World Briefs: Europe needs joint data network: Police chief

Europe needs joint data network: Police chief

BERLIN • Europe should set up a transnational data network to keep better track of Islamist militants who may have returned from Iraq and Syria, the head of German police said yesterday.

Chief Commissioner Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police, told Redaktionsnetzwerk (RND) Deutschland that Europe's IT security architecture was insufficient.

"We need to become quicker and better here. EU states should work together via a joint transnational data network," he said.


Debris found by teen may be from MH370

SYDNEY • A new piece of debris found by a South African holidaymaker that could be a part of the missing Malaysian flight MH370 will be sent to Australia for analysis, aviation authorities said.

Teenager Liam Lotter told local media he had found the metre-long piece of metal on a beach while on holiday in Mozambique in December, and had taken it home.


Indian border guards killed in shoot-out

NEW DELHI • At least two border guards with India's Border Security Force (BSF) were killed and four others wounded yesterday in a fierce gunfight with Maoist guerillas in the central state of Chhattisgarh, officials said.

The gunfight broke out in the morning in Kanker district, about 127km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.


Hobart rounds up crowing roosters

SYDNEY • Roosters running rampant in Tasmania's state capital were rounded up on Saturday in a campaign to curb the crowing cocks. The city of Hobart has been plagued by feral fowls for the past five or six years, according to Southern Tasmanian Bantam Club secretary Steven Baldock.

People who keep chickens for their eggs often abandoned roosters, which do not produce eggs, he said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 13, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs: Europe needs joint data network: Police chief'. Subscribe