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Audi boss arrested over 'dieselgate' scandal

Audi boss arrested over 'dieselgate' scandal

Business
The chief executive of Audi has been detained by German authorities investigating the "dieselgate" scandal at parent firm Volkswagen. Prosecutors in Munich said Rupert Stadler - the most senior group official to be held since the emissions saga began almost three years ago - was arrested at home in the early hours following a search of the property last week.They said his detention was linked to fears he might obstruct their continuing investigation, adding that he had been remanded in custody by a judge.Audi responded by insisting there was a presumption of innocence in the case involving Mr Stadler, who has led the Audi division since 2007. Image: Mr Stadler is a German national who has held senior positions within VW since 199...
Billion euro cyber-suspect arrested in Spain

Billion euro cyber-suspect arrested in Spain

Technology
A cyber-crime mastermind suspected of stealing about £870m (€1bn) has been arrested in Spain.The individual is alleged to be the head of the organised crime gang that ran the Carbanak and Cobalt malware campaigns that targeted banks.Europol said the group had been active since 2013 and infiltrated more than 100 banks in that time. Cash was siphoned off via bank transfers or dispensed automatically through cash machines. Luxury goodsThe arrest was a "significant success" against a top cyber-crime group, Steven Wilson, head of Europol's Cyber-Crime Centre (EC3), which co-ordinated the long-running, cross-border investigation into the group. said in a statement."The arrest of the key figure in this crime group illustrates that cyber-criminals can no longer hide behind perceived international
The Latest: Opposition leader Gayoom arrested in Maldives

The Latest: Opposition leader Gayoom arrested in Maldives

World
The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 11.15 a.m. Former dictator and opposition politician Maumoon Abdul Gayoom can be seen on a cell phone video shot by his daughter being quietly escorted from his home by Maldives security forces, hugging friends and family and waving to supporters before being driven away. Shortly before his arrest on Monday night, he sent a message on Twitter saying a large deployment of police had surrounded his house: "To protect me or to arrest me? No idea." His lawyer, Maumoon Hameed, said Gayoom faced charges including bribery and attempting to overthrow the government. Gayoom was president from 1978 to 2008, when Maldives became a multiparty democracy. The government arrested t...
Iranian women arrested for removing mandatory hijabs in public protest

Iranian women arrested for removing mandatory hijabs in public protest

World
Tehran police arrested 29 people on Thursday after an unprecedented protest against the legal requirement that women must wear headscarves in public took place this week, according to Iranian media reports. In a symbolic move, at least six women climbed on utility boxes on busy streets in Tehran on Monday, took off their headscarves, or hijabs, put them on sticks and waved them for some minutes. The photos went viral on social media networks with the hashtag #NoToCompulsaryHijab. Omid Memarian, an Iranian journalist, tweeted, "A growing number of women are removing their mandatory head scarves & waving them on the streets of Tehran: a courageous symbol of civil protest against the hijab; forced on women in Iran for decades. Six women so far and it seems they're just starting!" The ...
Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAustralian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne.The car "collided with a number of pedestrians" on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said Victoria Police. Fourteen people have been injured, with several in a critical condition. Police have said it was a deliberate act but said it was too early to say whether it was terrorist-related. The driver and another man have been detained. "The motivations are unknown," police commander Russell Barrett said. The white SUV struck pedestrians just after 16:30 local time (05:30 GMT).Witness Jim Stoupas, who runs a business nearby, told the BBC: "It just barrelled through a completely full intersection of pedestrians. There was no attempt to bra...