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A Taiwanese toddler was beheaded in Taipei in what police said appeared to be a random killing Jonathan Allen Shirt , sending shock waves through the island.
The victim, surnamed Liu, was with her mother and headed to a metro station to meet up with relatives on Monday when she was attacked, according to a police statement.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man surnamed Wang, reportedly overpowered the child's mother and decapitated the child with a kitchen knife.
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"The girl's mother rushed forward to pull Wang away, but he was stronger and pushed (her) aside Derrius Guice Shirt ," read the statement. "She died on the spot."
Wang was arrested at the scene of the crime and is currently in police custody. He has yet to enter a plea.
The police did not specify the victim's age, however, local media reported that the girl was 4 years old.
Police said Wang had been booked in the past over drug-related crimes. Taiwan's Apple Daily reported that Wang was unemployed and living with his parents and had been hospitalised due to mental health issues.
Taiwan's outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou called on authorities late Monday to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder, while police island-wide were instructed to increase patrols of neighbourhoods.
TORONTO, July 28 (Xinhua) -- At least two Chinese movies, including Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke's latest one -- Mountains May Depart -- will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), scheduled to be held in September Da'Ron Payne Shirt , as the event is going back to its Canadian roots for its 40th anniversary.
Mountains May Depart, together with Hong Kong director Johnnie To's film -- Office -- were among the 49 special presentations titles announced Tuesday at the Bell Lightbox, the TIFF headquarters in downtown Toronto, Canada, as the initial portion of the estimated 300-film lineup in September, mostly world, international or North American premieres.
""We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2015 and this first round of films offers a taste of the incredible lineup at this year's Festival Ryan Kerrigan Shirt ,"" said Piers Handling, CEO and director of TIFF. "" Made by both established and emerging filmmakers from around the world, these films offer a global snapshot of our times.""
""This year we are thrilled to share a diverse array of filmmakers from Australia, India, France, China, the United Kingdom and the USA Jordan Reed Shirt ,"" said Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the film festival. ""We look forward to sharing these fantastic films with Toronto audiences -- the most engaged and enthusiastic in the world.""
Starring Chow Yun Fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan and Tang Wei, Office, the movie, is set to make its international debut in Toronto. The movie is an adaptation of the theater play by Sylvia Chang of Taiwan.
For its North American premiere Josh Norman Shirt , Jia's Mountains May Depart jumps from the recent past to the speculative near-future as it examines how China's economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.
Earlier in July, it was announced that Jia will lead the inaugural jury for TIFF 2015's Platform, a new program to champion film directors' works from around the world.
This year's Toronto film festival will open with Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, and with Jean-Marc Vall e Trent Williams Shirt , who is from Quebec, as director, according to Piers Handling, the CEO and director of TIFF.
Valle is not the only Canadian director to be featured at the festival. Other well-known Canadian filmmakers are in the spotlight too. Toronto-based Deepa Mehta's Beeba Boys, about gang violence among young Indo-Canadian men, will be highlighted, as will be Remember Adrian Peterson Shirt , another film by director Atom Egoyan, also a longtime friend of the festival.
After a strong showing at Cannes, the film Sicario by French- Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve will have its North American premiere at TIFF 2015. The film, starring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, is about a young FBI agent drawn into a violent war on drugs on the U.S.-Mexican border.
And Gyllenhaal is just one of the many A-list stars who have become fan favorites at the Toronto festival. After her Oscar- winning turn in Still Alice, Julianne Moore will walk the red carpet again for Freeheld, a movie she stars in alongside Canadian Ellen Page. The film focuses on the real-life love story and fight for justice by two New Jersey women and is likely to be especially poignant in a year where same-sex marriage became legal in the United States.
Benedict Cumberbatch fans may get a chance to see their idol for a third year in a row: the British actor is expected to attend the festival as part of the star-studded film Black Mass. Directed by American Scott Cooper Alex Smith Shirt , the mob thriller co-stars Johnny Depp, Kevin Bacon and Joel Edgerton.
Festival-goers can also expect to catch a glimpse of Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. After co-starring in Insterstellar, the actors are back in space in iconic director Ridley Scott's new film The Martian.
The Toronto film festival, which was founded in 1976, now is seen as one of the most prestigious