Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered a Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said. A top law enforcement official said the 31-year-old attacker had been investigated for possible Islamic extremism while...

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

The soldier, a captured member of a tank unit is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka during the first days of the war. Scores of journalists and cameras packed inside a small courtroom at...

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Russia suffered heavy losses when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge enemy troops were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said, another sign of Moscow’s struggle to win decisive victories and salvage a war gone awry. The trial gets underway as...

Brother of bikie boss buried after Sydney gym shooting

Mourners have gathered in Sydney’s south-west to farewell bike boss Tarek Zahed’s brother Omar Zahed after he was shot dead inside a gym. Family and friends gathered at Lakemba mosque before heading to Rookwood Cemetery for Omar Zahed’s funeral after he was executed at Bodyfit Gym, Auburn, on Tuesday...

UAE’s long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed has died

The United Arab Emirates‘ long-ailing ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government’s state-run news agency announced in a brief statement. He was 73. The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and...

World-first trial fighting advanced prostate cancer in Australian men

A world-first trial is investigating a new approach to fight prostate cancer among men with advanced disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men in Australia, with more than 3000 patients dying each year. Now, dozens of patients are being recruited at seven...

Routine WA Water Police exercise turns into real life rescue mission

A routine Western Australia Water Police exercise, with a 9News crew onboard, quickly turned into a real life rescue mission when a boat was spotted spinning out of control. “No drill. Not a drill,” police said as they hit the panic button after spotting the dingy circling in the...

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’

Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $US44 billion ($63.89 billion) purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition. In a tweet, the Tesla billionaire linked to...