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Staff were ‘afraid to bend over near Bill Clinton’ – former White House employee

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 11:39 Bending over in the presence of Bill Clinton was a risky undertaking, according to former White House staffer, Linda Tripp. The staffer-turned-whistleblower said new criticism of Clinton’s outrageous behavior is “a day late, and it’s a dollar short.” The housekeeping staff that worked during Clinton’s tenure in the White House were “afraid to bend ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford over failure to act on Rohingya crisis

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 11:15 Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of Oxford over her failure to halt the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is accused of “turning a blind eye to violence.” Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of Oxford in 1997 for her fight against oppression ...

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IOC bans 5 Russian athletes from Olympics over alleged doping rules violations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has annulled the results of another five Russian participants of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, including gold and silver medalists, on Monday, citing the findings of the body’s disciplinary commission chaired by Denis Oswald. Two Russian biathletes, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina, both members of the Russian women’s silver relay team, have been stripped of ...

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Twitter blames human error after blocking a New York Times account over the weekend

Over the holiday weekend, The New York Times found that one of its Twitter accounts had been locked. @nytimesworld was frozen for a full 24 hours over an innocuous tweet about a story in which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the country’s treatment of indigenous school children. Twitter restored the account Sunday afternoon, apologizing to The Times “for ...

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WADA chief cites ‘hints & claims’ over Russian state-sponsored doping, 1 year after McLaren Report

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie has said that despite the organization still having no sufficient evidence a state-sponsored doping system in Russia ever existed, it does not mean the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will be reinstated. In an exclusive interview with RT at the sporting forum Play the Game in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Reedie said that ...

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Young 'money mules' handing their bank accounts over to criminals and terrorists

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 08:59 The number of young people helping criminals and terrorists to launder money has soared to record levels, according to the UK’s fraud prevention service. Being a ‘money mule’ may effectively equate to being a fraudster, experts have said. According to Cifas, the number of people aged 21 and under providing their bank details to ...

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50k+ passengers affected by Bali airport closure over volcanic ash in airspace (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 04:09 Edited time: 27 Nov, 2017 04:53 Thousands of tourists have been stranded in Bali after authorities closed off the international airport on the paradise island fearing that volcanic ash spewed by the Mount Agung may jeopardize the safety of aircraft and travelers. An estimated 59,000 passengers were affected after Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport ...

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Black Friday sales push Jeff Bezos’ net worth over $100bn

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 14:16 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the world’s richest person after soaring Black Friday sales and a banner year for his company. Bezos has once again knocked Bill Gates off the top spot. Online sales on Black Friday were up 18.4 percent year-on-year, and Amazon alone may have accounted for half of all online ...

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Sisters no more: Japanese city drops San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

The city of Osaka in Japan has said it will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco after the California city approved a statue commemorating the “comfort women.” The sex slaves were used in Japanese military brothels during World War II. “This is highly regrettable,” said Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura, according to Reuters, describing Wednesday’s endorsement by San Francisco Mayor ...

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Catholic officials threaten to sue ex-altar boys over sexual misconduct allegations

Catholic Church officials in Italy have threatened to file criminal defamation charges against former altar boys of the Pope, after they accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct. The alleged crimes reportedly occurred within the Vatican’s walls. The claims originated from an ex-student identified as “Marco,” who says a seminarian one year older than him would come into his dorm ...

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