ICRC reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

ICRC reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years. The ICRC’s director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for […]

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car […]

Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

Media caption“At least in heaven there’s food”: The children caught up in Eastern Ghouta air strikes The UN Security Council is struggling to agree a resolution seeking a ceasefire in Syria and has put back a vote until Saturday. The vote has already been delayed several times since Thursday. Russia wanted changes to a draft […]

Bullish Trump jokes about hiding his bald spot

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Winter Olympics: Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov’s flag warning

Winter Olympics: Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov’s flag warning

Media playback is not supported on this device Grigory Rodchenkov speaks to BBC sports editor Dan Roan The BBC travelled to a secret location in the US to meet Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory, who is living under witness protection. In his first international broadcast interview since defecting, the 59-year-old whistleblower […]

What the British think of arming teachers

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Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Media caption“School sheriff didn’t have the courage” An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Donald Trump says. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be […]

US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea – the “largest ever” President Trump says. The measures target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea, but also China and Taiwan. North Korea is already under a range of international and US sanctions over […]

Eugenie Bouchard: Tennis star wins US Open concussion lawsuit

Eugenie Bouchard: Tennis star wins US Open concussion lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Her lawyers say she will now seek millions in damages A New York jury has awarded damages to Eugenie Bouchard, the tennis star who dropped out of the US Open after a fall in a trainer’s room. The 23-year-old Canadian slipped on a cleaning substance on the floor after […]

Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution

Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russia’s ambassador says Moscow has put forward amendments Russia has said there is no agreement on a UN Security Council resolution to bring in a 30-day truce in Syria. Russia’s UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, told the council in New York his country had presented amendments. Speaking at an emergency meeting […]