Most Negative Articles In The Past 7 Days
Source: The Guradian

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Today 06:58 GMT

R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois for incidents dating back as far as May 1998, according to court documents seen by the Guardian.

The incidents occurred between May 1998 to May 1999; September 1998 to September 2001; May 2009 to January 2010; and in February 2003. Multiple women have accused Kelly of violent and controlling behavior, including allegations he had sex with girls as young as 14 and brainwashed young women in what their parents described as a “cult”.

Source: BBC

UK young 'more likely to die from asthma'

Friday 10:51 GMT

"Prevention is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan, and as part of this we are increasing funding by an average 3.4% per year, meaning that by 2023-24 it will receive £20.5bn a year more than it currently does."

Emma Rigby, chief executive at the Association for Young People's Health, said there needed to be a greater understanding of young people's health needs. Researchers analysed data from the mid-1990s to the last year for which data was comparable with other countries, 2016.

Source: BBC

Australian jailed for car rampage murders

Today 01:29 GMT

An Australian man has been sentenced to life in jail for murdering six people and injuring 27 more in a vehicle attack in Melbourne.

Three months ago, Bourke St was the scene of an unrelated terror incident that left one victim dead and two others injured.

Source: DW

Austrian police arrest man for sexual abuse of under-age daughters, grand-daughters

Today 06:58 GMT

The 57-year-old was arrested in a town north of Vienna on charges of sexual abuse of his children and the grand-children under his custody.

The State Office of Criminal Investigation for Lower Austria announced they had arrested the man earlier this month in the Mistelbach district on suspicion of sexual abuse of his two daughters.

Source: Common Domain

Hedge funds hold smallest slice of stock market since 2012

Friday 14:30 GMT

“Coming into 2019, the percent of S&P 500 market cap owned by hedge funds was at the lowest level seen since 2012, and the percent of [Russell 2000] market cap owned by hedge funds was near its 2016 low,” wrote analysts led by Lori Calvasina, head of U.S. equity strategy, in a Thursday note.

An ugly fourth quarter for stocks saw hedge funds scale back their stacks in U.S. equities, according to one analysis of quarterly filings and other data.

Source: DW

Leaving Syria, many Islamic State members to transit Turkey

Friday 21:50 GMT

Regional leaders will soon need to discuss how Turkey will deal with an influx of former Islamic State fighters attempting to transit the country on their way back to their homelands from neighboring Syria and Iraq.

Turkey's government has repeatedly been criticized for the way that it has permitted fighters for the Islamic State, al-Qaida, the Nusra Front and similar terror organizations to transit the country relatively freely en route to Syria ever since the beginning of the civil war nearly eight years ago.

Source: DW

India to cut water to Pakistan as Kashmir conflict escalates

Friday 18:10 GMT

India's infrastructure minister, Nitin Gadkari, announced on Twitter on Thursday that his country had, "decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan."

The announcement came as tensions between India and neighboring Pakistan continued to soar in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the disputed Kashmir region last Thursday. India blames Pakistan for the attack, which killed 40 paramilitary soldiers, whereas Pakistan denies any involvement.

Source: Fox News

Jussie Smollett's alleged hate crime hoax sheds light on similar phony accusations

Friday 19:05 GMT

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett's alleged hate crime attack unraveled after police reportedly determined he "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" by allegedly paying two brothers to stage the attack against him. He is now facing felony charges for allegedly orchestrating the "phony" hate crime attack.

Many of which initially were reported to have been carried out by pro-Trump aggressors -- that turned out to be completely fake.

Source: The Guradian

UN urges torture inquiry after Indonesia police put snake on West Papua boy

Today 06:59 GMT

Indonesian police who used a large snake to terrorise a handcuffed boy is reflective of “a widespread pattern of violence” against indigenous West Papuans, a United Nations panel of experts has said, calling for investigations into numerous cases of violence, unlawful arrest and mistreatment.

Earlier this month a video emerged of Indonesian police interrogating a young boy, in handcuffs and on the floor, while officers wrapped a large snake around him.

Source: Fox News

California bill would require Catholic priests to report child sex abuse revealed in confession

Friday 15:25 GMT

California state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would strip priests of their legal protection for the Catholic Church's sacrament of confession when it comes to child sexual abuse.

The "Removing Clergy Exemption from Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting" bill, introduced Wednesday by Democratic State Sen. Jerry Hill, removes an exemption in the state's "mandated reporter" law that allows all members of the clergy to withhold knowledge of suspected child abuse from law enforcement if that information is obtained during a "penitential communication," such as Catholic confession.

Source: BBC

Pulwama attack: BCCI calls on ICC to act following Kashmir incident

Today 06:59 GMT

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has called on the International Cricket Council to "sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates" amid the fallout from the suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir.

"In view of the... terrorist attack, the BCCI fears for the safety and security of players and match officials participating in upcoming ICC events, including the World Cup," a statement read. "Most countries from which the members of the ICC hail have strongly condemned this terrorist attack and expressed solidarity with India.

Source: Fox News

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues Army contractor who employed bomber

Friday 17:15 GMT

A U.S. soldier who suffered serious brain injuries and shrapnel wounds to his chest in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan is now suing the American defense contractor that employed the bomber.

“Fluor's negligent supervision of the bomber enabled the bomber's attack against the Army,” said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenville, South Carolina, one of Fluor's U.S. locations. It added that “Fluor well knew that in Afghanistan, and on American military bases, in particular, suicide bombers were a constant and dire threat.”

Source: The Guradian

North Carolina board orders new election in disputed congressional race

Friday 21:50 GMT

North Carolina’s elections board has ordered a new election in the last undecided congressional race from the 2018 midterms after reviewing evidence that the contest was tainted by absentee ballot fraud.

The move came after the Republican candidate Mark Harris abruptly dropped his bid to be declared the winner and instead called for a new election, after investigators found evidence of ballot fraud by political operatives working for him.

Source: The Guradian

One of six officers who fired at Willie McCoy had killed unarmed man in 2018

Friday 19:05 GMT

One of the six California police officers who fired a barrage of bullets at Willie McCoy, at a Vallejo Taco Bell had previously shot and killed an unarmed man and is the subject of an ongoing excessive force lawsuit.

The Vallejo officer Ryan McMahon and five other policemen fired at McCoy, a 20-year-old aspiring rapper, after officers woke him up inside his car at a fast-food drive through earlier this month.

Source: Fox News

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle's relationship with Under Armour CEO was ‘unusual and problematic,’ report says

Friday 21:50 GMT

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle’s relationship with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank raised eyebrows when a Wall Street Journal report Thursday detailed the cable news host’s alleged affair -- including everything from allegedly using NBC News to run damage control for Under Armour to offering advice on dealing with President Trump.

CNN’S VAN JONES COMPARES JUSSIE SMOLLETT TO JACKIE ROBINSON: ‘THIS IS THE FALL OF AN ICON. “Plank’s relationship with Ms. Ruhle was brought to the attention of the Under Armour board after the company uncovered emails that showed an intimate relationship between them,” the Journal reported.

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