One injured as police engage in standoff with active shooter in Florida

​Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter they believed was barricaded inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection, with multiple shots fired, a city official said. One person sustained a minor injury, Panama City spokeswoman Caitlin Lawrence said. “Multiple shots have been fired,” Lawrence said. Local media… Read More One injured as police engage in standoff with active shooter in Florida

Iraqi court sentences Belgian jihadist Tarik Jadaoun for Islamic State membership

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group. The tough punishment is the latest doled out in the conflict-scarred country to foreigners who flocked to the self-declared caliphate of IS. ​Tarik Jadaoun, known by his nom de… Read More Iraqi court sentences Belgian jihadist Tarik Jadaoun for Islamic State membership

Court convicts Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson for concealing child sex abuse

​An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of… Read More Court convicts Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson for concealing child sex abuse

Sixteen dead, dozens injured as blast rocks Afghan city of Kandahar

A blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday caused dozens of casualties, officials said, as fighting across the country showed no sign of easing off during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. There was some confusion about the cause of the Kandahar explosion, which sent a huge cloud of dust and smoke… Read More Sixteen dead, dozens injured as blast rocks Afghan city of Kandahar

Sony set to acquire major stake in EMI publishing company in $2.3billion deal

​Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services. The acquisition is the biggest strategic move yet by new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and gives Sony a catalogue of… Read More Sony set to acquire major stake in EMI publishing company in $2.3billion deal

China launches satellite for exploration of dark side of the Moon

China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said. Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the satellite was launched at 5:28 a.m. (2128 GMT Sunday) on… Read More China launches satellite for exploration of dark side of the Moon