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Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

© Rob Bouwman – Dreamstime.com Versailles, France—A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI) in more than 130 years. For the first time, all measurement units will be defined by natural phenomena rather than by physical artifacts. The event […]

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Probe into financing of terrorism launched in Tomsk

Upon materials obtained by the Federal Security Service of Russia, the Tomsk Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has launched a probe into assisting in commission of crimes of terroristic nature in a form of financing of terrorism (Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia) in the […]

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MARINE POLLUTION CRIME: FIRST GLOBAL MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION

An international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Codenamed 30 Days at Sea, the month-long (1 to 31 October) operation saw some 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies across 58 countries detect over 500 offences, including illegal discharges of oil and garbage from […]

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Amnesty International withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for. Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, […]

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OPERATION SAFAR: 9 MEMBERS OF A CRIMINAL NETWORK IN FRANCE AND SPAIN ARRESTED

9 members of a network (5 in Spain and 4 in France) have been arrested in a joint operation, which was carried out by Spain and France on 24 October. The investigation revealed that more than 500 migrants were smuggled by plane from Palestine1  to Northern Europe through Spain and France. The network followed a […]

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Australia strawberry scare: Woman arrested in Queensland

The Queensland Police Service has arrested a 50-year-old woman following a complex investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland in September. After the discovery of punnets of strawberries contaminated with needles, Queensland authorities notified the public of the safety risk on September 12. The QPS coordinated a national investigative response with multiple government, […]

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American Airlines Responds to California Wildfires

As the California wildfires continue to unfold, we have activated our disaster response giving process. American has served the L.A. area for more than 70 years and has more than 7,300 team members who call the area home, and we are saddened by the destruction left by these fires. As always, team member safety is […]

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SPANISH AND BULGARIAN POLICE RECOVER MORE THAN 30 000 STOLEN AND FORGED ARCHAEOLOGICAL GOODS

More than 30 000 artefacts, including Greek and Roman ceramics, helmets, funeral urns, lamps, arrowheads and spears – thought to be either genuine or forged – have been seized as a result of the latest operation targeting trafficking of cultural goods in Europe. The seizures were made as part of Operation SARDICA run by the […]

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Suicide attack downtown Tunis: 8 policemen, 1 civilian wounded (Interior Ministry)

(TAP) – A thirty-year-old woman blew herself on Monday in the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in front of the Tunis Municipal Theatre, affirmed Spokesperson for the Interior Ministry Sofiene Zaag. “Eight policemen and one civilian were wounded following this suicide attack,” the same source added. The wounded were transported to the Tunis Hospital.

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241 VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SAFEGUARDED THANKS TO GLOBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

For two weeks, from 15 to 26 October 2018 at its headquarters, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre hosted the fifth Victim Identification Taskforce, whose aim is to identify victims and suspects of child sexual exploitation and abuse. 27 law enforcement experts from 21 countries and INTERPOL joined Europol staff to go through millions of images and […]

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Suspicious packages intended for White House, Obama, Clinton intercepted, authorities say

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to Secret Service protectees. Late on October 23, 2018, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York. Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of Former […]

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TWO EURO COUNTERFEIT RINGS IN FRANCE AND ITALY CAUSE MILLIONS IN DAMAGE CIRCULATING FAKE BANKNOTES ACROSS EUROPE

The French Judicial Police (DCPJ) and the Italian Carabinieri Corps, with support from Europol and Eurojust, arrested 23 individuals and dismantled 2 criminal networks suspected of producing and distributing counterfeit banknotes in France and Italy. The networks produced various denominations: 20 and 50 euro counterfeit banknotes and distributed EUR 45 000 in 100 euro counterfeit banknotes […]

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INTERNATIONAL BURGLARY GANG BUSTED AND OVER 100 CRIMES IN FOUR EU COUNTRIES SOLVED

After almost 18 months of investigation, the Central Investigation Group on Housebreaking Theft, of the Osnabrück Police in northern Germany, in close cooperation with the Osnabrück Public Prosecutor’s Office and the coordination of Europol, succeeded in a significant blow to an international operating burglary gang which committed more than 100 crimes in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, […]

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ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND THE MOST MODERN COUNTERFEITING PRINT SHOPS IN EUROPE DISMANTLED

In an operation supported by Europol, the Bulgarian authorities with the collaboration of the U.S. Secret Service have seized EUR 11 million and USD 1.7 million in counterfeit 50, 100 and 500 euro banknotes, as well as 100 and 50 counterfeit US dollars. The fake banknotes were found in an illegal print shop concealed in […]

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US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

A Mega Millions jackpot roll that had already made history has now reached a new world record. With no jackpot winner in Friday night’s drawing, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 carries an estimated annuity value of $1.6 billion – a new world record. The estimated cash option is nearly $905 […]

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Investigative Committee of Russia continues to establish circumstances of mass shooting in Kerch

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues to work over the probe into the mass shooting in the Kerch Technical College on October 17, 2018. The IC Central Office investigation team completed the initial examination of the crime scene. The exact number of the killed was established – 20 people (including Roslyakov), all of […]

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Alexander Bastrykin expressed his condolences to families of victims of Kerch tragedy

Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims of the accident in the Kerch Technical College. “It is an irreparable loss for you, but I promise that the investigation will do its utmost to define in detail the causes of the accident and […]

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UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths

Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants and refugees bound for Italy. © IOM/Francesco Malavolta Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of […]

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In Republic of Crimea, probe launched into blast at college in city of Kerch

The Crimean Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into a blast at one of the colleges of Kerch under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia (terrorism). According to preliminary data, today an unidentified explosive device filled with metal items went off in the canteen of the […]

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UNHCR sounds alarm as Mediterranean Sea deaths pass 1,500 mark

Photo by Frontex More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in the first seven months of this year. The bleak milestone was confirmed after more than 850 lives were lost in June and July alone, marking the Mediterranean crossing as the deadliest sea route in the world. […]

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