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'Speculative': CBI refutes reports claiming FBI team in India to probe 'Bitcoin scam'
India

'Speculative': CBI refutes reports claiming FBI team in India to probe 'Bitcoin scam'

The statement comes after the Congress on Friday asked whether the FBI is in India to investigate an alleged 'Bitcoin scam' which the party had accused the BJP government in Karnataka of covering up last year

Russian officials, including hackers, charged with hacking the energy industry
World

Russian officials, including hackers, charged with hacking the energy industry

The hacks targeted companies and organizations in about 135 countries

UK national identified as Texas synagogue hostage taker: Malik Faisal Akram spent first weeks in US in homeless shelters
World

UK national identified as Texas synagogue hostage taker: Malik Faisal Akram spent first weeks in US in homeless shelters

The 44-year-old British national, who had taken four people captive in a synagogue in Texas, was shot and killed, ending the tense stand-off after more than 10 hours

Captor shot dead after taking hostages in Texas synagogue identified as British citizen; two other teenagers arrested in Manchester
World

Captor shot dead after taking hostages in Texas synagogue identified as British citizen; two other teenagers arrested in Manchester

The brother of the suspect, Malik Faisal Akram, said in a post to a local Muslim community Facebook page that the suspect had suffered from mental health problems

Texas: Hostages freed after standoff ends inside Colleyville synagogue
World

Texas: Hostages freed after standoff ends inside Colleyville synagogue

The hostage-taker was initially heard demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who was sentenced in 2010 to 86 years in prison on charges of assaulting and shooting at US Army officers in Afghanistan

Simone Biles says FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse at hands of Larry Nassar
Sports

Simone Biles says FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse at hands of Larry Nassar

An internal investigation by the Justice Department released in July said the FBI made fundamental errors in the probe and did not treat the case with the "utmost seriousness" after USA Gymnastics first reported the allegations to the FBI's field office in Indianapolis in 2015.

In new book J Edgar Hoover's personal assistant offers insight into the persona of the American icon
Arts & Culture

In new book J Edgar Hoover's personal assistant offers insight into the persona of the American icon

Letersky offers less a historical breakthrough than finer brushstrokes on an American icon, whom the author describes as kind, courteous, formal, thoughtful, fearless, occasionally funny, a perfect gentleman and a devout patriot.

French engineer claims to have cracked the Zodiac killer code, but amateur sleuths aren't convinced
Lifestyle

French engineer claims to have cracked the Zodiac killer code, but amateur sleuths aren't convinced

Half a century of unsuccessful research had led many to believe that the identity of the Zodiac killer would forever remain a mystery.

USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story
World

USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story

The news comes as the Justice Department has disclosed in recent weeks that it seized the email and phone records of reporters in at least three separate instances during the Trump administration.

US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets
World

US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets

The value of Kremlin protection isn’t lost on the cybercriminals themselves. Earlier this year, a Russian-language dark-web forum lit up with criticism of a ransomware purveyor known only as 'Bugatti', whose gang had been caught in a rare US-Europol sting.

Dawood Ibrahim's 'lieutenant' Jabir Moti set to be freed from UK prison as US drops extradition request
World

Dawood Ibrahim's 'lieutenant' Jabir Moti set to be freed from UK prison as US drops extradition request

Moti, a 53-year-old Pakistani national also known as Jabir Motiwala and Jabir Siddiq, has been behind bars at London's Wandsworth prison since his arrest in 2018

Eight dead in shootings at massage parlours in Georgia; 21-yr-old suspect taken into custody
World

Eight dead in shootings at massage parlours in Georgia; 21-yr-old suspect taken into custody

Police found four women dead at two spas in Atlanta on Tuesday evening. Atlanta Police chief Rodney Bryant said they appear to be Asian

Walter Bernstein, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, World War II correspondent, dies at 101 after bout of pneumonia
Entertainment

Walter Bernstein, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, World War II correspondent, dies at 101 after bout of pneumonia

A World War II correspondent for the military who also had been published in The New Yorker, Bernstein was at the start of what seemed a promising film career when the Cold War and anti-Communist paranoia led to his being blacklisted in 1950.

FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC for Joe Biden's 20 Jan inauguration amid fears of insider attack
World

FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC for Joe Biden's 20 Jan inauguration amid fears of insider attack

The massive undertaking underscores fears that some of the very people assigned to protect Washington over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president and other VIPs in attendance

Plans for armed protest at all 50 state Capitols ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 Jan, warns FBI
World

Plans for armed protest at all 50 state Capitols ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 Jan, warns FBI

The talk of armed marches next week isn’t limited to “radicalised” Trump supporters. State capitol events on 17 January appear to be promoted by supporters of the anti-government, pro-gun “boogaloo” movement

William Barr considering stepping down before US president Donald Trump's term ends
World

William Barr considering stepping down before US president Donald Trump's term ends

It is not clear whether the attorney-general’s deliberations were influenced by Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss or his fury over Barr’s acknowledgment last week that the justice department uncovered no widespread voting fraud

Can Donald Trump preemptively pardon himself or his family? Here's what the US constitution says
World

Can Donald Trump preemptively pardon himself or his family? Here's what the US constitution says

The US constitution gives the president clemency powers “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment”

Ex-Trump campaign aide files lawsuit against FBI and US Justice Department over ‘unlawful surveillance'
World

Ex-Trump campaign aide files lawsuit against FBI and US Justice Department over ‘unlawful surveillance'

Carter Page, a former Trump aide, has received death and kidnapping threats, suffered economic losses and 'irreparable damage to his reputation', according to the lawsuit filed in a federal court in Washington

Donald Trump fires Mark Esper, defence secretary who opposed use of troops on US streets
World

Donald Trump fires Mark Esper, defence secretary who opposed use of troops on US streets

Esper was aware that he was likely to be fired, but Pentagon officials said he hoped to continue serving as long as possible

David Fincher says Mindhunter will not return for a third season because of high-budget, low- viewership
Entertainment

David Fincher says Mindhunter will not return for a third season because of high-budget, low- viewership

Earlier this year, Mindhunter's actors Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv were released from their contracts due to uncertainty over the show's future.