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Sydney knife attacker identified by police

Sydney knife attacker identified by police

Published 2 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing A knife-wielding man who killed six people in a Sydney shopping centre before being shot dead has been identified by Australian police. Joel Cauchi, 40, walked through the crowded Westfield Bondi Junction complex on Saturday afternoon, fatally wounding five women and a man. A nine-month-old baby was among several others injured and remained in a “serious but stable” condition on Sunday, police said. Authorities say the attack was most likely “related to the mental health of the…

Israel says defences are ‘ready’ as Iran attacks

Israel says defences are ‘ready’ as Iran attacks

Published 14 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Reuters By Raffi Berg BBC News Iran has launched aerial drones at Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says, appearing to mark a widely anticipated reprisal attack. Israel’s Channel 12 TV says the salvo is expected to reach Israel at 02:00 on Sunday (23:00 GMT on Saturday). It said Israeli forces were on high alert and “monitoring all targets”. Iran had vowed to retaliate for an attack on its consulate in Syria on 1 April…

Iran launches drones at Israel in retaliatory attack

Iran launches drones at Israel in retaliatory attack

EPACopyright: EPA In an address to the nation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military is “ready for any scenario”. “Citizens of Israel, in recent years, and especially in recent weeks, Israel has been preparing for a direct attack by Iran,” he says. “Our defensive systems are deployed; we are ready for any scenario, both defensively and offensively. The State of Israel is strong. The IDF is strong. The public is strong.” He also thanks allies, including the US and UK, for “standing alongside” Israel Netanyahu adds: “We have…

Watch: Moment man rescued from Turkey cable car

Watch: Moment man rescued from Turkey cable car

A cable car cabin collided with a broken pole on Friday evening, killing one person and injuring 10 others. Dozens of passengers were stranded in mid-air overnight. Footage released by the Turkish Defence Ministry shows a stranded cable car passenger hoisted into a military helicopter on Saturday. Seven helicopters and more than 500 rescuers, including specialist mountaineers, helped rescue the passengers, the Turkish interior ministry said in a social media post. An investigation into the accident has been opened, the justice ministry said.

Don Wright, Editorial Cartoonist With a Skewer for a Pen, Dies at 90

Don Wright, Editorial Cartoonist With a Skewer for a Pen, Dies at 90

He won two Pulitzers for Florida newspapers, commenting wryly on war, segregation, church scandals and more while reaching readers nationwide through syndication. Don Wright, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose pointed work punctured duplicity and pomposity and resonated with common-sense readers, died on March 24 at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his wife, Carolyn Wright, a fellow journalist. In a 45-year career, Mr. Wright drew some 11,000 cartoons for The Miami News, which folded in 1988, and then The Palm…

Video said to show Iranian troops boarding MSC Aries

Video said to show Iranian troops boarding MSC Aries

Iran has been accused of seizing a commercial ship with links to Israel as it passed through the Straight of Hormuz. A video filmed from inside MSC Aries and obtained by Reuters news agency appears to show two people rappelling onto the vessel from a helicopter. Iranian special forces boarded the ship about 50 miles (80km) off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a statement from the ship’s operator MSC said. The country’s state news agency, Irna, said the naval branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had…

World watches nervously to see what Iran does next

World watches nervously to see what Iran does next

Published 23 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing By Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent In the wars within wars of this grievous Gaza crisis, the most explosive of all is the searing official enmity between Israel and Iran. It’s now at its most perilous point. And this region, and many capitals beyond, are watching and waiting with bated breath to see what Iran does next. It’s Tehran’s move after the airstrike on its diplomatic compound in the heart of the Syrian capital, Damascus on 1…

Ukraine army chief says Russia making gains in east

Ukraine army chief says Russia making gains in east

Published 48 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Reuters By Thomas Mackintosh BBC News The head of Ukraine’s military has warned the battlefield situation in the east of the country has “significantly worsened” in recent days. Fierce battles are ongoing in a several villages in the eastern Donbas region. Gen Oleksandr Syrskyi said Russia was benefitting from warm weather – making terrain more accessible to its tanks – and making tactical gains. It comes as Germany said it will give Ukraine an extra…

‘She is a hero’: Australia PM hails cop who shot attacker

‘She is a hero’: Australia PM hails cop who shot attacker

Published 54 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Getty Images By Hannah Ritchie BBC News An Australian police officer has been hailed as a hero by the country’s prime minister, after she confronted and shot dead a man who fatally stabbed six people at a Sydney shopping centre. “There is no doubt that she saved lives,” PM Anthony Albanese said, calling Saturday’s attack “a horrific act of violence”. Police described how the unnamed officer bravely tracked the attacker through the mall, challenged him…

Knifeman rampaged through Sydney mall as shoppers ran for their lives

Knifeman rampaged through Sydney mall as shoppers ran for their lives

Published 24 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Getty Images By Tiffanie Turnbull BBC News, Sydney Westfield Bondi Junction looked exactly like it usually does on a Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people crammed into the centre – packs of teenagers, parents with grumbling kids, and weary customers sneaking a caffeine hit between shops. Just minutes from Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, this is one of the most popular shopping centres in the country – and it is so big it even has its own…

