World Bulletin/News Desk
A recent Jakarta Globe report addresses the staggering rate of child molestation in the UK as the abuse of children have become staple pieces of news.
The article lists some harrowing recent cases in which underage children were molested, and some even murdered or tortured.
A group of 7 men who ran an underage sex ring that preyed on young, troubled girls who they fed drugs and alcohol while raping, threatening and sending them off around the country to be violently abused, are due to be sentenced. They were found guilty of torture and rape in the city of Oxford.
The report indicates that social services did nothing on the matter, and the girl was told it was not “appropriate” by the staff of the care home she was staying at when she spoke with them about her experiences.
In another case, Stuart Hazell stands accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl with whose mother and grandmother he had relations, and of hiding her body in the house of the latter.
A 47-year-old man is also currently on trial for the abduction and murder of a 5 year old girl.
Numerous popular ‘celebrities’ from prior decades have been under investigation for sexual abusing young boys and girls.
According to the Child Action Poverty Group, 27 percent of children in the UK are growing up in poverty with that number higher in some districts.
The report warns that, as the coalition government’s austerity plans strive to squeeze more savings from their spending, it is likely more and more children will fall through the gaps with social services.
First independent Crimean Tatar network ATR stops broadcasting after failing to get permission from Russian authorities.
President Obama said he would ask the U.S. Congress for $1.3 billion per year in military aid for Egypt and said he would lift holds on aircraft, missiles and tanks for Cairo in place since October 2013, the White House said in a statement.
German airline confirms co-pilot of crashed Germanwings plane informed company of severe depression episode.
Many tunnels have been discovered in Anbar province, an Iraqi govt official says.
According to the military assessments, between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets could hit Israel daily in the next full-blown conflict, killing hundreds of people and potentially paralysing key installations like airports, sea ports and power stations.
Election commission declares muslim candidate Buhari winner of Nigeria's presidential polls. He won 15,424,921 million votes.
Statement by Iraqi PM says Iraqi security forces captured western and southern parts of Tikrit.
Despite his success in French local elections, it is too early to talk about a Nicolas Sarkozy candidacy for the 2017 presidential election, say experts.
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared victory for its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's bitterly contested presidential election
The Dutch meteorological office issued a code red warning for the low-lying country's northern and coastal provinces, as gusts of up to 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour battered the Netherlands.
With the court swamped with investigations in Africa and prosecutors already struggling to secure convictions, legal experts say they need to be absolutely certain before proceeding with a highly politicised case againstIsrael.
A source from Mostafa's office told AA that the deputy PM, who also serves as economy minister, presented his resignation during a Palestinian cabinet meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday
The official asserted that Abbas had not intended to call for Arab military intervention in the Gaza Strip, which since 2007 has been governed by resistance movement Hamas
Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from the ISIL , a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city, officials said Tuesday.
France’s National Front party has won a sizeable number of council seats in Sunday’s second round of local elections. Though the party didn’t do as well as was predicted in polls, its leader Marine Le Pen calls the results a "magnificent success."