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Arsenal to talk to players over nitrous oxide inhalation allegations

Arsenal players will be “spoken to” by club chiefs after images emerged allegedly showing four members of the first team inhaling nitrous oxide. In CCTV footage obtained by the Sun, the players, at a party in London in August, appear to be inhaling the substance from balloons. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas or ‘hippy crack’. An Arsenal spokesperson told the BBC players would be “spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities.” Nitrous oxide slows down the brain and the body’s responses, giving users a feeling of euphoria…

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Doping: WADA to conduct further investigations into bullying allegations

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will conduct further enquiries into accusations of bullying by executive committee members after an initial probe was unable to prove any improper behavior, it said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Athletes’ committee chair Beckie Scott told the BBC last month that she was “treated with disrespect” and faced “inappropriate” comments and gestures for opposing the reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping organization at…

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India’s competition commission rejects price-fixing allegations against Uber and Ola

A policeman drinks tea in front of Ola’s office in Mumbai, India October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ride-sharing firms Uber and Ola did not break price-fixing rules, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a ruling issued late on Tuesday in response to a complaint about their technological pricing strategy. A case brought by a private individual against the holding companies of the two firms claimed that their algorithmic pricing model “takes away the liberty of individual drivers to compete with each other and thus,…

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MJ Akbar: India minister under scrutiny over #MeToo allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Akbar has not responded to the allegations against him A former prominent newspaper editor who is now a junior foreign minister is the latest to be named in what is being called India’s #MeToo movement. MJ Akbar is accused of predatory behaviour, including inviting young women to hotel rooms for “meetings”. Neither Mr Akbar nor the foreign ministry have responded to the allegations against him. But another minister, Maneka Gandhi, said all allegations, including those against politicians, must be probed. He is the…

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Ronaldo ready to play despite rape allegations: Juventus coach

(Reuters) – Juventus coach Massimo Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play for the Serie A team against Udinese on Saturday. Soccer Football – Serie A – Juventus v Napoli – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – September 29, 2018 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo during the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria The 33-year-old soccer player on Tuesday denied rape allegations leveled against him by a woman who sued him in court in the United States. “Cristiano Ronaldo is fine,” Allegri told a news conference in Turin. “Regarding the tribulations, he’s a lad I’ve…

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Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies all the accusations against him US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women. Critics including Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer say he should withdraw from consideration, or that his nomination vote should be delayed. Mr Kavanaugh denies all charges against him, and is set to testify on Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the claims. But who is Mr Kavanaugh? What are the allegations? And what is at stake? In July, President…

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Bills RB McCoy denies child abuse allegations

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy took to social media Tuesday afternoon to defend himself against new accusations of child abuse. FILE PHOTO: Sep 9, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) waits for a hand off before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo He fired back on Twitter, beginning his tweet: “I LOVE MY BOY!!!” He also posted a statement: “The allegations made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably…

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Sam Burgess ‘happy for truth to be found’ as he addresses sexting allegations

Burgess won the 2014 NRL Grand Final with the South Sydney Rabbitohs England international Sam Burgess says he is “happy for the truth to be found” following newspaper reports alleging his social media account was used to send lewd pictures to a woman in May. The 29-year-old’s team, South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the NRL Integrity Unit are investigating the claims. “What hurts me most is seeing my wife upset,” said Burgess, who this month signed a four-year contract extension. “I’m not getting into details. It’s been a tricky few days.”…

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Les Moonves is out at CBS after harassment allegations, corporate battle

CBS chief executive Les Moonves is exiting the company, effective immediately, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations. The announcement on Sunday evening ends his 20-year tenure atop one of the country’s most important media empires. It also concludes a months-long battle for control of CBS between Moonves and the company’s controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone. The CBS board is being reshaped, with six new directors, and Redstone is repeating her vow to consider new bids from potential buyers. The shakeup may position CBS for a sale. But the company is…

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World leaders back UK Novichok allegations

The US, France, Germany and Canada have agreed with the UK that the Russian government “almost certainly” approved the Novichok poisoning in Salisbury. They have urged Russia to provide full disclosure of its Novichok programme. The joint statement comes as the leaders meet at the United Nations to discuss the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March and its fallout. Russia has continued to deny any involvement. The UK has named two men believed to be from Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, as…

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