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Las Vegas shooter kills one, surrenders

A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside, in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began at about 11am on SaturdayFULL STORY

At least one dead in Ohio club shooting

Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early yesterday and police said they believed at least two shooters might have been involved. The shooting took place about 1am when hundreds of people were reported at the Cameo Nightlife club, which theFULL STORY

China’s Li arrives in New Zealand

New Zealand yesterday said it did not plan to “choose sides” on trade between the US and China, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) arrived for a visit focused on the issue. Wellington in 2008 became the first developed nation to sign a free-trade agreement withFULL STORY

Former Swedish neo-Nazi teaches tolerance

Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but now, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission — teaching tolerance to young Swedes. With a blond buzz cut, piercing blue eyes and beefy shoulders chiseled in theFULL STORY

US says behind deadly Mosul airstrike

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was launched by the US military, US officials said on Saturday. US officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties, but opened an investigation. In theFULL STORY

British police still believe attacker was acting alone

British anti-terrorism police on Saturday said they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside the Palace of Westminster in London this week was acting alone, but conceded they might never understand his motive. British-born Islamic convert Khalid Masood, 52, was shot dead afterFULL STORY

Poland charges 11 following bizarre Auschwitz stunt

Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The unprecedented stunt, carried out on Friday in front of the camp’s “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets youFULL STORY

‘Sewol’ recovery to heal or harden S Korea’s rift2017-03-26

Days after former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier — a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park and becameFULL STORY

Singapore teen blogger wins asylum in US2017-03-26

A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting the Singaporean government was granted asylum to remain in the US, an immigration judge ruled. Amos Yee (余澎杉), 18, has been detained by US federal immigration authorities since December last year when he wasFULL STORY

London attacker a convert to Islam with violent past2017-03-26

He described himself as “friendly and approachable.” He had a degree in economics and said he was a good listener. Adrian Russell Ajao, the man who drove a car into pedestrians in the shadow of London’s Big Ben and then killed a police officer with aFULL STORY

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