Dec 19, 2014

Germany arrests trio accused of spying for Turkey

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutor’s office said two of the suspects — identified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and ...

Dec 18, 2014

14 pharmacy workers arrested over U.S. meningitis outbreak fatal to 64

Two owners and 12 former employees of a U.S. pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people across the country, prosecutors said. Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro owned the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which lost ...

Oct 27, 2014

Clowns terrorizing parts of France

A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France, where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. A police source said Sunday several teens were ...

Oct 13, 2014

Two arrested in Venezuela lawmaker's murder

Two men have been arrested in Venezuela for the murder of a ruling party lawmaker and his assistant, a high-profile crime with political overtones, the country’s supreme court said Sunday. In a statement, the high court identified the suspects as Eduwin Torres and Carlos ...

Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Aug 29, 2014

Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Brazilian police said Thursday they had made eight arrests in raids to smash a gang considered the worst perpetrators of deforestation in the Amazon region. “Eight arrests have been made so far. Police are searching for a further six (suspects) considered to be on ...

Aug 5, 2014

Fukui plant worker caught stealing copper tubing

A 39-year-old employee was arrested in Fukui Prefecture on Monday after being caught trying to steal copper tubing from a metalworking plant he worked at. Manabu Hirabayashi from the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, was caught by police red-handed at the plant along with ...

May 19, 2014

100 arrested in global raids against 'BlackShades' hackers

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against a notorious malware being sold complete with “ransom notes” to extort money after taking control of computers. “During the course of a worldwide investigation, creators, sellers and users of BlackShades malware were targeted by ...

Jan 16, 2014

Police crack Philippine live-streaming pedophile ring

Police around the world Thursday said they had dismantled a pedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as 6 over the Internet, with victims’ parents involved in some cases. Fifteen victims aged between 6 and 15 have been rescued ...