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Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 16, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionOxfam head: ‘I know we have a problem’ Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for [...]

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Florida school shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 16, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionFred Guttenberg said he couldn’t remember if he had told his daughter Jaime that he loved her The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say. Nikolas Cruz, 19, said he arrived on campus and began shooting students before abandoning his weapon [...]

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Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 15, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed [...]

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‘This happens nowhere else,’ says US senator

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 15, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

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Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 15, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionStudents describe fleeing school as shots rang out At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody. [...]

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Tenants should have ‘default right’ to pets

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 14, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Labour wants to strengthen the rights of tenants to keep a pet in their properties as part of a package of proposed animal welfare measures. Some rental agreements drawn up by landlords insist on no animals. Tenants can seek permission to keep pets but Labour wants a default right for them to do so unless [...]

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Minnie Driver quits Oxfam over Haiti sex claims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 14, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Actress Minnie Driver has stood down from her role as a celebrity ambassador for Oxfam. This follows claims that staff for the charity in Haiti and other countries paid vulnerable people for sex. In a statement Ms Driver said she was “nothing short of horrified” by the allegations. Oxfam said it was [...]

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Boris Johnson: Brexit is a reason for hope not fear

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 14, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson is to attempt to reassure voters who are angry and alienated by Brexit that the UK’s split from the EU is a cause for “hope not fear”. The foreign secretary will use a speech to try to build bridges with those who voted to remain in the EU, saying their [...]

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Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 13, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The British Virgin Islands are home to 11,700 firms owning UK property A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found. The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 [...]

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South Africa: ANC ‘decides Zuma must go’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 13, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Zuma’s time in office has been overshadowed by corruption allegations South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say. The reported decision to “recall” him followed marathon talks by senior party officials that [...]

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