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RBI orders changes to bank protocols after $1.8 billion fraud case

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's central bank has told lenders to link their internal software with the SWIFT interbank messaging system by the end of April, and to alter a range of other protocols with immediate effect, as fallout from an alleged $1.77 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) …

Punjab National Bank

Foreign Office warns of Islamist threat in South Africa after British couple kidnapped

Couple still missing after being abducted but elite police unit casts doubt on terrorist link<p>The Foreign Office (FCO) has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamist militants on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but police said they had no …

Africa

Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following …

Extremism

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan

<b>A couple has been jailed for plotting a terror attack in the UK using a homemade bomb.</b><p>Munir Mohammed, from Derby, was handed a life sentence, with a minimum of 14 years. Pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan has been jailed for 12 years.<p>The trial at the Old Bailey heard the pair met on a dating website and …

Extremism

These are the most corrupt countries in the Western world

Transparency International has published the latest edition of its Corruption Perceptions Index, a global ranking of fairness across the world.<p>Countries are given a score out of 100, with low-scoring countries the most corrupt.<p>The data was produced produced from analyses from businesspeople, …

Sri Lanka: Nineteen people, including 12 defence personnel, injured in explosion on bus

The military said they did not know the cause of the explosion yet.<p>Twelve defence personnel were among 19 injured on Wednesday in an explosion on a …

Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

An unknown person threw an explosive device at the United States embassy in Montenegro today before blowing himself up, the European nation's …

France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

PARIS — If there were ever a time for France to seriously tackle Islamic radicalism in its overpopulated, understaffed and underfunded prisons, it …

Hand Grenade Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Montenegro; Attacker Killed

<b>Updated at 7:20 a.m. ET</b><p>In the Balkan state of Montenegro, an unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital before then killing himself with another explosive, according to The Associated Press.<p>The building in Podgorica was not damaged and no one else was injured, …

Extremism

A Wrenching Dilemma

He wanted me to see the boxes. They were piled six or seven high, and there were so many stacks on the shelves it was hard to take them in all at once. The other aisles of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s evidence storage unit were filled with guns and knives, hard drives and cash piles — …

Virginia Beach

We Can't Fight Rape Culture Without Fighting Mass Incarceration

Incarcerated people are the population most at risk of sexual violence — but their concerns are largely missing from our current cultural moment of reckoning.<p>Since the dozens of sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein entered the public consciousness in October, industry after industry …

German prisons: 150 dangerous Islamists need deradicalizing, say police

German jails are struggling to cope with scores of radical Islamist extremists. Their number is expected to grow following the opening of a slew of …

Chinese prisoners allegedly made products for H&M and C&A

Peter Humphrey, the British private investigator whose arrest and nearly two-year-long detention by Chinese authorities made international news, has written an account of his ordeal in the Financial Times (paywall). His revelations about life in Qingpu Prison, on the outskirts of Shanghai, over …

Forced Labor

India's federal police arrest sixth bank official in $1.8-bln fraud case

© Reuters. India's federal police arrest sixth bank official in $1.8-bln fraud case<p>By Aditya Kalra<p>NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - India's federal …

India

Philippines gives Aussie life sentence for child trafficking

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child …

Netherlands becoming a narco-state, warn Dutch police

The Netherlands is starting to resemble a narco-state with the police unable to combat the emergence of a parallel criminal economy, a report from the Dutch police association has warned.<p>Official figures suggest crime is on a downward trend but officers say many victims have stopped reporting …

Europe

Indonesia police seize over a ton of crystal meth on ship

Author: AFPTue, 2018-02-20 14:30ID: 1519126661055443400JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities early Tuesday seized 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine …

Head of anticorruption mission in Honduras resigns

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The head of the Organization of American States’ anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigned Thursday citing a lack of …

U.S. Bancorp to Pay About $600 Million Over Money Laundering

U.S. Bancorp agreed to pay about $600 million to settle U.S. allegations that it failed to guard against money laundering, under a deal announced …

Corruption

Chelsea bomber: man behind New York attack gets multiple life sentences

Prosecutors say Ahmad Khan Rahami has not shown remorse and tried to radicalize fellow prisoners while in jail<p>A man who set off bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block and injured 30, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life …

Terrorism

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan, accused of killing 165 people in various blasts, nabbed | All you need to know

On Wednesday, Delhi Police's Special Cell arrested an Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Ariz Khan alias Junaid.<p>One of the most-wanted Indian …

The Latest: Man acquitted of harboring Paris attackers

The Latest on the trial of a man charged with harboring terrorists from 2015 Paris attacks (all times local):<p>4:40 p.m.<p>A French court has acquitted a …

How Sri Lanka, a Growing Drug Trafficking Hub, Is Fighting Drug Abuse at Home

<i>Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series about national drug policies in various countries around the world.</i><p>On Jan. 18, authorities …

Chinese prisoners—wearing tracking devices—are granted temporary freedom for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and is all about reuniting with family. For some 1,300 Chinese prisoners, they can finally be home this year.<p>The lucky ones have been granted parole to spend up to five days of the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts Feb. 15, with their …

Why Are More Women Being Returned To Prison Than Ever Before?

Last week’s findings from the HM Inspectorate of Probation reveal that private probation companies are failing to provide sufficient supervision and …

DOJ busts $530 million international cyber fraud ring

The Department of Justice, alongside a bevy of international law enforcement groups, put a stop to a $530 million credit card fraud ring known as …

Credit Card Fraud

Al-Qaeda going strong as ISIS falls apart, UN report says

Al-Qaeda‘s global network remains “remarkably resilient,” posing more of a threat in some regions than the so-called Islamic State group, UN …

Al-Qaeda

Sudan to Help Nigeria in Fight Against Terrorism - Envoy

[Daily Trust] Sudan's Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Bushra, has assured Nigeria of his country's continuous cooperation in the fight against …

Africa

Moroccan FBI Dismantles 49 Terrorist Cells

Chief of Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Nicknamed “Morocco's FBI”, Abdelhak El Khayyam said the Bureau has dismantled 49 …