Man arrested with taser at UK’s Buckingham Palace visitor entrance -police

Armed police patrol the grounds of Buckingham Palace after a man was arrested at the visitor entrance of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s residence in London, Britain, September 23, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 24 September 2018
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Man arrested with taser at UK’s Buckingham Palace visitor entrance -police

LONDON: A man has been arrested at the visitors’ entrance to Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence for possession of a taser, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.
Police, who did not say whether the Queen was at the palace at the time, said the arrest was not terror-related.
“Police were called at 12:47hrs on Sunday, 23 September to a report of a man detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to Buckingham Palace,” the police said in a statement.
“A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser. He remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage.”


Muslim rebel commanders transform into Philippine officials

Updated 24 min 42 sec ago
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Muslim rebel commanders transform into Philippine officials

  • The Philippines and Western governments and the guerrillas see Muslim autonomy as an antidote to ease nearly half a century of Muslim secessionist violence
  • About 12,000 combatants are expected to be demobilized starting this year under the peace deal

MANILA, Philippines: Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions.
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony Friday to name Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader Murad Embrahim and some of his top commanders as administrators of a transition government for the five-province Bangsamoro region.
About 12,000 combatants are expected to be demobilized starting this year under the peace deal.
The Philippines and Western governments and the guerrillas see Muslim autonomy as an antidote to ease nearly half a century of Muslim secessionist violence, which the Daesh group could exploit to gain a foothold.