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PlayStation TV to hit US in October

September 24, 2014 10:39 am

SAN FRANCISCO: PlayStation TV home entertainment system is set to hit North America on October 14 as Sony seeks to improve its financial footing with games, films and music. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $99 … Read more »

Anwar targeted in Malaysia sedition dragnet: lawyer

September 24, 2014 10:37 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is the latest to be targeted in a government crackdown on free speech that has sparked deep fears for civil liberties and the rule of law, his lawyer said Tuesday. Authorities have opened … Read more »

Australian police shoot dead ‘known terror suspect’

September 24, 2014 10:35 am

SYDNEY: Police have shot dead a “known terror suspect” who stabbed two officers, a day after the Islamic State group called for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, officials said. The 18-year-old, reportedly associated with the Islamic group Al-Furqan, was killed … Read more »

’3,000 European jihadis’ now in Syria, Iraq

September 24, 2014 10:22 am

BRUSSELS: The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has jumped by a third to around 3,000 in a few months, the EU counter terrorism chief said Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Agence France-Presse, Gilles de … Read more »

Khorasan: Al-Qaeda offshoot planning ‘major attacks’

September 24, 2014 10:20 am

WASHINGTON: A little-known Al-Qaeda offshoot, Khorasan found itself in the crosshairs of the United States on Tuesday as the extremist outfit finalized imminent attacks on Western targets from bases inside Syria. With Islamic State jihadists terrorizing the region and seizing … Read more »

Wildfire ‘larger than Las Vegas’ rages in California

September 24, 2014 10:16 am

LOS ANGELES: California firefighters were battling a wildfire that is larger than Las Vegas, with the US state officially facing one of its worst years for the blazes in recent memory. Nearly 7,500 firefighters are struggling with the so-called King … Read more »

Florida man admitted slaughtering family in chilling 911 call

September 24, 2014 10:14 am

MIAMI: A Florida man who shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren calmly admitted his crimes in a chilling 911 call before killing himself, but a motive for the slaughter may never be known, police said Tuesday. “I just shot … Read more »

Rough ride in store for Ryder Cup teams

September 24, 2014 10:02 am

GLENEAGLES, United Kingdom: European and US Ryder Cup players got acquainted with the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on Tuesday with both sides saying they were surprised how thick the rough was. At 7,243 yards, the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout is … Read more »

Sun shines as first drugs case hits Asiad

September 24, 2014 10:00 am

INCHEON, South Korea: Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang stormed past his rivals to an emphatic 400 metres freestyle win on Tuesday as the Asian Games was rocked by its first positive drugs test. The world and Olympic champion hit back … Read more »

Vatican puts ex-envoy under house arrest in sex abuse case

September 24, 2014 9:55 am

VATICAN CITY: A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been placed under house arrest in the first case of criminal proceedings by the Holy See over the sexual abuse of children, a spokesman said Tuesday. Vatican spokesman Federico … Read more »