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Irish abortion referendum: Vote to be held in May

January 31, 2018 ·  By

ens of thousands rallied in Dublin in September for constitutional change

The Irish government has agreed to hold a referendum at the end of May on whether to reform the country’s near-total ban on abortion. The vote will decide whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that effectively bans terminations. Currently abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of […]


India estimates 21 million of its girls are ‘unwanted’

January 30, 2018 ·  By

Indian society should reflect upon its preference for sons, report authors said

The desire among parents in India to have sons instead of daughters has created 21 million “unwanted” girls, a government report estimates. The finance ministry report found many couples kept on having children until they had a boy. Authors called this a “subtler form” of son preference than sex-selective abortions but warned it might lead […]


Indonesia: Transgender women in Aceh detained by police

January 30, 2018 ·  By BBC Indonesian Jakarta and Acehfor

Police raided the salons late on Saturday

Police in Indonesia have detained 12 transgender women, cutting their long hair and saying they were “coaching” them to behave like “real men”. Several beauty salons in Aceh province were raided over the weekend and transgender women working there taken to the local police station. The transgender women, who were also forced to wear men’s […]


Asda and Aldi stop energy drink sales to under-16s

January 30, 2018 ·  By

Asda and Aldi are to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 from early March.

The move comes after Waitrose announced that customers buying drinks after 5 March could be asked to show ID. Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to announce an age limit, which will apply to 84 high-caffeine drinks, also from 5 March. Aldi will apply it to soft drinks containing 150mg of […]


Teaching assistants: We are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at

January 30, 2018 ·  By Catherine Bolsolver for

"I have scars from being scratched by children"

“On a daily basis we are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at. I encounter violence every day, normally multiple times a day. It’s incredibly rare to have a day where I haven’t been physically harmed in one way or another.” Emma works as a classroom assistant at a school in south-east England for children […]


Citing ‘Whitewash,’ Bill Richardson Quits Rohingya Post

January 29, 2018 ·  By HANNAH BEECH and RICK GLADSTONE for

Bill Richardson in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday. He said Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, had “developed an arrogance of power.” Credit Thet Htoo/Associated Press

BANGKOK — Delivering an unusual public rebuke, former Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico resigned Wednesday from a Myanmar advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, calling it a pro-government “cheerleading squad” and chastising the country’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he has long considered a friend. “She has developed an arrogance of […]


5 tips to combat human trafficking in hotels

January 26, 2018 ·  By Elliott Mest for

Arrested man in handcuffs with handcuffed hands behind back

This is part two in a series on human trafficking in hospitality.  Putting an end to human trafficking in hospitality requires a conscious effort from on-property staff, and from check-in to check-out there are a laundry list of indicators hoteliers can look for and best practices they can implement to save victims and catch traffickers. […]


The baby had an imprint of a hammer in her skull. Both parents are going to prison

January 26, 2018 ·  By JANE WESTER for


Taraya Beecham was not quite 10 months old when she died in April 2016. She weighed eight and a half pounds, as much as some newborns. Investigators found a hammer in her home, prosecutors said in court Thursday. The hammer matched the shape and size of a fracture in Taraya’s skull. Her leg had been […]


‘Unthinkable, Inexcusable.’ A California Man Has Been Sentenced to Life in Prison for Buying Filipino Children

January 25, 2018 ·  By DON THOMPSON / AP for


(SACRAMENTO) — A California man was sentenced to life in federal prison Tuesday for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography in what prosecutors called one of most “lurid, willful, and disturbing” child exploitation cases in the nation. U.S. District Judge John Mendez said he was sickened by the crimes committed by Michael Carey Clemans, […]


2 women charged with attempted murder in Edmonton child abuse investigation

January 25, 2018 ·  By Kirby Bourne for

Det. Aubrey Zalaski speaks to the media about a child abuse case in Edmonton that lead to 26 charges, including attempted murder.

A number of charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, have been laid against two women after five children were taken out of what Edmonton police called an “abusive home.” Det. Aubrey Zalaski with the Edmonton Police Service Child Protection Section said Wednesday the children are safe thanks to the actions of a babysitter. On […]

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