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Three people were killed and 34 injured yesterday when a "mentally unbalanced" man drove a 4x4 into a busy street in the southern Austrian city of Graz.

Witnesses said the car was travelling at more than 100kmh when it hurtled onto Herrengasse, a pedestrian shopping street in the country's second largest city, APA news agency reported.

The 26-year-old driver was detained after losing control of the vehicle, said governor Hermann Schuetzenhoefer.

Of the injured, the condition of 10 people is "serious".

Regional police chief Josef Klamminger ruled out a terrorist motive.

President Heinz Fischer said he was "deeply shocked" by the attack.

- AFP


The death toll from India's latest incident of alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor rose to 84, Mumbai police said.

Police deputy commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni said the toll was expected to rise further.

Victims started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and patients were still being admitted to hospital yesterday, he said.

Five people have so far been arrested for distributing and selling the alcohol in a slum in the suburb of Malad West, in the north of the city.

Eight police officers have also been suspended for "negligence" for allowing the sale to take place on their patch, the deputy commissioner said.

- AFP


Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, who is visiting the US, met Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in Washington on Thursday.

He continued to engage US lawmakers on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal on Friday.

The Congressmen affirmed "bipartisan Congressional support for the long-standing Singapore-US relationship" and exchanged views with Mr Shanmugam on how to enhance US engagement in Asia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

He also attended a reception hosted by Singapore ambassador Ashok Mirpuri and met media and think-tank representatives.


Police investigated a 55-year-old man for flying a drone near the National Stadium to take photos of the fireworks at the 28th SEA Games closing ceremony.

He was caught operating the drone without a permit at the Kallang Riverside Park shortly before 9pm on Tuesday. He was issued with a stern warning two days later.

Flying a drone in a designated Special Event Area such as the National Stadium is an offence under the Public Order Act. The man could have been fined up to $20,000, jailed up to 12 months, or both.

A police statement said: "Flying an unmanned aircraft without the appropriate permit may pose a threat to public safety and security especially in areas where there are large crowds."