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Felon's mug shot on Facebook gets thousands of female admirers

Jeremy Meek, who was arrested in Stockholm recently, wouldn't have dreamed that thousands of women all over the world would swoon over his mug shot minutes after the Stockholm police posted it on their Facebook page. But that is exactly what happened.

The NSA is harvesting millions of images of faces daily

It has been revealed that America's National Security Agency is collecting millions of images of faces from web searches each day.

Police homes destroyed in violent Bloemhof protests

A total of 12 police homes have now been destroyed in violent protests after residents of the Boitumelong township in the Bloemhof area went on the rampage over nepotism and lack of service delivery in the local ANC government.

Jacob Zuma's resignation deadline is 17 April, says Julius Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has set current South African president, Jacob Zuma of the ANC, a deadline of 17 April to resign.

Four indicted in U.S. for fraud in Dewey & LeBoeuf collapse

Less than a month after writing that he did not want to "cook the books anymore," but facing a deadline to show lenders that Dewey & LeBoeuf had enough cash, the law firm's to...

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.

Jacob Zuma booed at Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma of the ANC ruling party of South Africa was booed several times by the crowds at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Op-Ed: The death of justice — A postmortem of the Zimmerman trial

“Acquitted.” Reminiscent of the front page headlines on every paper when the Rodney King verdicts were read on April 30, 1992, those words were handed down in the George Zimmerman trial yesterday.

Skype may be in trouble if police in France can't listen to calls

The French telecom authorities, ARCEP, informed the Paris state prosecutor that Skype must submit to the French law's concerning electronic communications operator, which requires operators to allow police in France to listen in on any calls.

Man in 'Batman' costume hands over suspect to Bradford police

Bradford - West Yorkshire Police have released a photo of a man dressed in Batman outfit handing over a wanted suspect at a Bradford police station. The superhero appeared at the police station, dropped off the suspect and vanished as mysteriously as he came.

Letter to Italian President alleges Pope seeks 'legal immunity'

Rome - A letter by the Secretary of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State alleges Pope Benedict XVI is asking the Italian government to grant him protection and immunity from legal prosecution.

After 7 years on the run, Australia's most wanted killer captured

On the run since 2005, the man known as Australia's most wanted is now in police custody after spending seven years hiding in dense forests and inhospitable bush country.

Op-Ed: How to Punish Convicted Sex Offenders

Allegations against Jerry Sandusky bring up the ugly topics of child molestation and sexual offenses. The U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the death penalty for certain sex crimes, but American society can increase punishment in other ways.

November's Top Stupid Crimes and Criminals

A temporary lapse in judgement can cause people to do "not-so-smart" things. These criminals have topped the list for dump acts in November.

Employers face jail for death of 4 migrant workers in Ontario

Toronto - The Ontario Ministry of Labour has laid a total of 61 charges against two companies involved in the tragic deaths of four migrant workers on Christmas Eve, 2009.

Jack Abramoff, convicted lobbyist, now working in pizza parlor

Baltimore - A former very powerful lobbyist, Jack Abramoff served 43 months in prison on convictions of fraud, corruption and conspiracy. Now that he's been released from prison, he's serving pizza.

CCTV footage places missing Edinburgh woman nearer workplace

Edinburgh - Police in Edinburgh investigating the disappearance of 38-year old Suzanne Pilley have found CCTV footage that puts her within 50 metres of her office.

UK criminal who taunted police arrested

Craig “Lazie” Lynch taunted UK police using Facebook for months after he fled prison in September. He is now back in prison.

Suspect in Seattle police ambush was released early from jails

The man suspected of shooting four police officers to death in a Seattle coffee house had a long history of violent crime, for which he had served time in Arkansas and in Washington State.

Burglar Falls Asleep On The Job

Burglar falls asleep outside the house he has just broken into. Police arrive on scene and start poking fun at him whilst feeding him scraps from the garbage.

Lawyer Shot Dead in Broad Daylight

Lawyer jokes are one thing, but when one of them gets killed in broad daylight, that’s an entirely different matter. 51-year-old Eric Birnbaum of Philadelphia, was gunned down on Wednesday in a parking lot near his office, and no one yet knows why.

Car Thief Caught On CCTV Due To Name And DOB Tattooed On His Neck

if you're going to steal a car, or anything else for that matter, I guess the last thing you would do is make it easy to get caught - and nothing would be simpler than tattooing your name and date of birth for all to see

Op-Ed: The Federal Bail Out; Thanks But No Thanks

The current financial crisis in the United States is certainly a very ugly situation but why should the American taxpayer suffer for the sins and the crimes of those that have perpetrated this quagmire? Why is no one calling for the head of Chris Dodd?

International Criminal Court Monitoring Events in Georgia

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court confirmed today that his Office is analysing information related to alleged crimes committed in Georgia.

International Criminal Court Charges Sudanese President with Genocide

The Hague : International Criminal Court has charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with genocide and crimes against humanity.

Paintings In Blood Hits Paris

Yesterday in a Paris gallery, bloody paintings were on display that were done by a 29-year old singer, Pete Doherty. Doherty was absent from his shining moment as he is incarcerated for violating his probation. His paintings are all done in blood.

Kiss and Escape Plot Ends in Arrest

Normally one would not Kiss and Tell, but a recorded telephone call from the county jailed told of a Kiss with a plot to help a felon escape from Jail by slipping him a handcuff key.

Computer Thief Displays Self to World with Flickr

Suspected criminal unknowingly shows himself to the world on Flickr. The man is wanted for questioning in the theft of some company computers that shared this Flickr account.

Scientology Faces Criminal Charges

A Belgian prosecutor recommended that the Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion after a 10- year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization

Dog helps criminal slip short leash

A dog helps his master escape house arrest, by wearing his master’s electronic ankle monitor. His master, who is on trial for attempted murder, escaped, the dog acted as his cover by staying and moving within the home.
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Jacob Zuma s homestead  built with over R200 million of stolen taxpayer money.
Jacob Zuma's homestead, built with over R200 million of stolen taxpayer money.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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One of many billboards put up by the DA to remind the public who imposed the e-tolling atrocity upon...
One of many billboards put up by the DA to remind the public who imposed the e-tolling atrocity upon them
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and de...
ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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