Body of Israeli shepherd, 14, found in West Bank

Body of Israeli shepherd, 14, found in West Bank

Published 35 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Israel Police By Thomas Mackintosh BBC News Israel’s army says it has found the body of a 14-year-old shepherd in the occupied West Bank, a day after he went missing. Benjamin Achimeir had taken a flock of sheep out to graze from Malachi Hashalom, a settler outpost near Ramallah on Friday morning. PM Benjamin Netanyahu called Achimeir’s death a “heinous murder”. A Palestinian man was shot overnight during an Israeli search for the teenager. It…

Dozens stranded after fatal Turkey cable car crash

Dozens stranded after fatal Turkey cable car crash

Published 53 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Getty Images By Thomas Mackintosh BBC News One person has been killed and 10 others injured after a cable car cabin collided with a broken pole and burst open in southern Turkey. Passengers plummeted to the ground following the crash on Friday evening after the supporting pylon collapsed near Antalya. The whole cable car system was immobilised while emergency workers tried to evacuate stranded passengers. An investigation into the accident has been opened, the justice…

Iranian troops accused of seizing Israel-linked ship

Iranian troops accused of seizing Israel-linked ship

Published 55 minutes ago Share close panel Share page Copy link About sharing Image source, Getty Images By Matt Murphy BBC News Iran has been accused of seizing a commercial ship with links to Israel early on Saturday morning as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz. The MSC Aries was boarded by Iranian special forces about 50 miles (80km) off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a statement from MSC said. Footage obtained by the AP news agency appeared to show troops rappelling onto the vessel from a…

Golf’s Big Deal Veers Off Course

Golf’s Big Deal Veers Off Course

The Masters tournament should be all about sport, but the unresolved fight between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf looms over the competition. Jon Rahm won the 2023 Masters but defected to LIV Golf in December, dealing a big blow to the PGA Tour.Doug Mills/The New York Times In the rough The Masters is a tournament steeped in tradition and hosts one of sports’ most storied gatherings: the champions dinner, when former winners meet at Augusta National Golf Club, and the previous year’s winner sets the menu. But this week’s…

3 Facts That Help Explain a Confusing Economic Moment

3 Facts That Help Explain a Confusing Economic Moment

3 Facts That Help Explain a Confusing Economic Moment The path to a “soft landing” doesn’t seem as smooth as it did four months ago. But the expectations of a year ago have been surpassed. April 13, 2024 The economic news of the past two weeks has been enough to leave even seasoned observers feeling whipsawed. The unemployment rate fell. Inflation rose. The stock market plunged, then rebounded, then dropped again. Take a step back, however, and the picture comes into sharper focus. Compared with the outlook in December, when…

Ohtani’s Dizzying 3 Weeks End in Exoneration by Authorities

Ohtani’s Dizzying 3 Weeks End in Exoneration by Authorities

At times, baseball’s biggest star seemed in danger of being tainted by a gambling scandal, before his longtime interpreter was charged with fraud. In the clubhouse after the Los Angeles Dodgers won their season opener in Seoul last month, Shohei Ohtani’s longtime interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, made a stunning admission to the team: He was a gambling addict, and Ohtani had paid his debts to a bookmaker. Ohtani, who is not fluent in English, listened but failed to fully grasp what Mizuhara said. He knew enough to grow suspicious, however, and…

But I’m All Grown Up With a Job of My Own

But I’m All Grown Up With a Job of My Own

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to [email protected]. Include your name and location, or a request to remain anonymous. Letters may be edited. You Problems I work in a wonderful environment where everyone cares about everyone … a little too much. Sometimes, it gets in the way of our organizational success and personal development. I am the youngest in the organization by a decade. My colleagues (mostly) treat me with respect, but they keep projecting their insecurities. Most colleagues are worried I’m going to burn out,…

Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Being Challenged. Here’s What to Know.

Biden’s Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Being Challenged. Here’s What to Know.

The income-driven plan known as SAVE has reduced payments for millions of borrowers. Lawsuits by Republican-led states are seeking to upend it. When President Biden announced his plan to provide student debt relief for 43 million borrowers nearly two years ago, there was a piece to his program that attracted less attention: a new student loan repayment program that would cut monthly payments in half for millions. The repayment program, called SAVE, was meant to become a permanent fixture of the federal student loan system, offering a more affordable path…

Sydney mall attack: ‘It was insanity’

Sydney mall attack: ‘It was insanity’

Five people have died and several are in hospital after a stabbing attack at a Sydney mall, police have said. Assistant Commissioner Anthony Cooke said the attacker was shot dead by a lone police officer who arrived at the scene and located the perpetrator. Crowds could be seen fleeing the Westfield complex at Bondi junction and witnesses said people hid inside stores until the police could evacuated them. In this video, witnesses describe what they saw. Read more on this story.

Chaos unfolds at Sydney mall after multiple stabbings reported

Chaos unfolds at Sydney mall after multiple stabbings reported

Australian media outlets are reporting that a nine-month-old baby is among those injured. New South Wales Ambulance told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the baby was one of seven people who had been stabbed at the Westfield shopping centre. And an eyewitness told the Sydney Morning Herald they had seen a mother and baby who were both injured. Local media are reporting that at least four people died in the attack, and police say a man has been shot. Please stay with us as we continue to get you more details…