Myanmar mob sets mosque ablaze
YANGON • A mob wielding weapons razed a Muslim prayer hall in northern Myanmar, state media has reported. It was the second attack on a mosque in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist-majority nation, police said yesterday.
The latest flare-up in violence saw throngs of Buddhist villagers in Hpakant, a jade-mining town in northern Kachin state, storm a mosque and set it ablaze on Friday.
Clinton raised $91m last month
NEW YORK • Mrs Hillary Clinton raised US$68 million (S$91 million) in June, the month she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and heads into the general election with more than US$44 million on hand, her campaign reported on Friday.
The monthly total is her best fund-raising performance of this election cycle. Mr Donald Trump has not yet released his fund-raising total for June.
Vapour detection dogs for July 4
NEW YORK • New York City will deploy its first class of police dogs trained to trace vapour trails left behind by would-be bombers as part of security measures to protect the country's largest city during the Fourth of July weekend.
The so-called Vapour Wake Detection Dogs are capable of detecting airborne scents from explosives even after the carrier has left the area.