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November, 2014


India: 15-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Burnt Alive in Revenge Attack

November 27, 2014 · 

A fifteen-year-old girl has died in northern India, a week after a gang of men set her alight, after she resisted their attempts to molest her.

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Pope Francis: Address to European Parliament – full text

November 27, 2014 · 

A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul and that “humanistic spirit” which it still loves and defends.

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Sex traffickers ‘using Facebook’ to lure victims

November 27, 2014 · 

LONDON — Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday.

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Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

November 26, 2014 · 

By Ivana Kottasova    @ivanakottasova  November 25, 2014: 11:42 AM ET Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year — roughly the GDP of Connecticut. A report by the European Environmental Agency released on Tuesday considers the dangers of air pollution — including premature deaths, medical costs, lost work days, infrastructure damage and lost […]

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Soft drink firms still target kids, report finds

November 26, 2014 · 

Maggie Fox NBC News Soft drink makers have kept some of their promises to cut back marketing to kids, but they’re still spending enormous amounts of money selling sugary drinks, a new study finds. Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013. That’s four times as much as they spent advertising pure […]

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Yorkshire Muslim teenage girl tells of grooming ordeal

November 26, 2014 · 

24 November 2014 Last updated at 10:53 GMT A report recently lifted the lid on the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, by gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin. Although most of the victims were white, some were also Asian and one teenage Muslim girl […]

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Hellhole in Manila

November 24, 2014 · 

EDITORIAL Hellhole in Manila Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:32 AM | Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 Horror stories keep piling up about the Manila shelter for street kids that’s been described as run like a “concentration camp.” That’s a loaded, incendiary phrase that should not be bandied about lightly, conjuring as it does the particular horror of […]

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Singer Damien Dempsey Preda supporter hailed a hero for saving two men from drowning

November 19, 2014 · 

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Melanie Finn, Laura Larkin and Joyce Fegan PUBLISHED 24/06/2014 | 06:46 inger Damien Dempsey SINGER Damien Dempsey was praised after saving two young men from drowning – all with the aid of a sheet.                 The rescue took place from the River Slaney on Sunday afternoon hours before […]

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Fair Trade and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

November 19, 2014 · 

Fair Trade and the social teachings of the Catholic Church Father Shay Cullen, mssc One of the most well-known success stories of Preda Fair Trade is its action to alleviate poverty and oppose the evil trade of human trafficking by implementing the social teachings of the Church. Living out in action these spiritual and social […]

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Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

November 17, 2014 · 

AN ‘AUSCHWITZ’ IN ERMITA? An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

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