Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assesso...

Somalia suicide bomber detonates in tea shop, killing 2

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people. Capt. Mohamed Huss...

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Today in History Today is Monday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2020. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23, ...

31 Vietnamese nabbed on Taiwanese boat quarantined for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rise in Taiwan, 31 Vietnamese nationals were arrested after being found to have been smuggled on a fishing boat on Saturd...

Syrian president issues amnesty, reduces sentences

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad granted amnesty and reduced sentences for all crimes committed before Sunday, while also offering amnesty to military deserters who turn themselves...

A snapshot of Mexico's cartel landscape amid rising violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another year, another homicide total unseen before in Mexico’s modern history as the country struggles to check rising violence. Cartels and other criminal groups...

Taiwan police officers in quarantine after escorting suspects back from Montenegro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eleven Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers who last weekend escorted 26 Taiwanese suspects back from Montenegro have to stay home in coronavirus quarantine, repor...

Lebanese man pleads guilty to violating U.S. export laws

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Lebanese national charged with conspiring to export drone parts and technology from the U.S. to Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon has pleaded guilty to one count of cons...

US border officer charged with smuggling 17 kilos of cocaine

A Customs and Border Protection Officer smuggled more than a dozen bricks of cocaine from the U.S. Virgin Islands into the United States after he was allowed to bypass security because of his job, pro...

Traveler caught trying to smuggle bird eggs from Thailand to Taiwan

A Taiwanese traveler has been caught at the Taoyuan airport for attempting to smuggle fertilized fowl eggs from Thailand into Taiwan, and will face severe punishment, Taipei Customs said Sunday. Th...

Med student charged with research smuggling freed on bond

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A medical student from China who U.S. authorities say tried to smuggle cancer research material out of the country has been freed on $100,000 bond over the objections of federa...

Spain arrests 89 for speed boat smuggling of migrants, drugs

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested 89 people suspected of belonging to a crime ring that smuggled both migrants and hashish from North Africa to mainland Spain. The Civil Gu...

Tensions between Greece and Turkey rise over migrant clashes

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Greece countered accusations from Turkey Wednesday that it was responsible for the death of a migrant, as its border authorities strove for a sixth day to keep thousands of mi...

Ex-guard admits to sexually abusing inmate at federal jail

NEW YORK (AP) — A former correctional officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing a woman housed at the federal lockup in Manhattan — a facility that has drawn mounting criticism for security...

UK police ask Vietnamese migrants for help in deaths probe

LONDON (AP) — Police appealed to Vietnamese nationals who entered the U.K. illegally in October to help them with their investigation of the smuggling operation that led to 39 people being found dead ...