Car rams Melbourne crowd in ‘act of evil’

The man who rammed a crowd in the centre of Melbourne was an Australian with a history of mental health issues, police say. As many as 19 people were injured after a white Suzuki SUV deliberately drove into a crowd. Four of those hurt - including a young child - have been critically injured. Police … Continue reading Car rams Melbourne crowd in ‘act of evil’

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet's Google had disrupted the news media to the detriment of publishers and consumers. Like their rivals globally, Australia's traditional media companies have been squeezed by online rivals, as advertising dollars have followed eyeballs to digital distributors such as Google, … Continue reading Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption