SYDNEY Australian police on Monday shot dead a gunman in the city of Melbourne who had been holding a woman hostage, police said, a confrontation for which the militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility.
“We are treating it as an act of terrorism,” Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton said on Tuesday. “We believe this person was there with those sorts of [terrorist] intentions, albeit we don’t know whether it was something planned or something spontaneous at this stage,” he said.
TrendsViral Australia’s consumer watchdog launched the sting that began after iPhone and iPad customers experienced a software update that rendered their devices useless if a previous repair had been carried out by an ‘unofficial’ technician.
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than $1.4 billion worth of military training and equipment for Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Monday, part of a $110 billion arms deal U.S.
Duterte declared military rule on the southern island of Mindanao on May 23 after hundreds of militants from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) linked Maute Group began fighting government forces in the city of Marawi following attempts to arrest their leader Isnilon Hapilon.
The suit alleges that two Baltimore-based companies, USALCO and Delta Chemical Corporation, were in on the conspiracy with 16 other companies conspired to fix prices of aluminum sulfate (alum) and rig bids, defrauding the city.
This year marks the highest number of FBI background checks ever conducted in the month of May since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) began keeping records in 1998.
The Air Force’s wish list includes $1.76 billion for 14 more F-35A fighters, made by Lockheed Martin, in addition to the 46 currently covered by the budget proposal. Another $1.3 billion would buy a dozen MC-130J special operations tankers and one additional HC-130J search-and-rescue plane, both based on Lockheed’s C-130 platform.
Marouane Fellaini scored the winner as Belgium saw off Czech Republic 2-1 in a friendly in Brussels on Monday night.
Andy Murray feels he is getting better with each match after reaching the French Open quarter-final with a straight-sets victory over Karen Khachanov.