BRIEFLY

Facebook profit

FACEBOOK revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site. About two billion people log into the site every month, a powerful draw for advertisers. The firm said revenues hit $9.3b over the April to June period, jumping 45 per cent year-on-year.

Road rage

Mobile phone footage of a violent road rage incident in Sydney’s west has helped police charge one of the men allegedly involved. In the vision posted to social media earlier this week, four men can be seen getting out of their cars and throwing punches in the middle of a busy road in Merrylands.

Revenge rape

ABOUT 20 people from Multan, Pakistan, have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl, in revenge for a rape her brother allegedly committed. Police said the families of the two girls are related. “A jirga (village council) had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old,” police official Allah Baksh had told AFP.

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