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Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

November 26, 2014 · 

By Ivana Kottasova    @ivanakottasova  November 25, 2014: 11:42 AM ET Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year — roughly the GDP of Connecticut. A report by the European Environmental Agency released on Tuesday considers the dangers of air pollution — including premature deaths, medical costs, lost work days, infrastructure damage and lost […]

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Soft drink firms still target kids, report finds

November 26, 2014 · 

Maggie Fox NBC News Soft drink makers have kept some of their promises to cut back marketing to kids, but they’re still spending enormous amounts of money selling sugary drinks, a new study finds. Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013. That’s four times as much as they spent advertising pure […]

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Yorkshire Muslim teenage girl tells of grooming ordeal

November 26, 2014 · 

24 November 2014 Last updated at 10:53 GMT A report recently lifted the lid on the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, by gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin. Although most of the victims were white, some were also Asian and one teenage Muslim girl […]

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Hellhole in Manila

November 24, 2014 · 

EDITORIAL Hellhole in Manila Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:32 AM | Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 Horror stories keep piling up about the Manila shelter for street kids that’s been described as run like a “concentration camp.” That’s a loaded, incendiary phrase that should not be bandied about lightly, conjuring as it does the particular horror of […]

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Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

November 17, 2014 · 

AN ‘AUSCHWITZ’ IN ERMITA? An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

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Wind power in Ilocos project: 233 GWh/yr

November 14, 2014 · 

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte—Strong and steady winds blowing year-round in the northern tip of Luzon mainland have solidified the reputation of Ilocos Norte province as a major player in renewable energy production, especially with the commissioning of a 150-megawatt wind power plant in this town.

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Pakistani Christian couple brutally killed by mob for alleged ‘blasphemy’

November 14, 2014 · 

A Pakistani mob beat to near-death a Christian and his pregnant wife for her alleged ‘blasphemy’, then threw them both into the large kiln where they both worked as bonded laborers.

The incident happened on Tuesday 4th Nov, some 60 kilometers from Lahore, the capital of Punjab in central Pakistan – in Chak 59 village, Kot Radha Kishan.

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Teen accused of making, possessing child porn

November 14, 2014 · 

PLANT CITY, Fla. — A Florida teenager has been charged with more than 100 counts relating to possession of child pornography and lewd and lascivious molestation.

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Foreigners forced into prostitution in ‘juicy bars’: report

November 13, 2014 · 

The broadcaster aired an interview with one of the Filipina women who claimed to have been coerced into sexual slavery.

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Paedophile hunters: the vigilantes taking the law into their own hands

November 13, 2014 · 

The pair of underage girls groomed for sex by a 50-year-old paedophile, Peter Mitchell, could not attend his sentencing at Derby crown court on Tuesday for one simple reason: they did not exist.

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