Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.

Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister on Thursday and ordered them to put a stop to the thieving, Manila International Airport general manager Ed Monreal told reporters.

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

A court in southern China has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Cambodia deports 61 Chinese telecom extortion scam suspects

Cambodia deports 61 Chinese telecom extortion scam suspects

Cambodia on Saturday deported 61 Chinese nationals wanted in China on suspicion of extorting money from people there over the internet and by phone, Cambodian police said.

Five killed in second attack on Honduras family

Five killed in second attack on Honduras family

A family in Honduras' capital was attacked overnight for the second time in as many days by a gang exacting a murderous price on those refusing to meet its extortion demands, relatives and police said Tuesday.

Bouchard wins ugly, then looks to the future

Bouchard wins ugly, then looks to the future

It was not always pretty, but Eugenie Bouchard took another step on the path she hopes will take her back to the top of the game with a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over Peng Shuai to reach the third round of the Australian Open yesterday.

Ooredoo showcases success strategy on ‘Capital Markets Day’

Ooredoo showcases success strategy on ‘Capital Markets Day’

Ooredoo has offered key market participants of its annual “Capital Markets Day” an in-depth insight into Ooredoo’s strategy for growth and its progress against ambitious targets for development.

 PEGIDA rally in Austria dwarfed by counter-protest

PEGIDA rally in Austria dwarfed by counter-protest

The first protest in the Austrian city of Linz by Germany’s “anti-Islamisation” movement PEGIDA drew just 150 supporters yesterday and was dwarfed by a counter-demo...

Wiggins leads star cast as Tour of Qatar begins today

Wiggins leads star cast as Tour of Qatar begins today

Sir Bradley Wiggins leads the star-studded start list of Tour of Qatar 2015 in which classics hardmen will line up against grand tour riders.

Obama signs law aimed at barring Iran UN envoy

Obama signs law aimed at barring Iran UN envoy

President Barack Obama yesterday signed into law a bill barring US visas for UN envoys seen as a threat to American security...

10 teams join inter-expats table tennis competition

10 teams join inter-expats table tennis competition

A total of 10 teams will be competing in the inter-expats table tennis tournament set for August 30 at the Qatar Bowling Centre in Doha.

Nepal law betrays victims, says rights body

Nepal law betrays victims, says rights body

The inclusion of an amnesty provision in law will make it impossible for thousands of victims of human rights abuses in Nepal to obtain justice, rights activists have said.