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New Japan minister hit by S&M bar scandal

Tokyo - Japan was stung Thursday by its third political scandal in a week after the country's new industry minister -- whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending -- admitted that his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.

Op-Ed: UNC scandal should prompt national discussion on academic honesty

It's finally final: A lot of academic dishonesty went down at the University of North Carolina. We should take this time to have a national discussion about academic integrity.

Review: New on DVD for September 23 Special

This week’s releases include a royal mess of national proportions; Marvel’s appropriation of the small screen; an over-the-top comedy with wasted sentiment; and every episode of one of TV history’s most outrageous sitcoms.

China gang forced children to donate blood: Xinhua

Beijing - Police arrested seven people in northwest China allegedly involved in a scheme that forced school children to donate blood, state media reported.

As I Lay Dying lead says his band faked their faith

The imprisoned lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has accused the group of faking their faith. Members have also reacted to the claims as well leading to a debate by fans as to who is telling the truth.

Back-door cash for corpses at Madrid University

Madrid - In May, a scandal was uncovered involving hundreds of cadavers, piled up in a basement at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. The scene, resembling a "chamber of horrors" or an episode of "The Walking Dead," is an ongoing scandal it seems.

Stem cell researchers fake evidence

Tokyo - A push for results may have led some researchers at RIKEN in Tokyo to fake some information and compromise research guidelines. Japanese officials are planning to shut their research down after reviewing a few of their papers.

FIFA Lawyer’s cup probe involves meetings in Australia

As part of an extended probe into corruption allegations over choosing the 2022 World Cup host city, FIFA special investigator Michael Garcia quietly met with FFA officials in Sydney.

Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies at 79

Danbury - Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder, who became a minister after serving time in prison for his role in the scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974, has died.

Op-Ed: Top VA health official resigns but was it really 'under fire'?

The top official for Veterans health care services resigned Friday, in what is being called the result of the growing scandal over alleged delays in care and falsifying of records at veteran's hospitals.

Japan stem cell body splashes cash on luxury furniture

Tokyo - A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on designer Italian furniture, reportedly to use up its budget.

Japan lawmaker resigns over $8 mn loan scandal

Tokyo - A senior Japanese politician has announced he is resigning as his party's leader, despite insisting that he spent an undeclared $8 million loan not on politics but on personal items -- including an ornamental rake.

Sean Connery found not guilty in Marbella property scandal

Marbella - The former James Bond star, Sean Connery, has recently been cleared in a property scandal in Marbella in southern Spain. However his wife is still under investigation in the "Goldfinger case," as it has been dubbed by the media.

US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers over exam cheating

Washington - The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday.

US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers over exam cheating

Washington - The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday.

New Japan research scandal brewing over Alzheimer's study

Tokyo - Japan's health ministry said Friday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer's disease study involving major pharmaceutical firms, a day after filing an unrelated criminal complaint against Swiss drugs giant Novartis.

The fungal meningitis outbreak, one year on

A year ago, Digital Journal began a series of reports highlighting the scandal of contaminated medicines distributed across the U.S., an incident where over 700 people became infected . One year on, the U.S. CDC has published an in-depth review.

Quinn: Anthony Weiner 'not qualified' to be New York's mayor

New York - Democratic mayoral primary candidate Christine Quinn insists that Anthony Weiner is not worthy of the mayoral position, citing his scandals and his record in congress.

Spanish PM to give 'version' of slush fund story to Parliament

Madrid - After massive demonstrations throughout Spain, together with pressure from the opposition party, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday that he will appear in the Spanish Parliament to give his side of the "slush fund" story.

Op-Ed: Global banks are rate rigging in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore censured banks for trying to rig benchmark interest rates. Many important, global banks are involved, but the consequences are insignificant.

Czech Premier to resign amid corruption and spying scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced his resignation on Sunday, over a corruption scandal involved with his Chief of Staff, Jana Nagyova.

Op-Ed: Sell these major banks involved in corruption and scandals

JPMorgan, Bank of America, HSBC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, have been involved in both money laundering and LIBOR scandals. Should you trust management and invest in these banks?

Op-Ed: America the Once Beautiful

As Americans we have become hardened to the realities of our life, making the most of a bad situation and accepting that there can be very little change in the situation in Washington DC.

Obama criticism 'offensive,' but Benghazi is not Paris

Washington - Making the Sunday morning press circuits, White House insider Dan Pfeiffer condemned GOP criticisms of President Obama as "offensive" and "absurd," while Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted on a need for greater embassy security.

Woodward: Benghazi akin to Watergate and 'a very serious issue'

Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward compared Benghazi to Watergate, saying it is a "very serious issue."

50,000 tonnes of beef recalled by Dutch food safety authority

The Dutch food safety authority has recalled 50,000 tonnes of beef that they deem unfit for human consumption and that may contain horsemeat. The European horsemeat scandal continues.

Pope gives final general audience as controversy still looms

Rome - In his final public gesture as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict says goodbye to tens of thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Ikea in Europe withdraws wiener sausages due to horsemeat

Recently Ikea in Europe withdrew its stock of Swedish meatballs, after tests found horsemeat content. Now it seems their wiener sausages are also suspect.

Documents fuel conjecture of Pope's resignation, immunity request

Providence - The release of court documents involving a Roman Catholic organization is fueling speculation that Pope Benedict was forced to resign.

FBI raids offices of donor linked to Senator Bob Menendez

West Palm Beach - Amid allegations of procuring underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, the FBI has now raided the offices of a Doctor linked to the Democrat senator.
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Amid allegations of child sexual assault, Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his honorary doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire. Photograph of a graduation ceremony.
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Jimmy Savile at Leeds General Infirmary in 1974.
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