12:19 pm May 29, 2015 | No Comment
The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.
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Fifteen Chinese nationals have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which they paid imposters to take entrance exams, including the SAT, and gained acceptance to elite American colleges and universities, the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.
9:38 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, officials said on Wednesday.
9:25 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Jaw and teeth fossils found on the silty clay surface of Ethiopia’s Afar region represent a previously unknown member of humankind’s family tree that lived 3.3 million to 3.5 million years ago alongside the famous human ancestor “Lucy,” scientists say.
9:09 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Baghdad. A senior Islamic State figure known as “the blind judge” has made an appearance in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, asserting the militant group’s dominion over it as security forces and Shiite militias prepare a counter-attack. Residents of Ramadi said a blind man with one hand and his head shrouded had delivered a speech […]
9:00 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
This 430,000-year-old case may be the world’s oldest murder mystery.
8:53 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Tel Aviv. US defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington’s efforts to assuage its ally’s fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. A current package worth $3 billion a year expires in 2017. A US official, speaking to Reuters on […]
8:43 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
London. Supporters of Britain’s membership of the European Union will create a new group shortly to run the “Yes” campaign for a referendum Prime Minister David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017, four sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new group aims to focus the efforts of disparate pro-Europeans who fear […]
8:01 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Cairo/Aden. Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war’s death toll was close to 2,000. Saudi forces and the Houthis have been trading fire across the border since an Arab alliance began military […]
5:24 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Hamburg. Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War II because he has dementia and is unfit to stand trial, prosecutors said on Thursday. Hamburg state prosecutors have ended their investigation into the unnamed 93-year-old former company commander in the 16th […]
12:03 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
The US National Security Agency chief called on Wednesday for an “open, reliable and safe” Internet governed by international rules akin to the Law of the Sea, while deflecting critics who say NSA spying has undermined public trust in the cyberworld.
11:25 am May 28, 2015 | No Comment
An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.
11:24 am May 28, 2015 | No Comment
New entries also include the well-known abbreviation “WTF” as well as “NSFW,” which stands for “not safe or suitable for work,” and is used to warn someone that something, such as a website or attachment, is not appropriate for viewing at places of employment.
11:47 am May 27, 2015 | No Comment
Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.
8:46 am May 27, 2015 | No Comment
The wife and five children of an Australian believed to have been photographed while holding severed heads of Syrian soldiers will face the “full severity of Australian law” if they attempt to return home, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.