World Briefs: Aussie arrested on ISIS-linked charges

Aussie arrested on ISIS-linked charges

MELBOURNE • An Australian nurse who allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was yesterday arrested on terror charges.

Adam Brookman, 39, a father of five, is accused of knowingly providing support to ISIS between April 2010 and August 2014. He returned home from Syria late on Friday after surrendering to officials in Turkey last week.

He had claimed he carried out humanitarian work in Syria and was forced to join ISIS after being injured.


Gunmen hit casino in French resort village

TOULOUSE (France)• Three assailants armed with shotguns and machetes held up a casino in a resort village in south-western France.

They escaped with around €12,000 (S$18,100), police said.

The masked trio entered the casino overnight on Saturday with around 15 gamblers and six employees present, according to police sources and the local media.

Police in the nearby cities of Auch and Toulouse were still hunting for them on Sunday.


Drug sting: UK Lords' deputy speaker quits

LONDON • A deputy speaker of Britain's House of Lords responsible for upholding standards faced calls to quit the chamber after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine off a prostitute's breasts.

Lord John Sewel, 69, quit as deputy speaker of Parliament's upper house and its privileges and conduct panel chairman after a sting in The Sun newspaper on Sunday. He was shown naked with two women and snorting a white powder. He is under pressure to stand down from the upper house.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Aussie arrested on ISIS-linked charges'. Print Edition | Subscribe