Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Around 350 people have come forward to say they were sexually abused as children at British football clubs, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said Thursday. The scale of the abuse began to emerge last week after a string of ex-footballers, including England internationals, told of the ordeals inflicted upon them by coaches. “We are […]

Malaysia Airlines MH370 jet in ‘death dive when it vanished’, says report

Malaysia Airlines MH370 jet in ‘death dive when it vanished’, says report

A report into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by the Australian safety investigator leading the search supports its view that the aircraft descended rapidly after running out of fuel with no human intervention, the agency said on Wednesday. Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 passengers and […]

European oil companies selling dirty fuel to Africa, report says

European oil companies selling dirty fuel to Africa, report says

European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent, a campaign group said Thursday. A three-year investigation published by Switzerland-based environmental and economic group Public Eye did not accuse oil companies of breaking any laws. But it charged several firms with using […]

Baltimore police racially biased, says scathing US government report

Baltimore police racially biased, says scathing US government report

The US Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled a scathing report that found the Baltimore police department has disproportionately stopped, searched and arrested African Americans for years. The report was released at a news conference in the city more than a year after riots provoked by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered in […]

US releases 28 long-classified pages of 9-11 report

US releases 28 long-classified pages of 9-11 report

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Friday released 28 pages of the official report on the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States that had been classified for 13 years. The United States probed links between the Saudi government and the 9/11 attacks, finding multiple suspicions but no proven ties, documents declassified Friday […]

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities say they have identified the commander of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks on Paris and know that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, cornered and killed days later by police, played a lesser role. Newly published official documents cite testimony by Bernard Bajolet,France’s head of external security, to a closed-door parliamentary inquiry into France’s anti-terrorism activities […]

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

WASHINGTON: Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimating and then misrepresenting the extremist threat in Libya. As Washington insiders pored over the minutiae of an 800-page document that was two years and seven million taxpayer […]

UN rejects Yemen coalition’s plea to name sources behind its report

UN rejects Yemen coalition’s plea to name sources behind its report

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations said on Wednesday it would not give the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen the sources of information that led to its blacklisting for killing and injuring about 1,200 children in the war-torn country last year. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that it was “paramount” to protect sources of information used […]