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Chinese human trafficking ring busted in Spain and France

Spanish and French police said Saturday they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States, charging up to 50,000 euros per person. A total of 75 suspects including two “main operatives” based in Barcelona were arrested, including 51 in Spain and 24…

Five dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption

A volcano erupted in central Indonesia on Saturday, spewing hot ash and rocks high into the air and killing five people, an official said. Mount Rokatenda, on the tiny island of Palue, sent fast-moving red-hot ash onto a nearby beach, leaving three adults and two children dead, said vulcanology centre…

U.S. considering arrests in JPMorgan ‘whale’ case: sources

By Emily Flitter and Matthew Goldstein NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are considering arresting two former JPMorgan Chase & Co employees for their alleged role in masking $6.2 billion “London Whale” losses, according to two people familiar with the situation. In the latest twist in a scandal that has…

Colombia rebels urge army to not try rescue U.S. hostage

Leftist rebels engaged in peace talks with the Colombian government urged the army on Friday to refrain from any attempt to rescue a US hostage they are holding. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas claimed that army operations have increased in Guaviare, a central-eastern region bordering Brazil, in an…

NSA ditching 90 percent of its system administrators to avoid leaks

The National Security Agency (NSA) intends to eliminate the majority of its system administrators as a way to reduce the number of humans who could leak sensitive data, Edward Snowden-style. NSA director Keith Alexander told a conference in New York…  …

San Diego mayor’s two-week sexual harassment therapy ends early

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will complete intensive therapy treatment for sexually harassing women less than a week into the course, short of what was originally billed as a two-week session, the law firm representing him said on Friday. “Upon completion of the…

Border Patrol agent who shot Mexican teenager dead will not be charged

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. authorities will not bring charges against a Border Patrol agent in Arizona who shot dead a rock-throwing Mexican teenager two years ago because the fatal injury did not occur in the United States, the Justice Department said on Friday. An unidentified Border Patrol…

Four Vanderbilt football players charged with raping unconscious student

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Four Vanderbilt University football players have been charged with the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old female student in one of their dorm rooms this summer, police said on Friday. The suspects, who were kicked off the football team and banned from campus following…

Smithsonian adds Irving Penn images to collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington said Friday it’s ramping up its photography collection with the acquisition of 100 images from the late Irving Penn. They include rare street photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, most of them unpublished, as well as images from post-war Europe and examples of…

U.S. to reopen all but one Middle Eastern embassy on Sunday

The United States said Friday it would reopen all of the embassies it shut this week except the one in Yemen, after re-assessing the Al-Qaeda threat. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington would also keep its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore closed, after pulling out staff on…

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