PARIS: The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be surrounded by a bullet-proof glass wall 2.5 metres (eight feet) high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the iconic monument, the city said on Thursday. The 20-million-euro ($21.4 million) wall to be erected this autumn will replace the metal fences thrown up around the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower during the Euro football tournament in France last year. "The terror threat remains high in Paris, and the most vulnerable sites, starting with the Eiffel Tower,…
MEXICO CITY: An 11-year-old Mexican boy who lives in a northern city plagued by drug violence and shootouts has designed a bullet-proof backpack with a GPS tracker and an alarm system. Juan David Hernandez, who lives in Matamoros on the border with the United States, presented his special school gear at a science fair in the state of Tamaulipas, according to local media. The bag, which has the words "security backpack" inscribed on the back, weighs five kilograms (11 pounds). It includes a steel plate to stop…
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bought four bulletproof buses as it tries to convince other teams to shed their security apprehensions and visit the country.