Detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery: China

Detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery: China

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 | AP | BEIJING

Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes. But the Government’s announcement did little to address concerns raised about the risks of appointing...

Interpol president resigns amid Beijing probe

Interpol president resigns amid Beijing probe

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AP | Lyon (France)

Interpol says a Chinese official who was reported missing has resigned as head of the international police agency. The update came after Beijing announced Meng Hongwei was under investigation in China. Interpol said Sunday night that Meng had resigned as president of the agency's executive committee, effectively immediately. It did not...

NASA probe nearing interstellar space

Monday, 08 October 2018 | PTI | Washington

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 17.7 billion kilometres from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth...

Hundreds of dogs hound May for ‘Wooferendum’ on Brexit

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AFP | London

With tails wagging and raucous barking, hundreds of dogs and their owners rallied in London on Sunday to howl for a new people’s vote on Brexit, in what organisers dubbed a “wooferendum march”. The gathering drew EU-flag waving politicians, actors and activists — all accompanied by their four-legged friends and...

Indonesian officials fear 5,000 missing as Christians pray

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AP | PALU

Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll from the twin disasters breached 1,700 and officials said they feared more than 5,000 others could be missing. Indonesia’s disaster agency said the number of...

Wife: Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AP | Lyon

The wife of the missing president of Interpol says her husband sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China. Making her first public comments on the mystery surrounding Meng Hongwei’s whereabouts, Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France on Sunday she...

New DNA analysis tool can help nab criminals

Monday, 08 October 2018 | PTI | Melbourne

Scientists have developed a new test that can reveal the amount of DNA people shed, a tool that could be used by forensic experts to nab criminals using genetic clues left at crime scenes. A single tap of a finger on items like door handles, glass or even shaking hands can...

Romanians vote on changing definition of marriage

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AP | BUCHAREST

Romanians were voting Sunday for a second day on a constitutional amendment backed by the influential Romanian Orthodox Church that would make it harder to legalise same-sex marriage. The conservative Coalition for Family initiated the referendum and Orthodox priests during Sunday services encouraged the faithful to vote. The proposed amendment would change...

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