Crime

Convicted German paedophile arrested in the Philippines

Convicted German paedophile arrested in the PhilippinesManila - A German man convicted of raping a 5-year-old girl in his country has been arrested in the Philippines, a senior immigration official said Wednesday.

Immigration bureau chief Commissioner Marcelino Libanan said Holger Arvid Ingo Becker, 47, was arrested in his rented house in Cavite City, 25 kilometres south of Manila, earlier in the month.

Libanan said Becker, who is the subject of an international warrant, would be deported immediately back to Germany.

Foreign ministry official arrested for fraud in Vietnam

Foreign ministry official arrested for fraud in VietnamHanoi - Vietnamese police arrested a former Ministry of Foreign Affairs official for using forged foreign documents to defraud investors of more than 3 million dollars, local news reports said Wednesday.

Lt Col Ho Ngoc Ngai, head of the Hanoi Police Department's division for economic security investigations, said agents arrested Nguyen Thanh Ha, 50, director of the Thanh Ha company, on Monday.

Pirate suspect to be tried as adult

Pirate suspect to be tried as adult Washington  - A suspected pirate in the hijacking earlier this month of a US-flagged ship off the coast of Somalia will be tried as an adult, a federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday, according to broadcaster CNN.

The alleged pirate was taken Monday night to New York by US law enforcement agents to go before a judge about his alleged role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama on April 8 in the Indian Ocean.

Case of Craigslist killer captivates America

Case of Craigslist killer captivates America San Francisco  - A medical student who allegedly targeted women advertising erotic services on Craigslist was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of murder and kidnapping in a case that has captivated America.

Yemen police arrest kidnapper of Dutch couple

Yemen policeSana'a, Yemen  - Yemeni police arrested on Tuesday one of the kidnappers who took a Dutch couple hostage for two weeks in a mountainous area east of the capital Sana'a, the Interior Ministry reported.

The ministry said in a statement that the kidnapper was among four men listed on an arrest warrant issued by police after the release of the hostages.

Jan Hogendoorn, 54, and his wife Heleen Janszen, 49, were taken captive at gunpoint by armed tribesmen as they were driving in a southern Sana'a suburb on March 31. They were released unharmed on April 13.

London taxi driver sent to jail for raping female passengers

London taxi driver sent to jail for raping female passengersLondon - A London taxi driver who drugged and sexually assaulted at least a dozen of his female passengers was Tuesday given an indefinite jail sentence but will have to serve at least eight years.

Croydon Crown Court sentenced John Worboys, 51, after convicting him of one rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted assault and
12 drugging charges committed in the London area between July, 2007 and February, 2008.

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