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Inquiry finds widespread child abuse in Northern Ireland homes

Belfast - A four-year inquiry into abuses in care homes in Northern Ireland found widespread mistreatment in its final report on Friday and concluded that hundreds of victims were entitled to financial compensation.

Japan fish exorcists battered by animal abuse claims

Toukyo - A religious ceremony in Japan where carp are plied with alcohol before being returned to a river has left animal rights activists feeling green around the gills.

Interpol says 10,000th victim of child sex abuse rescued

Lyon - Less than seven years after Interpol set up its International Child Sexual Exploitation database, the global crime buster has identified and rescued a 10,000th child victim, it said Monday.

UN's Guterres seeks radical new response to peacekeeper sex abuse

New York - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday set his sights on combating sexual abuse in peacekeeping, announcing plans to map out a new "game-changing" strategy to address the problem.

Pope on sex abuse: 'zero tolerance' means just that

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday defended the Catholic Church's much-vaunted "zero tolerance" approach to abuse, while admitting the ancient institution had so far lacked the courage to go all out on stopping paedophile priests.

French abuse victim who killed husband freed after pardon

Paris - A woman who killed her abusive husband and became a symbol of the suffering of France's domestic violence victims walked free from prison on Wednesday after receiving a presidential pardon.

French channel resumes work after strike over child coercion

Paris - France's 24-hour news channel iTELE will resume broadcasting on Sunday after a five-week-long strike over the hiring of a presenter who is under investigation for coercion of minors, journalists at the network said.

French bishops beg forgiveness from paedophilia victims

Lourdes - French bishops pleaded for forgiveness Monday for the "guilty silence" of the Catholic Church following months of damaging revelations over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Amnesty alleges Italian police 'torture' migrants

Rome - Italian police have used beatings and electric shocks, potentially constituting "torture", to coerce migrants into being fingerprinted as the country cracks under pressure from the EU, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Twitter to let you block out the trolls by muting words

Twitter is developing a new feature that could make it easier to avoid abuse on its platform. "Muted words" allows you to hide any tweets containing specific words, an ability that could also prevent the disappointment of seeing online spoilers.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Pope aide interviewed by Australia police over abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.

Pope aide interviewed by Australia police over abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.

Pope aide interviewed by Australia police over abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.

Catholic Church to have prayer day for sex abuse victims

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday announced plans for a worldwide day of prayer for the victims of sexual abuse, in line with a proposal from his child protection panel.

Outcry in France as abused woman stays in jail

Melun - A French court on Friday refused to release a woman pardoned for killing her abusive husband, prompting an outcry over a case that has become a cause celebre.

French probe into cardinal abuse cover-up dismissed

Lyon - A French prosecutor on Monday dismissed a probe into allegations that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin covered up the sexual abuse of Scouts, in a case which shook the country's Catholic Church.

Australia police investigate Pope aide over child abuse claims

Sydney - Australian police said Thursday they are investigating child abuse complaints against Vatican finance chief George Pell, but had not yet decided whether to press charges.

Top pope aide investigated over Australia child sex abuse: report

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell is being investigated by Australian police over child sexual abuse allegations, a report by the national broadcaster said Wednesday, as the leading Catholic cleric denounced the claims as "totally untrue".

Twitter stirs debate after banning editor for insults

Washington - Twitter found itself embroiled in controversy Wednesday after banning an editor at the conservative Breitbart website for fueling a stream of abuse that drove "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones to quit the social network.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian: UN

New York - The latest UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic are from a Burundian contingent, a spokesman said Thursday.

Singaporean couple jailed for torturing toddler to death

Singapore - A Singaporean mother who tortured her two-year-old son to death for not eating his breakfast and disobeying her was jailed along with her boyfriend on Tuesday for what the court described as the couple's "senseless brutality".

Two new cases of alleged sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in C. Africa

New York - The United Nations is investigating allegations that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have sexually abused two minors, the latest in a wave of shocking cases to hit the UN mission.

Australian dad who raped and pimped daughter jailed

Sydney - An Australian who repeatedly raped his daughter and organised for strangers to abuse her while he watched was jailed Thursday for 22-and-a-half years, telling police "it was fun while it lasted".

Australian defence recruits forced to rape each other: Inquiry

Sydney - Teenage recruits into the Australian military were forced to rape each other, often as part of brutal initiation practices, a public inquiry into child sex abuse heard Tuesday.

French police quiz cardinal over alleged abuse cover-up

Lyon - One of France's most powerful Catholic leaders, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was questioned by police on Wednesday over allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of Scouts, his lawyer said.

UN whistleblower quits over peacekeeper rape 'impunity'

Geneva - The UN whistleblower who exposed the rape of children by peacekeepers in Africa has quit his post to protest what he sees as the "complete impunity" of those responsible, he announced in an interview Tuesday.

UK paedophile Huckle gets 22 life sentences for Malaysia abuse

London - A British paedophile who preyed on Christian children in an impoverished part of Kuala Lumpur was sentenced on Monday to life with a minimum term of 25 years.

Bishops face sack for child abuse 'negligence': pope

Vatican City - Catholic bishops guilty of negligence in child abuse cases can now be dismissed from office, Pope Francis said Saturday in a move hiking pressure on the Church's hierarchy.

France disciplines 5 troops over C. Africa abuse

Paris - France has disciplined five soldiers accused of physical abuse in Central African Republic, where Paris had sent peacekeepers to quell bloody sectarian violence, the defence ministry said on Saturday.
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