Portal:Current events/2012 August 30

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters
International relations
Law and crime
  • Russian investigators find the bodies of two murdered women in an apartment in Kazan and the shout "Free! Pussy Riot" written on the wall. The perpetrator is as of yet unknown. Observers warn against radicalism and false flags. (The Guardian)
  • Three journalists jailed in Eritrea for over a decade have died in prison, according to prison guards who fled the country. (IOL)
Politics
Science and technology
  • Sky News shows a study where it is claimed that the polygraph helps reduce crime. The device is being presented as "about 85% accurate" and sufficient legal evidence in combination with "other information". (Sky News)
  • The Belgian Army assigns 16 sapping instructors to a train-the-trainer program in Katanga, DR Congo, from Saturday until year's end. (Het Laatste Nieuws)