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Father of boy accused of stabbing 2 Sydney clerics saw no signs of extremism, Muslim leader says

Apr. 17, 2024 04:58 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The father of a boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics in Australia saw no signs of his son’s extremism, a Muslim community leader said on Wednesday as police began arresting suspected rioters who besieged a Sydney church demanding revenge. The 16-year-old...

Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Apr. 16, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and a priest during a church service in the second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged church urging against retaliation. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares track Wall Street slump triggered by strong US spending data

Apr. 16, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares skidded Tuesday following a slump on Wall Street after higher yields in the U.S. bond market cranked up pressure on stocks. The Shanghai Composite index lost 1.4% to 3,013.84 even though the Chinese government reported that the economy grew at a...

A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

Apr. 16, 2024 00:00 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney that wounded a bishop and a priest during a church service as horrified worshippers watched online and in person, and sparked a riot was an act of terrorism. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Tuesday after the stabbing at...

Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney against 2 clergymen is being treated as terrorism

Apr. 15, 2024 20:07 PM EDT
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney against 2 clergymen is being treated as terrorism.

Sydney attack victims include a mother who saved her baby, a Chinese grad student and an architect

Apr. 15, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The people killed and wounded by an assailant at a Sydney shopping mall were mostly women. A police officer shot and killed the man who had attacked people at the busy Westfield Bondi Junction mall, and his family said he had a long history of schizophrenia, lacked...

Australian police probe why man who stabbed 6 people to death in a Sydney mall targeted women

Apr. 15, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian police are examining why a lone assailant who stabbed six people to death in a busy Sydney shopping mall and injured more than a dozen others targeted women while avoiding men, a police commissioner said on Monday. The killer's father blamed his son's...

Police say a man is arrested after reportedly stabbing a bishop and churchgoers in Sydney, with no major injuries.

Apr. 15, 2024 07:14 AM EDT
SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a man is arrested after reportedly stabbing a bishop and churchgoers in Sydney, with no major injuries.

Officer, bystanders hailed for confronting and stopping a man who killed 6 at a Sydney shopping mall

Apr. 14, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A police officer and several bystanders are being hailed for running “towards danger” to confront the attacker who stabbed and killed six people at a suburban Sydney shopping center. The shopping mall, one of the country’s busiest and near the world-famous Bondi...

Police in Australia identify the Sydney stabbing attacker who killed 6 people

Apr. 14, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Police identified Sunday the assailant who stabbed and killed six people at a busy Sydney shopping center before a police officer fatally shot him. New South Wales Police said that Joel Cauchi, 40, was responsible for the Saturday afternoon attack at the Westfield...