Thursday, 19 February 2015

Swiss office of HSBC searched for aggravated money laundering

GENEVA - Swiss prosecutors are investigating HSBC's lakeside Swiss office for "aggravated money-laundering" by the bank and persons unknown. HSBC, Europe's largest lender, is being probed over ...

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A Bid for Guns on Campuses to Deter Rape

As lawmakers in 10 states push for so-called campus carry laws, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assault.

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Movies are my lifeline, cannot think of going away from the film industry: Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala said films are her lifeline and it is difficult for her to think of a life without movies.

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List of trains, flights delayed due to fog [Published on timesofindia.feedsportal at Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:04:26 GMT]

Fog disrupted rail and air traffic with services of several trains being affected in the region.

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Now AAP govt to seek control of traffic police

In a move that can reignite the debate over who should control Delhi Police the new AAP government on Wednesday said it will try to bring the Traffic Police under its ambit to improve the traffic situation in the national capital

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Lance Armstrong admits careless driving in Colorado hit-and-run case

Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for side-swiping two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort of Aspen late last year in an incident for which his girlfriend initially took the blame, authorities said on Wednesday. The 43-year-old disgraced professional cyclist avoided a court appearance by paying $238.50 in fines and court costs by mail last week, according to the Pitkin County clerk's office.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from racing in 2012 after a U.S. Anti-Doping investigation. He later admitted in a television interview using performance-enhancing drugs during his championship run. This week arbitrators ordered Armstrong to pay $10 million to a sports insurance company for bonuses he reaped from his tainted victories, calling the case "an unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy."

In the Aspen incident, Armstrong was initially cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving too fast for the icy road conditions when he crashed into the cars in the upscale ski resort one night in late December. According to police reports, a resident who heard the crash said that when he came outside to investigate, a woman, later identified as Armstrong's longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen, approached him. Hansen apologized for the accident, the resident told police, said she would pay for the damages, and left the scene.

When investigators went to the Aspen home the couple shared they found a vehicle registered to Armstrong with "significant damage." Police said Hansen told officers she was driving because Armstrong had been drinking "a little bit" at a charity event the couple attended at an Aspen hotel. But a hotel valet later told police that Armstrong was behind the wheel when they left, and after police challenged Hansen's story she ultimately admitted the couple made "a joint decision" to say she was driving to avoid publicity. Armstrong was then cited for the accidents.

Pitkin County prosecutor Andrea Bryan said earlier that Hansen was not cited for making false statements to police because authorities encourage witnesses to be truthful, and charging people who volunteer information is counterproductive. A representative for Armstrong had no comment on his Colorado guilty plea. 

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US to sell armed military drones to friendly countries

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will permit the export of armed military drones to friendly nations and allies. The new policy, announced after a long internal review, is a significant step ...

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