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UN to probe attacks on facilities in northwest Syria

New York - The United Nations will investigate several attacks on UN-supported facilities and other civilian sites in northwest Syria, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday, angering Russia.

Top Macron aide probed over 'false testimony' in bodyguard scandal

Paris - Paris prosecutors Monday opened a probe into alleged false testimony in the case of French President Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard who was filmed hitting protesters at last year's May Day rally.

New Zealand orders top-level inquiry into mosque massacres

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15.

French prosecutors open inquiry into Macron campaign financing

Paris - Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the origins of thousands of euros donated to President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign last year, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

Data firm suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

London - Facebook expressed outrage Tuesday over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant, suspended its chief executive.

France's Le Pen faces expanded EU funding probe: report

Paris - Judges are investigating whether French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and her party illegally took more EU parliament money to pay for France-based staff than previously thought, a report said Sunday.

Nigeria sets up probe into Boko Haram school kidnapping

Abuja - Nigeria's government on Tuesday said it had set up a committee to establish how Boko Haram jihadists managed to kidnap 110 girls from their school in the country's remote northeast.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry promises 'answers'

London - An inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire disaster opened on Thursday with a minute's silence to remember the victims, as survivors demanded answers over the west London apartment block blaze that killed at least 80 people.

Malaysia probe targets resurgent ex-PM Mahathir: opposition

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Tuesday opened an inquiry into huge losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, a move the opposition says is aimed at derailing ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad's efforts to oust the government.

Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

London - Britain will launch a new inquiry into a contaminated blood scandal dating back decades which has left 2,400 people dead, officials said Tuesday after pressure from MPs to look into possible criminal activity.

Inquiry finds widespread child abuse in Northern Ireland homes

Belfast - A four-year inquiry into abuses in care homes in Northern Ireland found widespread mistreatment in its final report on Friday and concluded that hundreds of victims were entitled to financial compensation.

Poland asks Russia to return 2010 presidential jet wreckage

Varsovia - Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski on Wednesday demanded that Russia hand over the wreckage of a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Moscow and caused divisions at home.

Families divided as Poland begins exhuming 2010 crash victims

Varsovia - Polish justice officials began exhuming the remains of their country's former head of state on Monday, reviving a probe into a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Russia and caused divisions at home.

Body of Poland's late president to be exhumed in crash probe

Varsovia - The twin brother of Poland's former president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a 2010 plane crash in Russia, said Saturday he agrees with the decision to exhume the late leader's body as part of a new inquiry into the accident.

Body of Poland's late president to be exhumed in crash probe

Varsovia - The family of Poland's former president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a 2010 plane crash, has agreed to his exhumation as part of a new inquiry into the accident, his twin brother said Saturday.

South Africa inquiry clears officials of arms deal graft

Cape Town - A South African judicial inquiry has cleared all government officials of long-standing charges of corruption in a multi-billion dollar arms deal, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

British Litvinenko inquiry 'politically motivated,' not transparent: Russia

Moscow - Moscow on Thursday slammed the results of a British inquiry into the poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko after the findings said President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" the killing.

Police find car rented by wanted Paris attacks suspect

Paris - A car rented by Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam that may have been used in the preparation of the carnage was found Tuesday in a northern district of the capital, police sources told AFP.

Paris attacks: what we know so far

Paris - French investigators believe there were three teams involved in Friday's attacks on Paris and are probing possible links to the conflict in Syria in a joint inquiry with Belgium.

Google harms consumers and itself by promoting its own content

A new study has concluded that Google harms consumers by filtering search results so that listings for its own services are promoted to the tops of pages. It adds more fuel to the EU's recent accusation of Google engaging in anticompetitive practices.

Israel charges soldiers over looting during Gaza war

Jerusalem - Israeli military prosecutors have filed charges against three soldiers for alleged theft from Palestinians, and related offences, during last summer's Gaza war, the military said on Monday.

Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF

Paris - France's state-run power firm EDF on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month, leading it to file a complaint with the police.

Amritsar massacre had British involvement, new documents reveal

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the government will hold an inquiry into the country's involvement in the Golden Temple attack in 1984.

Marikana: South African police 'lied over mine shootings'

A commission of inquiry has accused South African police of lying about the events of August 16, 2012, when 34 miners were shot and killed in the Marikana miners' strike.

39 music school teachers face inquiry relating to sexual abuse

Thirty-nine teachers from two leading music schools in Manchester are under investigation in relation to allegation of pupils who were sexually abused.

Report: Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from West Bank

A report emanating from a UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish settlers from the West Bank and to immediately cease expansion.

Jimmy Savile: another inquiry

London - British Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced yet another inquiry into the Jimmy Savile scandal during Prime Minister's Questions today.

Jimmy Savile: Labour demands independent inquiry

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has demanded the government set up an independent inquiry into the Savile scandal. Miliband said it was essential in order "to do right by the victims".

Inquiry into banking scandal

In response to intense political pressure, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is shortly expected to announce an independent inquiry into the banking industry.
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