World Briefs: Assange to meet Swedish officials

Assange to meet Swedish officials

QUITO • Ecuador said it will let Swedish officials interview Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering since 2012.

The meeting is to take place "in the coming weeks".


'Grim Sleeper' killer sentenced to death

LOS ANGELES • A garbage collector convicted of the "Grim Sleeper" killings that terrorised southern Los Angeles for more than 20 years was sentenced to death on Wednesday.

Lonnie David Franklin, 63, had been convicted of 10 counts of first-degree murder for killings between 1985 and 2007.


14 on trial for Mecca crane collapse

RIYADH • A trial is underway for 14 people over a deadly crane incident in Saudi Arabia last year that killed more than 100 people at Islam's holiest site, local media reported yesterday.

They are accused of "negligence leading to death, damaging public property and ignoring safety guidelines".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe