>> A man wielding a samurai sword tried to break into Taiwan's presidential palace on Friday. Officials saying one military policeman was injured in the process of stopping him. The man stabbed the officer in the shoulder, according to local media reports. He was then carried away and taken into custody for questioning.
The officer was rushed to a local hospital but is said to be in a stable condition. Brawls among legislators are fairly common in Taiwan, but potentially deadly political violence is rare. The antique weapon used in the incident reportedly stolen from a local museum, no word yet on the motive for the attempted break-in