Israel conducts reprisal airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war. Following the overnight exchanges, sirens sounded again in Israeli border towns after dawn broke. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome defense system intercepted… Read More Israel conducts reprisal airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the… Read More Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand

Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company also said it was considering whether to refund advertisers for lost exposure due to the problems, which internet… Read More Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Leader of Gambino Mafia family Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali fatally shot in New York

The reported crime boss of the New York Mafia’s Gambino family, Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali, was gunned down in front of his Staten Island home late Wednesday, police and media said. 53-year-old Cali was fatally shot multiple times to his torso shortly after 9 p.m. (0100 GMT on Thursday) in front of his home, police… Read More Leader of Gambino Mafia family Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali fatally shot in New York

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to about 3-and-half more years in prison and was hit with a fresh set of criminal charges in New York on Wednesday, drawing sympathy from a president who declined to say whether he would issue a pardon. Manafort is due to spend a total of… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

Australian judge sentences Cardinal George Pell to six years imprisonment on sexual abuse charges

For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia – a boy from a gold mining town whose ambition, intellect and knack for befriending influential people propelled him to become the third-most senior official in the Vatican. That came crashing down in December, when a court found 77-year-old Pell… Read More Australian judge sentences Cardinal George Pell to six years imprisonment on sexual abuse charges

Dozens of children trapped as building containing primary school collapses in Lagos

At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday. Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that the agency had recorded one death so far in the disaster,… Read More Dozens of children trapped as building containing primary school collapses in Lagos

Masked gunmen fatally shoot eight people, themselves in Brazilian school rampage

Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot dead at least five teenagers as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their gun on themselves, police said. Before entering the Raul Brasil school in Suzano, a city on the eastern outskirts of metropolitan Sao Paulo, the assailants, former pupils… Read More Masked gunmen fatally shoot eight people, themselves in Brazilian school rampage