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Sydney police crackdown on shoplifting in lead-up to Christmas Special

Sydney - Sydney police have charged 98 people during the five-day ‘Operation Lightfingers’ Sydney shoplifting blitz at major retail centres.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes - 9 comments

Egyptian farmer named donkey after army chief, got arrested

Cairo - It seems you must be careful what you name your animals in Egypt these days, as a farmer in southern Egypt is taken into custody for giving his donkey a military chief's name, as well as a military hat.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Bahraini boy sentenced to 5 years in prison

Bahrain’s criminal court has sentenced a 15-year-old boy named Hossein al-Havaj to five years in prison, for simply igniting a trashcan on fire, reported the Mer’at al-Bahrain news agency.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

NGO crackdown: Egypt denies licenses to 8 U.S.-based non-profits

Egypt has now denied licenses to eight U.S.-based non-profit groups to operate in the country. They state they are violating the country's sovereignty.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Rick Santorum promises crackdown on pornography if elected

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he will ban pornography if elected president. He said America is suffering a "pandemic" of pornography, and that it is "toxic to marriages," and "contributes to misogyny and violence against women."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Human rights groups uneasy about Cameron's riot crackdown

London - The sense of turbulence and unrest in England is potentially going to be met with what several rights groups percieve as heavy-handed. Prime Minister David Cameron's proposed tactics are not ringing well with everybody and groups have begun to speak out.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 2 comments

U.S. Watchdog Group Warns of ‘Hard’ Crackdown in China Special

Reports from China’s restive Xinjiang province are focusing on Friday prayers at mosques, a possible source of further unrest. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) reports authorities plan a ”fierce crackdown.”
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Dutch mayor gets death threat after closing down coffeeshop

Proving police claims that cannabis-dealing coffeeshops draw violent criminals, a mayor 's life was threatened when he ordered a coffeeshop closed down Thursday. After years of tolerating drugs-tourists, the Dutch now are cracking down hard.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 1 comment

Teen, 13, sells nude pics of herself on MXit

The news that a 13-year-old South African girl sold nude photographs of herself at $17 each via the instant messaging service MXit, had local police rush out an awareness campaign about its dangers. Teens are often recruited like this by sex-slavery gangs
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 3 comments

Immigration Agents Raid Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Plants In Multiple States

As part of a six state crackdown, Immigration agents raided a Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee and West Virginia. The Arkansas action is to go after those providing fake identification for illegal immigrant workers.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 11 comments
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