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Criminals using ‘Fortnite’ to launder money ‘with relative impunity’: report

Criminals using ‘Fortnite’ to launder money ‘with relative impunity’: report

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closeVideoFortnite addiction sending kids to rehab?Gamer World News host 'Captain' Rob Steinberg on huge popularity of Fortnite and growing concerns of video game addiction.The virtual currency used by millions of gamers who play "Fortnite" has become popular with money-laundering cybercriminals, according to reports.Money launderers use stolen credit cards to purchase V-bucks – which players use to purchase weapons, outfits and other items in the wildly popular game – from the "Fortnite" store and then resell them on the dark web.Agents with the cybersecurity firm Sixgill posed as customers and uncovered operations being conducted globally in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and English.“Criminals are executing carding fraud and getting money in and out of t
Suspect, 20, arrested over rape and murder of 21-year-old Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

Suspect, 20, arrested over rape and murder of 21-year-old Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

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closeVideoSuspect, 20, arrested over rape and murder of 21-year-old Israeli exchange student in MelbourneA 20-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection to the brutal death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in the Melbourne on Wednesday.A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection to the brutal death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in the Melbourne on Wednesday.The man, who was not identified by police but has been named by local media as Codey Herrmann, was taken into custody Friday morning in the neighboring suburb of Greensborough, Victoria Police said in a statement."Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Aiia Maasarwe,” police said.Officials did not say if any charges have been filed. No other details have b
Colombia’s ELN rebels blamed for deadly car bombing as death toll rises to 21; 1 arrested

Colombia’s ELN rebels blamed for deadly car bombing as death toll rises to 21; 1 arrested

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Family members of victims of a bombing gather outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)Colombia's last-remaining rebel group was responsible for Thursday’s car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that killed 21 people, according to officials who announced the arrest of a man for his alleged role in the attack.The bomber — who was killed in the attack — was an explosives expert who had lost his arm manipulating explosives during his long career in the ELN rebel cell near the border with Venezuela, according to Defense Minister Guillermo Botero. Family members of victims of a bombing embrace outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the
Man sets himself ablaze in Prague on 50th anniversary of similar event protesting Soviet invasion

Man sets himself ablaze in Prague on 50th anniversary of similar event protesting Soviet invasion

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Officials say a man has tried to burn himself at Prague’s downtown square amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)A man set himself on fire in downtown Prague on Friday amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago.Czech police said the man born in 1964 poured an unspecified flammable liquid on himself during events at Wenceslas Square before setting himself ablaze.People nearby were able to extinguish the fire.HUGE EXPLOSION AT FRENCH UNIVERSITY'S SCIENCE BUILDING CAUGHT ON CAMERA, THREE INJUREDPrague’s rescue services said the man, aged either 54 or 55, suffered burns on about 30 p
Hitman known as ‘Iceman’ who murdered UK crime boss ‘Mr Big’ caught by GPS running watch

Hitman known as ‘Iceman’ who murdered UK crime boss ‘Mr Big’ caught by GPS running watch

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closeVideoHitman who murdered notorious crime boss caught thanks to GPS watchMark Fellows, a hitman also known as 'The Iceman,' accused of murdering a notorious crime boss Paul Massey, dubbed 'Mr. Big,' in 2015 and his associate John Kinsella three years later, was sentenced to life in prison after police were able to pinpoint his movements with his GPS-enabled running watch.A hitman accused of murdering a notorious crime boss dubbed “Mr. Big” in 2015 and his associate three years later was sentenced to life in prison after police were able to pinpoint his movements with his GPS-enabled running watch.Mark Fellows, 38, also known as “The Iceman,” shot Paul Massey, who was nicknamed “Mr. Big,” and his associate John Kinsella as part of a feud between rival gangs in Salfor
Married Army Ranger, 26, dies in Afghanistan, becoming first military fatality of 2019

