NEW DELHI — “India deployed hundreds of police and army troops to Uttar Pradesh in northern India on Monday, after weekend confrontations between Hindus and Muslims killed at least 28 people and gravely injured many more……….
Widespread clashes were sparked by the killing of two Hindu youths last week near the city of Muzaffarnagar, around 80 miles north of New Delhi……….”
Sarin traces found in Syria chemical weapons attack, Britain says
By Michael Pearson. Greg Botelho and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 5:02 PM EDT, Thu September 5, 2013
“………..In June, France’s foreign minister said samples in his nation’s possession showed sarin gas had been used several times in Syria. The United States has made such assertions on multiple occasions, including in April when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel alleged there’s evidence sarin had been used lethally on a small scale. More recently, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that blood and hair samples from near the August 21 eastern Damascus attack site “tested positive for signatures of sarin” gas………”
By Abigail Hauslohner, Liz Sly and Sharaf al-Hourani, Updated: Saturday, August 17, 3:22 PM
“……….At the height of the standoff, footage broadcast on state television showed troops in armored vehicles and exchanging fire with gunmen in the minaret of the mosque where many of those wounded in the violence on Friday were being treated, along with people who had fled the gunfire the day before.
Footage aired later showed police officers moving into the mosque and around its main hall, aiming their weapons. It was unclear what had happened to the dozens of people remaining inside…………”
“The death toll from Egypt’s bloody crackdown on supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, soared beyond 500 across the land on Thursday with more than 3,700 people injured……in a further sign of the extent and the ferocity of Wednesday’s scorched-earth assault by security forces to raze two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo……………..”