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  • North Korea responsible for Sony cyber-attack: FBI 5 days ago

    Washington: The US on Friday blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack on Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures in which confidential information was leaked by hackers. "The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," an official statement from the Federal Bureau of...
  • Washington: Man arrested after jumping White House fence October 23, 2014

    Washington: A 23-year-old man climbed over the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, officials said. The intruder has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, a resident of Bel Air in Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest....
  • US has identified masked man in beheading videos September 25, 2014

    Washington: The US believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters he would not reveal the man's name or nationality. Comey did not...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange August 18, 2014

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49yearold Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • MH17 probe: Armed men deny full access to international monitors July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian disaster response team including two air accident investigators was due in Kiev on Saturday, after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to help them gain access to the MH17 crash site. Razak on Friday said that he spoke to Putin by phone...
  • IndianAmerican pleads guilty to funding alQaeda groups July 13, 2014

    Washington: A 31yearold IndianAmerican, caught in a FBI sting operation, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups operating under alQaeda in wartorn Syria and Somalia. Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed was arrested last year in a Miamibased...
  • NSA spied on five MuslimAmericans including IndianAmerican July 9, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent MuslimAmerican activists, including an Indianorigin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals. Based on the documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, online news site The Intercept...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation CrossCountry, a weeklong enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Two men arrested in US on terror charges June 19, 2014

    Houston: Two 23yearold men, including a Bangladeshborn US national, have been arrested here and charged with terrorrelated offenses after authorities said they planned to travel abroad to engage in violent jihad. While Rahatul Ashikim Khan allegedly wanted to join al Shabab, a Somaliabased terror group linked to al Qaeda, Michael...
  • MH370: Families demand release of raw satellite data May 11, 2014

    Perth: Grieving families of 239 people aboard the crashed Malaysian jet, including from India, have demanded the release raw satellite data to solve the over twomonthlong aviation mystery even as an underwater drone is set to resume the hunt for wreckage in the remote Indian Ocean. The next of kin of...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attack: NIA records statements of witnesses April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Piecing together the jigsaw of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, NIA has recorded statements of some of the witnesses in connection with the conspiracy hatched by David Headley and others to carry out the terror strikes in the country's financial capital in 2008. The statements were recorded with the help of...
  • FBI examines simulator data taken from MH370's pilot's home March 20, 2014

    Kulala Lumpur/Washington: The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. Malaysia's police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said an examination...
  • Khurshid condoles families of 5 Indians on-board missing Malaysian flight March 9, 2014

    Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that he had condolences to the families of 5 missing Indian on-board missing Malaysian flight. ...
  • Malaysian flight missing, terror angle being probed March 9, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Beijing: Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the mysterious disappearance of a plane with 239 people aboard after it emerged that two passengers boarded the flight with stolen passports, even as a massive multinational search mission continued for the second day without any success. Preliminary investigation indicated that...
  • Examining additional suspect passports on missing Malaysia flight: Interpol March 9, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: International police agency Interpol on Sunday said that at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, and said it was "examining additional suspect passports" on Sunday. Interpol said no checks of its database had...
  • Malaysia signals missing plane has crashed; probes false IDs March 9, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines said it was "fearing the worst" on Sunday for a plane carrying 239 people that went missing more than 24 hours ago, as the government said it was investigating four passengers who may have held false identity documents. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency on...
  • US: Preet Bharara gets IndianAmerican indicted for breaking election law January 24, 2014

    Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator and bestselling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the US Senate. According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D'Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had directed...
  • In talks with FBI, will bring Dawood back to India, says Shinde January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the Indian government along with US intelligence agency FBI is working towards bringing India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. "Efforts are on to track Dawood. We are in talks with the FBI," Shinde said in...
  • Jihad Jane faces long prison term for terror plot in US January 6, 2014

    Philadelphia: A woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and helped suspected terrorists overseas faces decades in prison at her sentencing on Monday in Philadelphia. A federal judge must decide if 50yearold Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg presented a real threat to the US or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with...
  • American AlQaeda hostage seeks Obama's help December 27, 2013

    The FBI is trying to authenticate the 13minute alleged Al Qaeda video that shows a 72yearold American hostage urging his government to help free him. American contract worker Warren Weinstein was taken from his home in Pakistan several years ago. ...
  • Suspected Babbar Khalsa member arrested in US December 19, 2013

    An IndianAmerican man has been arrested by the FBI on charges of providing material support to Sikh separatist groups in India planning terrorist attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday arrested Balwinder Singh, 39, of Reno on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to murder...
  • Anonymous hackers secretly accessed US government computers, warns FBI November 16, 2013

    Boston/San Francisco: Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch a...
  • 'Loverspy' hacker who helped catch cheating lovers on FBI's most wanted list November 8, 2013

    Washington: Catching a cheating lover online using commercial spyware seems to be easier than nabbing the hacker behind it. The FBI this week added to its list of most wanted cybercriminals a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called "Loverspy" or "Email PI." Sold online from his...
  • TSA agent killed, six wounded in Los Angeles airport shooting November 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: A lone gunman stormed into a crowded terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon on Friday, killing a security agent and wounding six other people before he was shot and captured, authorities said. The gunfire in Terminal 3 touched off panic and...
  • Dry ice explosion at LA airport delays flights October 14, 2013

    Authorities say an explosion from a plastic bottle containing dry ice at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal caused up to four flights to be delayed. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says a chemical reaction caused the explosion on Sunday evening in an employee bathroom in Terminal 2. No injuries were reported, but...
  • Britain launches FBIstyle agency to tackle organised crime October 7, 2013

    Britain's new crimefighting agency starts work on Monday with the power to mobilise intelligence from multiple sources and direct police forces across the country to tackle drug gangs, corruption, cyber crime and child sex abuse. The National Crime Agency, dubbed Britain's version of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by...
  • Libyan terrorist wanted by US nabbed in Tripoli October 6, 2013

    Tripoli: Relatives of a Libyan AlQaeda leader, wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in East Africa, says the 49yearold has been kidnapped in Tripoli. Nazih AbdulHamed alRuqai, known by his alias Anas alLibi, is believed to have returned to Libya during the 2011 civil war...
  • Silk Road, the online marketplace of vice, shut down by FBI October 3, 2013

    Boston: Before it was shut down by US agents this week, people looking to buy street drugs, hire hackers or hitmen, and acquire stolen ecommerce accounts anonymously online could go to Silk Road, the Amazon.com of vice. For more than two years, according to US authorities, the website allowed users to...