Crime

Pocket arbitrator and criminal ex-champion Gvozdyk

Pocket arbitrator and criminal ex-champion Gvozdyk

Oleksandr Gvozdyk, former world light heavyweight champion, has been increasingly featured in criminal and political scandals in recent years.

Singapore gambling raids result in detention of several people, seizure of cash & computers

Singapore gambling raids result in detention of several people, seizure of cash & computers

Police raids on illegal gambling & money lending sites in Singapore earlier this week resulted in detention of nearly three dozen people, and 10 of them have been slapped with multiple charges

Nazi war crimes suspect unfit to stand trial, says Austrian court

Nazi war crimes suspect unfit to stand trial, says Austrian courtVienna - Nazi war crime suspect Milivoj Asner is unfit to stand trial, an Austrian court spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The court had hired a German expert to give a second opinion on a contentious previous verdict by local psychiatrists that the 96-year old Asner was suffering from dementia.

Asner, who has lived in Austria for decades, is listed as number three among the most wanted war criminals by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem.

Group calls on Philippine leader to condemn death squad killings

Group calls on Philippine leader to condemn death squad killingsManila - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to immediately condemn the existence of a death squad that it said has killed more than 800 people in the past decade in a southern city.

The New York-based watchdog lamented that since it released a report on April 6 on the activities of the death squad in Davao City, 990 kilometres south of Manila, that Arroyo had not spoken about the murders.

Gunmen shoot eight dead in attack in Baku

Gunmen shoot eight dead in attack in BakuBaku/Istanbul - Two armed men shot at least eight people dead Thursday in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, local media reported.

The men opened fire with automatic weapons at the city's Oil Academy. Ten people were wounded in the attack.

One of the gun men then apparently committed suicide, the broadcaster CNN-Turk reported. There were conflicting reports about the fate of the other gunman, with one CNN-Turk reporter saying he continued exchanging fire with the police.

Ethnic violence erupts in Pakistan's financial hub, 27 killed

Ethnic violence erupts in Pakistan's financial hub, 27 killedIslamabad - At least 27 people were killed and around three dozen more injured in ethnic violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police and health officials said Thursday.

The clashes between activists of ethnic Urdu-speaking Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the minority-Pashtun population erupted Wednesday when gunmen shot dead two MQM supporters in the shanty-town neighbourhood of Khwaja Ajmair Nagri.

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