Bernie Madoff was jailed in 2009 after his firm was found to have engaged in a $65 billion  Ponzi-type investment scam that evaded detection for decades.

Bernard Madoff, who defrauded investors of more than $19 billion in history’s biggest Ponzi scheme, has asked for early release from his 150-year pris(...)

The court heard  the ‘criminal act’ against Southwire is being investigated by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Photograph: Getty

An American company that claims it is being blackmailed by hackers seeking $6 million (€5.35 million) on Tuesday secured an emergency High Court injun(...)

Drawings released by the FBI by Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his female victims from locations spread across the US. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the United States is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in country’s (...)

People walk through Balogun market in streets around Lagos Island. Lagos is the world’s 10th largest city with between 17 and 22 million people, although no-one seems to be counting. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty

Tech workers in Nigeria have launched a campaign calling on the police to stop arresting and “extorting” them, saying carrying a laptop is enough to h(...)

The BofI employees will given evidence in the case against alleged perpetrators of what prosecutors claim was a ‘multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme’.

Bank of Ireland employees will give evidence in a US case against the alleged perpetrators of what prosecutors claim was a “multibillion-dollar pyrami(...)

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.  Photograph: Jimmy Jeong/Bloomberg

Huawei’s chief financial officer allegedly told a Canadian border official that the company has an office in Iran – an assertion potentially buttress(...)

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh/Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

As the killers waited for the victim, the Saudi postmortem specialist reassured them that dismembering the body would “be easy”. “Joints will be sep(...)

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Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Police conduct vehicle checks  in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have cancelled Sunday mass in the capital Colombo for a second week, citing foreign intelligence warnings of threats to (...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Some of the Islamist militants behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people are likely still at large and could be planning mor(...)

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