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Nova Scotia apologizes to residents of Home for Colored Children

Halifax - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil offered a formal apology today on behalf of the province to those who suffered abuse and neglect at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Grandmother accused of dressing up as witch and abusing child

Oklahoma City - A grandmother from Oklahoma City is being accused of dressing up as a witch and brutally abusing her seven-year-old granddaughter.

Asylum-seekers 'abused' in German refugee centres

Berlin - German police Monday started an investigation into six private security guards at a refugee centre accused of assaulting and humiliating asylum seekers in ways that drew comparisons to abuse against Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Pope sacks Paraguay bishop who promoted alleged paedophile priest

- Pope Francis on Thursday sacked a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting and promoting a priest described by his former church superiors in the United States as "a serious threat to young people".

Vatican prepares for landmark sex abuse trial of ex-envoy

- The Vatican on Wednesday began preparing for a landmark trial of a disgraced former archbishop at the centre of one of the Church's most damaging child sex abuse cases.

Vatican puts ex-envoy under house arrest in sex abuse case

- A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been placed under house arrest in the first case of criminal proceedings by the Holy See over the sexual abuse of children, a spokesman said Tuesday.

A+ student attempts robbery of couple after going 'off the rails'

Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.

Inquiry reveals 1,400 children abused in British town

London - An inquiry has revealed that some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the British town of Rotherham over a 16-year period and blamed local authorities for failing to act.

Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse

London - The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said.

Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy: Report

- Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.

Calls grow for UK inquiry into alleged Westminster child abuse

London - The British government faced growing calls on Sunday for a national inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations were missing.

Addiction 'off' switch is possible but not a cure

A new report has indicated that it may be possible to 'turn off' withdrawal symptoms deriving from when people refrain from taking illegal substances for a period of time to make it easier for people to stop.

Senior Australian bishop charged with child sex abuse

Sydney - One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped down from his role after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church said on Monday.

Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse

- The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.

Taskforce reveals extent of brutal abuse at Australia base

Sydney - Hundreds of teenage boys suffered brutal physical and sexual abuse at an Australian naval base, a taskforce said Wednesday, as it slammed the Defence Force for failing to protect them.

Banish sexual violence 'to dark ages': Kerry

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape as a weapon of war wrapped up in London.

Pope says 'no privileges' for bishops on abuse

- Pope Francis on Monday warned there were "no privileges" for bishops when it came to child sex crimes and said he would hold a special mass with victims next week in the Vatican.

Pope setting up appeal body for priests accused of abuse

- The Vatican on Monday said it was setting up an appeals body for priests under internal investigation by the Catholic Church for alleged child sex crimes.

World Bank: 700 mn women subject to conjugal violence

Washington - More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World Bank said Wednesday.

UN anti-torture watchdog grills Vatican over child sex abuse

Geneva - The UN's anti-torture watchdog grilled the Vatican on Monday over efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, as the Church defended an approach which victims said had "failed terribly".

Claims 220 Australian child sailors raped, brutalised

Sydney - Allegations that 220 child sailors at an Australian navy training base were raped or brutalised in the 1980s are so serious they will be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said Monday.

Vatican panel to develop 'best practices' to curb sex abuse

- A Vatican panel said Saturday it would develop "best practices" for Catholic parishes to combat child sex abuse by priests as campaigners demanded that the Church discipline "bad bishops" who cover up for their subordinates.

Vatican anti-abuse committee begins first meeting

- A new Vatican committee aimed at preventing child sex crimes by priests and caring for victims met for the first time on Thursday in Pope Francis's residence.

Vatican dismisses criticism of John Paul II over abuses

- The Vatican on Tuesday brushed off accusations that late pope John Paul II was aware of and ignored allegations about sexual abuse carried by the Mexican founder of a powerful Catholic movement.

Uganda parliament opens athletics sex abuse probe

Kampala - Uganda's parliament has opened a probe into the alleged sex abuse of elite female runners from the national team by a top coach, calling the affair a "national shame".

Father admits to locking 4 year old son in bedroom for 13 days

Adelaide - A father has been convicted of locking his four-year-old son in his bedroom for 13 days without adequate food or drink supplies.

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

- Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests -- the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year."I feel compelled...

Italy cardinal defends controversial sex abuse policy

Rome - A leading Italian cleric on Saturday defended the decision to adopt a Vatican-approved policy which exempts bishops from having to report cases of suspected child sex abuse to the police.

Vatican names former victim on child abuse commission

- A former victim of sexual abuse by priests will sit on a new commission created to root out paedophilia in the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Saturday.Pope Francis in a statement revealed the first eight names of officials who will sit on the com...

TopFinds: Searching for Flight 370, abuse found at turkey farms

The hunt continues for debris and survivors of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft that went missing weeks ago. An investigation uncovered abuse at a Canadian turkey farm. A Q&A with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
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A mistreated elephant.
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Round table against sexual abuse in the schools on April 23 in Berlin
Round table against sexual abuse in the schools on April 23 in Berlin
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Round table against sexual abuse in the schools on April 23 in Berlin
Round table against sexual abuse in the schools on April 23 in Berlin
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Emaciated sheep brought into slaughterhouse in wheelbarrow.
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The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
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Valet service takes revenge on car for bad tip.
Valet service takes revenge on car for bad tip.
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Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
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The aptly named Foster  in need of a foster home.
The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
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Naiel Thejel Ganeen  a leader of the Sabian Mandaean community  was kidnapped in 2006 and held for n...
Naiel Thejel Ganeen, a leader of the Sabian Mandaean community, was kidnapped in 2006 and held for nine days of torture, and repeatedly referred to as an infidel. He was released after kidnappers received a $40,000 ransom, but is left with a scarred arm suffered from shrapnel in a mock execution.
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The laminitic chestnut mare found on Ryder Large's property.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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Violent political repression against the group of womens Ladies in White who stage street peaceful marches demanding the release of all political prisoners.
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One of the dogs seized from Bud Wheatley in 2009.
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Graham Creighton Jr. High principle vs student.
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