Married Army Ranger, 26, dies in Afghanistan, becoming first military fatality of 2019

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According to Meddock’s hometown newspaper, the High Plains Observer, he leaves behind a wife, Stephanie, who is expecting the couple's first child. (Instagram)An Army Ranger from the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, part of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), died Thursday in a military hospital from wounds received during a raid in Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.Sgt. Cameron Meddock, 26, died in Landstuhl, Germany of injuries sustained from small-arms fire Jan. 13 in Badghis Province, Afghanistan. It was his second deployment.MEMORIAL HONORING FALLEN NAVY SEAL, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT IS RESTORED FOLLOWING VANDALISM Meddock's death marks the first U.S. military fatality in Afghanistan in 2019. There are about 14,000 U.S. military forces in Afghanistan.
Migrant caravan freely crosses Mexican border after gates were left open, authorities avoided ‘confrontation’

Migrant caravan freely crosses Mexican border after gates were left open, authorities avoided ‘confrontation’

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closeVideoHonduran migrant caravan crosses into Mexico through open border checkpointAround 1,000 Central American migrants marched freely through the Guatemala-Mexico border on Friday after the gates were left wide open, with Mexican authorities standing down from confronting the caravan.The border gates were open only temporarily, but migrants – who crossed the bridge from Tecun-Uman to Ciudad Hidalgo – were surprised to find no locks on the gates, effectively giving them a free pass to enter the country without being stuck at the border or registering with immigration officials and now begin the trek to the U.S. border, which can range from between 1,000 to 2,500 miles depending on the point of entry.NEARLY 1,000 CARAVAN MIGRANTS START PROCESS OF ENTERING MEXICO FROM GUATEMALA The bo
Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid violent crackdown

Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid violent crackdown

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An injured man received assistance at a hospital Thursday after an alleged assault by a group of uniformed soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe on Friday faced an internet shutdown after a violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)Zimbabwe has imposed an internet shutdown as demonstrators protesting a steep fuel increase were attacked by security forces, according to reports.The African country's largest internet service provider - Econet - says it has been ordered to cut services until further notice.Access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter has been intermittently blocked since protests broke out on Monday, according to the BBC.FORMER ZIMBABWE FIRST LADY GRACE MUGABE SUBJECT OF ARREST WARRANT FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT...
Germans urge Britain to remain in EU amid Brexit impasse: ‘We would miss tea with milk’

Germans urge Britain to remain in EU amid Brexit impasse: ‘We would miss tea with milk’

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closeVideoUK Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal, she now faces a vote of no confidenceAmid the ongoing Brexit impasse among British lawmakers, a group of prominent Germans including the woman in line to take over for Angela Merkel as chancellor is urging Britain to stay in the European Union, saying they would miss milk with tea and post-work beers.The open letter sent to The Times – signed by businessmen, politicians, and others – argues that “from the bottom of our hearts” Britain should not leave the political and economic bloc.“Britain has become part of who we are as Europeans,” the letter says. “We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times. Therefore Britons should know: from the bottom of our hearts, we want them to stay.”THERESA
Trump to meet North Korean official in the Oval Office in possible prelude to 2nd nuclear summit

Trump to meet North Korean official in the Oval Office in possible prelude to 2nd nuclear summit

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closeVideoPompeo to meet with North Korean envoy in DC as possible second Kim-Trump summit loomsPresident Trump will meet with a top North Korean official Friday afternoon in the Oval Office, the White House confirmed.The face-to-face comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead negotiator, in the nation’s capital early Friday morning to negotiate terms that could lead to a second nuclear summit between Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un.POMPEO TO MEET WITH NORTH KOREAN ENVOY AS POSSIBLE SECOND KIM-TRUMP SUMMIT LOOMS, OFFICIALS SAYPompeo and Kim Yong-chol didn’t shake hands or respond to reporters’ questions but did smile during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at a hotel in Northwest Washington.Kim Yong-chol is expected to carry