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Plastic Pollutes the oceans

December 13, 2017 · 


Plastic Pollutes the oceans Fr. Felix Rebello Every year about 300 billion pounds of plastic is produced in the world and not even 5% of it is recycled. So where does the remaining 95% goes? Well most of it finds safe haven in landfills and the remaining is thrown in the oceans. It’s a known […]


In Florida, Trump attacks credibility of Roy Moore accuser as he rallies support for Alabama Senate hopeful

December 13, 2017 ·  By Michael Finnegan for

President Trump, speaking at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday night, repeated his support for Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore in neighboring Alabama. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

President Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama on Friday by trying to undercut the credibility of a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. At a campaign rally just over the Alabama state line in Pensacola, Fla., Trump tried to buttress Moore’s argument that Beverly […]


Police: California man admits to molesting 50 children

December 11, 2017 ·  By

Police say they believe Mr Boston has molested other children

A California man has confessed to allegedly molesting 50 children over the past several years, police say. Joseph Boston, 18, was brought to the Riverside police station by his mum after he allegedly told her sexually assaulted two boys in a motel room. He confessed to the motel assaults and admitted to allegedly abusing “an […]


Indonesian maid in Hong Kong charged with child pornography

December 11, 2017 ·  By

The maid filmed the children in the shower (file picture)

An Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong has been charged with publishing child pornography after streaming a video of her employer’s children naked. The 17-minute clip showed a girl and two boys thought to be between about five and seven years old in the shower. The 28-year old woman shared the video as a Facebook […]


DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu

December 11, 2017 ·  By

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops face attacks from several militia groups in North Kivu

At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN’s Monusco mission said the peacekeepers were attacked by suspected rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in North Kivu province. Five Congolese soldiers also died. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said […]


Denying child abuse victims compensation if they become criminals unfair, perpetrator says

December 8, 2017 ·  By Ruby Jones for

PHOTO: The question of compensation for sex abuse perpetrators who were themselves abused is a fraught one. (ABC News)

Ian lives in Adelaide with his wife of 14 years and his disabled son. Twenty years ago, he went to jail for rape. It wasn’t his only offence, though it was his most serious. He describes himself at that time in his life as a “nasty drunk” who would take out his anger on people […]


Nearly 200 people held in UK-wide online child abuse operation

December 8, 2017 ·  By Jamie Grierson for

The NCA, along with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, are asking parents to warn their children of the risks of live streaming. Picture posed by model. Photograph: Ljubaphoto/Getty Images

National Crime Agency says 245 children were saved from harm in October sting as it warns of danger of live streaming Nearly 200 suspected paedophiles were arrested in one week, investigators have said, as they warned of a rise in the use of live streaming to sexually abuse children. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said […]


Death of Journalist disturbs visiting MEPs in Malta

December 7, 2017 ·  By Jon Henley for

Daphne Caruana Galizia in April 2016. She died last month in a powerful car bomb yards from her home. Photograph: Jon Borg/AP

Delegation reporting on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death finds ‘perception of impunity’ due to apparent reluctance to investigate major cases MEPs on a fact-finding mission to Malta after the killing of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have said they arrived “seriously concerned” about the rule of law on the island and were leaving “even more […]


Bangladesh’s downtrodden buoyed by papal visit

December 6, 2017 ·  By Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka for

Rahima Begum, 55, a poor Muslim slum dweller in Dhaka on Nov. 26. Bangladesh’s poor, oppressed minorities and indigenous communities hope Pope Francis’ upcoming visit would promote harmony, peace and human rights. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/

People hope the pope’s presence will bring increased focus on the miserable situation of poor people Behind expensive high-rise apartments in central Dhaka, Bangladeshi Rahima Begum lives in a shantytown with her husband and two sons. An eight-foot by six-foot rented room has since 2012 been their home in the Bangla Motor district of the […]


Pope urges support for clergy after priest’s disappearance

December 6, 2017 ·  By Joe Torres and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka for

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a historic park in the central district of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, during the second day of his visit in the predominantly Muslim country on Dec. 1. (Photo by Joe Torres)

Pontiff made plea during ordination of 16 Bangladeshi priests at Mass attended by 80,000 Catholics Pope Francis called on Catholics, a small minority in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh, to support priests with their prayers as he celebrated Mass in Dhaka on Dec. 1. The call has become more timely in the wake of […]

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