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Protesters, police clash in Bahrain on “Day of Rage”

NUWEIDRAT, Bahrain (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Bahrain on Monday as the government tightened security in the Gulf island state for an opposition “Day of Rage” inspired by upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. Helicopters circled over the capital Manama, where protesters were due to gather later in the…

Raytheon offers ‘pain gun’ to troubled India

BANGALORE, India (AFP) – US defence group Raytheon says it wants to sell India a controversial “pain gun” it claims would be safer than rubber bullets in quelling unrest in the insurgency-racked country. The Silent Guardian Protection System is billed by its makers as the 21st century equivalent of tear…

Roswell high school students sue over confiscated rubber fetuses

At Legal Blog Watch, Eric Lipman jokes, “And you thought nothing interesting would ever happen again in Roswell, N.M., after the aliens landed.” OnPoint News reported yesterday on a complaint (.pdf) filed in federal district court by a group of students at two Roswell high schools who were disciplined for…

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