Staff 'must be safe' from fallout of Oxfam scandal

Just hours after Charity Commission launched an inquiry into Oxfam amid rising sexual abuse allegations, the chairman of the worldwide arm of Oxfam has been held in Guatemala in a corruption probe. "I am desperately sorry for the harm and distress that this has caused to Oxfam's supporters, the wider development sector, and most of all, the...

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  • After IS war, Kuwait hosts conferences on rebuilding Iraq
After IS war, Kuwait hosts conferences on rebuilding Iraq

The United Nations estimates 40,000 homes need to be rebuilt in Mosul alone. The government in Baghdad says it needs almost US$90 billion (RM354.96 billion) to rebuild devastated homes, schools, hospitals and economic infrastructure after three years of war against IS.

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  • Woman Fell Asleep With A Headache And Woke Up With British Accent
Woman Fell Asleep With A Headache And Woke Up With British Accent

A mother of seven went to bed with a raging headache and woke up with a British accent that's here to stay. She says that often people don't believe she isn't British nor do they realize there isn't actually that much amusing about the situation, at least not for Myers, who says she wants her condition to be taken very seriously.

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  • North Korean Nukes 'Existential Threat' to US: Intel Chief
North Korean Nukes 'Existential Threat' to US: Intel Chief

In addition to Russian Federation, the report pointed to China, Iran and North Korea as top cyber threats. Lawmakers, however, were dissatisfied that a proper road-map to fixing and preventing the issue of cyberattacks on the US has not yet been established.

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  • Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30
Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30

A federal court in Manhattan sentenced Ahmad Khan Rahimi to life in prison for planting and detonating bombs in the U.S. states of NY and New Jersey in 2016, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday. Prosecutors describe him as acting alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda on the Internet. "I get it", Berman told Rahimi after an...

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  • The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme Game
The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme Game

It's also been revealed that the backdrop on the 44th president's portrait - by artist Kehinde Wiley - is filled with symbolism of his upbringing. What did the portraits mean to you , particularly if you are African-American or of African descent? He quipped that Wiley, who painted his portrait, was at a disadvantage because his subject wa...

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  • South Africa's Jacob Zuma slams 'unfair' treatment amid moves to oust him
South Africa's Jacob Zuma slams 'unfair' treatment amid moves to oust him

She said one reason the rand didn't react much to Tuesday's announcement by ANC secretary general Ace Magashule that the party was recalling Zuma was because the president's removal had already been priced into the rand's level "for over a week".

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  • South Africa's ANC to meet Monday as Zuma deadlock tightens
South Africa's ANC to meet Monday as Zuma deadlock tightens

Zuma, who no longer holds a top position in the party, has not said whether he will resign voluntarily before his second term as president ends in the middle of next year. "As the leadership of the African National Congress , we are now engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration and specifically to resolve the issues of t...

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  • UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case
UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case

Women believed to be sex workers were reportedly invited to the Oxfam team house on a number of occasions. He said that it was very important to remember that "there are thousands of people working for Oxfam in some of the most hard places.

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  • Duterte to AFP: Discontinue helicopter deal with Canada
Duterte to AFP: Discontinue helicopter deal with Canada

The Canadian government is not OK with the helicopters being used for those "internal security operations", however. The allegations relate to extrajudicial executions committed during the president's war on drugs, which has killed thousands.

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  • Restaurateur that boycotted BC wines last week thanks Notley
Restaurateur that boycotted BC wines last week thanks Notley

At an event to announce Ottawa's new streamlined approval process for major natural resources projects, Jim Carr said B.C.is free to engage in consultations as it sees fit. Speaking in French after the weekly government caucus meeting, Catherine McKenna said things sometimes happen behind closed doors and that solutions are often more easily found ...

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  • 19 killed and 40 injured Hong Kong double-decker bus crash
19 killed and 40 injured Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

Fourteen people were injured last April when a double-decker tram tipped over, with a 23-year-old driver later arrested for risky driving causing harm to others. The bus was headed to Tai Po from Sha Tin Racecourse. The bus had been running on high speed before the accident, according to some of the passengers.

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  • United States supports Israel; Russia for restraint
United States supports Israel; Russia for restraint

Israel's army said it had launched a "large-scale attack" inside Syria on Saturday after one of its jets was downed under Syrian antiaircraft fire, in a series of cross-border incidents that threatened to destabilize the volatile region between the two countries.

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  • UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal
UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

The Times said Oxford-based Oxfam allowed three men to resign and sacked four others for gross misconduct following investigations into behaviour in Haiti. She said: "We are now engaged with the charity regarding its approach to safeguarding following more recent allegations". "We will expect the charity to provide us with assurance that it has ...

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  • Senate leaders announce budget agreement, hike in Pentagon spending
Senate leaders announce budget agreement, hike in Pentagon spending

Pelosi says, "Without that commitment from Speaker Ryan , comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support , nor does it have the support of a large member of our Congress". Angered at the huge spending increases at the centre of the deal, Paul, a Republican, delayed passage for hours with a demand to vot...

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  • Justice Department's No. 3 official steps down
Justice Department's No. 3 official steps down

The release last week of a contentious Republican memo that accused the Justice Department and the F.B.I. of political bias raised new questions over whether Mr. But the paper noted that if Trump fired Rosenstein, it would place Brand in Trump's crosshairs as she took on oversight of the investigation. She will always remain a part of the Depar...

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan

India has consistently voted in favour of resolutions supporting the Palestinian cause at worldwide forums, an issue that has bothered strategic partner Israel. A day after the Prime Minister's hard-hitting speeches against ruling left front in Tripura in two election rallies, Congress general secretary and former minister C P Joshi alleged that ...

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