Daesh claims attack on Kabul Sikh temple

AFGHANISTAN: An attack claimed by Daesh or the (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven.

In the latest targeted assault, Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul’s Bagh-e Bala neighbourhood was attacked early on Saturday morning and a gun battle lasting several hours.

Three attackers were killed by the Taliban fighters, the Pajhwok news agency reported.



Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record US$ 19 mn bid

US: An anonymous bidder has shelled out a record US$ 19 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffet at a steakhouse in New York City.

This year's event will be the first private lunch offered with the 91-year-old billionaire since the previous record-setting bid of US$ 4.5 million by cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun in 2019.

The past two auctions were called off due to COVID-19 concerns and Buffett has said this will be the last. - JAPAN TODAY


Three injured in San Francisco Int'l Airport shooting

US: A man with an “edged weapon" attacked passengers inside a San Francisco International Airport terminal on Friday, leaving three with cuts and scrapes before he was arrested, authorities said.

The man drove to the airport, went into the International Terminal, “walked around the departure terminal and pulled out an edged weapon” before attacking three men.



UK approves Assange’s extradition to US

UK: UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to the US where he is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables.

Assange is wanted by US authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks’ release in 2010 and 2011 of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables. Assange has 14 days to challenge the decision. - CNBC

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