Israel extradites accused Russian computer hacker to United States

U.S. officials have accused Aleksei Burkov of committing more than $20 million in computer fraud. His extradition is the latest development in a legal drama pitting Washington against Moscow and involving an imprisoned Israeli American woman as an apparent pawn.
Representatives of the Rohingya community, with Gambian Justice Minister and Attorney General Abubacarr M. Tambadou, left, listen to testimony during a news conference in The Hague on Monday. (AP)
Representatives of the Rohingya community, with Gambian Justice Minister and Attorney General Abubacarr M. Tambadou, left, listen to testimony during a news conference in The Hague on Monday. (AP)

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When Abubacarr M. Tambadou, Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister, visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in May 2018, he found himself recalling Rwanda’s history of government-led atrocities.

A tiny ‘deer’ was feared extinct. Scientists just photographed it for the first time in a generation.

Conservationists in Vietnam captured thousands of photos of the silver-backed chevrotain, which scientists last had seen in 1990.

Australia’s top court to review former Vatican treasurer George Pell’s abuse conviction

The High Court will hear his final appeal early next year, and the outcome will determine how the Vatican moves forward with its own case against Pell.
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