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US State Department probes cover-up claim over security agents' sex and drug charges

Accusations involved Hillary Clinton's security staff.

The US State Department has launched an inquiry into claims that its security officials tried to cover up sex-and-drugs charges against diplomats and agents.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 3:33pm

'No sex' claim in assault of six schoolgirls is challenged

Authorities in Wanning city, in Hainan , are facing new challenges to their claim that a headmaster and a government official sexually assaulted six primary schoolgirls but did not actually have sex with them.

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

Hainan child sex scandal takes new turn as girl says she was offered money for sex

An investigation into two men accused of sexual assault took a new turn on Wednesday after one of the six child victims involved said she was offered money for sex. The six primary-six classmates involved initially told authorities that the men, a primary school headmaster and government official had sexually molested – but not raped – them at two different hotels in Hainan province’s Wanning city.

17 May 2013 - 12:19am

Luxury show organiser denies Sanya 'romp' rumours

Within four years, Hainan Rendez-Vous has grown to be one of the most recognised yacht shows in mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Several mainland celebrities were photographed at the parties and the images soon began circulating on the internet. Many of them took to social media to deny the rumours, Sina reported.

4 Apr 2013 - 6:20pm 3 comments

Honduran ambassador forced to quit over embassy orgy scandal

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign Saturday after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission, the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.

6 Jan 2013 - 12:31pm

Chicken feet give Savannah a big foot in the shipping door

The food of new life

Who would have thought that chicken feet could bring a US port to life? But that is indeed what they have done for the port of Savannah, Georgia. Prior to 2002, Savannah was a quiet sleepy port. Then two things happened. First, the west coast dock strike resulted in a lot of cargo being redirected through Savannah, much of which it held on to afterwards.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Local police chief accused of having affairs with dance troupe sisters

Qi Fang, police chief of Wusu City in Xinjiang. Photo: screenshot from Wusu government's official website.

A local police chief in Xinjiang is being investigated over claims that he had affairs with two sisters whom he had allegedly hired from a dance troupe, reported the Beijing News on Thursday. He is also accused of using police funds to rent a luxury flat to host the sisters.

6 Dec 2012 - 12:46pm

Chongqing official Wu Hong latest to become embroiled in sex scandal

Beibei district party chief Lei Zhengfu was caught out.

Another Chongqing official has become the latest in a series of mainland cadres to become embroiled in a sex scandal.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:31am

Five more Chongqing cadres in sex videos, says whistle-blower

Lei Zhengfu (left). Photo: SCMP Pictures

A whistle-blower whose release of a sex-video clip forced a district-level party boss in Chongqing to step down last week said there were more sex videos featuring at least five other senior Chongqing party cadres.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am

Obama told of Petraeus scandal pre-election, official suggests

The head of the US House Intelligence Committee has suggested President Barack Obama might have known about former CIA director David Petraeus' extra-marital affair before the November election.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis held as part of Jimmy Savile investigation

Former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis was arrested yesterday as part of the police investigation set up in the wake of allegations against his BBC colleague Jimmy Savile, British media reported.

Police said a man in his 60s was being held on suspicion of sexual offences, the fourth arrest in connection with the Savile investigation. He was not officially named by police.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

A case study in weathering scandal

David Petraeus

If you had two minutes to pitch turning a hit television show into a movie to a Hollywood honcho, what would you sell? Here is my bid: Desperate Housewives do the CIA. Oh, Oh wait! How about doing both the Pentagon and the CIA?

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am 4 comments

Obama backs General John Allen after he is dragged into Petraeus scandal

A hearing to confirm General John Allen's promotion to the post of Nato's supreme commander in Europe is on hold. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama has backed the top US commander in Afghanistan after the four-star general was dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Lover's e-mails to rival led FBI to CIA chief Petraeus

The former CIA director David Petraeus, who has now quit. Photo: MCT

The plot surrounding the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus over an extramarital affair thickened yesterday with reports that his alleged lover had sent e-mails to a second woman seen as a threat to her love interest.

12 Nov 2012 - 11:00am

Paula Broadwell a mirror image of affair lover David Petraeus

Paula Broadwell was hardly an army stereotype, preferring to wear sleeveless outfits.

In a January television interview following publication of her now very famous biography, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell described her subject as high-energy, ambitious and tenacious.

12 Nov 2012 - 11:01am