Five dead, four injured as gunman opens fire in Catholic cathedral in Brazil

A gunman entered a Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Tuesday and fatally shot four people attending midday mass before killing himself at the altar, fire department officials said. Four elderly people were seriously wounded by the man, who began shooting at the congregation with two guns, according to a spokesman with… Read More Five dead, four injured as gunman opens fire in Catholic cathedral in Brazil

Time Magazine names slain Saudi journalist, jailed Reuters reporters, others as ‘Person of the Year’

Time on Tuesday presented its “Person of the Year” honor to a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as the magazine warned the ideal of truth as critical to democracy is under assault. The publication also honored the founder of a Philippines… Read More Time Magazine names slain Saudi journalist, jailed Reuters reporters, others as ‘Person of the Year’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai debunks claim of plans to relaunch Chinese search engine

Google has no plans to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms. Lawmakers and Google employees have raised concerns the company would comply with China’s internet censorship and surveillance policies… Read More Google CEO Sundar Pichai debunks claim of plans to relaunch Chinese search engine

Three killed, several injured following shooting in French city of Strasbourg

A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. “The… Read More Three killed, several injured following shooting in French city of Strasbourg