Aug 26, 2014

Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday. The girl, from the city of Nagano, is suspected of strangling the baby on Nov. 1 at their apartment in Shibuya ...

U.S. jails struggle as stopgap asylums

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. jails struggle as stopgap asylums

Many of the 3,300 jails across the U.S. have seen a rise in the number of inmates with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for nonviolent crimes. They have become in many cases, treatment centers of last resort. And they are awash in a tide ...

Jul 7, 2014

Cameron under pressure to launch child abuse inquiry

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing calls to launch a full-scale inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s, after an official said the government had lost files that may shed light on the matter. The allegations, which purportedly involve ...

Nigeria's epidemic: divorcee kids

Jun 29, 2014

Nigeria's epidemic: divorcee kids

by Michelle Faula

By the time she ran away, Maimuna bore the scars of a short but brutal marriage. Her battered face swelled so much that doctors feared her husband had dislocated her jaw. Her back and arms bristled with angry welts from the whipping her father ...