Crime

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Published 14/08/2017

A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday. [more…]

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Published 14/08/2017

Suspected jihadists killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building. [more…]

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Published 14/08/2017

Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired. [more…]

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Published 14/08/2017

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. [more…]

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Published 13/08/2017

For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. [more…]

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Published 12/08/2017

Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won a preliminary round in a federal court trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, as the judge dismissed the DJ's rival claim accusing the singer of wrongfully getting him fired. [more…]

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Published 11/08/2017

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. [more…]

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Published 11/08/2017

A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. [more…]

`Beyond the Wall`: Tales of persecuted lives at the Berlin Wall

`Beyond the Wall`: Tales of persecuted lives at the Berlin Wall

Published 10/08/2017

An open-air installation is to open along an old section of the Berlin Wall at the weekend, featuring photos of soldiers patrolling the former deadly border, and stories of those persecuted behind it. [more…]

Low-crime Singapore investigating man after toothpicks found in bus seat

Low-crime Singapore investigating man after toothpicks found in bus seat

Published 08/08/2017

A 60-year-old Singaporean man is under investigation for inserting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus, a suspected case of "mischief" that could put him behind bars for up to two years, the police said on Tuesday. [more…]