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Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud

National / Crime & Legal Feb 19, 2018

Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud

Police on Monday raided facilities of the main successor group to doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo in connection with an alleged case of fraud involving a condominium lease, investigators said. The facilities of the group, known as Aleph, are in Kyoto's Minami Ward and are believed ...

Curlers left bemused by doping allegation

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Curling Feb 19, 2018

Curlers left bemused by doping allegation

Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the biggest is why? Why would an athlete in one of the Winter Games' least taxing and least physically demanding sports feel it necessary to use performance-enhancing drugs? Even ...