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SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

SYDNEY— The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism. Police say the driver of a pickup truck got out of his vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

SYDNEY | Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

SYDNEY — A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia‘s second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Police said the man got … Continue reading SYDNEY | Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

SYDNEY — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Australian police say they believe an attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed two people, one fatally, in the country’s second-largest city is linked to terrorism. The attack during the Friday afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

SYDNEY/June 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser and Australia’s most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever … Continue reading Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses