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Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ spreading around world, WHO warns

July 10, 2017 ·  By James Rudd and agencies for

The WHO estimates 78 million people a year get gonorrhoea, an STD that can infect the genitals, rectum and throat. Photograph: Dr. David M. Phillips/Getty Images/Visuals Unlimited

World Health Organization tells of ‘very serious situation’ after confirming three known cases where all antibiotics were ineffective Untreatable strains of gonorrhoea are on the rise, the World Health Organization has warned, fuelling fears that last-resort drugs will soon be futile after three confirmed cases in which antibiotics were ineffective. Gonorrhoea is the second most […]


Secretary of State Tillerson “Some of the Most Devastating Examples of Sex Trafficking are Brought on by Authority Figures”

July 10, 2017 ·  By Jon Robberson for

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week that some of the most devastating examples of sex trafficking are brought on by authority figures that should be working to protect members of society especially the most vulnerable such as children. Unfortunately, when most people think about the business of kids being sold as sex slaves […]


Call for a ban on child sex robots

July 7, 2017 ·  By Jane Wakefield, Technology Reporter for

Abyss makes dolls for clients around the world, but does not release figures on how many it sells

There should be a ban on the import of sex robots designed to look like children, the author of a new report into the phenomenon has said. Prof Noel Sharkey said that society as a whole needed to consider the impact of all types of sex robots. His Foundation for Responsible Robotics has conducted a […]


Horror story of child abuse *

July 6, 2017 ·  By Gyasi Gonzales for

troubled home: The house in which the abused child lives in at Nicholas Street, Warrenville, Guaico.

RELATIVES of a 40-year-old woman seen on a cellphone video mercilessly beating her child with a handbag said they had reported her to the police five times before but she only got questioned then detained after they released the footage on social media. The mother of eight remained in custody up to last night after […]


Feltham boy’s solitary confinement breached human rights

July 6, 2017 ·  By UK for

Feltham houses young male offenders aged between 15 and 18

A 16-year-old boy’s human rights were breached by his being kept in solitary confinement for 23-and-a-half hours a day, a judge has ruled. The High Court said the boy, who is referred to as AB, was unlawfully denied access to education and the ability to mix with other inmates. But it rejected claims his treatment […]


Martial law a coup for vested interests

July 6, 2017 ·  By Sunday Examiner's Newspaper

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Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up

July 6, 2017 ·  By Nicole Winfield | AP for

Pope Francis leaves with his butler Sandro Mariotti, at the end of a special mass for Roman holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial for alleged sexual assault. The developments underscored how the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis has caught up with Francis, threatening to tarnish […]


The State Department just released its human trafficking report. Here’s why it matters.

July 5, 2017 ·  By Judith Kelley for

The ratings in the 2017 TIP report.
Graphic by Andrew Heiss.

The State Department has released its annual Trafficking in Persons report on human trafficking. The big headline was that China was downgraded to Tier 3, the lowest ranking, suggesting that the Trump administration had decided to rebuke China by grouping it with the likes of Syria, Iran and North Korea. The report grades countries on […]


Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license

July 5, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for

This undated file photo provided by the Watsonville Police Department shows Dr. James Kohut. Authorities said the former brain surgeon charged with raping kids in Northern California sought to impregnate women to have sex with their children.  AP

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — A California brain surgeon has agreed to give up his state medical license while he faces charges of sexually abusing children. Dr. James Kohut agreed to the suspension, electronic monitoring and staying off the internet in addition to other conditions in exchange for bail, according to court documents. A judge […]


Black girls are seen as ‘less innocent’ than white girls, study finds

July 5, 2017 ·  By


Adults perceive black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white ones, a new study found. The Georgetown Law report, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, expands on a 2014 study on adult perceptions of black boys. But the new study differs in how it examines adults’ views of black girls and […]

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