Telford grooming ‘tip of the iceberg’, says solicitor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTelford abuse: ‘I was sold twice a night’ A lawyer who led prosecutions against a child sex abuse ring in Telford has said those cases were the “tip of the iceberg”. Former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, who also oversaw similar high-profile cases in Rochdale, said he knew “more would come out”. Speaking ...

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Dick’s Sporting sees hit from firearm policy changes

(Reuters) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), the U.S. retailer who raised the minimum age to purchase firearms following the massacre at a Florida high school, said on Tuesday it expected the impact from the changes to linger throughout 2018. A general view of Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The company’s shares ...

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Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

HARARE (Reuters) – Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better pay and working conditions, a spokesman for a doctors’ unions said on Tuesday. The action is the first major labor dispute under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Robert Mugabe in November and whose ...

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Mattis: We ‘Look Toward a Victory In Afghanistan — Not a Military Victory’

Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan Tuesday to discuss the military campaign there and “peeling off” some members of the Taliban to pursue a peace deal with the Afghan government. Mattis said he would be meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and top US commanders. Last month, Ghani, hosting an international conference in Kabul, offered the Taliban a ceasefire and ...

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Pakistani citizen released from Indian prison, reaches home after 25 years | Pakistan

LAHORE: A Pakistani citizen was released from an Indian prison on Tuesday, after spending 25 years in the neighbouring country. The citizen named Siraj-ud-din Mohammad reached Pakistan today after obtaining his freedom from the prison. The Ansar Burney Trust played a major role in bringing Siraj to Pakistan. Siraj erroneously made his way into India at the age of 11. ...

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Spring Statement: Is the chancellor right that debt is shrinking?

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Philip Hammond has been talking a lot about debt falling. In his Spring Statement, he referred to the predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility, saying “it forecasts… a shrinking debt”. He also referred to the country expecting “the first sustained fall in debt in 17 years”. But, confusingly, when he says debt is expected ...

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U.S. charges foreign affiliates of KPMG, Deloitte and BDO for improper audits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. securities regulator on Tuesday charged foreign affiliates of three major accounting firms – KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and BDO – for conducting audits without proper oversight from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. FILE PHOTO – The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, ...

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Japan cautious while South Korea upbeat after North Korea talks in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Differences between Japan and South Korea on how to handle North Korea emerged on Tuesday with South Korea upbeat on prospects but a more cautious Japan demanding that North Korea account for Japanese people it says North Korea abducted decades ago. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon (L) meets Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in ...

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