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Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: Leaked reports

More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Children held at Australian camp suffer assaults, sexual abuse, reveal leaked documents

 More than 2,000 incidents, including sexual abuse, assault and attempted self-harm, were reported in about two years at an Australian detention centre for asylum seekers in Nauru, more than half involving children, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

HC refuses to quash rape, molestation case against teacher

HC refuses to quash rape, molestation case against teacher

The Bombay HC today refused to quash a case registered against a primary school teacher for allegedly raping and molesting four minor girls.

British paedophile was at Bengaluru orphanage in 2013, but 'luckily' no child was harmed

British paedophile was at Bengaluru orphanage in 2013, but 'luckily' no child was harmed

In a statement posted on Facebook, the orphanage said no child was harmed while Huckle was at the facility.

Bishops face sack for child abuse `negligence`: Pope Francis

The decision, which will also apply to other senior Church officials, was unveiled in a papal decree which said such cases would now fall under existing canon law allowing for prelates to be sacked for "serious reasons".

Ex-Australian priest John Joseph Farrell sentenced for child abuse

An Australian court on Monday sentenced a former Catholic priest to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing a dozen children between 1979 and 1988.

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.

Child abuse produces damaging effects in bipolar patients

One in every 25 adults is diagnosed with bipolar disorder at some point in their life.

Gurgaon school principal arrested for attempting rape on 8-year-old

Gurgaon school principal arrested for attempting rape on 8-year-old

Aarsha International School director-principal has been arrested by the Palam Vihar Police in connection with attempt to rape on an eight-year-old girl of his school here.

Ranchi shame: Boy sexually assaulted, 'murdered' in private school; 3 teachers detained

Ranchi shame: Boy sexually assaulted, 'murdered' in private school; 3 teachers detained

Barely a few days after a boy was found dead in a water reservoir of a private school in Delhi, a similar case happened in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

UN says new claims of child abuse by foreign troops in Central Africa

Last year, allegations of sex abuse were levelled at soldiers serving with French and UN missions in the country.

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts

The court also asked Parliament to think of redefining the term “child” in context of rape.

Indian-American mother jailed for child abuse in US

An Indian-origin mother has been arrested in the US on charges of causing serious injuries to her five-week-old girl child that left her with broken ribs and leg.

'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'

'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'

An explosive detail has come to light in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case.

Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse

Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse

Kozhikode-based VP Rajeena is a senior journalist with a prominent Malayalam newspaper.

Pakistan moves toward death penalty for child sex abuse

Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee voted to amend current laws.

Madras High Court recommends castration for child rape, says present law 'ineffective'

Justice N. Kirubakaran, in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing child abuse.

Abused Pakistani boy jumps before train over 'police apathy'

A 14-year-old boy, who was kidnapped and sexually abused by three men, committed suicide after police in Pakistan's Punjab province refused to help and instead demanded Rs 50,000 to register a case, the victim's father said on Saturday.

UNICEF offers support to Pak as child abuse probe continues

The United Nations' agency for children has offered its support to Pakistani authorities as they open an investigation into widespread abuses against children and called on the government to bring to justice those responsible for the "terrible" crime.

Child abuse: Pak judiciary rejects govt request to form Judicial Commission

Pakistan's judiciary has rejected a request by the Punjab government to form a judicial commission to probe the country's biggest child abuse scandal involving nearly 300 children, citing the ongoing police investigation.