News Roundup 12/19/16

  • California puts emergency regulations in place that ban high-capacity magazines. Citizens will have until July 1 to give up their high-capacity magazines. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • US Police have killed 86 people in the past 2 years who had guns that were fake but looked real. 38 of those people had mental illnesses. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Director of National Intelligence has refused two requests from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman to brief the committee on Russian hacking. [Link]
  • China is looking to place conditions on the return of the US Navy’s underwater drone that was seized by China last week. China is setting the conditions that the US scale down its surveillance of the South China Sea and expanding the code for unexpected encounters between the two countries to deal with unmanned underwater drone encounters. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Gunmen attacked police in Jordan killing 10 people including one Canadian citizen. [Link]
  • A report from Human Rights Watch shows that 600 people died while in police custody in India from 2010-2015. [Link] India/Pakistan Fyle
  • The IAEA reports that Iran is continuing to follow the Iran Nuclear Deal. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Al-Qaeda attacked and burned some of the buses that were meant to evacuate civilians from towns in the Idlib Providence. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Some evacuations begin in Aleppo and other cities in Syria. The deal with the rebels to evacuate East Aleppo also requires the Syrian rebels to allows civilians to leave cities they have under siege. Busses full of civilians began leaving Aleppo and these other cities. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • John Kerry told the Boston Globe that disagreements within the ranks of the American government made the Syrian ceasefire implementation very difficult. The last ceasefire in Syria fell apart after the US bombed Syrian troops fighting ISIS and a humanitarian aid convoy was destroyed. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Patrick Cockburn reports that most of the reporting coming from Aleppo is propaganda. He reports that this has been accomplished by Syrian rebels kidnapping and killing journalists who may be unbiased. [Link] Syria Fyle

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