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Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

World
The number of people killed in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 131. Nearly 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused extensive damage to their homes. Image: 1,500 were injured by the quake, which happened on Sunday The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Lombok, an island neighbouring the popular tourist destination of Bali, on Sunday.Six days earlier, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 16 people and weakened many structures. 0:48 ...
Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hosted the relatives of victims killed by illegal immigrants amid outrage over the separation of migrant families. "Your loved ones have not died in vain," he told the group of so-called Angel Families at the White House. Mr Trump has faced global condemnation for the US immigration policy that has seen more than 2,000 migrant children stripped from their families.He bowed to public pressure and reversed the policy earlier this week.The president signed an executive order on Wednesday to end the separate detention of undocumented immigrant children from their parents after illegally entering the country. As part of the the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy, which...
Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Technology
The rideshare company Uber announced Tuesday that it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers and drivers who come forward claiming they've been sexually harassed or assaulted. But the move is drawing some criticism for applying only to individuals and not class-action suits. The policy shift was detailed in a letter titled "Turning the lights on" published on the company's site. Uber's Chief Legal Officer Tony West wrote that the company "will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees." This update, he continued, will "give riders, drivers and employees options to continue taking accusations of harassment or assaults into arbitration, but also allow for a confidential...
Oxfam scandal: Boss urges victims to come forward

Oxfam scandal: Boss urges victims to come forward

World
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...
This new financial cyberscam costs victims an average $130,000 for each attack

This new financial cyberscam costs victims an average $130,000 for each attack

Finance
If you get an email from a seemingly trusted source asking you to wire some money or share some sensitive information, it might be best to hit the delete button.That email just might be a phishing attempt in a business-email compromise scheme, or BEC — a new scam that's resulted in a $ 5.2 billion loss between Oct. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2016, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This latest twist on ripoffs was the subject of a Wednesday panel at TD Ameritrade's National LINC conference in Orlando.More from Investor Toolkit:New broker rules aim to curb elder fraud Cryptocurrency and taxes: What you need to know An $ 11 million opportunity: It's time to talk about estate planning"Your firm is always at risk," said Stephen Dougherty, a panelist and financial fraud investigator wi