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  • US charges NY suspect who 'felt good' about attack

    November 1, 2017 9:58 PM 10

    NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant charged with federal terrorism offenses over the New York attack "felt good about what he had done" and began planning a strike a year ago, a charging document alleged on Wednesday (Nov 1). Prosecutors unveiled the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed

  • New York attack suspect said Islamic State would 'endure'

    November 1, 2017 9:10 PM 11

    NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by plowing a truck into cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note extolling the militant group, police said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who remained hospitalized after

  • Suspect 'liked US, did not seem like a terrorist'

    November 1, 2017 9:00 PM 7

    NEW YORK • Lower Manhattan terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov's arrival in the United States in 2010 began unceremoniously in Ohio. "My dad introduced him as 'He's new to the United States, and he's going to stay with us'," said 22-year-old Bekhzod Abdusamatov. He added that Saipov, born in February 1988, arrived from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan

  • Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse

    November 1, 2017 8:29 PM 3

    SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 1) reported profits leapt on booming revenue from online ads in the third quarter, topping investor forecasts and buoying shares already at record highs. The leading social network said it made a profit of US$4.7 billion in the quarter that ended on Sep 30, a jump of 79 per cent from the same period a year earlier

  • New York truck attack suspect followed Islamic State plans

    November 1, 2017 6:10 PM 11

    NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by crashing a truck through a crowd on a bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note saying the militant group would "endure forever," police said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who is in hospital after an officer

  • 'Multiple failures' by sailors standing watch contributed to deadly Navy collisions, investigation finds

    November 1, 2017 4:50 PM 3

    The Navy has found that two ship collisions that combined to kill 17 sailors at sea were preventable and caused in part by "multiple failures" by servicemembers who were standing watch the nights of the incidents, the service said Wednesday. The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain, both guided-missile destroyers, suffered catastrophic collisions

  • Uzbek man planned deadly New York truck attack for weeks -police

    November 1, 2017 4:20 PM 9

    NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was shot and arrested by police moments after the rampage in lower Manhattan

  • UK prepares to impose Northern Ireland budget due to deadlock

    November 1, 2017 2:50 PM 8

    Belfast (AFP) - Britain's parliament will begin legislating later this month for a new budget for Northern Ireland if the semi-autonomous province's squabbling parties fail to reach an agreement, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said Wednesday. "It has not yet been possible for the parties to reach agreement... I am therefore now taking forward

  • Collisions of US destroyers, commercial vessels in Western Pacific were avoidable: Top navy officer

    November 1, 2017 1:30 PM 3

    WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Two collisions between US navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were "avoidable" and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in a report to be made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald

  • Deadly attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

    November 1, 2017 12:50 PM 14

    NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after the rampage on the Lower West Side of Manhattan