Millionaire Italian yacht businessman Giulio Lolli is convicted of terrorism in Libya and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Tripoli. Lolli is wanted for fraud in Italy, and his Italian lawyer says the Libyan legal case appears to be based on Lolli using a yacht to evacuate fighters from Tripoli.
Australian police in Sydney arrest two men who, police say, were planning attacks on locations such as naval bases and police headquarters. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said Wednesday's activity brings the number of people arrested in connection with last year's Operation Appleby to 13.
The Australian Federal Police raid the Sydney home of Craig Steven Wright – whom media today claimed was suspected to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin – in relation to possible tax offences.
The President of France, François Hollande, presents the Légion d'honneur to four people, three of them Americans, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler; and Briton Chris Norman, for foiling a suspected terrorist act last Friday.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne confirms the sexual abuse of more than 600 children by its priests since the 1930s. Bishop Denis Hart deplores the "figures" as "horrific and shameful". Activists say the true number, in Victoria alone, is closer to 10,000.
Heavy rains in the Australian state of New South Wales leads to evacuations or warnings in the towns of Cooma, Goulburn, Queanbeyan and near the town of Kiama. [http:--www.theaustralian.com.au-news-nation-flood-evacuations-loom-in-nsw-as-the-state-gets-a-soaking-story-e6frg6nf-1226285874282 ("The Australian")] [http:--www.abc.net.au-news-2012-03-01-goulburn-prepares-to-evacuate-3862054-?site=illawarra§ion=news (ABC News Australia)] [http:--www.dailytelegraph.com.au-news-sydney-nsw-towns-on-high-alert-as-heavy-rain-continues-story-e6freuzi-1226285745193 ("Daily Telegraph")]The Warragamba Dam, the primary water source for the city of Sydney, is expected to overflow within 24 hours causing nearby areas to flood as well as the Nepean River. [http:--www.news.com.au-national-record-rains-force-evacuations-in-nsw-story-e6frfkvr-1226285665120 (News Limited)]Hundreds of people in the northern part of the state of Victoria, with the town of Tallygaroopna the worst affected. [http:--sl.farmonline.com.au-news-state-livestock-cattle-evacuations-as-floods-waters-lap-homes-cars-2473515.aspx?src=rss ("Stock and Land")]date=August 2019 Heavy flooding is also reported in the region of the capital city Canberra with the Old Cotter River dam going under for the first time in a hundred years. [http:--www.smh.com.au-act-news-live-flood-watch-in-act-and-surrounding-regions-20120301-1u4fp.html ("Sydney Morning Herald")]Hundreds of people in the northern part of the state of Victoria, with the town of Tallygaroopna the worst affected. [http:--sl.farmonline.com.au-news-state-livestock-cattle-evacuations-as-floods-waters-lap-homes-cars-2473515.aspx?src=rss ("Stock and Land")]date=August 2019
"The Jerusalem Post" reports that Israeli soldiers have engaged and killed what they describe as three "terrorists" who had fired Kassam Rockets into Israeli lands. No injuries were reported from the rocket attacks.