Aug 29, 2014

Rob Ford made players roll in goose droppings, documents say

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by a Toronto Catholic school last year as a volunteer coach after he made disparaging remarks to ...

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

| Aug 28, 2014

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

Rotherham is a working-class, declining steel-and-coal town with higher-than-average unemployment. It seems remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below ...

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Jul 26, 2014

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking ...

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...

Jul 11, 2014

Australia judge probed for saying incest 'may be accepted'

An Australian judge will be investigated for his “appalling” comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday. New South Wales state Attorney General Brad Hazzard said he was “extremely concerned” about ...

Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Jun 20, 2014

Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a U.N. watchdog said, urging the British government to do more to combat the scourge. “We’re concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been ...

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Jun 20, 2014

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a U.N. child rights watchdog said on Thursday amid uproar over the horrific gang rape and lynching of two girls. “There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to ...

All right on the night? World Cup stadium a worry

Jun 12, 2014

All right on the night? World Cup stadium a worry

The biggest question for Thursday’s opening match of the World Cup isn’t whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd. Will everything work? More importantly, will the 61,600 ...

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

Jun 6, 2014

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

A minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party said Thursday that rape can be condoned in some circumstances, in comments that were sure to fuel national anger over sex attacks against women. Babulal Gaur, who as home minister of central Madhya Pradesh state ...