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US to open detention facility for women, kids illegally entering country
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will open a detention facility for illegal female immigrants with children in Texas. It will open its doors in December, but has drawn criticism from rights groups who label it ‘inhumane’.

19.11.2014 09:31

Dutch mom travels to ISIS Syria stronghold to save daughter from jihadist 'lover'
A mother from the Netherlands has pulled off a daring rescue mission to free her daughter from her jihadist "lover" in Syria. Dutch police warned her not to go, but she went to ISIS-controlled Raqqa, found her daughter and brought her safely to Turkey.

19.11.2014 09:32

Death wish: Missouri kills 9th inmate this year in record spate of executions
The US state of Missouri has executed a black man who killed a worker of a suburban Kansas City gas station in front of his eight-year-old stepdaughter in 1994. It was the ninth execution in the US state this year.

19.11.2014 08:52

‘Divorced from reality’: MPs report ‘widespread’ child sex abuse in England
​Organized and systemic abuse of children is ‘widespread’ in England, MPs have warned, following the publication of the Rotherham abuse scandal report on Tuesday.

18.11.2014 13:28

Police fail to record 800,000 crimes, quarter of rapes
British police fail to record 800,000 offences a year, including one in four sex crimes, a watchdog has reported. The report calls these failures to maintain records were “indefensible.”

18.11.2014 09:26

‘Big business': Modern slavery sees up to 36mn people subjugated worldwide
Nearly 36 million people across the world are involved in some form of slavery, from forced labor to forced marriage, a survey by a global human rights organization has revealed, describing modern slavery as a "hidden crime" and "big business."

18.11.2014 08:28

St. Louis mom gets 78 years in prison for waterboarding children
A mother of three in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to 78 years behind bars for waterboarding her children, as well as physically abusing them in other ways.

18.11.2014 00:29

Colorado edible marijuana task group stalls over ‘clearly identifiable’ labels
A Colorado task group debating the labeling of marijuana-infused products failed to reach a consensus during its final meeting. Instead, regulators have decided to send lawmakers several proposals. The final decision will be made by the state legislature.

17.11.2014 23:13

‘Use lots of lube & enter anus slowly’: Chicago schools teach anal sex to 5th graders
Parents at an elite, magnet elementary school in Chicago were “horrified” when they saw the “obscene” sexual education materials their fifth graders would be learning. The curriculum included condom demonstrations and discussions of anal sex.

17.11.2014 17:38

US child homelessness at all-time high
In the United States, one child in every 30 - or 2.5 million children - was homeless in 2013, marking an all-time high, according to a new comprehensive report that blames the country’s high poverty rate and lack of affordable housing, among other causes.

17.11.2014 15:11

​2 US men on run after attempt to mail body parts from Bangkok
Thailand’s police forces are looking for two Americans, who attempted to post the body parts of a baby to the US from Bangkok, via the city’s DHL depot. A baby’s head, at least one foot, and some folds of skin were discovered during routine scans.

17.11.2014 12:07

Cops burst into school, weapons drawn, in surprise ‘active shooter drill’
Teachers and students at a Florida middle school got the shock of their lives as an unannounced ‘lockdown active shooter drill’ sparked panic as police burst into classrooms with weapons drawn, drawing sharp criticism from the community.

16.11.2014 08:32