Ex-US president Carter ends cancer therapy
PLAINS (Georgia) • Former US President Jimmy Carter said he will no longer need treatment for melanoma, a type of skin cancer that had spread to his liver and brain.
The 91-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner had been treated at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, where he received radiation and immunotherapy treatment from August last year through February this year.
Sydney gunman dies after 6-hour stand-off
SYDNEY • A gunman involved in a six-hour siege on the outskirts of Sydney has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Three hostages were taken to safety shortly after 5pm (2pm in Singapore)and attended to by paramedics.
Heavily armed police had been at Inline National Signage in Ingleburn, an industrial area located in Sydney's south-west since 10.45am when three people were shot, one of whom later died.
Iranian tycoon to appeal death sentence
TEHERAN • Iranian billionaire Babak Zanjani will appeal his death sentence in an oil fraud case, his lawyer, Mr Rasoul Kouhpayezadeh, said on Sunday.
Zanjani, who has denied all wrongdoing, was accused of embezzling US$2.7 billion (S$3.7 billion) from the state-run National Iranian Oil Company during transactions intended to circumvent international sanctions on crude exports, according to state-run media.