Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media captionStudent to lawmakers: “Shame on you.” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump. He said last year he would “never” infringe on the right to […]

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast occurred near a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip Four Israeli soldiers have been hurt, two of them seriously, in an explosion near the Israeli-Gaza border. The army said a Palestinian flag was flying in the area, and when the troops approached they were hit by the […]

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Ophélie Gaillard, who is an award-winning cellist, had the valuable instrument on loan An 18th-Century cello has been returned to a French musician after an appeal following her knifepoint robbery. Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the instrument and her mobile phone outside her home in Paris on Thursday. After putting […]

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

Media captionIn a televised speech, South African President Jacob Zuma said he would resign “with immediate effect” South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to step […]

Florida shooting: Suspect held in deadly high school attack

Florida shooting: Suspect held in deadly high school attack

Media captionStudents describe fleeing school as shots rang out Police in Parkland, Florida, have arrested a suspect after responding to a deadly shooting at a local high school. More than an hour after the shooting began, the Broward Sherriff’s Office said the “shooter is now in custody”. But it warned that the scene at Stoneman […]

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu is reported to have met investigators several times Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases. A police statement said there is enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Speaking […]

EU migration chief hits out at ‘sick minds’ over Greece bribery probe

EU migration chief hits out at ‘sick minds’ over Greece bribery probe

Image copyright AFP The EU’s migration chief has denounced a major corruption investigation in Greece as an “unprecedented plot”. Dimitris Avramopoulos is among 10 Greek politicians named by prosecutors in a probe involving the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. Novartis is accused of paying top politicians bribes in exchange for price-fixing their medicines. Prosecutors believe this […]

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