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Burglar dies tied to tree

Authorities said a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home. According to, Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said 68-year-old Nathanial Johnson, of Leroy, caught 31-year-old Cleveland Jones Gully breaking into the back door of his home, about 100km north of Mobile, on Friday just before midnight. Stringer said Johnson chased Gully out and Gully either fell or jumped off the back steps. Johnson jumped on him, tied Gully’s hands behind his back, put duct tape on his mouth and tied him to a tree with insulated electrical tape and clothesline. Johnson then went to call 911. When sheriff’s deputies arrived about 10 minutes later, Gully was dead. Stringer said an autopsy would be performed and no charges have been filed against Johnson at this time.


Pantless inmate riles judge

A Louisville judge scolded jail officials for bringing a female inmate to court without a jail jumpsuit and, it appeared, with no pants. On Friday’s courtroom video recording, an attorney for the woman told Judge Amber Wolf the jail refused to give her client pants or hygiene products. WDRB-TV reports the woman was jailed for not completing a diversion program for shoplifting. She said she had been held for days without pants. An angry Wolf telephoned jail officials during the hearing and demanded an explanation. Jail officials said the woman was wearing shorts hidden by a long shirt. Steve Durham, a jail spokesman, said she was not in custody long enough to be given a jumpsuit. Wolf apologized to the woman and released her with time served and a US$100 fine.


Alleged war criminal caught

Authorities on Saturday arrested a man wanted since 1992 for allegedly committing war crimes during fighting that raged in the former Yugoslavia. The federal prosecutors office said in a statement that police arrested Nikola Ceranic, 47, in the city of Indaiatuba, about 45km northwest of Sao Paulo. Interpol had issued a red alert for Ceranic and according to the international agency’s Web site he is charged with a “war crime against a civilian population.” Neither Interpol nor Brazilian authorities had any other details about the crimes Ceranic allegedly committed, nor was it clear how long he had resided in Brazil. The Ministry of Justice on June 24 presented the Supreme Court with an extradition request made by Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities for Ceranic, and the search for him began. State and federal prosecutors worked with their Bosnian counterparts and police in Sao Paulo to locate and arrest Ceranic. Under Brazilian law, the Supreme Court must decide on all extradition requests. It was not clear how long a decision might take.


China delivers armored fleet

Bolivia on Saturday took ownership of a fleet of armored vehicles from China worth US$7.7 million as part of a military cooperation deal. Chinese Ambassador to Bolivia Wu Yuanshan (吳元山) led a ceremony at which the 27 armored combat vehicles and four riot response vehicles were delivered in La Paz. The military cooperation also includes training and maintenance instruction. Under the deal signed last year, China is donating US$30 million in military aid to the South American nation.


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