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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is accused of sexual abuse of ten public officials by former Foreign Minister Edgar Gutierrez.

A former Guatemalan foreign minister said on Wednesday there are more women who were "systematically" sexually abused by President Jimmy Morales.

Corruption in Pakistan

In the Avenfield corruption case, the court announced a 10 year sentence and 8 million pound fine for the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. His daughter and political heir, Maryam Nawaz, was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and a 2 million pound fine. Sharif's son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar Awan, received a one-year sentence.

Capt Safdar given 1-year sentence in Avenfield corruption reference; Nawaz, Maryam to pay £8m, £2m respectively.

Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The driver of the tractor-trailer that collided with the Humboldt Broncos team bus is arrested and is expected to face 29 charges.

Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has been charged in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury.

Capital punishment in Japan

Japan executes former Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara and six other main members of Aum Shinrikyo, who led the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack, by hanging.

Shoko Asahara's doomsday cult was behind the 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway which killed 13.

2018 Eastern Canada heat wave

As the heat wave in Quebec comes to an end, the death toll rises to 54.

At least 54 people have died in the past six days, possible victims of a heat wave that consumed southern Quebec and saw temperatures in the mid to low 30s for nearly a week.


Heavy rain in Japan prompts the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. At least 38 people have died in landslides.

At least 38 people die and many are missing after downpours in Hiroshima and other western areas.

Tham Luang cave rescue

A former UDAU diver dies from lack of oxygen while delivering supplies to a group of boys and a man trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non.

Thai authorities say a former Navy SEAL working to rescue the boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has died from lack of oxygen.

Nazi Germany

The wreckage of Nazi German submarine "U-966", which was sunk in November 1943, is discovered off the coast of Galicia, Spain.

The crew of submarine U-966 blew it up after a fierce battle with Allied bombers.