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This is BBC News,

the headlines at midday.

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A review into Oxfam

is ordered by the Department

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for International Development -

the charity denies covering up a sex

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scandal involving aid

workers in Haiti.

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Israel says one of its fighter jets

has crashed after coming under

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Syrian anti-aircraft fire.

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The pilots escaped.

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Triple world champion short-track

speed skater, Elise Christie,

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sets an olympic record

in her opening heat

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in the 500 metre event.

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Good afternoon and

welcome to BBC News.

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The government is reviewing

all its work with the charity Oxfam

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over claims the charity covered up

the use of prostitutes by some

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of its staff in Haiti.

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Ministers have condemned

what they call the "appalling abuse

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of vulnerable people"

after the earthquake

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in the Caribbean country in 2010.

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Oxfam insists it publicised

the action it took against the aid

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workers involved, some

of whom were fired.

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However, several went

on to work for other

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charities, who were unaware

of their past behaviour.

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Oxfam denies it gave good references

for any staff who were sacked.

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Jessica Parker reports.

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An advert from the

charity giant, Oxfam.

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It got nearly £32 million

from the UK Department

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for International Development

in the last financial year,

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but amid the sexual exploitation

scandal, the Government

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said last night...

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The allegations surround

the the behaviour of aid

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workers here in Haiti

following the devastating

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earthquake in 2010.

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A Times newspaper investigation

found inappropriate behaviour,

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including the use of prostitutes.

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The charity has denied a cover-up

and said that it publicly announced

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an enquiry into the claims in 2011.

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It said the behaviour of some

of its staff had been

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totally unacceptable,

but that allegations that

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underage girls may have been

involved were not proven.

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Four staff members were dismissed

and three were allowed

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to resign as part of

the external investigation.

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-- internal investigation.

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Was this the first time that

you ever heard of exploitative

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sexual behaviour going on at Oxfam?

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No, no, no.

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I can only think of one or two

examples that come to mind,

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but we had already agreed that any

sign that anybody was doing this,

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there would be an investigation.

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That investigation was noted

and went to our trustee

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board once a quarter.

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Today the Times reports fresh claims

that Oxfam failed to warn other aid

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agencies about the staff,

allowing them to take

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other jobs in the sector.

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While there is a wide

acknowledgement that hundreds

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of Oxfam staff have done nothing

wrong, the charity does now face

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serious questions about its past

and what that could mean

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for its future.

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A little earlier I spoke

to Oxfam's current chief

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executive, Mark Goldring.

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He wasn't at the charity then,

and told me Oxfam had gone

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public with the incident

when it was investigated.

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Oxfam was actually

proactive in going to the British

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public, the Department

for International Development

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and the Charity commission

to explain that there had

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been serious misconduct

and that we had taken action.

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What Oxfam did not do is describe

the detailed nature of the offences,

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which included the use

of prostitution, but also included

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other activities such as bullying

and misuse of Oxfam property.

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With hindsight, you could say

that we should have said more,

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but at the time, Oxfam was very

unusual, no media coverage at all,

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we went public and said

that we were concerned that public

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money had been misused,

public trust abused,

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we have investigated this,

money was not misused

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but people have misbehaved

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and we have taken action.

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You say that people had misbehaved,

and it was related to inappropriate

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sexual behaviour, did you not say...

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The understand that people would

have thought,

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People had been hitting on staff

members and they have

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given the push.

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They might see that as a different

light from exposing the people

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that your aid workers had supposedly

gone to help?

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Yes, I do see that.

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And in 2018, we are in a different

place to be worked into that 11

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in terms of the sensitivity

on those issues.

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That is why it would have been

better to have said more.

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But, the team will try to balance

delivering a large-scale life-saving

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operation in very difficult

circumstances, with being

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transparent with the British public

and they made a call at the time,

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which they thought

balanced those interests.

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Israel says one of its fighter jets

has crashed after coming under

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Syrian anti-aircraft fire.

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The F16 came down in Israeli

territory, and both pilots ejected

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and were taken to hospital.

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Israel said it had been responding

to the launch of an Iranian

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drone into its airspace.

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Our Middle East correspondent

in Jerusalem, Tom Bateman,

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has been giving us more details

about the incident.

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Well, Israel says that this

was a drone carrying out

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a military mission sent

by the Iranians inside Syria.

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What is notable is where the drone

was, because we have heard

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in the past about so-called

spill-over from the fighting

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in Syria across Israe's northern

border, but according to the Israeli

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military, this drone was many miles

from the border with Syria.

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from the border with Syria.

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It was south of the Sea of Galilee,

which would put it closer

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to the Jordanian border shared

with Israel, than the Syrian one.

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So, that would be significant,

and in response to this,

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Israel have set up a combat

helicopter which shot down this

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drone, and then they went to attack

the place from which they believed

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the drone was launched inside Syria,

and as its fighter jets

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were returning, Israel says

they came under massive

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in their words, anti-aircraft

fire from Syria.

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One of their jets crashed.

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It is not clear if it was hit

by the anti-aircraft fire or not,

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but Syrian state TV says

that it was shot down.

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The Israelis do not use

that form of words.

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Two pilot were ejected,

and one is seriously wounded.

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The background to this

is is incredibly complicated

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The Defence Minister,

Tobias Ellwood, has suggested two

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members of the so-called

Islamic State group,

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who are from London, should be tried

at the International Criminal Court

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in The Hague.

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The BBC understands Alexanda Kotey

and El Shafee Elsheikh,

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whose cell is thought to have

murdered more than 20 hostages have

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been stripped of their British

citizenship.

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North Korea's leader Kim Tribune has

invited the South Korean leader to

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visit him. This will be the first

meeting in 12 years, and was made by

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the North Korean leader's sister

while visiting the south for the

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Winter Olympics as part of the

delegation from Pyongyang. It's been

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seen as a direct challenge to US

administration, President Trump have

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urged caution rather than engagement

with North Korea in the hope that

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sanctions will be more effective.

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The action has begun

at the Winter Olympics

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in Pyeongchang in South Korea.

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The highlight so far, for Team GB,

has been Elise Christie's

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performance in her opening heat

in the 500 metres short

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track speed skating.

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