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Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers.

May 2, 2016 · 


Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance.   The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability […]


Poisoning rhino horns

May 2, 2016 ·  By


Ed Hern, owner of the Rhino and Lion Reserve near Johannesburg, made a statement claiming that he was planning to inject the horns of the rhinos on his game reserve with poison in an effort to deter poachers. Ed Hern stated that: “The aim would be to kill, or make seriously ill anyone who consumes […]


Human Trafficking Report: Victims Reveal Devastating Impact of Abuse, 80% Suffer Mental Health Problems

April 29, 2016 ·  By Ian Johnston for


Study suggests thousands of victims of ‘something akin to modern slavery’ are suffering from post-traumatic stress, severe depression and anxiety. About 30 percent of trafficked women had worked in the sex industry but 66 per cent had been raped “If I don’t go ahead with it, I’ll be dead.” With those chilling words, a victim […]


The Rooster gets 40 years for sex trafficking

April 25, 2016 ·  By Gabrielle Banks for


The kingpin of an international sex trafficking operation had a window of opportunity Monday morning to chip some time off his impending prison term. The federal judge in Houston presiding over the case of 51-year-old Gerardo “El Gallo” Salazar said he blew it. Shackled in his orange prison jumpsuit, he spoke in a soft voice, […]


Nestlé​ admits slavery and coercion used in catching its seafood

April 25, 2016 ·  By Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press for

A study done for Swiss food retailer Nestlé found that migrant workers in the Thai seafood industry are often abused and paid so little they cannot refund fees to labour brokers. (Verité)

Global audit by the food giant finds abuse of workers who catch seafood from Thailand Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestlé SA’s supply chains. The unusual disclosure comes from Geneva-based Nestlé SA itself, which […]


Child sex abuse images increasingly being found and removed

April 22, 2016 ·  By Marilyn Campbell, QUT for

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The IWF says it is acutely aware that behind each image is a real child

Nearly 70,000 pictures and videos showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse has said. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was given more powers in 2014 to actively search for such images and take action. The content it found […]


Social Workers Charged After Abused Boy Beaten to Death

April 22, 2016 ·  By Evann Gastaldo for>

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(NEWSER) – In what the Los Angeles Times describes as a “rare” move, social workers have been charged with a crime following the death of a child. Gabriel Fernandez, 8, died in Palmdale in 2013 after his mother and her boyfriend allegedly tortured him—pepper spraying him, making him eat his vomit, stuffing a sock in […]


From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle

April 21, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors'€™ Entrance, 23 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

More than 160 nations gather in New York on April 22 to ink the pact whose execution demands a radical overhaul of the global economy PARIS, France – Four months after settling on a plan to stave off calamitous global warming, more than 160 nations gather in New York Friday, April 22, to ink the […]


Pope Francis Archbishop Ieronymos, Patriarch Bartholomew, challenge to the world.

April 19, 2016 · 


Pope Francis  Archbishop Ieronymos, Patriarch Bartholomew, challenge to the world. Cindy Wooden Reporter Archbishop Ieronymos, speaking at the refugee camp, said he hoped to never again “see children washing up on the shores of the Aegean.” The Orthodox archbishop spoke with pride of the Greek people who have opened their hearts and even their homes to the […]


US forces to gain access to more PH bases – Carter

April 18, 2016 ·  By for

MANILA VISIT. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in the Philippines on April 13, 2016 ahead of the closing of the Balikatan military drills. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who is now in Manila, says more military bases will be added to the initial 5 agreed upon MANILA, Philippines – US forces will gain access to more military bases in the Philippines than the 5 already announced, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday, April 13, as he began […]

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