News tagged with crime

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A series of brazen cyberattacks on America's most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.

dateFeb 02, 2013 in Internet
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Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile

The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade

Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species.

dateMar 09, 2013 in Ecology
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Sex crimes more common in certain families

New research from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Oxford University, UK, shows that close relatives of men convicted of sexual offences commit similar offences themselves more frequently than comparison ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Social Sciences
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A year on, Assange stays put in Ecuadorean Embassy

A year ago, Julian Assange skipped out on a date with Swedish justice. Rather than comply with a British order that he go to the Scandinavian country for questioning about sex crimes allegations, the WikiLeaks ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Internet
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'Tiger heavyweight' Nepal hosts anti-poaching summit

Nepal's success in turning tiger-fearing villagers into their protectors has seen none of the endangered cats killed for almost three years, offering key lessons for an anti-poaching summit opening in Kathmandu ...

dateFeb 01, 2015 in Ecology
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