- February 20, 2017
When Hagoda Gamage Shalika Perera, a small Sri Lankan businesswoman, got a deposit of $20m in her account last month, she said the funds were expected but had no idea they were stolen from Bangladesh's central bank in one of the largest cyber heists in history.
Unknown hackers breached Bangladesh Bank's systems between February 4 and February 5 and tried to steal nearly $1bn from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.READ MORE
Late replacement Lendl Simmons led a charmed life to blast 82 not out and carry West Indies to a nail-biting seven-wicket win in the last over against India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday.
Simmons was caught twice at the Wankhede Stadium, on 18 and 50, but both times the bowlers had overstepped for no-balls and he made the hosts pay dearly for their mistakes as West Indies set up a final against England on Sunday.READ MORE
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff scrambled on Wednesday to hold together her crumbling ruling coalition by negotiating key government posts with remaining allies, aides said, as key partners discussed abandoning her amid impeachment proceedings.
A day after Rousseff’s biggest coalition partner broke away and ordered its six ministers in her cabinet to resign, another coalition ally – the Progressive Party (PP) – convened a meeting for April 11-12 to decide whether to leave as well.READ MORE
The European Union and India failed on Wednesday to defuse a long-running row over two Italian marines accused of murder and the case moved to an international tribunal after four years of diplomatic squabbles.
At a joint summit in Brussels, held after delays imposed by Italy, the Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and EU leaders maintained their positions over the case.READ MORE