to track the family from the Greek border, where they crossed by bus on April 16. —AP