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French govt sued by mother after underage boy travels to Syria warzone
A mother, whose 16-year-old son traveled to Syria for ‘uncertain reasons’ is suing the French government for allowing an underage person to depart the country for a war zone without his parents’ permission.

08.12.2014 12:07

‘National epidemic’: UK child sex abuse is rife – expert
Child sex abuse in the UK is a “national epidemic,” according to one leading expert. Graham Wilmer, who sits on the panel of the government’s historic sex abuse inquiry, said he based his analysis on “prevalence rates published by the government.”

08.12.2014 09:20

Nazi education: Toy manufacturer insists on selling SS troops despite customer complaints
A Polish toy manufacturer will continue to sell its Nazi themed games, as the company believes it's a good way to educate children. Earlier this week, a store in Sweden said it would remove toy SS soldiers from its shelves, following customer complaints.

06.12.2014 20:24

Is Dutch Santa racist? Or a joke others just don't get...
December 6 is Sinterklaas - the day Holland’s Santa arrives from Spain to deliver presents. He’s helped by the loyal, blacked-up throwback “Black Pete.” But these days the Dutch are divided over whether the tradition is quaint or embarrassing.

05.12.2014 16:01

Child porn possessors to be medically treated, not punished – UK police overwhelmed
A radical reform of how the state deals with child sex offenders who view indecent images of children is being mooted. Proposals that offenders should receive mental health treatment rather than face imprisonment are under consideration.

05.12.2014 13:03

​Pregnant boozing ‘not a crime’: Mother cleared of causing brain damage
A mother who drank excessively during pregnancy will not face legal repercussions after a Court of Appeal ruled that her brain-damaged daughter was not entitled to compensation.

04.12.2014 11:53

Google Kids: Tech giant eyes children’s market for new product
Google is preparing to target an untapped audience of children under 13 years old. With promised safe surfing and creativity cultivation, the kiddie technology raises concerns about manipulation of immature minds and emergence of targeted advertising.

04.12.2014 06:48

Transgender student wins $75k in school bathroom discrimination suit
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a Maine court awarded the family of a transgender girl a $75,000 lawsuit settlement from the school district that had forced her to use a staff bathroom, instead of allowing her to use the same girls’ room as other students.

03.12.2014 21:12

Student arrested in rape case that led to mass protest in Oklahoma
Police arrested on Tuesday a former Norman High School student charged with raping a fellow classmate. The sexual assault, and other rape accusations, spurred a mass walk-out at the Oklahoma school in November in support of the alleged victim.

03.12.2014 17:53

Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the Pied Piper of hypocrisy
As news comes through intimating that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s wife and children have been arrested by Lebanese security forces, the only surprise is that anyone remains surprised at the sheer hypocrisy of the self-styled caliph.

03.12.2014 16:38

HRW: Kiev fails to probe cluster bomb use against Donbass civilians, should invite ICC
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Kiev has failed to investigate its army’s use of prohibited cluster bombs against civilians in the country’s east. It also recommends Kiev invite the International Criminal Court to investigate.

03.12.2014 16:41

Sexual harassment ‘part of daily life’ for young girls – study
Girls as young as seven are experiencing sexual taunts from boys, according to Girlguiding UK. The charity says sexism and harassment are becoming a part of daily life for British girls.

02.12.2014 13:05