EU horrified by killing of Maltese journalist
BRUSSELS • The European Union yesterday said it was "horrified" after a Maltese journalist who probed graft in Premier Joseph Muscat's inner circle was killed by a car bomb, calling for justice to be done in the case.
"We are horrified... that a respected Maltese journalist, Ms Daphne Caruana Galizia, lost her life... in what was seemingly a targeted attack," an EU spokesman said.
Ms Galizia's son, Matthew, also a journalist involved in digesting the Panama Papers, said his mother had been assassinated for doing her job.
White supremacist set to speak in Florida
MIAMI • Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.
Rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August led to violent clashes with counter-protesters which eventually led to the death of a 32-year-old woman.
Mr Scott said there was a need to implement a coordinated security plan before Mr Richard Spencer's speech tomorrow.
Aussie website for reporting revenge porn
SYDNEY • Australia has launched an online portal to report "revenge porn" after research showed women were having intimate images shared without their permission on a "mass scale".
The "world-first" initiative will offer support and advice, while working with websites and search engines to help take down offending posts.
A government survey shows one in five women aged 18-45 had suffered image-based abuse.