Archive for July, 2012

Power cut affects 300 million in India

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

A massive power cut has caused disruption across northern India, including in the capital, Delhi.

It hit a swathe of the country affecting more than 300 million people in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan states

SFO investigating $250 million fraud

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating a potential fraud which could involve more than $250 million.

AVG reports latest cyber crime trends

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Cybercriminals are using fake celebrity sex videos, an imitation of the Angry Birds game and Facebook to get victims to hand over credit card details and download viruses.

Arson attack on Hamilton petrol station

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Police are searching for a man who walked into a petrol station and set fire to a pool of petrol on the ground before running away.

Eden Park security officer V skateboarders big hit on YouTube

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Footage of an Eden Park security guard losing his cool with a group of trespassing skateboarders and snapping a board in half has been viewed thousands of times after it was uploaded to YouTube.

The skateboarders filmed the confrontation with the security guard on Saturday in which he swings the skateboard at one youth before he smashes the board against a pole and tosses the pieces out of the grounds.

IRD employee charged with 163 fraud related offences

Friday, July 27th, 2012

An IRD employee allegedly created fake passports, birth certificates, IRD numbers and application forms for her own monetary gain.

Anita Gail O’Connor, 59, of Ngaruawahia, faces 163 fraud-related charges that span a five-year period.

Police call on schools to increase security after spate of break ins

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Police are calling on schools to bump up security after a spate of burglaries over the holidays which resulted in thousands of dollars of damage.

Counties Manukau police are dealing with reports of vandalism and burglary at several schools in the Otahuhu, Papatoetoe and Mangere areas.

Extra troops deployed for Olympics

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

More than 1,000 troops who had been on standby to bolster security at the Olympic Games have been deployed.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the 1,200 troops were to be used because ministers were clear that “we don’t want to leave anything to chance”.

Toll in anti Shia attacks in Iraq reaches 116

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Two bombs killed nine people in Iraq, police and hospital sources said, taking to 116 the death toll in a string of coordinated bomb and gun attacks against mostly Shi’ite Muslim targets.

Threats increase movie goers anxiety after massacre

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

At least three men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring American moviegoers’ anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theatre showing the film.