WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.
US authorities have arrested about 50 people in what they described as a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans, including several CEOs and Hollywood actresses, commit fraud to get their children into elite universities like Stanford and Yale.
A 22-year-old Chinese citizen in Japan under the government-sponsored technical training program was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of abandoning her newborn son at a residential compound near Tokyo last month for fear of being sent back home.
Moscow says "FBI personnel" have detained a Russian citizen, describing the arrest of Russian nationals as part of a “hunt on our citizens” around the world, one week after Russian security agents arrested an American marine on suspicion of spying.
A former Islamist militant in Somalia now running for a regional presidency, putting him at odds with the central government, has been arrested and beaten, precipitating street clashes, his spokesman said on Thursday.