Archive for July 12th, 2016

Baton Rouge police: Three arrested in plot to harm officers

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016:

One person was arrested during a weekend burglary of a pawn shop, in which eight guns were stolen, Dabadie told reporters. The prisoner told investigators they were also looking “to get bullets to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge police department,” the chief said. Since Saturday, detectives have arrested two other suspects in the case, including a 13-year-old. One suspect remains at large, the chief said. The threat was the main reason law officers were quick to take aggressive action when they believed protesters were becoming unruly over the weekend after the shooting of Alton Sterling by police, the […] Read More →

Two Hostages From Bangladesh Standoff Are Still Missing

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016:

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Amnesty International called on the Bangladeshi government on Tuesday to clarify the whereabouts of a former hostage from the recent attack on a Dhaka restaurant who was detained by the police but whose fate is now uncertain. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police confirmed that they had questioned the former hostage, Hasnat Karim, a British citizen who works for a family-owned civil engineering firm, as well as a second former hostage, Tahmid Hasib Khan, 22, a student at the University of Toronto. But the police have said that the two men are no longer in custody, though their families […] Read More →

Global arms race escalates as sabres rattle in South China Sea

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016:

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says China spent $215bn on defence last year, a fivefold increase since 2000, and more than the whole of the European Union combined. It is developing indigenous aircraft carriers. US experts say its “Two-Ocean Strategy” implies a fleet of five or six aircraft carrier battle groups to project global power. Japan has upgraded its once invisible Self-Defence Force to a full-fledged fighting machine with a humming new headquarters and an air of determined alertness. The country has been increasing military spending for the last four years, especially under its nationalist leader Shinzo Abe, commissioning […] Read More →

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