Main news of August 13


* British Prime Minister David Cameron told the police to take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to street crime in the wake of the worst riots to hit Britain in the past 30 years, The Sunday Telegraph reported

* Israel’s army is planting new land mines along the armistice line with Syria in a bid to dissuade protesters from attempting to rush into the Golan Heights, Israeli media said

* Chinese authorities have ordered a chemical plant to shut down immediately after thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the nearby port city of Dalian, demanding the factory be relocated, Chinese media said

* Iran’s first nuclear plant at Bushehr will go into full operation by the end of this year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said

* Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has flown back to home from Cuba where he underwent second round of chemotherapy, Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported

* Norwegian bomber and gunman Anders Behring Breivik over the weekend has been taken back to the island of Utoeya where he killed 69 persons, to reconstruct his rampage to police, world media said

* At least 21 people have been killed as Syrian gunboats firing heavy machine guns pounded the northwest port city of Latakia, world media reported

* The military command of the Egyptian army has sent some 1,000 soldiers to the North Sinai for a large-scale operation against armed extremists in the province.



* Irina Antonova, a disabled Russian retiree, who was deported from Finland this June, has died in a Russian home for elderly people in late July, Johan Beckman, lawyer for Antonova’s relatives said

* Investigators found four people shot to death in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, a spokesman for the republican Investigative Committee said

* Rescuers in the western Russian Smolensk Region found a five-year-old girl, who went missing on Friday

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