Munich shooter was German-Iranian teen, motive 'unclear' [VIDEO]

By AFP - Saturday, 23 July 2016.

MUNICH: Munich police said Saturday that the shooter in a deadly shopping mall rampage was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man whose motive was “completely unclear.”


Philippines president gives order to free up information

By Reuters - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 17:12

MANILA: The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all agencies directly under his watch to open their records to the public as part of his promise to crack down on corruption and promote transparency in government.

Suicide bomber kills at least 12 in north Baghdad

By AFP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 15:24

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

Russian pranksters call heads of WADA and US anti-doping agency

By Reuters - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:51

MOSCOW: Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.

Iran condemns Kabul twin blasts, urges unity

By AFP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:15

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in the Afghan capital, killing at least 80.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

By AFP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:06

BUENOS AIRES: Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public Saturday, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

By AP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:06

LOS ANGELES: A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said.

IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people

By AP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 13:53

KABUL: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and ca

Tiger mauls woman to death in Chinese wildlife park

By AP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 13:08

BEIJING: Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

By AFP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:05

MUNICH: Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

Poland ups Pope security after Europe attacks

By AFP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:45

KRAKÓW: Poland will deploy more than 40,000 security personnel to protect Pope Francis and the hundreds of thousands of young Catholics meeting him for World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow next week.

Eight-year-old schoolgirls charged by Thai police with tearing down voting lists

By Reuters - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:35

BANGKOK: Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday.

4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

By AP - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:02

BASTROP: Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.

Moderate earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

By Bernama - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 23:10

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck the southwestern part of Sumatra, Indonesia at 3.41 pm today, according to the Meteorological Department.

IS attack on Afghan protest kills 61 people, wounds 207

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 22:34

KABUL, Afghanistan: At least 61 people were killed and another 207 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said.

Munich shooting had 'obvious link' to Breivik, not IS

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 19:14

MUNICH: German investigators have established an “obvious link” between the Munich mall shooting and far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik while ruling out any ties to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.

India searches for missing air force plane, no wreckage found

By Reuters - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 16:39

MUMBAI: Indian ships and aircraft searched on Saturday for an air force plane that went missing over the Bay of Bengal with 29 people on board the previous day, with no indication what happened to the aircraft or sign of wreckage, the defence ministry said.

Russian breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 15:41

SYDNEY: Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov on Saturday broke the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said.

Police searching for motive in Munich shooting; 10 dead

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 15:15

MUNICH: Police in Munich say they are hunting for a motive that might explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded shopping mall and a McDonald’s, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

Fresh floods kill at least 25 across China, scores missing

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 15:11

BEIJING: Fresh torrential rains swept through China this week, flooding streams, triggering landslides and killing at least 25 people with 13 more missing in the worst-hit city.

Philippines reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges: Duterte

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 15:05

MANILA: The Philippines is reviewing its “crazy” commitment to severely cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the Paris climate deal, new President Rodrigo Duterte has warned.

No Malaysians affected in Munich shooting tragedy

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 14:22

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that no Malaysians were affected in the shooting incident at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum shopping mall in Munich, yesterday.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 14:17

NEW YORK: An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 13:15

FRANKFURT: Germany’s legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.

Erdogan's mass appeal saved him on coup night

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 13:00

ISTANBUL: More than his security forces, what saved Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the coup attempt was the extraordinary devotion the charismatic strongman inspires among his followers.

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet for days

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:48

SYDNEY: Police are investigating how a man’s body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports.

Rio homeless raise voice ahead of Olympics

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:50

RIO DE JANEIRO: Many people walk by the homeless without looking but in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, street dwellers became the stars as they stood outside the Olympic city’s main theater and sang.

Boris Johnson calls for UN help destroying Libya chemicals

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:20

UNITED NATIONS: In his first address to the United Nations as Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Friday praised a Security Council resolution calling on countries to help Libya dispose of its last remaining chemical weapons stocks by shipping them out of the country.

Ivanka Trump mixes business with politics at Republican convention

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00

WASHINGTON: As she pressed the case for her father to be elected the next occupant of the White House, Ivanka Trump was also quietly building her own brand.

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine for running mate

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 09:40

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump.

Russian balloonist soon to circumnavigate globe in 11 days

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 09:30

CANBERRA: A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was drifting in a balloon in fair weather on Saturday hours before he was expected to land in the Australian Outback and set a record for flying solo nonstop around the world, an official said.