Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Image copyright Getty Images Thirty-six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a cyber-crime service responsible for more than $530m (£381m) of losses. The Infraud Organisation is said to have dealt in stolen credit cards and passwords and engaged in bank fraud and ID theft. As of March 2017, its dark-web-based service’s […]

Syria war: Death toll mounts after new raids on Eastern Ghouta

Syria war: Death toll mounts after new raids on Eastern Ghouta

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twelve children were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s attacks At least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus. Rescuers and a monitoring group said warplanes bombed several towns in the Eastern Ghouta […]

Chinese police spot suspects with surveillance sunglasses

Chinese police spot suspects with surveillance sunglasses

Image copyright AFP Image caption The modified sunglasses are connected to an internal database of suspects Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals. The glasses are connected to an internal database of suspects, meaning officers can quickly scan crowds while looking for fugitives. But critics fear […]

US shares swing wildly after two days of losses

US shares swing wildly after two days of losses

Media captionWhy are share prices falling? US stock markets swung rapidly on Tuesday, amid frantic Wall Street trading triggered by earlier losses. US indexes opened about 2% down, then jumped briefly into positive territory before sinking again. The gyrations followed steep declines on Wall Street on Monday, which sparked a sell-off in Asia and Europe. […]

Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Image copyright kulas_tw Image caption The lower floors of the 270-room Marshal Hotel have collapsed, trapping people A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others, officials say. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Rescuers […]

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries – flooded Syntagma Square in Athens At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself […]

Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images said to show the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 A Russian Sukhoi-25 fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham […]

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tainted baby milk scandal will cost Lactalis hundreds of millions of euros The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been […]

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation A Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI bias against US President Donald Trump will be released on Friday, a senior White House official says. Mr Trump is expected to declassify the document and send it to Congress for release, according to US media. The FBI has voiced […]

Kenya TV channels still off air despite court order

Kenya TV channels still off air despite court order

Image copyright EPA Image caption Raila Odinga declared himself the “people’s president” in Nairobi on Tuesday Three of Kenya’s largest private TV channels remain off the air, despite an order by the country’s High Court suspending a shutdown. The government cut off KTN, NTV, and Citizen TV over plans to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga’s […]