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Russia-Trump inquiry: President says 'no collusion' as FBI charges Russians

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump says his election campaign “did nothing wrong” as the FBI brought charges against 13 Russians for alleged election meddling. Special Counsel Robert Mueller also named three companies in the indictment – seen as a major development his continuing probe into the 2016 poll. Three of the people named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. Russia denies trying to sway the poll. In a tweet on Friday evening,…

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Rapper Nelly: Police inquiry starts over sex assault claims

Claims that rapper Nelly sexually assaulted a fan after a gig in the UK have been formally reported to police. The attack is alleged to have happened after Nelly’s show at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 5 December. An Essex Police spokesman said the force had started an investigation after a woman reported she had been “sexually assaulted”. He said: “Enquiries are ongoing.” Nelly has denied the allegations. Last month, the BBC reported Essex Police wanted to obtain a report from the unnamed woman after allegations of an assault were…

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Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry

The Charity Commission is to begin an investigation into Oxfam’s handling of a sex scandal in which staff hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011. The watchdog has concerns the charity may not have “full and frankly disclosed material details”. It comes after Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence quit over the charity’s response to the revelations. And a whistleblower said an Oxfam aid worker was accused of coercing a woman to have sex “in exchange for aid”. Whistleblower Helen Evans, who worked as Oxfam’s global head of safeguarding between 2012…

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Hyponatraemia inquiry: Children's hospital deaths were avoidable

An inquiry into the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland’s hospitals has found that four of them were avoidable. The 14-year inquiry into hyponatraemia-related deaths was set up to examine the deaths of the children. Hyponatraemia is a medical condition that occurs when there is a shortage of sodium in the bloodstream. The inquiry’s chair was scathing about how medical professionals had treated the children’s families. Who were the children? Timeline of hyponatraemia inquiry Mr Justice O’Hara was also heavily critical of how some witnesses treated the inquiry, as…

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Chelsea news: Blues make shock inquiry for Stoke City forward Peter Crouch

The striker was a boyhood Chelsea fan Thursday, January 18, 2018 Chelsea have made a surprising inquiry for Stoke City’s Peter Crouch as they frantically look to get back-up for out-of-form striker Alvaro Morata.  The story emerges after it was reported that Chelsea target Andy Carroll faced a possible lengthy absence after sustaining an ankle injury.  Antonio Conte’s side have thus turned their attention to Crouch, who turns 37 later this month.  The Blues are in a striker crisis with summer signing Morata with no goals in his last six…

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British Cycling failures 'hindered' jiffy-bag inquiry – UK anti-doping agency

UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) claimed its ‘jiffy-bag’ investigation had been “hindered” and may have even been “potentially compromised” by British Cycling’s failure to report doping allegations sooner, the BBC can reveal. In a confidential and highly critical letter dated 14 November 2017, and sent after Ukad halted its inquiry into a mystery 2011 medical delivery, British Cycling was told its medical storeroom at the National Velodrome had been “chaotic and disorganised”. The agency also pointed to “little if any evidence of supervision or executive oversight” of team doctors. Ukad had refused…

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Trump's Russia inquiry 'started by Australian tip-off'

The investigation into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign began after a tip-off from Australia, the New York Times reports. Trump adviser George Papadopoulos allegedly told Australia’s top UK diplomat that Moscow had incriminating “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The newspaper alleges the revelation came “during a night of heavy drinking” in London in May 2016. Australia later informed the FBI. The New York Times report claims that the exchange was the spark for establishing a secret investigation into possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign in…

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