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Colombia busts child sex trafficking ring

Those arrested over the weekend include foreigners, hotel owners, policemen, a navy captain who forced his victims to tattoo his name on their bodies, and a Colombian woman known as “Madame” who authorities say led a sex trafficking ring.

1 August 2018 | World

Cardinal calls for action on sexual abuse

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston issued the appeal with the church in the US still reeling from allegations that another cardinal had been involved in abuse of minors and sexual improprieties with adult seminarians years ago.

27 July 2018 | World

Girls bear brunt of global teen Aids crisis

Around 30 adolescents are becoming infected with HIV every hour, of those 30 new infections each hour among 15 to 19-year olds in 2017, around 20 - or two-thirds - were girls, Unicef said.

26 July 2018 | World

New rape law concent furore

Five men were cleared of gang-raping the 18-year-old woman during the 2016 festival and convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse, in part because the victim reportedly remained silent during the attack.

20 July 2018 | World

NPA probes complaint against Indian PM

A call for a criminal investigation into the Indian leader was made by two South African civic organisations, the Muslim Lawyers Association and the South African Kashmiri Action Group, who lodged a complaint with the prosecuting authority.

18 July 2018 | News