3 wounded in Aussie police shooting
SYDNEY • Three elderly bystanders were wounded yesterday when Australian police opened fire on a man wielding a knife in a busy Sydney shopping centre, the authorities said.
The incident unfolded at the Hornsby Organic Food Markets in the city's north with police confronting the man, reported missing from a psychiatric centre, after being alerted by staff.
Wildfire closes Canadian oil facilities
CALGARY • Oil sands producers Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Cenovus Energy shut projects and evacuated workers at Pelican Lake facilities in northern Alberta as wildfires threatened western Canadian output for the second time in five weeks.
The Pelican Lake fire is about 160km south-west of the massive wildfire still burning east of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Last month, that blaze forced 90,000 residents to flee the city and shut down more than 1 million barrels per day of oil sands output.
Uber fined $1.2m in France
PARIS • Uber was fined 800,000 euros (S$1.2 million) in France yesterday, half of which was suspended, over its UberPOP ride-sharing service.
Two of UberPOP's senior executives in Western Europe were also fined 30,000 euros and 20,000 euros, with half of those sums also suspended. The use of UberPOP in France was halted last July after a storm of opposition to the service from taxi drivers.