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Source: Fox News

American accused of stealing terra-cotta warrior's thumb must be 'severely' punished, China says

Today 01:32 GMT

China is reportedly demanding a 24-year-old American man face "severe punishment" for allegedly snapping off the left thumb of a $4.5 million ancient terra-cotta warrior statue on display at a Philadelphia museum.

Rohana proceeded to take selfies with the 2,000-year-old statue, known as “The Calvaryman,” then snapped off the left thumb and walked away, authorities said. The museum noticed the missing thumb on Jan. 8 — more than two weeks after the alleged incident — and reported it to police.

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Source: NBC News

Netanyahu's ex-spokesman arrested in corruption probe

Today 01:32 GMT

Israeli police on Tuesday named the two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe that has cast a further pall of suspicion over the longtime Israeli leader.

With an initial gag order lifted, police identified the pair as Nir Hefetz, a former Netanyahu spokesman, and Shlomo Filber, the former director of the communications ministry under Netanyahu.

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Source: New York Times

Treating the Victims, and the Teenager Accused of Gunning Them Down

Today 03:22 GMT

With distraught relatives and journalists converging on the hospital in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the medical staff now faced the challenge of treating the man accused of causing all the carnage.

“Dealing with trauma patients, you’re always going to have to deal with the bad guys, too,” Dr. Nichiporenko said, recalling the myriad times when crime suspects and victims were in rooms next to one another. “You have to be professional and do your job.”

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Source: New York Times

Lawyer Accused of Making False Statements in Russia Investigation

Today 01:32 GMT

He is accused of making false statements regarding communications he had with Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide, about work done in Ukraine, according to a document filed in court on Friday.

The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with making a false statement when he was interviewed about work he did with a Trump campaign adviser six years ago.

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Source: The Guradian

Marilyn Manson accused of sexual harassment and racist remarks

Today 01:32 GMT

Actor Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of making inappropriate sexual and racial remarks on the set of House, the medical drama starring Hugh Laurie that ended in 2012.

Manson issued a statement about the incident, describing it as “an act of theatre in an attempt to make a statement about how easily accessible semi-automatic weapons are and how seeing them has become normalised”.

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Source: CBS News

Man accused of lying in Russia probe pleads guilty of lying to investigators

Today 03:23 GMT

WASHINGTON -- A man charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in the Russia probe.

Zwan had been accused of lying about an email exchange between himself and someone called "Person A" who remains unidentified. But the government found he lied and had encrypted message conversations in Setepmber 2016, including a phrase in Russian that translates to "essentially the tip of the ice berg."

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Source: CBS News

Trump claims he's never met accuser who says he forcibly kissed her

Today 03:23 GMT

She said she was a 22-year-old receptionist at Trump Tower in New York in 2005 when Mr. Trump kissed her repeatedly on the cheeks and then "directly on the mouth" during an introductory conversation.

In fact, The Hill reported that attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented a few of the women who accused Mr. Trump, set up a GoFundMe account for one accuser, Jill Harth, and also received a donation that paid off Harth's mortgage on her Queens apartment.

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Source: BBC

Lawmaker 'invited aide to spin the bottle'

Today 03:22 GMT

A state lawmaker who rose to national prominence as a campaigner against sexual assault is accused of firing an aide who refused to play "spin the bottle", according to court papers.

She says she volunteered for an unpaid leave of absence "so as not to serve as a distraction or in any way influence the process of this investigation", adding that she looks forward to returning to work.

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Source: BBC

Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, and 17 other suspects have gone on trial in Madrid accused of massive money-laundering for a Russian mafia gang.

The money-laundering by Russian gangsters in Spain is said to have started in the 1990s, when rich Russians began buying luxury villas in the Costa del Sol and Balearic Islands. Spanish prosecutors believe more than €50m ($62m; £44m) of Russian mafia money was laundered by the so-called Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya gang, based in St Petersburg.

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Source: CBS News

Oxfam staff accused of sexual misconduct threatened witnesses

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

In a section on lessons learned from the Haiti scandal, Oxfam agency said it needed to embed "women's rights at the heart of what we do," and implement better procedures to stop disgraced workers from moving on to new posts in the aid industry.


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