Up to 20,000 people got DBS certificates without full security checks since force relaxed process in 2016The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.Up to 20,000 members of the public have been issued with disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificates without full security checks after senior Scotland Yard officers decided to relax the process in 2016 amid [...]
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UN secretary general and Nobel peace prize winner focused on the organisation's role in fighting poverty, injustice and diseaseThe secretary general of the United Nations is charged with the unenviable duty of safeguarding international peace and security, with few tools at his command other than political antennae and the powers of persuasion. Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80, brought strong moral convictions, careful judgment and a quiet determination to the task of demonstrating that [...]
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While Hollywood's interest in romantic comedies seems to be fading, Netflix has been picking up some of the slack. Just a few months ago, it released the tremendously fun Set It Up. And now we've got To All The Boys I've Loved Before, a high school romance based on the young adult novel by Jenny Han. To All The Boys tells the story of Lara Jean Covey (played by Lana Condor), a teenager who's written love [...]
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It's time to end America's war in Afghanistan
A child born on this date in 2001 – just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – is old enough to be fighting today in the war in Afghanistan. This week – almost 17 years after the war began – the Taliban attacked Ghazni, killing more than 100 Afghan army soldiers. The Taliban also overran a base, where they killed another 17 soldiers. [...]
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Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for the past several days after Israeli authorities allowed the entry of the letters and packages from neighboring Jordan. The 10.5 tons of mail had [...]
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Billionaire Boys Club, actor's last film before sexual assault claims, tanks on opening nightKevin Spacey's latest film has tanked at the box office after taking in a record-breaking low of just $126 (£98) on its opening night in US cinemas.Billionaire Boys Club was the last film the actor made before sexual assault allegations dating back more than 30 years began to surface against him last October. Continue reading... [...]
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Dershowitz on NYT report on McGahn cooperating with Mueller
White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller; Alan Dershowitz weighs in on 'Fox & Friends.' [...]
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The strategy of austerity will have long-term consequences throughout EuropeAfter eight years, Greece will on Monday be deemed strong enough to stand on its own feet. The international bailout programme that has provided Athens with emergency financial support will come to an end. Aside from the tough budget rules in place for the next decade or more, Greeks can wave goodbye to the troika – the officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central [...]
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Detective kept files as evidence of how senior officers thwarted Operation CountrymanDocuments retained by a senior detective involved in one of Britain's biggest police corruption inquiries have shed light on how efforts were allegedly made to prevent the true scale of wrongdoing from coming to light.The family of the late DCS Steve Whitby say he kept papers from the Countryman investigation as evidence of how he and his colleagues were thwarted by senior police officers [...]
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