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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Weapons

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# Courts
Éirigí member charged over gun find
One member of the socialist republican group was among four people charged at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last night.
# Shooting
Wisconsin man opens fire at salon, killing three
Radcliffe Franklin Haughton’s wife worked at the salon. Four people were injured during the rampage.
# crime stats
Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply
The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.
# Ohio
Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'.
Scott A Smith brought guns, ammunition and knives into the theatre in Westlake in Ohio.
# India
India set to test first nuclear submarine
Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.
# Syria
Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'
Syria’s ex-ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, said that there are unconfirmed reports that such weapons might have already been used.
# North Korea
UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs
In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.
# Arms Trade
EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade
New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.
# Weapons
In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China
Around 250 tons of explosives were also seized in the nationwide coordinated operation targeting gun crime.
# Arms Trade
Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?
This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.
# North Korea
North Korea begins fuelling rocket ahead of planned launch
North Korea has openly defied calls to back down from a planned satellite launch, openly beginning to fuel its rocket.
# North Korea
VIDEO: North Korea prepares to launch long-range rocket
Meanwhile intelligence officials have said the country is preparing to test a nuclear weapon.
# Weapons
New self-guided bullet can hit target from a mile away: report
A Lockheed Martin-owned lab in the US has developed a new bullet that looks like a four-inch-long missile.
# Death
Garda Ombudsman to investigate Newport shooting
A man was killed in Tipperary last night after shooting himself in the head following an altercation with members of An Garda Síochána.
# Weapons
More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons
In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.
# Sensitive
US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories
A $10,000 reward has been offered for information which leads to the recovery of the missing military gear.
# Iran
Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report
The move could escalate tensions between the Islamic State and the US just a day after Iran welcomed the rescue of 13 fishermen by American troops.
# Development
Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s wealthier nations for areas including aid, technology, trade, investment and migration.
# gun culture
One in six in Fermanagh own a legally-held firearm
The county has the highest per-resident ratio of firearms – there are 140,000 of them legally owned across Northern Ireland.
# explosives
Two men still being questioned over large explosives find
The arrests took place at a bomb-making factory manufacturing weapons for a dissident republican faction, according to reports.
# Libya
Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death
Tunisia is said to be sympathetic with the Libyan rebel cause – despite Gaddafi’s definant speech over the weekend – and is helping to covertly pass guns and grenades across the border.
# Smallpox
Destruction of final smallpox virus stocks deferred for three years
WHO assembly members have put off after the US argued that retaining some stockpiles could help prevent the disease being used as a biological weapon.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Easter Monday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
# Take 5
Tank ballet: highlight of the Russian Arms Expo
Unique advertising technique.