Lawyers protest withdrawal of suit against 2 foreigners over alleged $8.8m fraud
15 July 2017 | 7:30 am
Lawyers protest withdrawal of suit against 2 foreigners over alleged $8.8m fraud.
7 Aug 2021
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested he may not accept the results of next year's elections, citing flaws in the voting system. Now the country's electoral court has opened an investigation into his comments.
7 Aug 2021
Iran's newly-inaugurated ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi vows that his government will endeavour to get US sanctions lifted but will not wait for foreign help to rescue the battered economy.
4 Sep 2021
With a new type of simple blood test, Elizabeth Holmes wanted to revolutionize the health care industry. Her company Theranos was a Wall Street darling until it was exposed as a fraud. Now she is on trial in California.
2 Sep 2021
As the war in Yemen continues, lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the Saudi-led coalition, accusing it of war crimes and crimes against humanity. We speak to British barrister Toby Cadman, co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. He tells us why he filed the request at the ICC.
12 Sep 2021
Once a star of Silicon Valley, biotech company founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing several counts of fraud. Prosecutors have accused her of "lying and cheating" in opening arguments.
10 Sep 2021
The founder of medical testing startup Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been painted as both a villain and an underdog on the first day of her fraud trial in California. She is accused of deceiving patients and investors with claims about technology that could screen for medical conditions with a few drops of blood.
10 Sep 2021
Germany's money laundering investigation unit is accused of covering up fraud committed by banks. The Finance Ministry has said it "fully supports" the raids.
21 Sep 2021
According to Doha, over 230 Afghan, US and European nationals were aboard the Qatari flight, the fourth to evacuate citizens since the end of the US mission in Afghanistan.
22 Sep 2021
Since Russia's parliamentary elections earlier this week, dozens of videos have been circulating online claiming to show incidents of voter fraud. Our journalists contacted a man appearing in one video – he says he was prevented from participating in vote counting. However, BBC's Russian language service claims that through facial recognition technology, they have ascertained that actors participated in a video shown by the Electoral Commission. That video was supposed to show how fake scenes of voter fraud were being manufactured.
10 Oct 2021
Traders of carpets, antiques and souvenirs on Kabul's famed Chicken Street say business has completely dried up since the vast majority of foreigners left the Afghan capital as the Taliban took over.
17 Oct 2021
The sculpture, named "Pillar of Shame," mourns those who were killed by Chinese troops at Tiananmen Square in 1989. It was installed at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, when the territory was handed back to China.
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Official results have yet to be announced, but the two leading candidates are running neck and neck in results tallied by local media. Disappointingly, Tuesday's election witnessed a low voter turnout compared with 2017.
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A deadly fire at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas is still burning days after one of its gas tanks was struck by lightning. Mexico and Venezuela have deployed teams to help contain the blaze.
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Footage circulating on social media shows black smoke rising in the area of a Russian military air base in Crimea. Meanwhile, Russian oil transit has been reportedly halted to three EU countries.
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Serena Williams delivered an impressive physical performance in challenging conditions to return to winning ways at the Toronto Open on Monday and then said she can see the light at the end of the tennis tunnel in her career. Williams was forced to dig deep during her 6-3 6-4 first-round victory over Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz that saw the two women exchange blasts from the baseline in sweltering conditions on a hot and humid centre court.
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The leaders of Estonia and Finland have called for European nations to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. Both nations are being used as a route for Russian tourists seeking to skirt an EU ban on air travel.
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Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa.