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Japan prosecutors arrest ex-Novartis employee over data

Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested a former employee of the Japanese unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for allegedly manipulating research data to exaggerate the benefits of a popular blood-pressure drug.

Japan prosecutors arrest ex-Novartis employee over data
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Rakhat Aliyev's arrest confirmed by Vienna Prosecutors

Kazakhstan’s ex-Ambassador to Austria Rakhat Aliyev has been arrested in Vienna, Austria.

Rakhat Aliyev's arrest confirmed by Vienna Prosecutors
An artist's sketch shows Justin Bourque, 24, making his first court appearance in Moncton. ©Reuters/Veronick Roy
Canada cop killer suspect charged with murder

The suspect in the cold-blooded killing of three Canadian policemen was arrested after a 30-hour manhunt and charged Friday with murder and attempted murder.

Canada cop killer suspect charged with murder
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Former son-in-law of Kazakh leader arrested in Austria

The former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was arrested in Vienna late Thursday in connection with murder and kidnapping charges, the APA press agency reported.

Former son-in-law of Kazakh leader arrested in Austria
Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Jamil Mahuad. Photo courtesy of laprensalatina.com
Ecuador sentences ex-president to 12 years in absentia

An Ecuadoran court on Thursday sentenced exiled ex-president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for corruption.

Ecuador sentences ex-president to 12 years in absentia
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Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen

Malaysian police have arrested at least 13 people -- many of who are related -- over the alleged gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl, reports said.

Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession

An Australian man faces up to 20 years in an Indonesian prison after being arrested with a stash of drugs in his possession, police said.

Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
China police seize 1.8 tonnes of bomb material in Xinjiang: govt
China police seize 1.8 tonnes of bomb material in Xinjiang: govt

Police in China's restive Xinjiang seized 1.8 tonnes of bombmaking material and detained five people, authorities said Tuesday, following a string of deadly attacks blamed on militants from the Muslim Uighur homeland.

China police seize 1.8 tonnes of bomb material in Xinjiang: govt
Yoo Byung-eun whose two sons own Chonghaejin Marine Co. the company to which the Sewol ferry belonged. Photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk
Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000

Under-pressure South Korean prosecutors on Monday upped to $500,000 a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive businessman in connection with last month's ferry disaster.

Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed

A prominent Tunisian blogger who accused police of fabricating drugs charges against him walked free from court on Friday after a judge threw out the case.

Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
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Iran hangs man convicted of $2.6 bn bank scam

An Iranian businessman convicted of masterminding a $2.6 billion banking scam, the biggest fraud case in the country's history, was hanged on Saturday, state media reported.

Iran hangs man convicted of $2.6 bn bank scam
Joel Javier Rodriguez Fuentes. Photo courtesy of milenio.com
Mexico arrests suspected mastermind of mass kidnapping

Mexican authorities have arrested the man suspected of ordering the murder of 13 young people who were kidnapped in a brazen daytime abduction in the capital last year.

Mexico arrests suspected mastermind of mass kidnapping
Kidnap and sexual assault suspect Isidro Garcia. ©Reuters/Santa Ana Police Department
US kidnap, sex abuse victim found alive after 10 years

California police have arrested a 41-year-old man accused of kidnapping a teenager and sexually abusing her for a decade, after the alleged victim got in touch via Facebook.

US kidnap, sex abuse victim found alive after 10 years
James Everett Dutschke. ©Reuters/Thomas Wells
US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot

A Mississippi man who concocted and then sent potentially lethal ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other senior US officials was jailed Monday for 25 years.

US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot
Man charged with arson amid raging California fires
Man charged with arson amid raging California fires

A 57 year-old man was charged Friday with starting one of the several fires tearing across southern California that has killed at least one person, local police said.

Man charged with arson amid raging California fires
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks Wednesday at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Mother, daughter held after Spain politician shot dead
Mother, daughter held after Spain politician shot dead

Spanish police arrested a mother and daughter suspected of shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight Monday in apparent revenge after the younger woman lost her job.

Mother, daughter held after Spain politician shot dead
More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown
More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown

Police in China's Xinjiang region, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, have arrested more than 200 people over six weeks for "dissemination of violent or terrorist videos", state media said Monday, amid a wave of train station attacks.

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown
US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation
US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation

Troubled singer Chris Brown admitted Friday to violating his probation and was jailed for a year in Los Angeles, though he was given credit for about eight months already served.

US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation