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Haiti's ambassador tells the BBC
he believes Oxfam did cover up
a scandal involving aid
workers and prostitutes.
The charity alerted UK
authorities to what happened
after the earthquake in 2010,
but the Haitians claim
they were never informed.
The fact that those folks
were allowed to leave the country
without any punishment,
without even informing the Haitian
authorities about that,
it was a cover-up.
Boris Johnson tells Rohingya
refugees in Bangladesh
everything is being done to get
them back home.
And early tries give
England the edge against
a battling Welsh side
in the Six Nations at Twickenham.
Haiti's ambassador to the UK has
told the BBC he believes Oxfam
did try to "cover up" details
of the use of prostitutes by some
of its aid workers in the aftermath
of the earthquake in 2010.
The charity's chief executive admits
they could have been more open,
but insisted there was no attempt
to hide the truth.
Downing Street says the Government
is now reviewing its
relationship with Oxfam.
Angus Crawford reports.
It was an earthquake
that devastated Haiti,
killing more than 200,000 people
and affecting millions more.
Aid agencies from around the world
stepped into the chaos.
Oxfam, with more than 70 years'
experience, had hundreds
of staff in the field.
But an investigation
by The Times found that in 2011,
four staff members were sacked
and three others resigned over
allegations of misconduct,
including paying local
women for sex.
The NGO says it launched
an investigation and kept
the Charity Commission fully
the commission now disputes.
Oxfam's leadership denies
there has been a cover-up.
Oxfam was actually proactive
in going to the British
public, the Department
for International Development
and the Charity Commission,
to explain that there had been
serious misconduct and that
we had taken action.
More than £30 million of taxpayers'
money is given to Oxfam
by the Government every year.
Today Downing Street called
the allegations truly
shocking and demanded a full
and urgent investigation.
Today, fresh claims that some
of the disgraced staff got jobs
at other aid agencies
because Oxfam failed to warn them
about the misconduct.
It is clear that it's
a cover-up case.
The fact that those folks
were allowed to leave the country
without any punishment,
without informing the authorities
in Haiti about that,
it was a cover-up.
And now the fact that they did
such a crime, or there
was such a cover-up,
now we are wondering how
many of those cases
are still happening in Haiti?
We do not know.
The authorities in Haiti want Oxfam
to hand over all relevant documents
so justice can be served there.
The behaviour of a few has stained
the charity's past reputation,
and now threatens its work
in the future.
Angus Crawford, BBC News.
Tensions between Israel
and Syria have intensified
after Israeli fighter planes
launched bombing raids
across the border following
the shooting down of one
of its fighter planes.
Israel says it's been
targeting Iranian positions
on Syrian territory
used to fly drones
over Israeli airspace.
Our Middle East Correspondent
Tom Bateman reports.
What was left on Israeli soil of one
of the country's most
advanced fighter jets.
It crashed after its two pilots
ejected, said Israel,
amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
One pilot was left severely injured.
Israel said it scrambled the planes
in response to this,
a drone allegedly sent by Iranian
forces in Syria
into Israeli airspace.
It was destroyed.
Israel then hit the site it said
the drone had come from,
before further strikes
against what it called
Iranian targets in Syria.
I've been warning for some time
about the dangers of Iran's military
entrenchment in Syria.
Iran seeks to use Syrian territory
to attack Israel for its professed
goal of destroying Israel.
Israel is wary about the threat
across its northern border,
with the Syrian regime,
backed by Iran and its proxies
like these Hezbollah fighters,
back in control of much territory.
Syria's conflict has
drawn in her neighbours.
There have been dozens
of Israeli air strikes
in Syria in recent years.
In December, Israel hit what it
said was a newly built
Iranian military site.
As recently as this week,
a suspected chemical weapons
factory was targeted.
Iran has accused Israel of lies,
claiming it has only
military advisers in Syria.
Israel says it doesn't want
an escalation in Syria.
But in a highly volatile atmosphere,
where any of the players
is capable of miscalculation,
there remains open the distinct
possibility of precisely that.
Tom Bateman, BBC News, Jerusalem.
The Foreign Secretary,
Boris Johnson, has been
in Bangladesh, where he's visited
Rohingya refugees, escaping violence
in neighbouring Myanmar.
Nearly 700,000 people have been
forced to leave their homes
after a military crackdown began
six months ago.
Reeta Chakrabarti was with
the Foreign Secretary as he visited
the Balukhali camp.
Cries of "welcome" to a guest
from a people who have been
kicked out of their home.
We're going to try and get
you back home, guys.
Boris Johnson came to see and hear
for himself from the victims of this
huge man-made disaster.
