#AceNewsServices – JAPAN – October 25 – A Japanese man has become the first person to receive a prison sentence for designing and printing a 3D gun.

'Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun from 3D printer '

‘Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun from 3D printer ‘

Yoshitomo Imura, 28, downloaded and printed five plastic guns, two of which could fire real bullets.

He was arrested in May at his home in Kawasaki and on Friday was given a two-year sentenced for creating a deadly firearm by the Yokohama District Court in Japan, a country with extremely strict gun laws.

The former employee of the Shonan Institute of Technology is believed to be the first person to serve jail time for printing 3D guns, which are a growing concern for police around the world.

He also released 3D design data for his guns in videos posted to YouTube, which the ruling Judge Koji Inaba described as “vicious,” according to The Japan News.

He added that he had “flaunted his skills and knowledge and attempted to make gun controls toothless.”

In one video posted last year, Imura assembles the .38-caliber handgun from plastic 3D printed pieces, a few metal pins, screws and rubber bands, then test fires it with blanks.

“Freedom of armaments to all people!!” he writes in the video’s description. “A gun makes power equal!!”

It is thought Imura purchased the 3D printer for about $636.09 online.





#AceWorldNews – CHINA – October 25 – A coal mine collapsed, killing 16 workers in Urumqi, a regional capital in China’s north-west, Reuters reports citing the official Xinhua news agency.

'16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse '

’16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse ‘

When the accident occurred on Friday night, 33 workers were in the mine, according to local officials.

Eleven of them were injured and six escaped. It’s not yet clear what caused the accident, but Chinese mines have been notorious for poor safety conditions. In an effort to increase safety standards in the mining industry,

China plans to shut down around 2,000 small coal mines by 2015.




#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO – October 25 (Xinhua) – Chile will apply the anti-terror law in the case of a young man who was killed by a home-made explosive blast last month, local media reported Friday.

The rarely used anti-terror law will be applied in the case involving the death of 29-year-old Sergio Landskron, who was killed on Sept. 25 after picking up an abandoned backpack in down town Santiago that contained a home made explosive device, Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy told Chile’s National Television.

“You can’t go around killing people because they don’t think the way you do,” said Aleuy, suggesting it was a politically motivated crime.

The anti-terror law will be applied “every time a terrorist attempt takes place in Chile,” Aleuy added. ‘ The incident occurred just two weeks after another blast injured 14 people at an underground shopping passageway, the worst attack in Chile in 24 years.

Three suspects were arrested after the Sept. 25 blast, who were members of a self-proclaimed anarchist group believed to have planted nearly 200 explosive devices since 2005 at financial institutions and police stations.



#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – October 25 – Detectives in New York City are probing whether an axe-wielding man who attacked four policemen in broad daylight was motivated by radical Islamic views.

' NYC Axe Attacker Zale Thompson: Are Islamic 'Lone Wolves' Roaming North America? '

NYC Axe Attacker Zale Thompson: Are Islamic ‘Lone Wolves’ Roaming North America? ‘

Zale Thompson, 32, charged at the the officers as they posed for a photograph on a Queens street, injuring two.

He was subsequently shot dead.

Footage of his afternoon attack in Queens’ Jamaica Avenue was captured by a security camera.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said that although there was no immediate indication it was an Islamist attack, terrorism was not being ruled out as motive.

“I think certainly the heightened concern is relative to that type of assault based on what just happened in Canada,” Bratton said.

Two Canadian soldiers were killed in separate attacks carried out by two radicalised Muslim converts this week.

The killings came after the Isis (Islamic State) group called for jihadi sympathisers across the world to launch ‘lone wolf’ attacks on Westerners “wherever they can be found”.

Friends of one of the two Canadian extremsits said his actions came in response to the appeal.

Jihadi monitoring group Site said Thompson’s social media postings suggested he also had “extremist leanings”.

His statements on YouTube and Facebook “display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings,” SITE said.

In September an account believed to be that of Thompson posted a comment to a YouTube video supporting ISIS, seemingly justifying the group’s atrocities.

“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain,” he wrote.

“If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonised the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing.”

' Zale Thompson's Facebook Page '

‘ Zale Thompson’s Facebook Page ‘

In another posting on Facebook Thompson discussed the possibility of attacks on US soil, Fox News reported.

“America’s military is strong abroad, but they have never faced an internal mass revolt,” he wrote.

“They are weaker at home. We are scattered and decentralised, we can use this as an advantage.

“Helicopters, big military will be useless on their own soil,” he added in another post.

“They will not be able to defeat our people if we use guerrilla warfare. Attack their weak flanks… If you get wounded, who cares.

If you die, who cares.

Eventually they will surrender and then the war will be over.”

A law-enforcement source told the CNN that Thompson had a criminal record in California and was discharged from the Navy for misconduct.

A classmate at the College of New Rochelle in Harlem told The New York Post that Thompson was a “very educated” proponent of “black power” who “always spoke positively” and had shown no signs of sympathy for jihadist movements.



#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 25 – Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where 33 security personnel were killed in two attacks on Friday, according to Reuters.

' Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula '

‘ Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula ‘

The first attack, killing 30 people, was a car bomb explosion, reportedly followed by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting a vehicle with ammunition, leading to another blast.

Hours later, gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint, killing three more people.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials said they were similar to assaults carried out by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) militant group. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the Sinai Peninsula after the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.




#AceWorldNews – TEHRAN – October 25 – A 26-year old Iranian woman, who was convicted of murdering a man she has accused of raping her when she was a teenager, was hanged in Tehran’s Evin Prison Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

' Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist '

‘ Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist ‘

Reyhaneh Jabbari failed to get a reprieve from the victim’s relatives within the 10-day deadline stipulated by Sharia law, which has been in force in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.



JERUSALEM: ‘ Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital ‘

#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – October 25 – On Wednesday night, in a crowded funeral parlour in Jerusalem, Shmuel Elimelech Braun stood in front of the small, white shroud-covered body of his three-month old daughter, Chaya Zissel, killed earlier that day in a terror attack.  

Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital.

Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital.

“Zissila, you were pure,” the young father said in a tear-choked voice. 

Earlier on Wednesday, he and his wife, Chana, had taken their only child to see the Western Wall for the first time. 

“In the last hour, you were by the Kotel. You woke up. We schmoozed with each other,” said Braun as he recounted those last moments with the daughter he cherished. 

“You looked at me and smiled,” Braun said. “I told you, this is the Kotel, this is Har Habayit [Temple Mount].” 

Braun spoke with his infant daughter about the cherubs that had been on the Ark of the Covenant when the Temple existed thousands of years ago. 

He described how the angels’ faces were like that of a pure child.

The family returned home on the light rail. Just after they stepped off the train, a young Arab man from east Jerusalem, Abdel Rahman al-Shalodi, drove his car into the group of people standing by the rails. Police have charged that he did so deliberately and that the incident is a terrorist attack.

Halperin said that his granddaughter flew out of her carriage and into the air some 10 to 20 meters before landing on the sidewalk, wounding her head.

Doctors were unable to save her life, Halperin said. 

His wife, he said, had left Israel earlier that day, while Chaya Zissel was still alive.