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Poland Won't Extradite Roman Polanski To The United States

Roman PolanskyPoland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it.

Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal of extradition to be "right" and said they found no grounds to appeal it.


UK child sex abuse inquiry: Serving MPs, the church and locals council to be put under spotlight

Justice Goddard in charge of sex abuse inquiry in the UKServing MPs could be compelled to give evidence over allegations they were involved in child sexual abuse, it has been confirmed.

The judge leading the investigation announced that politicians still active in Westminster will form part of its scope.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who was appointed earlier this year to run the massive inquiry, said: "The investigation will focus on high profile allegations of child sexual abuse involving current and former MPs, senior civil servants and government advisers, and members of the intelligence and security agencies."


ISIS Affiliate Claims Bangladesh Mosque Attack

Bangladesh mosque attack by ISISAn Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country's north that killed one man and wounded three others.

A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State - Bangladesh said that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired from machine guns.


Senior El Salvador priest fired over alleged sex with minor

Jesus DelgadoEl Salvador's Roman Catholic Church said on Thursday it had fired a senior priest and former secretary of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero after allegations that he had sex with a minor.

The Archdiocese of San Salvador said its preliminary investigation showed Jesus Delgado, 77, the third-ranking priest in the country's Catholic church, had sex with a minor aged between 9 and 17.

The female victim, who is now 42, presented the allegations to the Salvadoran government.


HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to five years in prison

Falciani, HSBC whistleblowerHerve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's (HSBA.L) Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday.

HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, a 43-year old French citizen who had been on trial in Switzerland.


Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted

Polish cargo ship seizedPirates operating off the coast of Nigeria have taken hostage five Polish sailors, including the captain and officers, from the Cyprus-flagged cargo ship the Szafir.

The Polish Foreign Ministry has confirmed the abduction of the seaman explaining that 11 other members of the crew were able to avoid capture after they barricaded themselves inside the ship.


Pope condemns illegal trade in ivory, diamonds

Pope condemns ivory and diamond tradePope Francis, who has made the fight against human trafficking a major priority, is denouncing other forms of illegal trafficking during his first-ever visit to Africa.

In a speech Thursday to the regional U.N. headquarters, Francis said illegal trade in diamonds and other precious stones and metals, as well as the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks "fuels political instability, organized crime and terrorism."


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