LOS ANGELES: The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted “Star Trek” franchise.
SYDNEY: Mourners were to attend emotional services for the two victims of the Sydney cafe siege today as volunteers and workers removed a giant sea of flowers laid in their memory amid plans for a permanent memorial.
LONDON: Joe Cocker, whose distinctive raspy voice and soulful musical renditions made him a favourite of his peers with hits like Beatles’ cover “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “You Are So Beautiful,” died on Monday. He was 70.
LONDON: Six people were killed and eight others injured in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident.
PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was charged on Monday over an apparent mass HIV infection in a remote village after admitting he reused needles when treating patients, officials said.
PARIS: France’s top security official has raised the number of people by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.
ABU DHABI: The first of four nuclear reactors being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, an official said Monday.
MANILA: Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.
BERLIN: A German government minister said Monday Berlin aimed to set up a trauma centre for victims of a mass rape campaign by the Islamic State militant group.
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