AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption AlphaBay went offline earlier this month Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According […]

Kodi magazine ‘directs readers to pirate content’

Kodi magazine ‘directs readers to pirate content’

Image caption The Complete Guide to Kodi is on sale at a number of retailers A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers but software add-ons that in some cases make it possible to download pirated content. […]

Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist ‘took his own life’

Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist ‘took his own life’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bennington spoke publicly about being abused as a child Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says. The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday. Bennington […]

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

Media captionThe moment OJ Simpson won parole Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. “Thank you!” said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release in October. Simpson is serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon […]

Alabama man shoots huge wild boar in his front garden

Alabama man shoots huge wild boar in his front garden

Image copyright Wade Seago Image caption Mr Seago said he had to kill the boar because his dog was in danger A US taxidermist has described how he dramatically shot a huge wild boar that had wandered into his garden in the southern state of Alabama. Wade Seago told the BBC it had taken three […]

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘to stay in job’

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘to stay in job’

Media captionSessions said he loved the job and the department US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he will continue to serve Donald Trump despite sharp criticism from the president. Mr Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday he would never have appointed Mr Sessions if he had known he was going to recuse […]

Salvador Dali body to be exhumed for DNA test

Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali is to be exhumed on Thursday evening after a court ordered a paternity test. Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader from Girona, has spent 10 years trying to prove she is Dali’s only child, and therefore heir to his fortune, which was left to the Spanish state. Arts Editor Will […]

Jeffrey Toobin: ‘I expect OJ Simpson will get parole’

OJ Simpson could soon be granted parole and released from prison as early as October. He has been in prison since 2008, not for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Browne Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman for which he was acquitted in 1995, but over a robbery in Las Vegas. Jeffrey Toobin is an […]

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