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Police announce independent probe into Rotherham scandal

Chief Constable David Crompton
SOUTH Yorkshire Police have commissioned a "fully independent investigation" into the force's handling of the Rotherham child exploitation scandal. The inquiry will "examine the role of both the police and council... and address any wrongdoings or failings," Chief Constable David Crompton said. He added: "We must give victims th...

Britain to outline tougher anti-jihadist measures

PRIME Minister David Cameron was to outline tougher measures against jihadist suspects after Britain raised its security risk assessment to a level where an attack is thought "highly likely". Cameron is to give a statement to the Hou More News »

Pakistan's Khan vows to fight on despite deadly clashes

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan vowed Sunday to protest "until the last breath" as ongoing clashes between his supporters and police outside the prime minister's residence left three dead and hundreds injured. The violence began Saturday night More News »

Modi leaves for Japan to boost defence, energy ties

INDIA'S new Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Saturday (August 30) for a trip to Japan aimed at strengthening ties with counterpart Shinzo Abe and boosting trade between Asia's second and third largest economies. The two leaders, b More News »

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday (August 29) he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. It will be Abbott's fi More News »
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