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Oxfam scandal: Boss urges victims to come forward

Oxfam scandal: Boss urges victims to come forward

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Oxfam's most senior figure is urging victims of abuse to come forward as she promised "justice" and announced an independent commission to "root out" sex offenders.Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International's executive director, offered an apology over a sex and prostitution scandal that she described as "a stain" on the charity.A series of allegations, first published by The Times a week ago, has seen senior Oxfam workers accused of soliciting prostitutes while overseeing aid operations around the world.The charity has also come under fire for its initial response after concerns about sexual exploitation were raised years ago, although it has denied covering up allegations in Haiti in 2011.Posting on Twitter, Ms Byanyima said: "I am inviting anyone who has been a victim of abuse to come forward...
‘You won’t win the league if you sell your best players’ – Dean Saunders urges Liverpool to keep Philippe Coutinho

‘You won’t win the league if you sell your best players’ – Dean Saunders urges Liverpool to keep Philippe Coutinho

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Dean Saunders has urged Liverpool to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, warning his former club: ‘You won’t win the league if you sell your best players!’Brazilian playmaker Coutinho has been in great form for the Reds this season, but he is widely expected to leave this month with Barcelona still keen on bringing him to the Nou Camp.Having failed with their attempts to sign him in the summer, latest reports from Spain claim Barca have tabled an offer worth up to €150million (£133m) to sign him in January.READ MORE: Barcelona make €150million move for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, claims leading Spanish paperIt is claimed Liverpool will consider an offer if they deem it a fair price for their star man, but former Reds star Saunders wants the club to show their ambition to win titles by ke
The Latest: Israel urges others to follow US on Jerusalem

The Latest: Israel urges others to follow US on Jerusalem

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The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador is urging all nations to follow the United States and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Danny Danon told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday on President Donald Trump's announcement that "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a critical and necessary step for peace." He stressed that "there will never be peace without Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel. And that will never change." The United States is the first country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Danon recalled that 3,000 years ago King David declared Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish people. He held up the re...
Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

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Regional branches of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign.The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the country's military which staged a takeover on Wednesday.War veterans until recently loyal to the 93-year-old president and liberal groups have also urged him to quit.Earlier Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover.Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days, but attended a graduation ceremony on Friday, handing out degrees.The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, apparently to pave the way for his wife Grace Mugabe - who is four decades younger than him - to...
US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US has called for "calm" after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control.State department spokeswoman Heather Nauert urged all parties to "avoid further clashes". Iraqi soldiers moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial independence referendum.They are aiming to retake areas under Kurdish control since Islamic State militants swept through the region.Residents of Kurdish-controlled areas, including Kirkuk, overwhelmingly backed secession from Iraq in a vote on 25 September.While Kirkuk is outside Iraqi Kurdistan, Kurdish voters in the city were allowed to take part.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had denounced the vote as unconstitutional. But...