World Briefs: Suspended jail term for Daesh21 as Wi-Fi name

Suspended jail term for Daesh21 as Wi-Fi name

LYON • A French court has handed a three-month suspended jail sentence to a teenager who named his domestic Wi-Fi network Daesh21.

Daesh is a widely used Arabic acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

This weekend , France will mark the first anniversary of coordinated terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris that left 130 people dead on Nov 13 last year.


10 migrants die, over 2,200 rescued off Libya

MILAN • Ten bodies were recovered as more than 2,200 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe.

The migrants were picked up from 13 rubber dinghies, two small boats and one large vessel in 16 separate rescue operations.


Arrested man confesses to 7 killings: US police

MIAMI • A man who was arrested in the US state of South Carolina for holding a woman hostage and "chained like a dog" has confessed to up to seven killings, a local sheriff said.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told a press conference late on Saturday that warrants were issued charging Todd Christopher Kohlhepp with a quadruple murder that has baffled police and investigators for 13 years.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2016, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Subscribe