2018.03.07

News Headlines - 07 March 2018

Allegations of Document Tampering Revive Abe Scandal in Japan - Bloomberg

Allegations that public documents may have been altered have revived a controversy over a heavily discounted sale of public land to a school with connections to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims - The New York Times

Sri Lanka’s government imposed a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday after mob attacks against the minority Muslim population in a central district, violence that has highlighted the country’s fragility as it tries to recover from decades of civil war.

France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15 - BBC News

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape... Under the existing legislation, if there is no violence or coercion proved, offenders may only be charged with sexual abuse of a minor and not rape. This has a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000; $87,000).

Billionaire Paul Allen Discovers World War II Era Aircraft Carrier in Australia's Coral Sea

The U.S.S. Lexington has finally been found, decades later and thousands of feet underwater.
The crew of Research Vessel Petrel (R/V Petrel), the exploration ship of billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, discovered the wreckage of the World War II-era aircraft carrier Monday. It was found about two miles below the surface of the Coral Sea and more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia.

Video appears to show man with Frances McDormand's stolen Oscar | The Independent

Video footage has emerged of the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar statuette.
LAPD spokesperson Rosario Herrera said Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on Sunday evening and is being held on $20,000 bail. A video posted to Bryant's Facebook, now deleted, appeared to show him holding the award aloft.


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