UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News. State Gov. Wilson Witzel said all the hostages were unharmed during the incident after a man took 37 people hostage around 5:30 on the bridge linking Sao Gonçalo to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Several passengers who were freed earlier during the standoff said the hostage-taker spilled gasoline in the bus and was threatening to set it on fire. But Hans Moreno, one of the hostages, told TV Globo the man still appeared “very calm.” A spokesman for the military police, Col Mauro Fliess, said the sniper…

UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News. State Gov. Wilson Witzel said all the hostages were unharmed during the incident after a man took 37 people hostage around 5:30 on the bridge linking Sao Gonçalo to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Several passengers who were freed earlier during the standoff said the hostage-taker spilled gasoline in the bus and was threatening to set it on fire. But Hans Moreno, one of the hostages, told TV Globo the man still appeared “very calm.” A spokesman for the military police, Col Mauro Fliess, said the sniper…

UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News. State Gov. Wilson Witzel said all the hostages were unharmed during the incident after a man took 37 people hostage around 5:30 on the bridge linking Sao Gonçalo to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Several passengers who were freed earlier during the standoff said the hostage-taker spilled gasoline in the bus and was threatening to set it on fire. But Hans Moreno, one of the hostages, told TV Globo the man still appeared “very calm.” A spokesman for the military police, Col Mauro Fliess, said the sniper…

UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News. State Gov. Wilson Witzel said all the hostages were unharmed during the incident after a man took 37 people hostage around 5:30 on the bridge linking Sao Gonçalo to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Several passengers who were freed earlier during the standoff said the hostage-taker spilled gasoline in the bus and was threatening to set it on fire. But Hans Moreno, one of the hostages, told TV Globo the man still appeared “very calm.” A spokesman for the military police, Col Mauro Fliess, said the sniper…

UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News. State Gov. Wilson Witzel said all the hostages were unharmed during the incident after a man took 37 people hostage around 5:30 on the bridge linking Sao Gonçalo to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Several passengers who were freed earlier during the standoff said the hostage-taker spilled gasoline in the bus and was threatening to set it on fire. But Hans Moreno, one of the hostages, told TV Globo the man still appeared “very calm.” A spokesman for the military police, Col Mauro Fliess, said the sniper…

Archaeologists race to uncover secrets of mysterious ancient fort before it collapses into sea

A fort which has stood for well over 2,000 years is finally about to succumb to invasion – by the sea – prompting a race against time for archaeologists to uncover its mysteries. Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon in north Wales, is believed to have been built in the Iron Age, but was later inhabited by the Romans. The land near the site is rapidly eroding and will eventually be entirely lost to the sea. A dig is underway at the National Trust-owned site, but comes to an end on Tuesday. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The hillfort is built on an unusual hill of glacial drift sediments…

Hoping to end ‘political storm’ related to Hong Kong protests, pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam resigns …

Pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam Man-ho resigned from embattled airline Cathay Pacific Airways on Tuesday, the former pilot saying the move could put an end to the “political storm” that has enveloped the company.Tam’s resignation came after the carrier faced pressure from Beijing over its workers’ involvement in anti-government protests which have rocked the city for months.On August 9 the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) barred Cathay Pacific aircrew who had joined or… ……

Hoping to end ‘political storm’ related to Hong Kong protests, pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam resigns …

Pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam Man-ho resigned from embattled airline Cathay Pacific Airways on Tuesday, the former pilot saying the move could put an end to the “political storm” that has enveloped the company.Tam’s resignation came after the carrier faced pressure from Beijing over its workers’ involvement in anti-government protests which have rocked the city for months.On August 9 the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) barred Cathay Pacific aircrew who had joined or… ……