He heard story after story
of arson, rape and murder.
committed, say the Rohingya
victims, by the military
and Buddhist mobs in Myanmar.
I'm very sorry.
What do you think of
what you've heard so far?
Well, it's overwhelming and
obviously, these people have seen
some pretty horrifying things
and you're very conscious
when talking to them,
the young people, you don't
want to trigger terrible
memories for them.
It was very clear with the case
of the guy who'd only narrowly
escaped and who'd almost
lost his daughter,
who'd been beaten, and had
to ransom his daughter back.
He kept breaking down in tears.
The people that Boris Johnson
is meeting here are all in limbo.
Bangladesh doesn't want
them here permanently,
but they can't go back to Myanmar
without guarantees of safety.
So what can Britain do to help?
It's about finding a political
solution, finding an answer
in Myanmar, from Burma,
creating the conditions for a safe,
dignified return for these people.
That's what they want.
They do want to go back
but they don't feel safe.
That's the message the Foreign
Secretary is taking to Myanmar,
where he landed tonight.
He admits a safe return
for the Rohingya presently
Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC News,
on the Myanmar/Bangladesh border.
Jeremy Corbyn has set out plans
to transfer utilities
like water and energy
and the postal service
back into public ownership.
The Labour leader said the UK should
be following "a global tide"
We need to put Britain
at the forefront of the wave
of international change,
in favour of public,
democratic ownership and control
of our services and utilities.
From India to Canada,
across the world, people are waking
up to the fact that privatisation
has failed and taking back control
of their public services.
Our political correspondent
Iain Watson is here.
Iain, Labour say their plans
won't cost the taxpayer anything -
have they done the sums?
Well, Labour are saying that plans
to take the water industry for
example back into public ownership
would be cost free, because they
would be treading existing shares
for government bonds, and any future
borrowing would be more than met
future profits. That said, there was
a report, partly commissioned by
some of the water companies, which
suggested that costs could be as
high as £90 billion. So there is
clear blue water there, if you like.
Talking of which, the Conservatives
are not so much attacking this on
ideological grounds. They are
keeping their focus also on the
potential price Labour would have to
play. It's no secret that Jeremy
Corbyn, all his political life, has
believed that the utility companies
should be in public ownership. But
he do now believes this is an idea
whose time has come. He believes the
collapse of Carillion, the private
company that was providing so many
public services, was a watershed
moment. In his speech, he suggested
that more than 800 privatisations
have been reversed elsewhere. We
heard that phrase, it's time to take
back control. I'm not sure where he
borrowed that from, but I do seem to
remember it was effective at the
Ian Watson, many thanks.
Gerry Adams' 34-year leadership
of Sinn Fein came to an end today,
as Mary Lou McDonald formally took
over as party president.
In her first speech as leader,
she told delegates in Dublin
it was time for the party to embrace
fresh thinking and bold ideas.
She also said she wants
to secure and win
a referendum on Irish unity.
A five-year-old boy has died
after being swept more than four
into a river in Northern Ireland.
A major search was launched
after the child fell
into the Braid River near Skye Park
in Ballymena this afternoon.
The boy, who hasn't been named,
was dragged out more
than 45 minutes later.
Police say he died in hospital.
The father of an 11-year-old
schoolgirl who was stabbed
in Wolverhampton yesterday
says he is "utterly
devastated" by her death.
Jasmine Forrester's father Simeon
"was a shining star
and a huge part of us".
Detectives are questioning
a 51-year-old relative
on suspicion of murder.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
has invited the South Korean
president to visit him
at the earliest date possible.
The invitation was given
by Kim Jong-un's sister,
who's visiting the south
for the Winter OIympics.
As he left the games,
the US vice president Mike Pence
insisted Washington and Seoul
were united in their desire
to isolate the North
until Kim Jong-un abandons his
nuclear and ballistic
Laura Bicker's report contains
some flash photography.
This is no ordinary messenger.
Kim Yo-jong, the sister
of the North Korean leader,
is the first of her family to set
foot on South Korean soil.
As the two sides take their seats,
the cameras spot a blue folder.
Within it, a handwritten
invitation to travel north
and for the two leaders to meet.
Kim Jong-Un's younger sister's not
used to this spotlight.
She's usually behind the scenes
as Pyongyang's PR queen.
On this occasion, she is the perfect
charmer for this charm offensive.
It's typical of North Korea
to do this sort of thing.
They're stealing a bit
of the limelight away
from South Korea as the whole
world's press descends on it,
and they're also trying to control
the message between the two.
