Kim Jong-Nam’s Suspect Was Paid $90 To Take Part In ‘TV Prank’: Reports

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, (AFP): An Indonesian woman being held over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam said Saturday she had been paid just RM400 ($90) for taking part in what she thought was a TV prank show, a senior diplomat reportedly told media. Siti Aisyah, who was arrested soon after the half-brother of the North Korean leader was killed on February 13 with a lethal nerve agent, added she believed she was handling a liquid like "baby oil", Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia Andreano..

Malaysia Arrests North Korean In Kim Jong-Nam Killing

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, (AFP): Malaysian police on Saturday said they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a police statement said, making him the first person from the North to be detained over the case. Kim Jong-Nam died after an unidentified liquid..

Family, Neighbours Shocked At Indonesia Link To Kim Murder

JAKARTA, (AFP): The family and former neighbours of an Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother expressed shock on Friday that "a nice person" like her could have committed such a crime. The woman, Siti Aishah, was detained over the Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong-Nam in a Malaysian airport on Monday that South Korea says was carried out by female agents armed with poison working for Pyongyang. Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla..

UK’s Convicted Child Sex Gang To Be Deported To Pakistan

LONDON, (PTI): A gang of four Pakistan-born men jailed for child sex grooming and rape offences could be deported after they lost a legal battle to hold on to their British citizenship today. Shabir Ahmed, Adil Khan, Abdul Rauf and Abdul Aziz now face the prospect of being deported to Pakistan, the country of their origin. The men had appealed against moves by the UK government to strip them of their British citizenship due to their crimes but their claims were dismissed on all grounds by..

560 cases of cyber crime registered

KATHMANDU: As many as 560 cases of cyber crime were registered at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku in the first six months of the current fiscal year, the Division said. Most of such cases took place through the social networking sites such as facebook, twitter, viber and the like. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the Division Pashupati Raya said that with the development of technology, the cases of cyber crimes were increasingly taking place in the city. DSP Raya added,..

37 Bangladeshis detained from Thamel

KATHMANDU: A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Sorhakhutte, arrested 37 Bangladeshi nationals who do not possess passports and other legal documents to stay in Nepal. According to DSP Somendra Singh Rathaur, they entered Nepal via India and were engaged in tailoring business. Police believed that their goal is to acquire Nepali citizenship and passports and set out for abroad jobs. They belong to the 19-34 age..

Tunisian ISIS Suspect Arrested Over Attack Plot In Germany

BERLIN, (AP): Authorities have raided dozens of locations in western Germany and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the Islamic State group and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack in Germany. Frankfurt prosecutors said 54 apartments, business premises and mosques in the region were searched early Wednesday. They said the investigation was directed against 16 people in total, aged between 16 and 46. The 36-year-old main suspect was arrested in Frankfurt. He's..

Five arrested on charge of attack on YAN central member

NEPALGUNJ: Police have arrested five persons allegedly involved in attacking Santosh Budhathoki, 29, the central member of Youth Association Nepal, the youth wing of the CPN (UML). Budhathoki was seriously injured in the attack that took place last night. He has been taken to Lucknow, India for further medical treatment after preliminary treatment at here based Kohalpur Medical College. The arrestees are yet to be made public. According to police, main culprit of the incident, Laxman Malla of..

Missed Chances: How Berlin Attack Suspect Slipped Through Net

BERLIN, (AFP): As police hunt for Tunisian Anis Amri, the top suspect in Berlin's Christmas market attack, public anger has grown over a catalogue of failures that allowed him to evade arrest or deportation. An incredulous public has learned that Amri was a rejected asylum seeker and known radical jihadist with a history of crime who had been under police observation for plotting an attack before surveillance was dropped. "They knew him. They did nothing," ran the scathing headline of..

26 Dead, 70 Injured In Explosion At Fireworks Market In Mexico City

MEXICO CITY: At least 26 people died in an explosion at a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, according to a local emergency services official. The blast at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Mexico City, also injured at least 70 others, according to a tweet from federal police. Isidro Sanchez, the head of Tultepec emergency services, said the death toll was preliminary as rescue workers scoured the site. Local television showed..

