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Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia

Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday. The man, identified as Chan Han Choi, has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction, Efe news agency reported quoting a police statement. Chan, who is a natu...

4 hours ago
Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia

Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday. The man, identified as Chan Han Choi, has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction, Efe news agency reported quoting a police statement. Chan, who is a natu...

6 days ago
International terror experts gather in Melbourne for conference

Melbourne, Dec 11 (IANS) Counter terrorism experts from around the world gathered here on Monday to discuss means to combat global extremism, as Australian police warned of increased possibilities of attacks ahead of the holiday season. The International Counter Terrorism Forum, a three-day conference being hosted for the first time outside the US, brings together experts from intelligen...

19 days ago
Man arrested in Australia over alleged terror plot

Melbourne, Nov 28 (IANS) Australian police have arrested a man they allege was planning to carry out a terror attack during New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne. The 20-year-old man will be charged with terrorism offences that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, authorities said, BBC reported on Tuesday. Police allege the man had planned to shoot people with an automat...

4 months ago
Australia lowers airport terror alert

Perth, Aug 3 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Thursday his decision to lower a terror alert at airports following a raid that led to the arrest of four persons who were allegedly plotting an attack on an airplane. The threat level was raised last week to 'probable' and has now been restored to its previous level, Turnbull said at a joint press conference wit...

4 months ago
Etihad Airways assisting Australia over terror attack

Abu Dhabi, Aug 1 (IANS) UAE'S flag carrier Etihad Airways on Tuesday said it was assisting Australian police with their investigation into a suspected terrorism plot to bring down a plane, the media reported. The Etihad Airways aviation security team is assisting the Australian Federal Police with its investigation and the matter is ongoing, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

4 months ago
Australian intruder 'drank champagne and fell asleep'

Canberra, Aug 1 (IANS) A man was charged by Australian police on Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a home, drinking the owner's champagne and then falling asleep on her bed, the media reported. Police said the 36-year-old man forced his way into the house in Esperance, Western Australia, on July 28, reports the BBC. He fell asleep after drinking the resident's quite expensive...

5 months ago
Australian police to trial 'synthetic DNA' to tackle burglaries

Melbourne, July 17 (IANS) Australian police will trial synthetic DNA in an attempt to track stolen items, it was announced on Monday. The DNA and ultraviolet torches will be delivered to 1,000 homes in Geelong, west of Melbourne, as part of the six-month trial, reports Xinhua news agency. Participants in the trial will be urged to apply the liquid DNA, which can only be detected ...

5 months ago
Vatican Cardinal charged with paedophilia returns home

Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, has returned to Australia as he prepares to defend himself against paedophilia charges, the media reported on Monday. The 76-year-old Australian cleric, a top adviser to Pope Francis, arrived at the Sydney Airport earlier on Monday from the Vatican via Singapore, reports the BBC. Police have said the accu...

5 months ago
Australian police badges for sale on dark web

Canberra, July 6 (IANS) Australian police badges are being sold on the dark web, authorities revealed on Thursday. The website, which has not been identified, is offering two genuine Tasmanian police badges for $1,500 each, reports Xinhua news agency. The discovery of the badges for sale come days after the healthcare details of millions of Australians were found for sale on a si...

5 months ago
Top Vatican Cardinal denies child sex abuse charges

Canberra, June 29 (IANS) Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, said on Thursday that he is looking forward to appearing in court and is innocent of the child sex abuse charges pressed against him in his country. Earlier on Thursday, Australia's Victoria State Police charged Cardinal Pell, 76, with multiple sex offences and summoned him to court in July, reports ...

9 months ago
Attacker of Indian priest arrested, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Australian Police have arrested the attacker of the Indian priest, who was stabbed in Melbourne, and charged him with attempt to murder. Our Consulate officials met Father Mathew in the hospital. The police have arrested the attacker and charged him with attempt to murder, Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet...

9 months ago
8 held in Sydney drug raid

Sydney, March 8 (IANS) At least seven men and a woman were arrested when the Australian Police raided a unit here, it announced on Wednesday. The police recovered methamphetamine valuing $246.29 million, Xinhua news agency reported. The men were arrested on Monday at the unit in the Sydney suburb of Smithfield and faced court on Tuesday. The woman was arrested late Tuesda...

10 months ago
Australia begins probe into shooting during music video filming

Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian police have started investigations into an accident during which a stuntman was shot dead when filming for hip hop group Bliss n Eso's latest music video, a media report said on Tuesday. Johann Ofner, a 28-year-old father and former contestant of reality show Ninja Warrior, was shot in the chest on Monday at the Brooklyn Standard bar just minutes after jo...

1 year ago
'Some Thais secretly support IS'

Bangkok, Nov 22 (IANS) Some Thai nationals are suspected to have secretly supported the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, police said on Tuesday. Deputy Police chief General Srivarah Rangsipramanakul said the Australian police had alerted the Thai police that a number of Thai nationals had secretly supported the IS, but declined to give names or tell how many people might be so suspect...

1 year ago
2 arrested in Australia over terror links

Canberra, Nov 3 (IANS) Australian police on Thursday arrested two people accused of violating laws on foreign fighting, one for having fought with jihadi militia in Syria and another for attempting to. The arrests took place during several raids by the state and federal anti-terrorist police units in different areas of Sydney in New South Wales, Efe news reported. Assistant Commi...

1 year ago
Australian boys wearing clown masks charged for attempted robbery

Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Four Australian boys donning creepy clown masks who broke into Queensland hotel, terrifying people and attempting a robbery were charged on Tuesday, officials said. The boys, three teenagers aged 14 and a 12-year-old, had scared off several people around the Cairns centre business district area while wearing the creepy clown masks on Saturday night and early Sunday ...

1 year ago
Australian boys wearing clown masks charged for attempted robbery

Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Four Australian boys donning creepy clown masks who broke into Queensland hotel, terrifying people and attempting a robbery were charged on Tuesday, officials said. The boys, three teenagers aged 14 and a 12-year-old, had scared off several people around the Cairns centre business district area while wearing the creepy clown masks on Saturday night and early Sunday ...

1 year ago
Australian boys wearing clown masks charged for attempted robbery

Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Four Australian boys donning creepy clown masks who broke into Queensland hotel, terrifying people and attempting a robbery were charged on Tuesday, officials said. The boys, three teenagers aged 14 and a 12-year-old, had scared off several people around the Cairns centre business district area while wearing the creepy clown masks on Saturday night and early Sunday ...

1 year ago
Australian boys wearing clown masks charged for attempted robbery

Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Four Australian boys donning creepy clown masks who broke into Queensland hotel, terrifying people and attempting a robbery were charged on Tuesday, officials said. The boys, three teenagers aged 14 and a 12-year-old, had scared off several people around the Cairns centre business district area while wearing the creepy clown masks on Saturday night and early Sunday ...

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