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Corruption

‘We’ll feed you to the crocodile!’ Italian mafia threaten local businesses with exotic animals
​The Italian mafia is getting exotic these days, threatening local business owners by using ferocious animals such as tigers, crocodiles and even drug-dealing parrots to extract protection money.

21.11.2014 10:51

‘Domestic extremists’: Police face legal action after spying on journalists for years
A group of journalists are taking legal action after they discovered the Metropolitan Police had been systematically monitoring their movements and behavior on a secret database designed to capture “domestic extremism.”

21.11.2014 09:34

‘Outstanding’ London school accused of promoting extremists, enforcing segregation
An ‘outstanding’ London secondary school is due to be placed in special measures, over concerns that it was not doing enough to protect its students from ‘extremist’ activities.

20.11.2014 11:52

Former head of Iceland’s Landsbanki jailed for role in 2008 crash
Sigurjon Arnason, the ex- CEO of Landsbanki, one of the three Icelandic banks that crashed and ruined the economy in 2008, has been sentenced to 12 month in prison for manipulating the bank’s share price and deceiving investors in the bank’s dying days.

20.11.2014 07:22

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations – UN
Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.

18.11.2014 14:03

‘Divorced from reality’: MPs report ‘widespread’ child sex abuse in England
​Organized and systemic abuse of children is ‘widespread’ in England, MPs have warned, following the publication of the Rotherham abuse scandal report on Tuesday.

18.11.2014 13:28

‘Big business': Modern slavery sees up to 36mn people subjugated worldwide
Nearly 36 million people across the world are involved in some form of slavery, from forced labor to forced marriage, a survey by a global human rights organization has revealed, describing modern slavery as a "hidden crime" and "big business."

18.11.2014 08:28

MPs hit out at teachers for failing to curb cyber-bullying
British MPs have warned that UK schools are failing to tackle cyberbullying, suggesting that more needs to be done to teach children about online abuse on social media sites.

17.11.2014 17:09

Protests over 43 missing students sweeping to a head in Mexico
The disappearance of 43 students near the town of Iguala over 6 weeks ago continues to fuel outrage across Mexico. While public anger is growing over the government's handling of the case, protesters are blocking roads and demanding justice.

17.11.2014 13:18

Charity Commission ‘targets’ Muslim orgs – report
More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized the government for what they see as ‘excessive’ surveillance.

17.11.2014 13:00

‘Corrupt arrangement’: Boris brokered £1bn deal with ‘unethical’ Chinese firm
Boris Johnson, London’s flamboyant mayor, is facing scathing criticism over a £1 billion business deal with an ‘unethical’ Chinese firm. Critics suggest the firm was given preferential treatment throughout the tendering process.

14.11.2014 15:50

82lbs of gold discovered at Chinese Communist Party official’s home
Some 82lbs (37kg) of gold and 120 million yuan ($19.5 million) in cash has been discovered in the home of a Chinese Communist Party official. The discovery has been termed “shocking” by China’s state news agency.

14.11.2014 13:55