Aug 29, 2014

Colombia allows lesbian couple to adopt child

Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country’s constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its members. Ana Leiderman gave birth to two children via artificial insemination. Her longtime partner ...

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

| Aug 28, 2014

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

Rotherham is a working-class, declining steel-and-coal town with higher-than-average unemployment. It seems remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below ...

Aug 24, 2014

U.K. police interview Cliff Richard over sex crime allegation

British police interviewed veteran singer Cliff Richard, one of the country’s most successful entertainers, on Saturday in connection with an alleged historic sex crime, his spokesman said. Richard, a household name in Britain since the 1950s through hits such as “Living Doll” and “Devil ...

Aug 24, 2014

Niger minister arrested in 'baby-trafficking' investigation

Niger’s agriculture minister has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network, a spokesman for his political party and legal sources said on Saturday. The arrest of Abdou Labo, a senior figure in President Mahamadou Issoufou’s ruling coalition, comes after 17 people, ...

Aug 23, 2014

Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

Philippine police have arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment. The gang extorted money from foreigners by threatening to upload videos of them performing sexual acts, Gilbert Sosa, head ...

Aug 16, 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place last Sunday in Doron Baga in the Kukawa ...