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Gurkhas urged to come forward in fraud police inquiry

Hundreds of Gurkhas who may have lost money in a suspected 50m City fraud have been urged to come forward. City of London Police says it has heard from some potential victims who claim to have invested thousands or millions in a Ponzi scheme with little return. A Ponzi scheme fraudulently distributes returns to investors from the money paid in by other investors. Police investigating City...


Obama condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric in first US mosque visit

Barack Obama has condemned what he called inexcusable political rhetoric about Islam, an apparent reference to recent remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In his first visit to a US mosque as president, Mr Obama said anti-Muslim rhetoric had no place in our country. He praised Muslim-Americans as some of the most respectful and patriotic Americans youll ever meet. Mr Trump...


Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention. Writing on Wikileaks Twitter account Wednesday night, Assange said if the U.N. finds he has lost his case against the United Kingdom and Sweden then he will ...


Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US
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Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US

A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US. A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by sexual contact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) told the BBC. The person had not travelled to infected areas but their partner had returned from Venezuela. Zika is carried by mosquitoes and has been linked...


Republican Cruz tops Trump in Iowa presidential race, Clinton and Sanders tie

Republican Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa on Monday while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remained deadlocked in the first presidential nominating contests of the 2016 White House race. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won with 28 percent of the vote compared to 24 percent for businessman Trump in the Republican contest. Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator ...


Afghanistan attack: Ten die in Kabul 'suicide blast'

At least 10 people have been killed by a suspected suicide car bomber at a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Another 20 people were wounded in the blast in the west of the city, Deputy Interior Minister Ayoub Salangi said. Most of the dead are reported to be civilians. No group has said it carried out the bombing. The Taliban have mounted a string of attacks in Ka...


Guerrero state: '11 dead' at Mexico teen's birthday party

At least 11 people were shot dead at a girls 15th birthday party in Mexicos Guerrero state, its governor says. Hector Astudillo Flores said a disturbance occurred at the traditional coming-of-age party in Cundancito, in the west of the region. After the shooting, authorities tried to reach the area but were met by gunfire, he said. Two years ago, 43 students disappeared in Guerrero, which...


EU talks: 'Crucial' day for possible Cameron-Tusk deal

David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk are set for a crucial day of talks about the UKs renegotiated membership of the EU. A meeting on Sunday night ended without a deal, though a Downing Street source said there had been a breakthrough on restricting benefits for EU migrants. Mr Tusk said intensive work would be needed during the coming hours. The aim is to agree a deal to be...


Attacks on Iraq’s Sunni civilians could constitute war crimes

The abduction and killing of scores of Sunni civilians in eastern Iraq this month and attacks on their property by Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen could constitute a war crime, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. Shiite militiamen deployed this month in Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, after two blasts killed 23 people near a coffee shop where they often meet. Islamic Sta...


Meet the 7-feet-tall dog vying for world’s tallest title

Say hello to Rocko, a Great Dane hoping to set the Guinness World Record as the tallest dog in the world. Only two-years-old, Rocko is already 7-feet-tall and weighs about 167-pounds, according to reports. We had no idea he was going to be this freakishly large, says Jessica Williams, Rockos human, on the CCTVNews Facebook page. She and her boyfriend Nick Helms got Rocko when he was eight-we...


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