PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who rushed to the scene, said the man was killed after he attacked the policemen with a knife in a station in Joue-les-Tours, a suburb of the city of Tours in central France.
Cazeneuve confirmed the attacker had shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, which he said was "extremely violent."
Holiday shoppers came out in droves Saturday to pick up last-minute presents and take advantage of deep seasonal discounts. Malls and department stores in major U.S. cities were packed during the day, giving retailers a beacon of hope that end-of-year sales could make up for the sluggish turnout this fall.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., says the White House should invite Congress to screen "The Interview" at the White House. Sony Pictures this week decided not to release the movie Christmas Day as planned in the face of threats against theaters from reputed North Korean hackers.
The Seth Rogen-James Franco satire about a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led to a massive hack in which five unreleased pictures were released as well as thousands of emails, some of them critical of the studio's movies and stars.
The group of hackers claiming responsibility for the Sony Corp. cyberattack issued a new message on the file-sharing website Pastebin Saturday. The latest was not a threat or bundle of leaked data stolen from Sony.
The U.S. government issued a rare worldwide travel alert for its citizens Friday, citing the attack this week against civilians in Sydney, Australia, and saying that the country's interests overseas could be targeted over the upcoming holiday period.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Saturday for improvement of Moscow's secret services to tackle "modern challenges and threats" amid his country's standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis.
The call came in a letter by Putin, himself a former KGB agent, to veterans and current operatives of Russia's security services on the day Moscow traditionally honors them.
A bomb exploded in a Shia Muslim majority village in Bahrain, injuring three policemen, reports said, citing the country’s interior ministry. The officials reportedly called the explosion a “terrorist" blast and said that the matter is being investigated.
China’s President Xi Jinping urged the people of Macau to respect the “one country, two systems” principle and warned against “external interference,” a comment that analysts believed was aimed at pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Xi made the comments during the last day of his visit to Macau on Saturday.
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(Reuters) - Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, on Saturday said it had raised funding worth $700 million, as it tries to compete with Amazon, which is rapidly scaling up operations in the country.
Flipkart, founded in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, has been in talks in recent weeks to raise up to $1 billion.