May 24, 2018

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Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit NigeriaAmnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram but the government said the rights monitor was repeating false accusations. Amnesty said it had gathered multiple testimonies about alleged abuse by the security forces, including claimed that soldiers coerced vulnerable survivors into having sex in exchange for food. In November 2016, police vowed to look into allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in the camps but several months later, the military rejected the allegations.


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'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegal maids

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegal maidsA Korean Air heiress known for a "nut rage" tantrum that sparked national uproar was summoned for questioning Thursday for illegally hiring immigrants to work as maids, the latest scandal to engulf her billionaire family. Cho Hyun-ah kept her head bowed as she reported to immigration authorities in Seoul on Thursday. A series of scandals have left Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho and his family facing mounting scrutiny over a spate of alleged wrongdoings that have riled the public and even sparked protests by the firm's employees.


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'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegal maids

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegal maidsA Korean Air heiress known for a "nut rage" tantrum that sparked national uproar was summoned for questioning Thursday for illegally hiring immigrants to work as maids, the latest scandal to engulf her billionaire family. Cho Hyun-ah kept her head bowed as she reported to immigration authorities in Seoul on Thursday. A series of scandals have left Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho and his family facing mounting scrutiny over a spate of alleged wrongdoings that have riled the public and even sparked protests by the firm's employees.


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Macron in Russia for high-stakes talks with Putin

Macron in Russia for high-stakes talks with PutinFrench President Emmanuel Macron will visit Saint Petersburg on Thursday to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, with the Iran nuclear deal as well as conflicts in Syria and Ukraine on the agenda. The trip is Macron's first to Russia as president and follows a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.


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