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Mexico: Suspect Arrested in Killing of 20 Acapulco Tourists

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug trafficker suspected of being involved in the abduction and killing of 20 tourists last September in the resort city of Acapulco. Federal police said Tuesday they have detained Moises Montero Alvarez, whom they identified as a leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco. They said the 42-year-old was […]

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Report: Nepal Police Arrest Man Linked to Mumbai Blasts

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s state-run media say police have arrested a man in connection with the July 13 triple blasts that killed 24 people in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Gorkhapatra newspaper reported Tuesday that anti-terrorism police detained the man on Saturday at his home in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Nepalese police denied the report, which said that […]

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Indonesian Police Arrest Headmaster of School Where Bomb Exploded

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian police have arrested Abrori , the headmaster of a school where earlier this week a bomb exploded, sparking a two-day standoff between police and supporters of the school. Police say the Umar bin Khatab school in West Nusa Tenggara Province, is linked to Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Muslim cleric who has been convicted […]

Mexico Arrests US-Born Man Linked to Drug Cartel

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican federal police say they have captured a U.S.-born man tied to Mexico’s Arellano Felix drug cartel, also known as the Tijuana cartel. Officials say 33-year-old Armando Villarreal Heredia, known as “El Gordo” , was taken into custody Saturday in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora state. Authorities have accused the […]

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Whitey Bulger Pleads Not Guilty

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A gangster in U.S. custody after 16 years on the run has pleaded not guilty to charges he committed 19 murders. Observers said James “Whitey” Bulger spoke quietly but clearly as he entered his plea Wednesday in a federal court in Massachusetts, accompanied by his public defender. Relatives of the murder victims sat in the […]

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Mexico Arrests Zetas Cartel Leader

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested a Zetas drug cartel leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. immigration agent earlier this year. Officials say police took Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar into custody Sunday outside Mexico City without firing a shot. They say Rejon Aguilar, nicknamed “Mamito,” is a founding member of […]

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Outspoken Former Nigerian Minister Detained

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police have arrested a former government minister who is accused of corruption and who has been an outspoken critic of the current administration. The State Security Service, or the SSS, detained Malam Nasir El-Rufai Saturday morning at Abuja airport as he returned from a private trip to London. No reason was given for the […]

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Owner of British Soccer Team

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung, the owner of British football club Birmingham City, has been arrested and charged with money laundering. The 51-year-old Yeung appeared in a Hong Kong courtroom Thursday to face five counts of dealing with property that had been obtained through a criminal offense. Prosecutors did not identify the property or Yeung’s […]

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Former Citigroup VP Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Embezzlement

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A former vice president of Citigroup has pleaded not guilty to charges that he embezzled more than $19 million in a case that prosecutors are calling the “ultimate inside job.” Federal prosecutors say Gary Foster funneled money from various Citigroup bank accounts to his personal account in eight separate wire transfers between July and December […]

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Zimbabwean Judge Orders Release of PM Ally

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean judge has ordered the release of a Cabinet minister who was arrested for calling President Robert Mugabe a liar. Jameson Timba, a senior aide to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, was arrested in Harare Friday on allegations he had undermined Mr. Mugabe’s authority. High Court judge Joseph Musakwa said Sunday that police had violated […]

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