World briefs :Worker kills 3 at factory in Kansas

Worker kills 3 at factory in Kansas

LOS ANGELES • A gunman killed three people and hurt 14 others at a lawnmower factory in Kansas on Thursday before being gunned down by police, according to a police official who said the gunman was an employee at Excel Industries in Hesston, a tight-knit community north of Wichita.


An emotional Ireland heads to the polls

DUBLIN • Ireland voted yesterday in an election which could make it the latest euro-zone country to face political instability as anger over austerity erodes support for traditional parties.

The first indications of results are expected with the release of an exit poll as counting gets under way this morning, a process likely to continue all weekend.


LA natural gas leak is biggest in US history

LOS ANGELES • The months-long natural gas leak that forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes ranks as the largest known accidental methane release in US history. It is equal to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 600,000 cars, scientists reported on Thursday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2016, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Subscribe