Forty-four percent of countries have an identifiable risk of terrorist attack, according to Aon P.L.C.’s 10th annual terrorism and political violence map.
Bank customers are being asked for more forms of identification as part of a global crackdown on money laundering and terrorism.
The Bankers Association said customers will find the new checks frustrating and is urging them to remember why they’re in place.
From the end of next month, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 is implemented and all banks will be obliged to check customers’ identity and in some cases their account activity.
A recent study funded by the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF) found that the presence of an alarm system was a strong deterrent when it came to the selection of potential targets by burglars.
The report, “Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective,” examined the responses of 422 convicted male and female burglars across three states – North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.
Officials are investigating claims that Christchurch security staff were denied extra training before a high-profile lawyer was able to walk into the courthouse with a gun stashed in his briefcase.
Retailers are losing up to $1 billion every year as shoplifting and staff theft reach record levels.
The Retailers Association of New Zealand blames a tough economy for estimated losses of $2 million a day of stolen products, which equates to almost $750m a year.
Strong wind and rain has left about 1800 homes without power in Auckland this morning, while flooding is causing difficulties for drivers on State Highway One at the top of the South Island.
A virulent new bird flu virus that has killed more than 20 people in just four weeks could become a global threat, public health experts have warned.
At least 126 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 virus, most of them near Shanghai. So far around 20% have died. Another 60% have been treated in hospital for serious lung problems.
Mobs attacked mosques and Muslim-owned shops and homes Tuesday in an area north of Yangon, Muslim activists said,in the latest eruption of sectarian violence that has rocked Myanmar as it emerges from decades of military rule.
Police are hunting two Eastern European men believed be trying to skim credit cards in Auckland.
They are believed to have targeted an ATM in Queen St last month, but their plan was thwarted by a customer who contacted the police.
Details of the scam were revealed yesterday, on the same day that two Romanians were convicted of trying to set up a similar fraud in Wellington.
A former General Motors engineer convicted of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology was sentenced Wednesday to just a year and a day in prison, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved her husband and an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China.
Shanshan Du’s right arm and right leg shook as she tearfully expressed remorse. US District Judge Marianne Battani said economic espionage is a serious crime, but she also noted Du’s health problems and the seven-year length of the investigation and trial.