Oxfam to set up independent commission to review practices

(Reuters) – British aid organization Oxfam said on Friday that it would create an independent commission to review the charity’s practices and culture after accusations of sexual misconduct in Haiti. Britain’s The Times newspaper reported last week that some Oxfam staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010 earthquake. Oxfam, one of the world’s biggest ...

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Oxfam sex scandal: Charity to set up independent commission

Media playback is unsupported on your device 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”. The new commission will develop a “global database of accredited ...

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Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the classroom: ‘We watched gunman shoot our friends’ 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 and escaping, according to a court ...

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Cracks widen in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull ‘inept’

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A major rift opened up in Australia’s fragile ruling coalition on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to quit over an affair with a staff member, and derided Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s condemnation of his behavior as “inept”. Turnbull, whose coalition holds a razor-thin majority of just one seat, said on Thursday Joyce, had shown ...

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MPs warn ‘urgent’ funding needed to reverse prison decline

Image caption Prison inspectors said living conditions in Liverpool jail were the worst they had ever seen Prison inspectors need more funding to hold the government and prison bosses to account when jails have “urgent and serious failings”, MPs have said. A Justice Committee report comes after the BBC revealed the appalling conditions at Liverpool Prison. The MPs pointed out ...

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SEC denies Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, saying a lack of information on the would-be buyers threatened the ability to properly monitor the exchange after the deal. The move by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ends a two-year battle to gain approval ...

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Nike London advert: The inside story from some who feature

Image copyright Nike A quick game for you: Name all the famous people you can spot in the new Nike ad. The cameos come thick and fast – with Giggs, Skepta, Harry Kane, Mo Farah and Dina Asher-Smith, to name just a few. Nothing Beats A Londoner features athletes competing over who has the biggest struggle training for their sport ...

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Head of OAS anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The head of the Organization of American States’ anti-corruption mission in Honduras said on Thursday he would resign over a lack of support from authorities in the Central American country. “With great regret and after deep reflection, I announce my resignation,” Juan Jimenez, a Peruvian, wrote in a post on Twitter explaining the reasons for his ...

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