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Police say there were grounds to suspect Edward Heath over child abuse claims

October 5, 2017 ·  By Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent for

Edward Heath served as UK prime minister from 1970 to 1974. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Inquiry into claims against former PM says if he was still alive he may have been formally interviewed under criminal caution A police investigation has found there were initial grounds to suspect former prime minister Sir Edward Heath over child sexual abuse allegations. Wiltshire police will release a report into the claims against Heath next […]


UN rights council urged to step in to end ‘unlawful killings’ in PH

October 4, 2017 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran, Nestor Corrales - @inquirerdotnet for


The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should intervene in the Philippines’ bloody campaign against illegal drugs and do what it takes to end the violence, a human rights group said as 39 states expressed serious concern over the increasing number of drug-related deaths in the country. New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged […]


Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

October 3, 2017 ·  By Jonathan Watts for

The study measured the impact of disturbance and degradation – the thinning of tree density and the culling of biodiversity below an apparently protected canopy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchers The world’s tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that highlights the urgent need to […]


Pampanga court dismisses sex trafficking case vs Japanese tourist

October 2, 2017 ·  By Jun A. Malig for


The judge says the court had no other recourse but to exonerate Michihiro Suzumura, as the information dated July 28 by Assistant City Prosecutor Mark Oliver Sison fails to establish the existence of probable cause against Suzumura in violating Republic Act 9208 ANGELES CITY, Philippines – The regional trial court here dismissed 5 cases filed […]


Four arrested in child abuse case in Cottondale

September 29, 2017 ·  By


COTTONDALE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Four people are behind bars after their alleged involvement in a child abuse case in Jackson County. Sheriff’s deputies said they went to the scene of a reported child abuse case on Farren Ranch Road in Cottondale Sunday. When deputies arrived, they said they talked to the grandmother of seven minors […]


‘Sadistic’ father jailed for child abuse in Redruth

September 29, 2017 ·  By Cornwall for

The man was jailed for 30 years at Exeter Crown Court

A father who subjected four children to two decades of physical and sexual violence has been jailed for 30 years. The 50-year-old, from Redruth in Cornwall, regularly beat his children and raped his daughter between the ages of eight and ten. He was found guilty of five counts of rape, 11 of indecent sexual assault, […]


More than half of child abuse victims experience domestic abuse in later life, statistics show

September 28, 2017 ·  By May Bulman for

Domestic abuse accounts for around one in 10 of all crimes committed in England and claims the lives of two people each week Rex

In the last year alone, roughly one in six former child victims reported domestic abuse; those aged between 16 and 24 were most likely victims More than half of child abuse victims experience domestic abuse in later life, new analysis shows, as reports of child abuse soar in the UK. Thirty-four per cent of adults […]


The pedophile tentacles that stretch from the Philippines into Australian homes

September 28, 2017 ·  By Mark Saunokonoko for


When Ben McCormack was pulled over by detectives driving by Moore Park in Sydney, the former Channel 9 reporter had no idea the pedophile network he was secretly communicating with was linked to a sick child cybersex den in the Philippines accused of abusing babies and making “hurtcore” torture movies. Detectives had been covertly monitoring […]


11-week-old Archdale girl has died after possible child abuse

September 28, 2017 ·  By WEB STAFF for


ARCHDALE, N.C. — An 11-week-old girl at the center of a possible child abuse investigation has died, according to a news release from Archdale police. On Saturday, Wake Forest medical personnel contacted the Archdale Police Department in reference to a little girl who had been received as a patient. Crews say she suffered injuries consistent […]


Child abuse affects brain wiring

September 27, 2017 ·  By


Impaired neural connections may explain profound and long-lasting effects of traumatic experiences during childhood Date: September 25, 2017 Source: McGill University Summary: For the first time, researchers have been able to see changes in the neural structures in specific areas of the brains of people who suffered severe abuse as children. The researchers believe that […]

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