Portal:Current events/2012 August 13

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Law and crime
  • Police involved shooting in College Station, Texas results in line of duty death of Constable Brian Bachmann; gunman, as well as one civilian are also killed
  • The Vatican orders Pope Benedict XVI's former butler to stand trial for his alleged involvement in leaking allegations of corruption in the Holy See. (Reuters)
  • Two Egyptian journalists, critics of President Mohammed Mursi, are to be put on trial for their alleged incitement to murder Mursi and lead sectarian discord. (BBC)
  • Three people are found dead in a burning car in a parking lot in Maine, in the United States. (AP via ABC)
Politics and elections
  • Thousands of Tunisians, mostly women, protest in Tunis against attempts by the Islamist-led government to reduce women's rights. (BBC)