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Modern slavery and trafficking ‘in every UK town and city’

October 18, 2017 ·  By UK for www.bbc.com

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Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is “far more prevalent than previously thought,” the National Crime Agency has said. The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting “every large town and city in the country”. The agency estimated that there were tens of thousands of victims. […]

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Car bomb kills crusading journalist in Malta who investigated Panama Papers

October 18, 2017 ·  By The Center for Public Integrity for www.publicintegrity.org

The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta. Rene Rossignaud/AP

News sources today are reporting the tragic death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist who reported on the Panama Papers investigation and was renowned for her own investigations into corruption in Malta. Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed in a car bombing near her home. Local media reports indicated that in recent days she had […]

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Britain must do more to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back from Iran Shirin Ebadi

October 17, 2017 ·  By www.theguardian.com

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, centre, protested last week in Parliament Square against the imprisonment. Photograph: Paul Davey / Barcroft Images

Last week in Iran, while most global attention focused on Donald Trump’s threat to shred the nuclear deal, new charges were brought against the British-Iranian charity worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Arrested last year while on holiday with her one-year-old, Nazanin faces 16 additional years behind bars. She is currently serving five years, accused of plotting to […]

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Modern slavery referrals up 300% in UK due to improved identification

October 17, 2017 ·  By www.theguardian.com

Young Vietmanese men tended a vast cannabis factory hidden in a disused underground nuclear bunker at RGHQ Chilmark in Wiltshire. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

Increase included doubling of number of Vietnamese men used to farm cannabis since 2015, Salvation Army figures reveal There has been a 300% increase in the number of victims of modern slavery referred for support in the past six years, and a huge increase in the number of men from Vietnam trafficked to work in […]

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Australia to be elected to powerful UN human rights council

October 16, 2017 ·  By Ben Doherty for www.theguardian.com

Foreign minister Julie Bishop launched Australia’s bid for position on United Nations human rights council. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Council wrestling with abuses among current and prospective members such as Philippines and Democratic Republic of Congo Australia will be elected uncontested to the powerful United Nations human rights council on Monday in New York, as the council wrestles with rights abuses among current and prospective members. Current council member the Philippines is waging a […]

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‘I’d never let him near children’: Leading child sex abuse expert who investigated said she would not trust former Prime Minister Ted Heath were he alive today

October 16, 2017 ·  By Simon Walters Political Editor For The Mail On Sunday for www.dailymail.co.uk

A recent report said seven of 42 allegations of assault by Ted Heath (pictured) of young boys would justify questioning him under caution

One of Britain’s leading experts on child sex abuse who took part in the investigation into paedophile claims against Sir Edward Heath has said she would not trust him with children were he alive today. Dr Elly Hanson, a clinical psychologist who specialises in abuse and trauma, said her opinion was based on secret evidence […]

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Child abuse victims demand access to police records

October 16, 2017 ·  By Shawn Taylor staylor@statesville.com for www.statesville.com

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Two people who were charged with child abuse last year were charged this week with performing sex acts on the same child victim, according to the Troutman Police Department. Police say the sex acts happened at the same time as the abuse last year, but only just recently came to light. Stephanie Johanna Giddens, 37, […]

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Millions of Pornhub users targeted in malvertising attack

October 13, 2017 ·  By Alex Hern for www.brisbanetimes.com.au

Pornhub is the world’s largest pornography site with 26bn yearly visits according to data from ranking firm Alexa. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Security firm uncovers hacking group KovCoreG’s attempts to trick browsers of world’s largest adult site into installing fake updates Millions of Pornhub users were targeted with a malvertising attack that sought to trick them into installing malware on their PCs, according to infosec firm Proofpoint. By the time the attack was uncovered, it had been […]

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Missionary calls for anti-terror style travel ban on paedophiles

October 12, 2017 ·  By Press Association for www.premier.org.uk

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A four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on developed countries to ban paedophiles and suspected sex offenders from foreign travel in the same way as suspected terrorists. Fr Shay Cullen, an Irish missionary who has been rescuing street children in the Philippines since 1974, said hundreds of thousands of sex tourists travel to the […]

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European Parliament told: Don’t interfere in Philippines

October 12, 2017 ·  By Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) for www.philstar.com

European Union heads of state and government gather for a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 10, 2017. Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has appealed to the European Parliament to reconsider its threat to remove zero tariffs on trade if the Duterte administration fails to address serious concerns about extrajudicial killings in the country. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella made the appeal as he called on the body to “allow the country to […]

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