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Activists advocate criminal charges for child porn possession
Members of Russia’s Public Chamber have prepared several proposals on how to protect women and children from exploitation. These include criminal prosecution for possession of child pornography.

28.11.2014 10:38

​Cameron mocks Tony Blair’s Save the Children Award, charity scrutinized
Only a day after an online petition calling for Tony Blair’s Save the Children Global Legacy Award to be revoked gained over 100,000 signatures, Prime Minister David Cameron has called Blair’s choice for the accolade “remarkable.”

28.11.2014 11:35

Father appeals death penalty for Nigerian child bride accused of poisoning husband
The father of a teenage Nigerian girl, accused of murdering her husband with rat poison in what turned out to be a fatal post-marriage celebration, is appealing to a local court in an effort to spare his daughter the death sentence.

28.11.2014 09:08

Children in care numbers surge, sex abuse scandals blamed
The number of at-risk children in the UK care system has surged by 14 percent since 2008, the government’s spending watchdog has found, making it the highest number in 25 years.

27.11.2014 16:40

​Petition to revoke Tony Blair’s Save the Children award hits 100,000+
A petition calling for former Prime Minister Tony Blair to have his Save the Children Global Legacy Award revoked has reached more than 100,000 signatures.

27.11.2014 12:06

Cop fires shots at Florida man rushing home during daughter’s asthma attack
A Jacksonville sheriff fired shots at an unarmed suspect during a traffic incident on Monday, but will not be placed on leave. Officer J.C. Garcia shot at Brian Dennison as the latter was rushing his daughter home in the midst of an asthma attack.

26.11.2014 17:28

#ThanksMichelleObama: US schoolkids take to social media sarcasm over healthy eating plan
A school healthy eating drive by First Lady Michelle Obama has spectacularly backfired. Angry kids across the US have taken to social networks with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama to show just how bad they believe their new school meals are.

26.11.2014 09:23

17-year-old madam arrested for running high school prostitution ring in Florida
A 17-year-old girl was charged with organizing a prostitution ring at two Florida high schools. Police say she pimped out a 15-year-old girl to a client for $40 and a bottle of liquor so a 21-year-old could have sex with the underage student.

25.11.2014 20:49

Cleveland boy shot by cop didn’t point replica gun at officer - police
The 12-year-old boy fatally shot Saturday by Cleveland police did not point a pellet gun at officers who approached him at a playground, police said. The shooting officer, police added, was only ten feet away from Tamir Rice when he fired at the boy.

25.11.2014 16:44

​Depression? There’s an app for that
Teenagers and young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety will be encouraged to use smartphone apps to treat their conditions, a government minister has said.

25.11.2014 15:16

It takes 28 civilian lives to kill a single terrorist leader – UK human rights group
Eliminating a specific terrorist leader is a ‘targeted killing’ according to the US. However, Britain’s Reprieve human-rights group calculated that it takes about 28 innocent lives to take out a single terrorist leader, often with multiple drone strikes.

25.11.2014 05:56

UN: 1 in 3 human trafficking victims a child, crime goes mostly unpunished
The number of children among human trafficking victims has increased from one in five to one in three over the last decade, according to a newly-released UN report. It also says the number of convictions for the crime is “extremely low.”

25.11.2014 05:52