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India's foreign minister has been stripped of his post over allegations that he benefited from the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
The Indian government has ordered a judicial investigation into allegations that the country's foreign minister and the ruling party benefited from the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq.

India's foreign minister has rejected the main opposition party's demand that he resign and denied that he was a beneficiary of the UN oil-for-food programme for Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a report said.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said he assumed responsibility for management lapses uncovered by an independent investigation into the UN oil-for-food program for

A yearlong investigation of the Iraq oil-for-food programme will fault almost every branch of the United Nations for widespread failure in the $64 billion operation and recommend urgent reform, according to a document released on Tuesday.

Half of the 4500 companies that took part in the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq allegedly paid kickbacks or illegal surcharges and are being given a chance to respond to the accusations.
Investigators probing claims of wrongdoing in the Iraq oil-for-food programme accused its former chief, Benon Sevan, of corruption for taking illegal kickbacks and recommended his immunity be lifted for prosecution.
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'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
 
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