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Customs seize HK$2.7m weapons haul bound for India

Customs officers have seized a stash of weapons and suspected fake items worth HK$2.7 million bound for India from a vessel entering Hong Kong from the mainland.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 5:44am

US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

Anywhere else, the shooting massacre of 20 small schoolchildren would give unstoppable momentum to a campaign to tighten laws on the possession of guns. In the US, it will run into a powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. Of the tens of thousands of registered lobbyists in America, many elected politicians fear getting offside with the NRA the most.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:03am

Customs officials battle smuggling surge

Customs officials in China are grappling with an increase in smuggling, particularly banned items such as drugs, weapons and endangered animals, state media reported on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2012 - 6:49pm

Iron Dome rocket interceptions cost Israel US$30m

Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost US$25 million to US$30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the US-backed system was well worth the money.

23 Nov 2012 - 9:02pm

Rights group calls for ban on ‘killer’ robots

Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned on Monday.

The report “Losing Humanity”, issued by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, raised the alarm over the ethics of the looming technology.

20 Nov 2012 - 2:22pm

Ancestors developed stone-tipped weapons earlier than thought

Scientists have found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons 200,000 years earlier than once thought, changing notions about the capabilities of prehistoric people.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:04am

Benigno Aquino turns on ally over police guns deal

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has revealed that he scrapped a 392-million peso (HK$72.9 million) police arms deal after he went online and found, at half the price, guns the force preferred to those ordered.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:52am

US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

There is no job description for what a superpower nation should do. Given the instability and uncertainty in some parts of the world, though, a good starting point would be to use its moral authority to promote peace. That is one of the key assignments of US foreign service diplomats, who serve at more than 265 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

7 Sep 2012 - 1:54am

US weapons sales hit record US$66b in 2011 on back of massive Saudi deal

US weapons sales tripled last year to a record US$66.3 billion, pumped up by $33.4 billion in sales to Saudi Arabia.

The US sales accounted for 78 per cent of all global arms sales, which rose to US$85.3 billion, the highest level seen since 2004.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am

Police seize guns in raid on operator of weapons store

Police seized guns and bullets in a raid on a storage facility in Fo Tan yesterday, saying the operator's licence had expired and public safety was at stake.

The weapons were taken to police headquarters for inspection and to see if they matched the numbers stated on licences issued for them.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am