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Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

Colombo - A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.

Three on trial for murder, abuse at German care home

Frankfurt Am Main - Three care home workers went on trial Monday in Germany accused of killing two elderly residents and abusing a string of others, with prosecutors saying they acted "out of boredom".

Don't report sex abuses revealed in confessional: Australia bishops

Sydney - Priests should not be forced to report child sexual abuse revealed in the confessional, top Australian Catholics said Tuesday, adding they would rather risk jail than break the sacramental seal.

Saudi prince 'arrested over leaked abuse videos'

Riyadh - A Saudi prince was arrested Thursday on King Salman's order, a state-run broadcaster reported, as outrage grew on social media over videos appearing to show him abusing members of the public.Salman issued a warrant for "the immediate arrest ...

'Fanatic' German choirmaster was 'feared' by pupils

Berlin - The former choirmaster of a Catholic school in Germany where more than 500 children were abused, including sexually, was a "fanatic" who was "feared" by pupils, his immediate successor said Wednesday.

Over 500 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: investigator

Munich - More than 500 boys at a world-famous Catholic choir school in Germany suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to "prison, hell or a concentration camp", said a report Tuesday on one of the country's worst such scandals.

547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: lawyer

Berlin - At least 547 boys at a German Catholic choir school suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to "prison, hell or a concentration camp", said an investigator releasing a final report Tuesday.

Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

Sydney - Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell arrived back in Australia on Monday ahead of a court appearance later this month over historical sex abuse charges.

Notorious Jersey child home should be demolished: inquiry

London - A former care home on Jersey where children were abused over decades should be demolished, an independent panel recommended Monday, as it warned children remain at risk on the Channel Island.

Catholic Church rallies behind Pell after sex charges

Sydney - Australia's Catholic leaders have spoken out in support of Cardinal George Pell describing the Vatican finance chief as a "thoroughly decent man" after he was charged with historical sexual offences.

Pell case brings taint of abuse to top of the Church

Vatican City - Australia's move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse that the Catholic church has struggled to draw a line under.

Sex abuse scandal haunts Australia's top Catholic cleric

Sydney - From country priest to trusted top Vatican aide, the rise of Australia's most senior Catholic cleric George Pell has been plagued in its twilight by sordid controversies from the past.

Pope aide Pell 'strenuously' denies child sex abuse

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell "strenuously" denies all allegations of historic child sex offences and will return home to clear his name, Catholic officials said Thursday.

Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Vatican City - Cardinal George Pell said Thursday that he would take leave from the Vatican to return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges after being given strong backing from Pope Francis, who has not asked him to resign from his senior Church post.

Pope defrocks 'Don Mercedes' priest convicted of sex abuse

Rome - Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors, reversing an earlier decision to reduce his punishment, the diocese at the heart of the scandal said Wednesday.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Vietnam dissidents beaten, harassed by 'thugs': rights group

Hanoi - Plainclothes 'thugs' suspected of having links to Vietnam's government have attacked dozens of dissidents since 2015 in a bid to silence critics in the one-party state, Human Rights Watch and activists said.

Brazil vigilantes tattoo teen's head with 'I am a thief'

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian teenager accused of trying to steal a bicycle was tied up and tattooed with the words "I am a thief and a loser" on his forehead.Two men have been arrested near Sao Paulo on charges of torturing the 17-year-old.

Afghan women shelters bring succour to abuse victims

Kabul - Heavily pregnant at 16 after being raped by an insurgent commander, Malala was on the brink of committing suicide when she found refuge and hope in a women's shelter in Kabul.

Afghan women shelters bring succour to abuse victims

Kabul - Heavily pregnant at 16 after being raped by an insurgent commander, Malala was on the brink of committing suicide when she found refuge and hope in a women's shelter in Kabul.

Afghan women shelters bring succour to abuse victims

Kabul - Heavily pregnant at 16 after being raped by an insurgent commander, Malala was on the brink of committing suicide when she found refuge and hope in a women's shelter in Kabul.

Pope aide denies new Australia abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell accused sections of the Australian media of interfering in the course of justice Monday as he denied new child sex abuse allegations.

Pope aide denies new Australia abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell accused sections of the Australian media of interfering in the course of justice Monday as he denied new child sex abuse allegations.

Pope aide denies new Australia abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell accused sections of the Australian media of interfering in the course of justice Monday as he denied new child sex abuse allegations.

Two Dutch players reveal child sex abuse at clubs: report

Den Haag - Two former youth players at Dutch first-division clubs Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven revealed they were sexually abused by coaches as aspiring footballers, in the first such cases reported in The Netherlands, a report said Saturday.

Review: ‘A Better Man’ is one of Hot Docs’ most stirring films Special

‘A Better Man’ is an inspirational depiction of restorative justice as a former couple invites Hot Docs audiences to revisit their abusive past with them.

Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations

New York - Fox News on Wednesday severed its relationship with Bill O'Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America's most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashing advertising sales.

UN keeping eye on Haiti, envoy says

Port-au-prince - Sandra Honore -- a diplomat from Trinidad who has headed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH since July 2013 -- says the UN will keep tabs on progress in the country even after the mission shuts down.
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One of the dogs seized from Bud Wheatley in 2009.
One of the dogs seized from Bud Wheatley in 2009.
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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
Valet service takes revenge on car for bad tip.
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 m...
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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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
The aptly named Foster  in need of a foster home.
The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
She had it coming!
She had it coming!
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The Salvation Army used the viral internet sensation #thedress to create a powerful campaign against...
The Salvation Army used the viral internet sensation #thedress to create a powerful campaign against the abuse of women
The Salvation Army
A mistreated elephant.
A mistreated elephant.
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This video grab made on September 9  2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she ru...
This video grab made on September 9, 2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she runs with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke
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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.
Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch
The aptly named Foster  in need of a foster home.
The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
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The laminitic chestnut mare found on Ryder Large s property.
The laminitic chestnut mare found on Ryder Large's property.
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Emaciated sheep brought into slaughterhouse in wheelbarrow.
Emaciated sheep brought into slaughterhouse in wheelbarrow.
acreen capture from Animal Aid footage
Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
Betting Her Life- 48 Hours Special
Security forces in Cuba  drag a member of the Ladies in White  a peaceful group made up of family me...
Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
Victor Vizcaino photos
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Graham Creighton Jr. High principle vs student.
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