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Oct 2, 2014

Mexico captures most-wanted drug kingpin

Mexican soldiers have captured Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the country’s most-wanted men and a suspected drug-cartel kingpin who had a bounty of more than $7 million on his head, prosecutors said Wednesday. He had taken over the Beltran Leyva cartel in recent years ...

Oct 2, 2014

Google removes news snippets in Germany legal fight

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it would remove news snippets and thumbnails of articles from several German news sites from its search results amid a legal battle with publishers. From Oct. 9 Google, which controls over 90 percent of the German search market, will ...

British police hunt for Latvian over schoolgirl murder

Oct 2, 2014

British police hunt for Latvian over schoolgirl murder

British police on Wednesday said they had found the body of a missing 14-year-old schoolgirl after a massive five-week search and were hunting for a Latvian suspect. The girl, Alice Gross, was last seen walking along a canal in west London and the Latvian ...

Oct 1, 2014

California bans paparazzi drones

California on Tuesday approved a law that will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities. Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law a series of bills aimed at tightening protection of privacy, including one against “revenge porn,” in which people put ...

Oct 1, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to ...

Britain considers curbs in bid to mute extremists

Oct 1, 2014

Britain considers curbs in bid to mute extremists

Britain on Tuesday proposed measures to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of radical preachers even if they have not committed a crime, in a move one leading Islamist called an attempt to distract from British foreign policy. “Not all extremism leads to ...

U.S. lawmakers lambaste Secret Service boss over White House breach

Oct 1, 2014

U.S. lawmakers lambaste Secret Service boss over White House breach

U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House, and Director Julia Pierson promised them it would never happen again. Pierson acknowledged the agency charged ...

Sep 30, 2014

Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi

Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wei-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday. Londoners were asked to agree to terms and conditions as they logged on to ...

Trial opens for Sharia4Belgian terror suspects

Sep 30, 2014

Trial opens for Sharia4Belgian terror suspects

A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of suspects. Only eight of the 46 suspects of the Sharia4Belgium group were present ...