Quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska; no injuries reported

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 7.1 earthquake stuck Alaska, United States, near the state’s most populous city of Anchorage. City authorities say they do not know of any injuries caused by the earthquake, which occurred … Continue reading

Man threatens police with knife at Paris police station, shot dead

According to officials, a man, whose identity was not disclosed, entered a Paris, France police station yesterday brandishing a knife before police fatally shot him. Investigators said they have found evidence indicating the attacker was associated with the militant group … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia executes 47 people as ‘terrorists’

Yesterday, Saudi Arabian officials said they have executed 47 people whom courts convicted as terrorists. Officials said the executions were not done in public. Saudi cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh in justifying the executions cited Saudi Arabia’s interpretation of … Continue reading

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority drop inquiry into culture of banking

The Financial Conduct Authority, one of Britain’s banking sector regulators, indicated it has decided to drop an inquiry into banking culture, including practices and payment of banking staff. The inquiry was intended to review “whether culture change programmes in retail … Continue reading