Five killed as gunman open fire at SunTrust Bank in central Florida

A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday and then called police to inform them of the shooting before he eventually surrendered, local authorities said. The shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m.… Read More Five killed as gunman open fire at SunTrust Bank in central Florida

Thirty dead as overflowing dam floods villages in Indonesia

An overflowing dam has killed at least 30 people in Indonesia and forced thousands to flee their villages, authorities said on Thursday. Twenty-five people are missing. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency has set up temporary shelters and field kitchens for residents fleeing floodwaters over a meter high that inundated riverside settlements in South Sulawesi province, including… Read More Thirty dead as overflowing dam floods villages in Indonesia

President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities. The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act would see corporate entities and individuals face excruciating sanctions if found guilty of discriminating against persons with impairments, according to Ita Enang, the president’s National Assembly liaison… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

China deletes millions of pieces of online information, thousands of apps in clean-up operation

China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps, and it criticized tech giant Tencent’s news app for spreading ‘vulgar information’. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a statement on its website the action was part of a clean-up… Read More China deletes millions of pieces of online information, thousands of apps in clean-up operation

Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage in the engine compartment over time. The group said its probe had identified that some vehicles may have small cracks inside one of the fuel lines… Read More Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Five Pakistani police officers to be charged for fatal shooting of family

Pakistani authorities have removed the commander of the counter terrorism police in the province of Punjab and will charge five police with murder over a shooting last week in which an innocent family was killed. The incident on Saturday saw counter-terrorism officials open fire on a car they said was being used by an Islamic… Read More Five Pakistani police officers to be charged for fatal shooting of family

Mariano Rivera, several others to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera became the first person to earn unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame when he was named on all 425 ballots submitted by the National Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The voting tabulations were announced Tuesday by Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson on the MLB Network. Rivera was… Read More Mariano Rivera, several others to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Four arrested, charged over plot to bomb Muslim community in New York

Three men and a teenager have been arrested after planning to bomb a Muslim community in upstate New York, and investigators have recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen guns, authorities said on Tuesday. The alleged plot was uncovered after a student at Odyssey Academy, a school in Greece, New York, showed a classmate… Read More Four arrested, charged over plot to bomb Muslim community in New York