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School children offered Class A drugs – Home Office
Over a quarter of school children – some of them as young as 11 – are being offered illegal drugs, including highly addictive Class A substances, according to Home Office figures.

24.07.2014 16:16

Child sex abuse surge sees police overstretched
A surge in the number of alleged rapes and sexual assaults against children is stretching the Metropolitan Police to its limits, a London Assembly report found.

24.07.2014 10:34

Rumors of Islamic State ordering female genital mutilation in Mosul fake?
The story of Sunni militants from the Islamic State ordering all girls and women aged 11 to 46 in the Mosul region to undergo female genital mutilation has gone viral after a UN report on the matter. However, new doubt is being cast on the claims.

24.07.2014 12:13

Quarter of world population 'either near or living in poverty' – UN
More than 2.2 billion people worldwide are “either near or living in poverty,” says a recent UN report. The gap between the poor and rich is wide: the 85 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest.

24.07.2014 07:08

At least 20 killed in school bus collision in India
At least 19 children and a bus driver have been killed after a school bus collided with a train in southern India. The death toll may rise as many of the injured are in critical condition, Indian officials told local media.

24.07.2014 06:07

‘Trojan Horse’ teachers deem Lee Rigby murder and Boston bombings hoaxes
Thousands of anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli WhatsApp messages were exchanged between teachers at the center of the Trojan Horse schools plot, claims a government commissioned report.

23.07.2014 12:02

World’s first ‘three-parent’ baby could be born in the UK
More than 100 “three-parent” babies could be born in the UK each year after the government announced plans to legalize a controversial IVF technique to prevent children inheriting diseases.

23.07.2014 09:32

Israel may be guilty of war crimes – UN Human Rights Chief
Israel maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that Israel is violating international law.

23.07.2014 10:36

Moscow authorities promise to protect student campuses from internet porn
Moscow City Hall is planning to equip the city’s universities and campuses with free WI-FI but warn that special filters would prevent students from visiting sites with adult content, playing online games or using torrents.

23.07.2014 08:06

Bus carrying 42 school children crashes and overturns in Norfolk
A coach carrying 42 school children crashed into a ditch in Norfolk on Tuesday morning, overturning on the A10.

22.07.2014 20:01

Fake MH17 tributes on Facebook linked to porn, gambling sites
The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday has inspired several scammers to set up fake tribute Facebook pages in an effort to capitalize on the tragedy.

22.07.2014 17:07

Texas to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border with Mexico
Texas Gov. Rick Perry activated 1,000 National Guard troops and will deploy them to the Rio Grande Valley. There they will join the state’s Department of Public Safety in an effort to combat human smuggling across the country’s southern border.

21.07.2014 17:29

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