World Topics

Sep 18, 2014

China hacked military contractor networks, airline computers, Senate probe concludes

China’s military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline’s computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday. A yearlong investigation announced ...

Sep 17, 2014

Austrian traffic cop has crap day

A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police said on Tuesday. A bucket containing the slurry exploded 3 meters from the officer after ...

Sep 17, 2014

Holy smoke: Vatican car seized with cocaine, cannabis

The Vatican was left red-faced Tuesday after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of cocaine on board. The car — which also contained 200 grams (7 ounces) of cannabis — belonged ...

Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Sep 17, 2014

Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Russian authorities said Tuesday they had placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest, accusing him of money-laundering. With a fortune of $9 billion (€7 billion), Yevtushenkov, the 65-year-old head of Russian holding company AFK Sistema, is Russia’s 15th-richest man, according to Forbes ...

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Sep 17, 2014

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing ...

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of ...

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Sep 12, 2014

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius — a champion athlete who beat the odds to inspire millions worldwide, or a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, beautiful women and fast cars? Both versions of South Africa’s double amputee Paralympic hero were pored over in minute detail ...

Sep 12, 2014

Sleeping burglar caught with loot

Talk about a heavy sleeper: Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after they began snapping pictures of him. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady ...