Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists

NEW YORK – Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft. Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post who has been missing since walking into the Saudi Arabian consulate last week in Istanbul. There are concerns that Khashoggi, who has written critically of the Saudi regime, may have been killed there. Elsewhere, Bulgarian national radio reported…

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How millionaire property tycoon got away with murder

PETER Chadwick seemed to have it all – millions in the bank, a thriving career and a happy family. But he was hiding a secret – and in 2012, his perfect life crumbled forever. The British-born property tycoon, who lived in California with his wife of 21 years, Quee Choo, and their three sons, was enjoying a double life with a string of lovers on the side. That year, police believe his 46-year-old wife discovered the affairs – a discovery that would cost her life. On the afternoon of October…

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Washington State Has Nearly 6,500 Untested Rape Kits

More than 6,000 sexual assault kits that could potentially bring justice to thousands of rape victims in Washington state have not been tested, according to the state attorney general’s office. In a Wednesday press release, the office of Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said it determined there was a statewide backlog of 6,460 evidence kits after collecting inventory information from 208 law enforcement agencies in the state. Many of the kits have been in storage for years, with the oldest untested kit dating back to 1982. The medical evidence kits contain biological samples collected from people…

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ইন্টারপোলের প্রধান নিখোঁজ!

ক্রাইম নিউজ সার্ভিস ॥ পুলিশের আন্তর্জাতিক সংস্থা ইন্টারপোলের প্রধান মেং হোয়াওয়েই নিখোঁজ হয়েছেন। প্রায় এক সপ্তাহ ধরে পরিবারের সদস্যরা তাঁর কোনো খোঁজ পাচ্ছেন না। এ বিষয়ে আনুষ্ঠানিক তদন্ত শুরু করেছে ফ্রান্স। সংবাদমাধ্যম বিবিসির খবরে বলা হয়েছে, এক সপ্তাহ আগে ফ্রান্সের লিঁও শহরে ইন্টারপোলের সদর দপ্তর থেকে বের হয়ে চীনের উদ্দেশে রওনা দিয়েছিলেন মেং হোয়াওয়েই। পরিবারের সদস্যদের দাবি, এর পর থেকেই তাঁর কোনো খোঁজ পাওয়া যাচ্ছে না। দুই বছর আগে ইন্টারপোলের প্রেসিডেন্ট নির্বাচিত হন মেং। ৬৪ বছর বয়সী মেং চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টির একজন জ্যেষ্ঠ নেতা। বার্তা সংস্থা এএফপির খবরে বলা হয়েছে, প্রাথমিক…

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The U.S. Is Number One — In Weapons Sales

Crime News Service: Once again, the U.S. leads the world in weapons sales, notes SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The 100 biggest arms producers accounted for $375 billion in weapons sales in 2016, with U.S. firms having by far the largest share at $217 billion. That’s right: the U.S. accounts for roughly 58 percent of the global arms trade. We’re #1! We’re #1! Not only do we arm our friends but our foes as well, notes FP: Foreign Policy, which has the following SitRep (situation report) for today:…

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IJOP Authorities Spot Crime Before it Happens

Crime News Service: Barely seven months ago, a senior Chinese official promised that artificial intelligence could one day help authorities spot crime before it happens. In the country’s far western Xinjiang region, it’s already happening, with the establishment of a system that critics call “Orwellian” in scope and ambition, and which is being used to place people in political re-education. Called the Integrated Joint Operations Platform, or IJOP, it assembles and parses data from facial-recognition cameras, WiFi internet sniffers, licence-plate cameras, police checkpoints, banking records and police reports made on…

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