Feb 6, 2017

One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, “shocking and indefensible” data showed Monday during an inquiry into pedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child ...

Dec 6, 2016

China slapped with torture claims

China’s parallel justice system for Communist Party members relies heavily on torture and is “abusive and illegal,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday, calling for the network to be abolished. Some 88 million members of the country’s ruling Communist Party are subject to an ...

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Nov 29, 2016

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Authorities in Los Angeles said Monday they were actively seeking the authors of a series of threatening letters sent to area mosques and urged anyone who had received similar messages to come forward. The letters, which were addressed to the “Children of Satan,” called ...

Oct 19, 2016

Indonesian leader Widodo defends chemical castration for pedophiles

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has defended the introduction of chemical castration for pedophiles, saying in an interview published Wednesday there can be “no compromise” when it comes to tackling sex crimes. Following an outcry over the fatal gang-rape of a schoolgirl, Widodo introduced a ...

Jun 23, 2016

Texan put baby in fridge after leaving her in hot car

A Texas man charged with causing the death of his 6-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car put the baby in a refrigerator after finding her in desperate condition in the back of his vehicle, a document released on Wednesday said. Michael ...