Head of airline detained in investigation into Chapecoense crash

Head of airline detained in investigation into Chapecoense crash

Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team, prosecutors said. Gustavo Vargas, the chief executive, and two other employees of the tiny Bolivia-based charter airline were taken to a prosecutor’s office in […]

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye is a “flight risk” and has been placed under emergency detention, South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday. Choi Soon-Sil, who faces allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs over her decades-long friendship with Park, was grilled for hours Monday after she […]

Thousands of children detained in anti-extremist security clampdowns

Thousands of children detained in anti-extremist security clampdowns

Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. In a new report, the US-based rights group documented an increase in the detention of […]