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Rapper Cardi B charged in connection with assault in New York

NEW YORK: Rapper Cardi B surrendered to New York City police on Monday and was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after a complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at a strip club in August. Cardi B, born Belcalis Almánzar, was allegedly involved in an incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens, according to police spokesman Martin Brown, who said the investigation was continuing. Jeff Kern, a representative for the 25-year-old rapper, said she was not arrested and received a court…

US congressman, wife charged in $250,000 corruption case

LOS ANGELES: A Republican congressman from California and his wife were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday over the suspected misuse of $250,000 of campaign funds, authorities said. Duncan and Margaret Hunter are accused of syphoning the cash over seven years for family vacations to Hawaii and Italy, dental bills, theater tickets and numerous other non-campaign expenses. US Attorney Adam Braverman said in a statement that Hunter, 41, and his 43-year-old wife were accused of having "repeatedly dipped into campaign…

Ex-Comoros president charged with graft in connection to passports scheme

MORONI: Ex-Comoros president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been formally charged with corruption and embezzling public funds in connection with a scheme to sell his country’s passports, according to the prosecutor and court documents. Sambi, who had previously been questioned and placed under house arrest, will also be officially detained to prevent him from fleeing the country or undermining investigations by communicating with others accused of involvement in the scheme. A lawyer for Sambi said he was being held…

England’s Stokes charged with affray over nightclub fight

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes was charged with affray on Monday following an incident outside a nightclub, casting fresh doubt over his international future after he missed the side's ill-fated Ashes tour. Cricket chiefs said they would meet within the next 48 hours to decide if he will be allowed to take part in England's upcoming tour of New Zealand, for which he has already been selected. The confrontation in September in the southwestern city of Bristol reportedly left a man with a fractured eye socket and…

Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in US

SAN JOSE: A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight a US request for his extradition from Canada, is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for the plea hearing, according to a court calendar seen on Friday. Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian citizen born…

Man charged with slitting kangaroo’s throat

MELBOURNE: A man who allegedly slit a kangaroo's throat and uploaded disturbing video of the killing to social media has been charged in Australia with destroying protected wildlife, officials said Friday. The video clip showed the man approaching an animal that appears to be wounded, talking to it in Mandarin then grabbing its tail and slashing its neck with a large knife. The person filming it can be heard laughing. Victoria state's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning said a 43-year-old man was…

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, US prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at least March 2016, federal prosecutors said in a statement. Hoobraj was charged with one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, after being arrested…

Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials

WASHINGTON: Two Iranians were indicted Monday in the United States with hacking a defense contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department. According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Mohammed Saeed Ajily, 35, recruited Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39, to break into companies' computers to steal their software for resale to Iranian universities, the military and the government. The two men -- and a third who was arrested in 2013 and handed back to…

Afghan charged over smuggling over 250 asylum seekers to Australia

SYDNEY: An Afghan man who reportedly made millions of dollars smuggling asylum-seekers to Australia by boat has been extradited from Indonesia and charged with 10 offences, Australian police said Friday. Ahmad Zia Alizadah, who was flown from Jakarta to Perth on Thursday, is accused of charging 263 asylum-seekers between US$4,000 to US$10,000 each for the perilous boat trips, The Australian newspaper reported. Although such extraditions remain rare, they are part of the conservative government's tough policy on…

Top Indian politicians charged over Babri mosque demolition

NEW DELHI: An Indian judge charged a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and senior leaders from his ruling party with criminal conspiracy on Tuesday in connection with the 1992 destruction of Babri mosque by a Hindu mob. The demolition of Babri mosque in northern Uttar Pradesh state unleashed some of the deadliest religious riots across the country since independence in 1947, killing about 2,000 people. Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and stalwarts of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party led by L.…