1. NORWAY MOSQUE SHOOTING PROBED AS TERROR ACT
An attack by a gunman at the Al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital, on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism.
According to the assistant chief of police Rune Skjold the suspect had been apprehended after the attack, in which shots were fired but no one was hit. Fortunately, he was overpowered by a man in the mosque before police arrived.
The attacker, Philip Manshaus, age 21, was also suspected of killing one of his own family members, a young woman who was found dead at his home. Before the attack, Manshaus had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online.
The attack is believed to be inspired by recent white extremist attacks in New Zealand as he seemingly praised the gunman who killed 51 people in mosques in Christchurch.
2. DEATH TOLL FROM INDIAN FLOODS REACHES 147, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS EVACUATED
The death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps.
State authorities said on Sunday, at least 57 people were killed in rain-related incidents while over 165,000 people were in relief camps in the southern state of Kerala.
State chief minister B S Yediyurappa said, so far 60 people have died in rain-related incidents, adding nearly 227,000 people were staying in relief camps.
While Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra have been the worst hit this year, several other states including Gujarat, Assam and Bihar have also seen heavy damage due to floods.
3. GRAN CANARIA TOWNS EVACUATED AS WILDFIRE RAGES
About 1,000 people were unable to return home in Gran Canaria on Sunday after several towns were evacuated as a vast wildfire spread towards a National Park and an area popular with holidaymakers on the Spanish island
According to authorities, firefighters used planes and helicopters to fight the fierce blaze about 20 miles from the capital Las Palmas. The fire poses a threat to several towns as well as the Tamadaba national park on the west of the island.
Police said they believe the fire was started by someone using a soldering iron. A 55-year-old man was arrested on Saturday.