Honduran president says US drug probe threatens cooperation

US prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez warned that allegations by United States prosecutors of his involvement with organised crime could affect cooperation with Washington in fighting drug trafficking. US prosecutors, in a federal court filing in New York on […]

‘My only crime is that my name identifies my religion

A detailed Reports The source shouted the victory slogan of the Hindu god, Lord Rama, before pulling the trigger, which shot Muhammad Nasir Khan in the left eye. Khan placed his trembling hand on the socket of the bloody eye and his fingers slipped deeply towards the wound. At the time, he believed he would […]

‘My only crime is that my name identifies my religion’

The shooter shouted “Victory to Lord Ram,” the Hindu god, before pulling the trigger that sent a bullet into Muhammad Nasir Khan’s left eye. Khan put a trembling hand on his bloody eye socket and his fingers slipped deep into the wound. At that moment, he was sure he would die. Khan ended up surviving […]

Ecuador increases death toll in prison riots to 79

The number of inmates killed in riots at three separate prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79, authorities said on Wednesday, after they regained control of the facilities. Hundreds of police officers and military personnel were deployed after coordinated fights between rival gangs broke out in the prisons’ maximum-security wings on Monday night. […]

More than 50 dead and dozens injured in prison riots in Ecuador

Officials said gun and knife battles between rival gangs erupted on Monday night in three different prisons in the country. Prisons in Ecuador were on high alert after more than 50 people were killed and dozens of others injured in three prison riots, police said on Tuesday. According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons located […]

US detains wife of Mexican drug cartel chief El Chapo

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has been arrested over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the US Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, who regularly attended her husband’s trial two years ago, was arrested on Monday at Dulles International Airport in […]

US Supreme Court allows prosecutor to obtain Trump tax returns

The US Supreme Court made a slew of decisions on Monday regarding cases already before the court, many of which involved former President Donald Trump, and what arguments it will hear in the upcoming term. The cases that the court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, has decided to dismiss or hear range across the […]

Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked

The Italian ambassador and a policeman travelling with him were killed after a UN convoy was attacked near the town of Kanyamahoro. The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a military policeman travelling with him have been killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC, the Italian […]

US: Three dead in New Orleans gun store shooting

A man opened fire in a gun store, killing two people, before he was shot dead as customers and staff fired back. A man who entered a gun shop in a suburb of the US city of New Orleans and fatally shot two people has died after customers and staff opened fire on him in […]

US Capitol Police investigating 35 officers for roles in riot

Law enforcement and military are among more than 100 people charged by federal authorities in relation to January riot. Thirty-five US Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their actions during the January 6 riot at the Capitol, and six of those have been suspended with pay, the police department said in a statement on […]

‘We can be sure innocents died’, US death row exonerations show

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) added 11 cases to its “Innocence List” that tracks American death row exonerations on Thursday, bringing the total to 185 and raising concerns over the likelihood more innocents – especially people of colour – will be condemned. “Everybody’s worst fear about capital punishment is that innocent people will be […]

Spain protests: Woman hit by police rubber bullet ‘loses eye’

The woman was reportedly injured during clashes between police and demonstrators, who are protesting a rapper’s imprisonment. A woman has lost an eye amid protests in Spain over the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel – demonstrations that have seen police fire rubber bullets and baton-charge demonstrators, according to reports. The woman was reportedly hit […]

Xanana Gusmão condemned over visit to paedophile priest

Xanana Gusmão, independence hero and East Timor’s former president, has drawn rare condemnation after being accused of whitewashing the crimes of a disgraced American priest who is due to stand trial next week in a landmark child-sex abuse case in the Catholic-majority Southeast Asian nation. The controversial meeting took place on January 26 – the […]

Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi to pay $834m in Plavix case

A US judge said the companies engaged in deceptive practices by failing to change the blood thinner’s label to warn of its health risks, particularly for patients of colour. A judge in Hawaii in the United States on Monday ordered Bristol Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA to pay more than $834m to the state for failing […]

Spanish police arrest rapper convicted in free speech case

Officers in riot gear storm Lleida University, in northeastern Spain, where Pablo Hasel had barricaded himself in. Spanish police have stormed a Catalan university to arrest a rapper who barricaded himself inside after he was sentenced to jail on charges of glorifying “terrorism” and slandering the crown and state institutions. Pablo Hasel and dozens of […]

In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession

It’s not hard to summon a dark aura around the hotel, and many media accounts have done just that. “It’s been shown as a really dark place, with Richard Ramirez having been there and of course Elisa Lam,” said Amy Price, the hotel general manager from 2007 to 2017, in a recent phone interview. She […]

Crypto’s dirty side: 270 addresses laundered $1.3bn in 2020

Crypto’s dirty side: 270 addresses laundered .3bn in 2020

New research shows that criminals are using a small group of crypto brokers to launder hundreds of millions of dollars. Criminals are using a small group of cryptocurrency brokers and services to launder hundreds of millions of dollars of dirty virtual money, research shared with Reuters news agency showed on Thursday. A total 270 cryptocurrency […]

Counterfeit N95 masks sold to US healthcare, government workers

The foreign-made knockoffs are becoming increasingly difficult to spot and could put healthcare workers at grave risk for the coronavirus, an investigation by US agencies found. Federal authorities in the United States are investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical […]

Georgia begins criminal probe into Trump effort to overturn polls

Trump’s January 2 call to Georgia state secretary is a matter of ‘high priority’ for Fulton county prosecutors. Prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, are investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the southern state’s 2020 presidential election results, according to a letter seen by Reuters news agency and first reported by The New York Times on […]

Crypto terror: Pakistan warns of digital currency crime spike

KARACHI: Police in Pakistan say the use of digital currencies, including bitcoin, for international terror financing, as well as crimes such as extortion and ransom, is on the rise as authorities move to crack down on illegal methods of money transfer.Bitcoin is the most common virtual currency and is used as a vehicle for moving […]

Mexico arrests 12 police in connection with migrant killing

A dozen police officers arrested for allegedly killing 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants. Mexican officials have arrested a dozen police officers for suspected involvement in the killing of 19 people in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas last month. Irving Barrios, attorney general of Tamaulipas, told a news conference on Tuesday investigations showed at least 12 […]

Suspected Chinese hackers breach US government via SolarWinds bug

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in software made by SolarWinds Corp to help break into United States government computers last year, five people familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency, marking a new twist in a sprawling cybersecurity breach that US lawmakers have labelled a national security emergency. Two people briefed on the […]

Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in Florida child abuse case

FBI says agents served a search warrant in Miami and came under fire, leading to the fatalities. The FBI confirmed on Tuesday two of its agents were killed and three more wounded while serving a search warrant in a child abuse case in Sunrise, Florida. “Two FBI agents are deceased and three are wounded. Two […]

Far right shifts to social movement as threat grows: Report

The Southern Poverty Law Center announced on Monday a decrease in hate groups across the United States, though warned the threat – and increasing cooperation – of far-right activists is rising. SPLC noted in its annual Year in Hate and Extremism report there were 838 active hate groups in the US, ranging from white supremacists […]