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2005-11-25 08:36:58

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Interpol will hold a global simulation under the auspices of the United Nations to test the world's readiness to deal with a natural disaster or terrorist attack, a top official said on Friday. "Basically it's looking at what we think will be a real incident, then having a real time response," Lord John Stevens, head of Interpol's Strategic Advisory Panel, told Reuters. The 10-member panel of senior figures in international law enforcement is meeting in Cape...

2005-11-25 07:28:40

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Interpol will hold a global simulation under the auspices of the United Nations to test the world's readiness to deal with a natural disaster or terrorist attack, a top official said on Friday. "Basically it's looking at what we think will be a real incident, then having a real time response," Lord John Stevens, head of Interpol's Strategic Advisory Panel, told Reuters. The 10-member panel of senior figures in international law enforcement is meeting in Cape...

2005-11-21 11:40:00

CAPE TOWN -- The world is not ready for a bioterror attack, despite the danger posed by militant groups like al Qaeda, the head of Interpol said on Monday. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said al Qaeda has threatened to kill millions with chemical or biological weapons and that this should not be taken lightly. But tests have shown a lack of preparedness to respond to such attacks. "The threat of bioterrorism is real...and the damage that terrorists seek to inflict on us defies one's...

2005-11-21 09:19:55

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The world is not ready for the real risk of a bio-terror attack, despite the danger posed by militant groups like al Qaeda, the head of Interpol said on Monday. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said al Qaeda had threatened to kill millions with chemical or biological weapons and that this should not be taken lightly. But tests had shown a lack of preparedness to respond to such attacks. "The threat of bioterrorism is real ... and the damage that...

2005-09-21 14:06:25

BERLIN -- Interpol will launch a big push to identify child sex victims and prosecute abusers with the help of special software that can minutely analyze pornographic images, many from the Internet, and spot vital background clues. Hamish McCulloch, a British investigator at Interpol who specializes in child porn, said police around the world will get access to the technology via a 3.2 million euro image database to be funded by the Group of Eight (G8) leading nations. He said it should lead...

2005-09-21 08:00:05

BERLIN (Reuters) - Interpol will start issuing a new type of international alert notice to help police intercept people with alleged terrorist links who appear on a United Nations sanctions list, a top official said on Wednesday. Ulrich Kersten, the world police body's special representative at the United Nations, said the new alert would make it easier to detect suspects, for example when trying to cross international borders. He said it would not automatically oblige authorities to...

2005-08-31 16:06:50

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court declined on Wednesday to block the extradition to Thailand of an American who faces the death penalty there for drug smuggling. The United States started legal proceedings against Suwit Prasoprat, an American citizen, in 2001 on behalf of Thai authorities after a drug enforcement informer said he was involved in smuggling heroin between Bangkok and Los Angeles. Prasoprat fought the extradition, saying among other things that the...


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