US copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb
Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the
burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered
leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot
(90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of a Civil War
artillery officer at the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, located
in Springfield, Illinois.
New Zealand PM calls in police over media tactics
“I will not not tolerate ‘News of the World’
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key called in
police Monday after a newspaper revealed one of its journalists
recorded a private conversation he had with a candidate in this
month’s election. Key said he would not tolerate “News of the World
tactics” from media on the campaign trail and had made a complaint
to police about the conduct of a freelance video journalist who was
working for the Herald on Sunday newspaper.
Iran, Iraq set to expand military ties
Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Joint Forces General
Babaker Zebari has called for the expansion of military cooperation
between Tehran and Baghdad. Zebari made the remarks during a meeting
with the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, in Tehran on
Sunday, IRNA reported.