Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: scandal

Imam apologises for scandal with multiple women

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq has apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for an online scandal involving multiple women who accused him of “cheating and manipulation”. The opening batsman had landed in hot waters last week when a few women posted alleged screenshots of his objectionable Whatsapp and Instagram chats ...

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Hollywood producer charged in Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian producer of Hollywood film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and stepson of the country’s disgraced ex-leader was Friday charged with illegally receiving almost $250 million from state fund 1MDB. Riza Aziz pleaded not guilty to five charges of money laundering when he appeared in a Kuala ...

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Japanese Olympic body head resigns amid bribery scandal

TOKYO: Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee’s executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...

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Harbhajan Singh denies he cried in front of Symonds

  SYDNEY-AFP: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has refuted claims from Andrew Symonds that he broke down and cried in apologising over the infamous “monkeygate” scandal, telling the Australian to “grow up”. Symonds on Sunday recounted what he claimed was a truce between the pair called three years after the ugly ...

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Daimler profits hit by diesel scandal

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German car giant Daimler reported a slump in third-quarter profits, confirming a weaker 2018 outlook as it suffered lower sales and shouldered costs for refits to polluting diesel cars. Net profit at the Mercedes-Benz maker shed 21 percent year-on-year between July and September, to 1.76 billion euros ...

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China fines pharma firm $1.3b in vaccine scandal

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have slapped penalties totalling a whopping $1.3 billion on a pharmaceutical company over a vaccine scandal that fuelled public fears of domestically-made medicine, drug regulators said Tuesday. The massive fine and asset seizure is the latest move by authorities to punish Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology company, based in ...

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Nicole Kidman: Cruise marriage protected me from harassment

HOLLYWOOD: Nicole Kidman has said her marriage to Tom Cruise gave her “protection” from sexual harassment early in her career. The Australian actress married Cruise in 1990 after they starred together in the film Days Of Thunder. She said: “I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for ...

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Spain trial over ‘stolen babies’ resumes

MADRID:  Spain’s first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era resumed at a Madrid court on Tuesday, decades after the scandal broke. Eduardo Vela, 85, a former gynecologist at the now-defunct San Ramon clinic in Madrid, is accused of having ...

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Shenaz Treasury speaks up on harassment in Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: The Harvey Weinstein scandal shook the entertainment industry – not just Hollywood but Bollywood too. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shenaz Treasury of “Delhi Belly” (2011) fame has spoken up about how sexual exploitation in return for work needs to stop. The actor, who was seen in the ...

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Ex-sumo champion charged over assault scandal

TOKYO: Former sumo grand champion Harumafuji was charged Thursday for a brutal assault on a rival wrestler while out drinking in a scandal that has humiliated Japan’s ancient sport. The Mongolian former “yokozuna”, sumo’s highest rank, however, faced a summary indictment, a spokesman with a local public prosecutor’s office told, ...

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