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Tech’s favorite royal — Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — has been arrested in Saudi Arabia

In a move sure to shock the business world, Saudi Arabia last night announced the arrest of at least eleven princes, including renowned billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as part of a sweeping corruption investigation. Prince Alwaleed controls the investment firm Kingdom Holding and is one of the world’s richest men, owning or having owned major in satellite TV ...

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11 Saudi princes, 4 ministers arrested as crown prince unleashes crackdown on corruption – report

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 22:55 A newly-established Saudi Arabian committee with sweeping powers to combat corruption has ordered the arrest of at least 11 Saudi princes and four incumbent ministers of the Saudi government, Al-Arabiya reported, citing sources. The committee was created Saturday by a royal decree of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, published by the Saudi official ...

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US journalist arrested in Zimbabwe for calling Mugabe a goblin

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 22:20 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 22:21 US journalist Martha O’Donovan, 25, has been arrested in Zimbabwe after tweeting that President Robert Mugabe is “selfish and sick man” and referring to him as a “goblin” with a cartoon depiction of him with a catheter. The American reporter works for Magamba TV, the self-proclaimed leading producer ...

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8 arrested in protest riots over Georgian footballer’s LGBT armband

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 14:38 Riots erupted in Georgia as protesters gathered to demand footballer Guram Kashia be kicked off the national team for wearing an armband in support of gay rights. Right-wing group Georgian March organized a demo demanding Kashia be banned after he wore a rainbow captain’s armband while appearing for his Dutch club side Vitesse Arnhem ...

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11 arrested, water canon deployed as Orthodox Jews protest military draft in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 22:18 Eleven people have been arrested as hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem to decry the detention of their young co-religionists who didn’t show for enlistment to the Israeli armed forces. Around 1,500 members of the so-called “Jerusalem faction” of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community protested in several locations across the city ...

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Teens arrested after gang invades Brisbane streets on scooters (VIDEOS)

Published time: 22 Oct, 2017 13:50 Scores of teenagers disrupted traffic in parts of Brisbane on Sunday after they decided to race through Fortitude Valley on push scooters. The bizarre incident resulted in a number of arrests. READ MORE: Vietnamese capital to banish motorbikes by 2030 Footage of the scooter cavalcade, described as a ‘street jam’ on social media, shows ...

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‘Drugged & tortured:’ Mental health center employees arrested over extreme child abuse

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 02:05 Edited time: 21 Oct, 2017 02:07 Ten employees of a state-run mental facility in Colombia have been charged with torture for allegedly subjecting children in their care to a “military doctrine” that involved stuffing minors with drugs, tying them to beds and other extreme punishments. Read more At least 11 children were reportedly subjected ...

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120 child sex traffickers arrested, 84 kids rescued in FBI sting

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 09:58 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 10:11 A three-month-old baby and her five-year-old sister were among 84 sexually exploited juveniles rescued by the FBI during a nationwide sting. Some 120 child sex traffickers were arrested in the operation. Coordinated operations also took place in Canada, the UK, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The FBI announced ...

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At least 58 arrested in ultra-Orthodox protests against Israeli military draft (VIDEOS)

At least 58 protesters have been arrested in Israel as ultra-Orthodox anti-draft demonstrations entered a second day. Police said they were arrested for “blocking roads and causing public disturbances.” The two days of protests were sparked in response to two ultra-Orthodox students being arrested on Sunday for failing to show up to the Israel Defense Forces draft offices. Forty were ...

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No drones! Operator arrested for obstructing California firefighters

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 15:57 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 15:59 The urge to get drone footage of the devastation caused by wine-country wildfires has landed one man in jail, as California officials warn that flying drones can interfere with firefighting efforts. “Fire fighting planes cannot fly if your drone is in the air!” the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ...

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