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September, 2017


Success Story: Family Reunification

September 26, 2017 · 

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Success Story: Family Reunification Carlos and his siblings are among the hundreds street children in Metro Manila who have to beg and scavenge for food in order to survive. He is the fourth among five siblings who were left to themselves when their mother was arrested and jailed for use and possession of illegal drugs […]

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More than 35 criminal cases in South Australia possibly affected by child abuse bungle

September 26, 2017 ·  By Nick Harmsen for www.abc.net.au

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A bureaucratic bungle in South Australia that prevents recorded evidence from suspected child abuse victims and other vulnerable witnesses being tendered in court may be affecting more than 35 criminal cases. The administrative error means specialist interview training courses conducted by Child Protection Services staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital were not properly accredited, […]

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The murder of a fearless reporter frightens India’s Hindu intellectuals

September 26, 2017 ·  By Joseph D'Souza for www.washingtontimes.com

A poster of slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh is shown held by a protester at a recent vigil. Associated Press photo

Gauri Lankesh angered the powerful by holding them to public account ANALYSIS/OPINION: No one has embodied Hinduism or the Hindu way of life better than Mahatma Gandhi. It was Gandhi who made Hinduism world famous as a religion of tolerance. He said non-violence was the ideal way of Indian life and that true Hinduism called […]

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West courts Libyan general accused of human rights abuses

September 25, 2017 · 

Khalifa Haftar controls nearly half of Libya. Photograph: Mohammed Elshaiky/EPA

Ex-CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, due to meet Italian officials in Rome, ordered soldiers to commit war crimes, according to legal experts European leaders are embracing a Libyan general who has ordered his soldiers to commit war crimes, according to new evidence that has been analysed by senior legal experts. The allegation of human rights abuses […]

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Video shows child care workers taunting, abusing autistic boy

September 25, 2017 ·  By Joshua Rhett Miller for nypost.com

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Two child care workers in Florida surrendered to authorities after they were identified on video taunting an 8-year-old autistic student — hitting the boy with a backpack and tripping him inside a classroom. The workers, identified as 26-year-old Kaderrica Smith and 19-year-old Alexus Henderson, were captured in a three-minute clip posted to Snapchat showing the […]

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Marawi children being used by cigarette counterfeiters — DOF

September 25, 2017 ·  By Ben O. de Vera - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Police and revenue agents have found children from Marawi City being used to make counterfeit cigarettes in Bacolod City. “In fact, the kids were supposedly from Marawi City. The workers, young kids, were less than working age,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters. Personnel from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the […]

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Racist skin bleaching products condemned

September 25, 2017 · 

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Groups Raise the Alarm over Continued Sale of Dangerous Skin Whitening Creams Laced with Mercury (Government Urged to Go After Importers, Distributors and Retailers of Toxic Cosmetics) 23 September 2017, Quezon City. Chemical safety and consumer protection groups today revealed the unabashed trade of mercury-containing skin whitening products despite being illegal to import, distribute and […]

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All will end up victims of Duterte’s drug war

September 25, 2017 ·  By Betty Romero, Manila for ww.ucanews.com

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has killed thousands of suspected addicts and street dealers, leaving many families grieving.  (Photo by Vincent Go)

Biggest price to pay as a result of wholesale killings will be a society oblivious to the value of human life I struggled to keep tears at bay at the launch of the Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) as a woman shared how she lost her father and brother to President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war and […]

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Martial Law Then and Now

September 22, 2017 · 

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Martial Law Then and Now Fr. Shay Cullen 21 September 2017 It was the first time since World War II when the people of the Philippines suffered harsh jackboot oppression and wanton plunder. President Ferdinand Marcos at the end of his term in 1972 and fearing a loss of power and influence declared nationwide martial […]

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Luneta protesters urge Duterte to stop killings, halt return to dictatorship

September 22, 2017 ·  By Rambo Talabong for www.rappler.com

Protesters at Luneta sing Filipino version of “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Miserables. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The loudest and most repeated call at the Luneta was for President Rodrigo Duterte to end the drug war and assure Filipinos he will not expand coverage of martial law MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of protesters, led by the Movement Against Tyranny, gathered at Luneta Park on Thursday, September 21, to mark the 45th anniversary […]

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