Aussie ISIS recruiter killed in air strike
CANBERRA • An Australian citizen believed to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in a United States air strike in Iraq, Australia said yesterday.
Neil Prakash, who was believed to have relocated to Syria in 2014, joined two other Australian ISIS fighters on a UN sanctions list, Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf, who appeared in images last year holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.
Last day today for The New Day
LONDON • Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 30 years is to shut, its owners said yesterday, just over two months after it was launched promising to prove that print news can survive the Internet age. The Trinity Mirror group said it was "disappointing" that The New Day would print its last edition today - just weeks after its launch on Feb 29 - but circulation had fallen "below our expectations".
SpaceX plans satellite launch to distant orbit
MIAMI • SpaceX plans to launch a Japanese communications satellite into a distant orbit today before attempting to land the first stage of its Falcon rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.