It's very hard for South Korea,
even though they've been talking
about pressure and sanctions,
to basically refuse these kinds
of advances from North Korea.
The US vice president has looked
increasingly isolated on this visit,
refusing to even greet
the North Koreans while pushing
for tougher sanctions on the regime.
These Winter Games have
provided South Korea
with a diplomatic breakthrough
they never thought possible.
But it also presents
Does President Moon accept this
invitation and if so,
under what kind of preconditions?
And he's also discovering that
in defending his neighbour
to the north, he risks alienating
a key US ally.
Laura Bicker, BBC News, Pyeongchang.
And with all the action
from the Winter Olympics
and the rest of a busy day of sport,
let's join Lizzie Greenwood Hughes
at the BBC Sport Centre.
Thanks very much.
Ireland are top of Rugby Union's 6
Nations table after a big win over
But England's hopes
of the Grand Slam are still alive -
they won a tense and gritty match
against Wales 12-6 at Twickenham.
Joe Wilson reports.
If you come to Twickenham,
you want a good view.
Can you see them?
Wales arrived wearing
tracksuits and headphones,
blocking out the background noise.
Rhys Patchell had his bottle
questioned by England.
We will get the cameras ready.
Two minutes played,
high ball, Patchell
underneath it, didn't make it.
The loose ball was in the hands
of Eoin Farrell, who knew exactly
where he was kicking it,
right into the path
of Johnny May, who did the rest.
COMMENTATOR: Jonny May is going to
win the race!
May's second try soon followed,
but watch Joe Launchbury,
two Welsh players on top of him,
still slipped the ball
to his team-mate.
Inside pass, a second try for Jonny
So how could Wales respond?
Patchell put through a clever kick
and confusion followed.
the TV official judging if the Welsh
hand with the bandaged arm touched
the ball down with control.
No, he said.
Welsh penalties kept them close,
they needed a try and this
is how close they came.
The line was there and so was
Sam Underhill to grab his man.
This kind of commitment
wins this kind of match,
12-6 to England it finished.
So, after this win at Twickenham,
England are still two
wins from two games,
perfect record and the same
applies to Ireland.
The game in Dublin
was rather different.
Eight Irish tries and 56
points against Italy.
If this Six Nations
is to come down to England
or Ireland, it's on track.
Joe Wilson, BBC News.
England's women are also
the defending champions,
but they demolished Wales
52-0 to top their table,
teenager Ellie Kildunne scoring two
of their eight tries at the Stoop.
Scotland lost to France.
There were six matches
in the Premier League today.
Match of the Day and Sportscene
are on later, so if you want
to wait for the results,
You know what to do.
Sergio Aguero scored four
goals for Manchester City
as they extended their lead
at the top of the table
to 16 points, beating
Leicester 5-1 at home today.
Elsewhere, there were wins
for Everton, Swansea,
Tottenham and West Ham.
Celtic held a minute's silence ahead
of their Scottish Cup game
to remember their former player
Liam Miller, who died
yesterday aged 36.
Celtic went on to beat
Partick Thistle 3-2 to reach
James Forrest scoring a hat-trick.
They'll be joined by Falkirk,
Kilmarnock and Morton.
The Winter Olympics in South Korea
are in full flow, and it's been
a mixed day for Team GB.
The men's snowboarders crashed out
in the slopestyle heats, but speed
skater Elise Christie is safely
through to the quarter-finals
of the 500m short track.
Our correspondent Andy Swiss
reports from Pyeongchang.
She is Britain's biggest medal hope.
And Elise Christie was soon showing
precisely why. She led her 500
metres heat from start to finish,
setting a new Olympic record. It was
some statement of intent, and after
her disqualification of the last
games, what relief.
I was so
nervous! I was like, maybe I'm not
going to do this, but actually, it
was fine. I was excited. I am just
glad I got to race in front of
But British hopes in
the snowboarding came crashing down.
Jamie Nicholls and then team-mate
Billy Morgan both tumbled out of the
slopestyle event. The women's
cross-country skiing, meanwhile,
produced the first gold medallist of
the games. Victory for Sweden's
Charlotte Connor. It was a first
gold medal for the hosts, though,
that brought the loudest cheer,
their skater sparking euphoria as
South Korea celebrated its own
Olympic champion. But the Team GB,
this was an opening day of decidedly
mixed fortunes. Disappointment on
the snow, but Elise Christie's hopes
of gold are off to the perfect
start. Andy Swiss, BBC News,
That's it from me.
There's much more on the BBC
Sport website, including
news of an important win
for Britain's Fed Cup team.
Back to you.
You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel.
That's all from me.