3-Year Old, Out Shopping With Grandma Dies In Road Rage Shooting

LITTLE ROCK, ARK, (AP): A 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in a road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother's car because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign," police said. The boy and his grandmother were at the stop sign in southwest Little Rock on Saturday evening when a driver apparently angry about the delay stepped out of his car and opened fire, police said. The boy was struck by gunfire at least once,..

Facebook-related crimes on rise: Police

KATHMANDU: Cyber crimes arising from the misuse of social networking sites like Facebook are on the rise, police said Monday. Police investigation shows that cases of phising, using fake Facebook accounts, email thieving, data hacking and blackmailing have increased. Lately, the police arrested two Nepali Facebook defrauders – a male and a female - on alleged charges of cheating people through Facebook by promising valuable gift items. Fraudsters – Anilnath Boki Shrestha of Sundhara,..

UK Court Convicts Belgian Linked To Brussels, Paris Attacks Suspect

LONDON, (AFP): A British court on Tuesday convicted a Belgian man living in Birmingham of giving money to Brussels and Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini. Zakaria Boufassil handed $3,770 and 3,550 euros in cash to Abrini when the latter visited the city in central England in July 2015, with the knowledge that it would be used for terrorism, the court found. Testifying at Kingston Crown Court in London last week, the 26-year-old admitted to meeting Abrini and to holding the money for..

Man Convicted After Breaking Bad Style Murder, Body Disposal In Acid

LONDON, (AP): A British jury has convicted an Italian man of murdering a policeman he met online and trying to dissolve his body in acid, a technique used in the TV show "Breaking Bad." Jurors at London's Central Criminal Court found Stefano Brizzi guilty Monday of killing Constable Gordon Semple, whom he had met on the gay dating app Grindr. Brizzi claimed Semple died accidentally during sadomasochistic sex in April. But prosecutors said the IT developer strangled Semple, dismembered his..

Man arrested on charge of murdering mother

GULMI: Police arrested a man accused of murdering his elderly mother from Dibrung VDC-2 in Gulmi on Friday. Local resident Bir Bahadur Kaucha, 41, has been charged with murdering his mother Moti, 71, with a spade on Wednesday night while she was sleeping in her home. A team from the Area Police Office, Shantipur, on a tip off, arrested Kaucha on the same charge, said Assistant Police Inspector Satya Narayan Yadav. Kaucha has been sent to the District Police Office and the investigation was..

Bomb explosions at schools condemned

KATHMANDU: Police have arrested three people for their alleged involvement in planting bombs in half a dozen of schools in the capital on Tuesday morning. “We are carrying out intensive investigation on the suspicious objects planted at various schools and have arrested three suspects so far in connection with the explosions,” Pradhyumna Karki, Superintendent of Police and spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu said. The improvised bombs went off at the gates of..

American man arrested in Nepal on charges of child sex abuse

KATHMANDU, (AP): An American who has been a frequent visitor to Nepal has been arrested in the capital's tourist district on charges of sexually abusing children. The Central Bureau of Investigations said in a statement Monday that Kenneth Joseph Coombs and a local man arrested with him were being held for further investigation. Five boys were rescued after police raided Coombs's hotel room in Kathmandu over the weekend. The raid was initiated after police got information from boys who had..

Israel group: Families sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks

JERUSALEM, (AP): Israeli and American families of victims of Palestinian attacks filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the social network is providing a platform for militants to spread incitement and violence, their lawyers said Monday. Shurat Hadin, an Israeli legal advocacy group, filed the suit on behalf of the five families in a New York court late Sunday, alleging that Facebook is violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act by providing a service to militant groups that assists..

6 yr old boy playing with gun fatally shoots brother in US

EAST ORANGE, N.J., (AP): Authorities say a 6-year-old New Jersey boy playing with a gun fatally shot his 4-year-old brother in the head. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the children were at their home in East Orange when the shooting occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly says the child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:26 p.m. He says the shooting apparently was an accident. He says the boy's mother, 22-year-old..

Police: Approximately 20 dead inside Florida nightclub after mass shooting

By Ashley Fantz and Faith Karimi, Orlando, Florida (CNN): Approximately 20 people are dead inside Pulse nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the club. At least 42 people have been transported for medical treatment, he said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, Mina told reporters. "It's appears he was organized and well-prepared," the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and "some type..

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