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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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by James Walker

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Jacques Klopp (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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".
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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".
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by James Walker - 6 comments

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Report reveals 'extensive' abuse of women in EU

Vienna - A huge and damning new report revealed Wednesday "extensive" physical or sexual abuse against women across the EU, with one in three falling victim but few going to the police.Five percent of the 42,000 women interviewed said they have been raped, and ...
In the Media by AFP

Pope defends Church's record on tackling sex abuse

- Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out paedophilia.The comments, in an interview published Wednesday, were the pope's first response to ...
In the Media by AFP

Report reveals 'extensive' abuse of women in EU

Vienna - A huge and damning new report revealed Wednesday "extensive" physical or sexual abuse against women across the EU, with one in three falling victim but far too few going to the police.In addition, five percent of the 42,000 women interviewed said they ...
In the Media by AFP

'No-one has done more than Church' against sex abuse: Pope

- Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out paedophilia.The comments, in an interview published Wednesday, were the pope's first response to ...
In the Media by AFP

Major report reveals 'extensive' abuse of women in EU

Vienna - One in three EU women has suffered a physical and/or sexual assault since the age of 15, a major new study revealing "extensive" and "systematically under-reported" violence showed on Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Catholic group says reformed after abuse scandals

Rome - The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic movement whose founder was a sexual predator, on Tuesday said they had managed to change with Vatican support, but one abuse victim told AFP the group was an "unreformable sect"."The Legionaries have reconciled wit...
In the Media by AFP

Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women

Paris - Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem, published on Wednesday.Its authors said that despite important gaps in data, the overall picture was clear: s...
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women

Paris - Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem, published on Wednesday.Its authors said that despite important gaps in data, the overall picture was clear: s...
In the Media by Richard INGHAM (AFP)
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Emaciated sheep brought into slaughterhouse in wheelbarrow.
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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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Naiel Thejel Ganeen  a leader of the Sabian Mandaean community  was kidnapped in 2006 and held for n...
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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 aptly named Foster  in need of a foster home.
The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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One of the dogs seized from Bud Wheatley in 2009.
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A mistreated elephant.
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A mistreated elephant.
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The laminitic chestnut mare found on Ryder Large s property.
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The laminitic chestnut mare found on Ryder Large's property.
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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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Valet service takes revenge on car for bad tip.
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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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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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