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Crime fighting goes global with TV series 'Crossing Lines'

NEW YORK: With exotic locations, an international cast and plots that involve tracking serial criminals across European borders, “Crossing Lines,” which debuts on U.S. television on Sunday, aims to set itself apart from other police dramas.The series, created by Ed Bernero, formerly of “Criminals Minds” and Rola Bauer, of Munich-based Tandem Communications, follows a small,…

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June 22, 2013

 

Microsoft, FBI take aim at global cyber crime ring

BOSTON: Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world's biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months.Microsoft said its Digital Crimes Unit on Wednesday successfully took down at…

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June 6, 2013

 

Voters’ free transportation is punishable crime, ECP issues new directive

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Election Commission has warned polls’ candidates in new directive that providing free transport to the voters is a punishable crime, SAMAA reports.The Election Commission has issued a new directive on Sunday, saying taking voter slip outside the polling booth will be considered a crime and candidates will not be allowed to demand votes…

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April 14, 2013

 

UN chief condemns Aleppo attack, says targeting civilians a war crime

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday an attack at Aleppo University in Syria that killed scores of students and warned that the deliberate targeting of civilians was a war crime. “Such heinous attacks are unacceptable and must stop immediately. All combating parties in Syria must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian…

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January 16, 2013

 

Woman charged with 'murder as a hate crime' in fatal subway pushing

NEW YORK: A woman suspected of shoving a man to his death in front of an oncoming New York subway train was arrested and charged with “second-degree murder as a hate crime” in the second such fatality this month for one of the world's busiest transit systems.The district attorney for the New York City borough…

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December 30, 2012

 

Crime rate in Punjab down by 50%: Police chief

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab police chief has claimed that crime rate has come down by 50 percent in the province. Speaking to members of business community at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCC) here on Wednesday, Inspector General of Police Haji Habib-ur-Rehman said police would bring more improvement in law and order situation…

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December 12, 2012

 

Medication cuts crime rate among ADHD sufferers

LONDON: Criminal behavior in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drops sharply when they take stimulant drugs like Ritalin to help them to control impulses, scientists said on Wednesday.A study of more than 25,000 people with ADHD found the number of crimes committed was about a third or more lower in those taking medication,…

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November 22, 2012

 

IG Punjab says crime rate down in Punjab

Staff ReportLAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rahman said the incidents of kidnapping for ransom scaled down over 40 percent in the province, SAMAA reports Saturday.Talking to media here, Haji Habib said the peace will be restored in the province if 8000 to 10,000 criminals are brought to book. –SAMAA

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November 17, 2012

 

Mexico's top organized crime investigator steps down

MEXICO CITY: The head of Mexico's organized crime unit stepped down on Thursday, just weeks after announcing that members of his team had been charged with having links to the nation's most powerful drug cartel.Jose Cuitlahuac Salinas, head of the unit in the attorney general's office, resigned for “personal reasons,” a spokesman for the office…

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November 16, 2012

 

Chavez calls for crime fight as Venezuela vote nears

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a new fight against crime on Tuesday, acknowledging an issue that voters say is their top concern ahead of an election in less than two weeks.Speaking at a graduation ceremony for more than 8,000 police officers, the socialist leader said the South American country still lacked the specialized…

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September 26, 2012

 

Islamabad’s crime report

Crime cases reported in Islamabad police stations in June reported by Shakeel Qarar.

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June 26, 2012

 

Islamabad crime sheet June 23

Shakil Karar shares with us crime sheet of Islamabad on June 23.

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June 24, 2012

 

Politics mix with violent crime in Karachi

KARACHI: Relaxing in his luxurious four-storey home, Uzair Baloch has high hopes of breaking into Pakistani politics despite the 63 warrants out for his arrest. “People will give me votes, God willing,” said Baloch, as his muscular bodyguards eyed the surrounding slum streets. Murder, torture and extortion allegations would bar most people around the world…

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June 21, 2012

 

Indian-born student released after jail term for bias crime

NORTH BRUNSWICK: A former Rutgers University student convicted of bias crimes for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's sexual encounter was released from a New Jersey jail on Tuesday after serving 20 days of his 30-day sentence.Dharun Ravi, 20, looking unshaven, left the Middlesex County jail shortly after 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230…

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June 19, 2012

 

Latest crime sheet

Shakil Karar briefs us about few crimes and incidents of few remote areas of the country.

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June 10, 2012

 

Convicted of hate crime, Dharun Ravi student gets gay support

NEW YORK: The former Rutgers University student convicted of hate crimes for spying on his roommate's gay tryst is drawing support from a surprising group before his sentencing on Monday: gay advocates.Tyler Clementi, 18, committed suicide in 2010 after learning that Dharun Ravi used a computer-mounted camera to see him kissing his older man in…

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May 20, 2012

 

Islamabad crime report

Shakil Karar shares with us last week’s crime report of Islamabad.

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May 16, 2012

 

Police fail to control crime

Policemen who are losing heart on some sort of departmental procedures, also are the target of the terrorism in the city.

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April 25, 2012

 

Karachi crime report

This report shares with us details of those crimes which had been reported during last two weeks of New Year in Karachi.

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January 16, 2012

 

Critics assail crime laws aimed at people with HIV

NEW YORK: A man in Texas is serving a 35-year prison sentence for spitting at a police officer — because he has the virus that causes AIDS and his saliva was deemed a deadly weapon. In Michigan, an HIV-positive man who allegedly bit a neighbor during an argument faced a bioterrorism charge.Charges for the same…

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January 3, 2012

 

Wassan urges for end of crime in Karachi

Staff Report KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan on Friday urged police to curb crime in the city, SAMAA reported. He gave two months' ultimatum to end crimes in the city. Wassan said that some ethnic groups were involved in the crimes which have increased during last three days.Talking to media here, Wassan said that…

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November 25, 2011

 
 
 
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