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Stamping out rumours, viruses with mathematics


August 12th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 12 (IANS) Tracing the source of epidemics or crime has become much more complicated in the age of Internet connectivity, unlike detecting those committed by old, mafia-style ... Read more...

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Swiss to grill Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Swiss officials are to visit Sri Lanka to talk to Tamil Tigers in custody over rebel activities in Switzerland and the funds they collected to support ... Read more...

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Interpol seizes two tonnes of elephant ivory


June 20th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol seized nearly two tonnes of elephant ivory in an operation involving 14 African countries, including South Africa, it was announced here Tuesday.The three-month ... Read more...

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China destroys 100,000 seized guns


June 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Over 100,000 guns have been destroyed in China as part of a police crackdown on illegal arms in 150 cities across the country.With Ministry of Public ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions against Chhota Shakeel, Tiger Memon (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The US has slapped sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim Tiger Memon, two top aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged mastermind of ... Read more...

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A million Italians are gambling addicts,says study


April 11th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 11 (IANS) Gambling is the third biggest business in Italy, where nearly one million people are addicted, according to a study."We estimated that Italy has the biggest gambling ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches new system to trace criminals


October 15th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan has developed a monitoring system to help keep record of travellers and track down criminals, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.The Integrated Border Management System ... Read more...

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East Asia drives trade in wildlife parts, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) East Asian markets drive illegal trade in wildlife parts, claims a new report.Wildlife trade is becoming increasingly organised, strengthened by antiquated laws, a Wildlife Conservation Society ... Read more...

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Journalist, two family members murdered in Mexico


June 21st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), June 21 (IANS/EFE) Journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, who covered security issues, was gunned down along with his wife and son in Veracruz, a port city on Mexico's ... Read more...

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3,700 arrested in six days in Mexico


June 20th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A total of 3,705 people have been arrested in the past six days in a massive anti-crime operation launched in Mexico's 31 states, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Five women decapitated in Mexican city


April 25th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Chilpancingo (Mexico), April 25 (IANS/EFE) Five women were found decapitated in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, authorities said.Three of the victims, one of them just 14, were discovered inside ... Read more...

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59 bodies found in Mexico mass graves


April 8th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Fifty-nine bodies have been found in eight mass graves in northeastern Mexico, officials said.Police found the mass graves in Tamaulipas state while investigating into reports ... Read more...

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Cartels have been weakened, says Mexican government


December 27th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) The government's security strategy has succeeded in weakening Mexico's drug cartels, including the Pacific cartel, whose members accounted for 24 percent of the drug arrests made in ... Read more...

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Italian government to ban prostitution in public places


November 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Mara Carfagna, the Italian equal opportunities minister said that the government would soon introduce measures to prostitution in public places.Silvio Berlusconi's government "has reached a further milestone", declared ... Read more...

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Arms seized from Mexican gangs come from US: Report


September 13th, 2010 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
San Diego, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A vast majority of firearms seized from criminal organisations in Mexico come from the US, a study has claimed. The study by the University of San Diego's Trans-Border ... Read more...

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85 prisoners escape from Mexico jail


September 11th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-five prisoners escaped from a jail in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, authorities said. The largest prison break in the state took place Friday in the city of Reynosa, bordering ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 shots fired at Mexican official


April 28th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 28 (IANS/EFE) More than 2,700 bullets were fired at a Mexican official in a failed attempt on her life, an official has said. Public safety secretary Minerva Bautista Gomez, who ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda could get nuclear bomb from Pakistan: US (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) The US believes that Al Qaeda is actively searching for a nuclear bomb and fears it could get one through criminal gangs or by infiltrating ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda could get nukes from Pakistan: US


April 13th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) The US believes Al Qaeda is actively in search of a nuclear bomb and fears it could get one through criminal gangs or by infiltrating ... Read more...

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UN, computer firms discuss to fight terrorism on internet


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 23 (DPA) The United Nations and US-based computer giants like Microsoft and Google met Monday to discuss ways to fight the use of the internet to recruit terrorists and ... Read more...

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New system will recognise a voice among many


February 16th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) An advanced system that will allow speech recognition in spaces filled with other voices, noise and echoes is being developed by an international team of researchers. Roberto Togneri, professor ... Read more...

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Five policemen killed in Mexico


January 31st, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Five Mexican police officers were killed and seven wounded in an ambush by an armed group in the southwestern state of Michoacan, officials said. The attack took place ... Read more...

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Colombian police make biggest heroin bust in years


December 8th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 8 (EFE) A police drug-sniffing dog led officers to 131 kg of heroin hidden in a wood shipment at the northern Colombian port of Barranquilla, making it the biggest seizure ... Read more...

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China sentences woman crime boss to 18 years in jail


November 4th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Chongqing (China), Nov 3 (IANS) A court here Tuesday sentenced the head of an organised criminal network to 18 years in prison. Xie Caiping is dubbed as "godmother of the underworld" in southwest ... Read more...

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Reporter kidnapped in Mexico


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 3 (EFE) A crime reporter for a Mexican daily was abducted as he was leaving his home, authorities have said. Vladimir Antuna, who works for El Tiempo de Durango, was ... Read more...

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Colombia’s ‘new’ militias have 4,000 fighters: Police


August 19th, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 19 (EFE) Colombia's new militias have at least 4,000 fighters, a large number of them members of the defunct AUC militia organisation, according to an estimate by the police. According ... Read more...

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Venezuela seizes over a tonne of cocaine


July 27th, 2009 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 27 (EFE) Venezuelan authorities have seized 1.2 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 46 people in an anti-drug operation in the northern state of Carabobo, the interior minister said. "We were actually ... Read more...

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Pakistan 10th most unsafe country for journalists


March 24th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 24 (ANI): Journalists are no more safe in Pakistan as they are killed regularly, having no freedom to work and the 2009 Global Impunity Index of the New ... Read more...

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UN urges stricter control on drug-refining compounds


June 12th, 2008 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, June 11 (DPA) The UN Security Council adopted Wednesday a resolution calling on the world community to strengthen the control of the manufacture and trade of chemical compounds used to ... Read more...

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Pirates were exemplars of democracy: study


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Swashbuckling Johnny Depp might have lent an irresistible romantic halo to sea pirates, whose exploits he vividly brought to life on the big screen. But a daring, yet ... Read more...

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