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‘Spear phished’: Hackers attack internet overlord ICANN
ICANN, the US-based overseer of the internet structure and naming system, has fallen victim to hackers who impersonated employees to gain access to confidential data.

18.12.2014 16:38

‘I can’t breathe’: UK judge withheld G4S guards’ racist texts from jury in manslaughter case
A judge withheld racist text messages from a jury that were sent from the phones of two G4S security officers accused of the manslaughter of an Angolan man in their care. The judge claimed the offensive messages bore no relevance to the trial.

18.12.2014 12:20

NYC sued over violence against young inmates at notorious Rikers Island jail
Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday, alleging that the city has not sufficiently moved to reform the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where “force is used against adolescents at an alarming rate,” according to the US Justice Department.

18.12.2014 15:02

Police investigate 3 murders in alleged Westminster pedophile inquiry
The Metropolitan Police are investigating the suspected murder of three boys in relation to the so-called Westminster pedophile ring, which allegedly serially abused boys during the 1970s and 80s.

18.12.2014 13:19

‘UK govt betrayed us,’ say Al-Sweady soldiers cleared of Iraqi murder, torture
British soldiers recently cleared of accusations including torture, murder and mutilation of Iraqi detainees say they were “betrayed” by the government for having to endure “five years of hell.”

18.12.2014 11:29

Over 750 American kids ‘beaten, starved or left alone’ over 6-yr period
At least 786 children in the US died of abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or care givers, even as child protection agencies were investigating the cases, according to a report by the Associated Press.

18.12.2014 09:13

Khodorkovsky has right to enter politics, no regrets over pardon – Putin
President Vladimir Putin’s decision to pardon former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was a humanitarian act and has nothing to do with his pledge not to go into politics, the Russian leader assured. He added he didn’t regret the move in the least.

18.12.2014 12:09

Assange: US prosecuting Barrett Brown for quoting assassination threats against me
The charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown, accused of threatening an FBI agent, are partially based on his quoting another person’s threat to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange said.

18.12.2014 03:53

Cop caught with 4 pounds of marijuana at home won’t be charged
A California police officer already being investigated by the District Attorney’s office was discovered with four pounds of marijuana in his home, but he won’t be charged with possession. His future on the force, however, is uncertain.

18.12.2014 02:17

LAPD becomes first major police force to equip all officers with body cameras
The Los Angeles Police Department will become the first major American law enforcement agency to outfit its entire 7,000-member force with body cameras, the Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. LA will buy 2,000 cameras, starting with 800 in January.

17.12.2014 20:47

Australia ignored Tehran's warnings about Sydney hostage-taker - Iranian official
Iran had repeatedly warned Australia about the Islamist hostage-taker in Sydney whose 16-hour siege resulted in the deaths of two captives, before a police operation resulted in his death as well, according to a high-level Iranian official.

17.12.2014 14:22

3 police officers charged with manslaughter in mentally ill man’s custody death
Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a mentally ill man who died a week after being restrained while in custody.

17.12.2014 15:23