Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Jun 13, 2014

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Southeast Asia has overtaken the Horn of Africa as the world’s hot spot for pirate attacks after concerted international efforts to police the waters off Somalia, the U.N. said Thursday. Last year 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean but none taken ...

Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

Jan 8, 2014

Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter wounded when they resisted robbers by locking themselves inside their car after tire punctures disabled it on an isolated stretch of highway, police said Tuesday. The slaying of Monica ...

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

Nov 25, 2013

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

Rio de Janeiro AP With the tropical sun blazing from a near cloudless sky and waves lapping at golden sand, it seemed like a perfect day at the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Then dozens of marauding youths descended en masse, snatching beach bags ...

Jul 30, 2013

Global organized crime as big as a G-20 nation: Australia

Organized crime is so big globally that if it were a country, it would be part of the Group of 20 group of major economies, the Australian government said Tuesday. Releasing the Australian Crime Commission’s biennial report on the issue, Home Affairs Minister Jason ...

Traces of torched paintings found in Dutch heist probe

Jul 19, 2013

Traces of torched paintings found in Dutch heist probe

Romanian experts sifting through ashes that could contain charred debris of masterpieces stolen from a Dutch museum have identified fragments typical of burnt oil paintings, the museum carrying out the analysis said Thursday. In a bid to destroy evidence, the mother of Romanian heist ...