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CIA and MI6 in bribery row

CIA and MI6 in bribery row

  MI6 and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)  is at the centre of a bribery row after it emerged that that they have given tens of millions of dollars in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for more than ten years. The so-called “ghost money” was reportedly given to buy ‘influence’ in the country and[Read More...]

Police plan to fit elderly with tracking devices

Police plan to fit elderly with tracking devices

  Police have announced plans to fit tracking devices into elderly dementia sufferers to avoid “costly call-outs” to search for patients who go missing. Sussex Police have purchased 15 of the devices and said that it would prevent the time spent on searching for elderly people who go missing. They have estimated that one-in-four of more than 300 missing persons[Read More...]

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

  Four years after his election promise to close down Guantanamo in Cuba, president Obama has announced his intention to renew his commitment to the cause. Around 166 inmates – many of whom have not been charged – are currently held in the prison camp and 100 of them are on hunger strike. Many of the inmates, such as  Shaker[Read More...]

Tenants in arrears to get benefits transferred to landlords

Tenants in arrears to get benefits transferred to landlords

  The government has launched a new scheme which may see those who are on benefits having their money diverted to landlords, it has emerged. A circular published by the Department for Work and Pensions on Monday revealed that tenant’s of social landlords will have their benefits transferred to their housing provider, if they accrue two months of arrears. The[Read More...]

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

  A US judge has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking bribes from a prison developer after years of sending young teenagers to jail for minor crimes. In a bitter twist of irony, former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was jailed and ordered to pay nearly $1.2 million for his part in a “kids for cash scheme”.[Read More...]