Category Archives: Crime

China Tests First Stealth Combat Drone

The test flight of the “Sharp Sword” unmanned aircraft is another step in China’s years-long military build-up, with its defence spending now the second highest in the world and growing by double-digit percentages each year. It comes weeks after Tokyo said a drone had flown near East China Sea islands claimed by both it and… Read More »

UK police arrest couple suspected of holding three women captive for 30 years

Officers from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested the man and woman, both 67, at their Lambeth, south London home early Thursday as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, the Metropolitan Police said. They are in custody. The “highly traumatized” victims — a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, 57-year-old Irish woman and 30-year-old Briton —… Read More »

Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore

A man with the eye-catching name Batman bin Suparman has been jailed on theft and drugs charges. Well before this case, his double-barrelled superhero name had given him something of cult following on social media. The jokes on social media are aplenty following the news that a 23-year-old man, Batman bin Suparman, has been given… Read More »

Google engineer blasts NSA

When an innocent looking sketch illustrating how the NSA and GCHQ intercept data from Google and Yahoo was shown to some of the search giant's employees they reportedly "exploded in profanity". Now a Google engineer named Brandon Downey has made this profanity a little less second-hand, blasting the NSA in a blog post and comparing… Read More »

U.S. wildlife agency destroys 6 tons of contraband ivory

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized about 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory Thursday in an effort to strip the items of their value and make a statement against poaching. Photographs taken before the event show ivory boxes, intricately carved statues and staffs, masks and countless pieces of jewelry, all stuffed into crates ready… Read More »

Report: Radioactive isotope found in Arafat’s remains

Yasser Arafat – The network said Wednesday that Swiss scientists who tested the remains found relatively high levels of the radioactive element polonium, which could indicate Arafat was poisoned in 2004. “Yasser Arafat died of polonium poisoning,” said David Barclay, a British forensic scientist. “We found the smoking gun that caused his death. What we… Read More »

Woman gets Speeding + Google Glass Ticket

Cecilia Abadie was out for a drive, apparently driving a little too fast and so noticed by a police officer, who pulled her over for speeding and issued a ticket. That's the story you're less likely to hear, because the other one about her being cited for wearing Google Glass after the fact is racing… Read More »

Google “outraged” by government snooping

The National Security Agency’s director flatly denied a Washington Post report Wednesday that the NSA secretly broke into communications links to Google and Yahoo servers overseas. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA director, pushed back against the report that cites leaked classified documents, saying the agency does not illegally access the servers of Internet companies.… Read More »

Bank of America found liable in US mortgage fraud trial

Bank of America’s Countrywide Financial unit has been found liable for defrauding two US government-backed mortgage companies by a federal jury.Countrywide, which was acquired by Bank of America in 2008, was accused of selling thousands of defective loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The ruling is a major win for the US government, which… Read More »

Facebook removes beheading video again after uproar

Facebook Inc removed a video of a woman being beheaded from its website on Tuesday and said it would use a broader set of criteria to determine when gory videos are permitted on the site. The move came a day after a public outcry over news reports that Facebook, the world’s No. 1 social network… Read More »

Walmart Shelves in Springhill, Louisiana cleared in EBT Glitch

Looters who took advantage of last weekend's EBT card system failure to steal Walmart groceries are to be shamed into admitting guilt by having their photos posted online. When a system crash temporarily rendered the Electronic Benefit Transfer cards unusable for a few hours during the evening of Saturday 12th October, some Walmart stores responded… Read More »

France summons U.S. ambassador over NSA spying claims

The United States’ ambassador to France Charles Rivkin has been summoned by the French foreign minister following claims made by the Le Monde newspaper group Monday that the National Security Agency spied on millions of French citizens.Le Monde made the allegations it said based on documents it secured from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.French Foreign… Read More »

Gas Station Clerk Fired For Pulling Gun On Robber

A New Hampshire gas station clerk who thwarted an attempted robbery by pulling out a handgun was fired because company policy prohibits staff from carrying firearms. Shannon “Bear” Cothran told the Telegraph of Nashua he was working at a Shell station in Nashua early Monday when a man approached him with a knife. Police confirmed… Read More »

Fla. sheriff on why he charged dead 12-year-old’s alleged bullies

Police say Rebecca Sedwick was relentlessly tormented by schoolmates for a year. Finally, the 12-year-old girl climbed to a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and leaped to her death. The sheriff in Polk County, Fla., took the unusual step this week of arresting two girls, ages 12 and 14, on felony charges of aggravated… Read More »