Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Updated March 23, 2018 22:39:38 Eight people are being held captive at a supermarket in the south-western France, a police source has said, adding that the hostage-taker had shot at a police officer. BFM TV said the hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. A source at …

AFL’s data-driven approach takes the soul out of football, but romantics shouldn’t give up hope

AFL’s data-driven approach takes the soul out of football, but romantics shouldn’t give up hope

Updated March 23, 2018 06:07:33 Photo: Richmond’s drought-breaking premiership in 2017 gave struggling clubs reason to hope. (AAP: Julian Smith) Over the past three decades the Australian Football League has charted a relentless course to national sporting pre-eminence. The inevitable consequence is that, at times, the competition can seem as …