Fiji court delays ruling on bail for conspiracy plot accused

A Fiji court on Wednesday delayed ruling on bail applications for 10 men accused of plotting to assassinate the South Pacific nation's military chief, as defense lawyers said no evidence of the alleged conspiracy had been put forward by prosecutors. Each of the men faces five counts of conspiring to commit murder and one charge of inciting mutiny. Treason charges against the 10 accused were withdrawn by prosecutors on Tuesday. The men, including former senior soldiers and former lawmakers, allegedly conspired to incite military officers to mutiny against armed forces commander and prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama.