Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Aug 26, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they ...

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Aug 11, 2015

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Rungrat Rungsuwan was manning her small shop selling trinkets on a main tourist drag on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui when she heard a series of loud bangs. “At first I thought they were firecrackers,” she said, as tourists in flip-flops and ...

Aug 3, 2015

China set to tighten export controls on some drones, computers

China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not “compromise national security,” state media reported Sunday. Starting Aug. 15, manufacturers of certain powerful drones and computers will have to give ...