World Briefs: Myanmar mob sets mosque ablaze

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.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 03, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe