Following the news, parties opposed to the case said that the announcement proved the government had an "alternative motive" in the case.
Officials differ on whether Michael Hulley, responded to critical questions about a grants tender. Craig McKune reports.
The three Californian men charged with plotting to kill Americans overseas spent months preparing for a trip to Afghanistan authorities have said.
Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.
Indian police on Wednesday charged a man, who they say is the lone surviving gunman in last year's Mumbai attacks, with "waging war" against India.
The FBI has confirmed it is probing allegations of fraud by 24 Wall Street firms, without naming investment giants believed to be under investigation.
On a screen at the front of a classroom, Gene Fishel flashed an online social-networking profile of "hotlilflgirl", which said she was 15, enjoyed being around boys and wanted to meet new people. The next image revealed the real "hotlilflgirl" -- a mug shot of a man who was convicted of sexually abusing 11 children he met online.
The exploitation of the private lives of celebrities, even dead ones, by the United States entertainment industry is again under the spotlight after a Los Angeles company released a 45-minute video purporting to show a sexual encounter with Jimi Hendrix.
A New Zealand teenager was convicted on Tuesday for his central role in a global cyber-crime ring that infected at least 1,3-million computers worldwide. Owen Thor Walker (18) allegedly led a group of international hackers who used his programmes to access personal data and send viruses around the world, causing losses of $20-million, police say.
The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees. The US government was on Sunday urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those detained.
Prosecutors played the sex tape at the centre of R Kelly's child pornography trial in open court on Tuesday, just hours after opening statements in which they accused the R&B singer of choreographing and starring in a video featuring "vile, disturbing and disgusting sex acts" with an underage girl.
The "DC Madam," whose arrest for running a high-end prostitution ring sent sex-scandal tremors through the United States capital, hanged herself on Thursday in a shed at her mother's house, police said. Deborah Jeane Palfrey was convicted last month on federal racketeering charges for running the prostitution ring for the rich, famous and powerful.
A 15-minute film of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man will be kept from public view by a New York businessman who has bought it for $1,5-million, the broker of the deal said on Monday. Monroe is clothed and the man's head remains out of the frame for the entire 15 minutes of the film.
The Los Angeles Times on Monday retracted a story that linked hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, admitting that the report relied on fake FBI documents. The move came three weeks after the paper's website carried a lengthy story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Chuck Philips.
The disbanding of the Scorpions will protect corrupt and criminal politicians from prosecution, the deputy director of Public Prosecutions warned on Thursday. The Directorate of Special Operations, also known as the Scorpions, would lose its ability to independently investigate government officials if it was incorporated into the police, said Billy Downer, SC.
President Thabo Mbeki's government has approved the disbanding of the elite Scorpions crime-fighting unit, bowing to pressure from supporters of rival Jacob Zuma who accused it of political abuse. Mbeki's Cabinet adopted two Bills last week paving the way for the end of the Directorate of Special Operations.
One of the alleged masterminds in the Fidentia scandal was arrested by the FBI in the United States, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Tlali Tlali said Steven William Goodwin was arrested following a request by the Directorate of Special Operations, better known as the Scorpions.
An alleged kingpin in the Fidentia asset management scandal, Steven Goodwin, launched an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday to secure his freedom. He asked the court to set aside and declare unconstitutional a request by the Director General of Justice to United States authorities for his provisional arrest.