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SWS: 36% of Filipinos identify themselves as ‘food-poor’

May 7, 2015 ·  By (MARA CEPEDA for Rappler.com.)

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            FOOD-POOR. Children wait for their turn to get food from a neighborhood feeding program. File photo by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Around 7.9 million Filipino families consider themselves poor in terms of food, the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. This figure represents 36% of the […]

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Australia to Probe Exploitation of Migrant Labor

May 7, 2015 ·  By (Dunyanews.tv.)

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Agence France-Presse 11:51 AM | Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 SYDNEY, Australia – An Australian state government said Tuesday it would hold an inquiry into the exploitation of migrant workers after a television investigation revealed foreigners toiling in “slave labor” conditions. Using footage from secret cameras, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation found migrants were being grossly underpaid […]

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Child Porn Investigations Reveal More Suspects

May 6, 2015 ·  By (Derrick Spies for News24.com.)

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2015-04-24 14:34 Derrick Spies, News24 Port Elizabeth – Investigations have revealed hundreds of new suspects in a child pornography ring following the appearance of two people in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday. At the same time a separate investigation into a Grahamstown-based man identified as a kingpin in the child pornography network, has […]

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10 Teachers Struck Off Register

May 6, 2015 ·  By (Jenni Evans for News24.com.)

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2015-04-29 16:04 Jenni Evans, News24 Pretoria – Ten school teachers were struck off the registered teachers’ roll this year, mostly because of sexual offences against pupils, the SA Council of Educators said on Wednesday. “Most of the teachers struck off indefinitely are teachers who have had physical relationships with a learner,” said SACE CEO Rej […]

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Calls for Harsher Sentences for Paedophiles

May 6, 2015 · 

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2015-04-21 18:50 Plettenberg Bay – Residents and children’s rights activists are expected to protest outside of the Plettenberg Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday, ahead of the appearance of a man accused of being part of a global network of paedophiles. The 37-year-old computer engineer, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, was arrested in […]

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Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea

May 5, 2015 ·  By (FRANCES D'EMILIO for AbcNews.go.com.)

A child blows a kiss as migrants disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria harbor, Italy, Monday, May 4, 2015. Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean. Sunday's drama at sea came a day after 3,690 migrants were saved from smugglers' boats. Most of those migrants are still being taken to southern Italian ports even as the fresh rescues were taking place. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

by AP May 4, 2015 ROME (AP) — A baby girl was born aboard a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian Coast Guard and Navy ships bring migrants by the thousands to the country’s southern ports. In the three-day period ending Sunday, 6,771 survivors were rescued at sea north of Libya from overcrowded […]

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Belgian Bishop Ordered to Pay for Priest’s Sexual Abuse

May 5, 2015 ·  By News24.com.)

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2015-04-24 08:01 Brussels – A Belgian court on Thursday ordered the Archbishop of Brussels to pay 10 000 euros in damages to a former choir boy subjected to sexual abuse by a priest. The plaintiff Joel Devillet, now 42, was raped by a priest in southern Belgium between 1987 and 1991. The earliest abuse happened […]

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India girl dies after molestation attempt on bus

May 5, 2015 · 

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April 30, 2015 A 14-year-old Indian girl has died and her mother was seriously injured when they were allegedly thrown off a bus by the staff who tried to molest them. Three men, including the bus conductor and his assistant, have been arrested. The girl was travelling in Punjab’s Moga district along with her mother […]

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Boko Haram: 214 ‘Rescued’ Girls, Women Pregnant; Some Of The Children Were Born In The Forest – UNFPA

May 4, 2015 · 

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Boko Haram: 214 ‘Rescued’ Girls, Women Pregnant; Some Of The Children Were Born In The Forest – UNFP MAY 4, 2015 Bankole Jamgbadi   The United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), on Sunday said about 214 of the 687 women and girls so far rescued by the Nigerian Army from the dreaded Sambisa Forest in Borno […]

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INDIA : Minister says 2,000 girls ‘killed’ every day

May 4, 2015 · 

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INDIA : Minister says 2,000 girls ‘killed’ every day NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation via CNUA) Two thousand girls are “killed” every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country’s minister for women and child development said. Despite laws that ban parents having tests […]

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