Pope sacks Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting abuser priest

Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on Thursday.

NFL`s Adrian Peterson suspended over child abuse charge
NFL`s Adrian Peterson suspended over child abuse charge

The Minnesota Vikings reversed course Wednesday and suspended their star running back Adrian Peterson amid an outcry over charges he abused his son by beating him severely.

Drive to be launched to sensitise kids on abuse: Maneka Gandhi

With many incidents of child abuse going unreported, a drive will be launched to sensitise children to express if they encounter any inappropriate touch, request or demands, even in writing if they are not comfortable orally.

I was was sexually abused as a child: Samantha Morton
I was was sexually abused as a child: Samantha Morton

 Actress Samantha Morton has opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child in foster care following the headline-grabbing Rotherham scandal which rocked the UK last month.

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse
NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse

NFL star Adrian Peterson will sit out his team`s next game after being indicted by a US grand jury on charges of child abuse, the Minnesota Vikings announced Friday.

Inquiry sparks new child abuse claims in UK town

Twelve new alleged victims of child sexual abuse have come forward following a report last week detailing horrific crimes against at least 1,400 young people in a northern English town, police said Tuesday.

More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

The number of cases of child abuse in Australia have increased by 30 percent over a two-year period, authorities said.

Ex-Cameron aide Patrick Rock charged over child abuse images

Patrick Rock, a former senior adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron was today charged by police over illegal child abuse images.

Child abuse could lead to permanent brain damage

Child abuse can reduce the volume of grey matter in the brain that is responsible for processing information, a new study has found.

Polish Church apologises for child sex abuse

Leaders of Poland`s Catholic Church have apologised to the victims of child sex abuse by priests and admitted they have long ignored the problem.

Australian Navy hit by abuse claims; 220 child sailors raped, brutalised?

Allegations that 220 child sailors at an Australian navy training base were raped or brutalised in the 1980s are so serious they will be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said Monday.

Pope asks forgiveness for "evil" of priestly child abuse

Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children.

Kalki Koechlin reveals was sexually abused as a child

Kalki Koechlin has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child and the reason she didn`t speak about it earlier is because for her it`s not a one day headline, it`s something that`s a reality she has lived with for a long time.

Malaysian parents in prison for child abuse

A Swedish court has sentenced a Malaysian couple to prison for beating their four children with sticks and clothes hangers.

Vatican hits back at UN committee for abuse report

The Vatican struck back on Friday at a UN human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate and discrediting the UN as a whole by adopting the "prejudiced" positions of anti-Catholic advocacy groups.

Adults who were abused as kids find it harder to deal with depression

A new study has found that the diminution of depression is much slower in people who have suffered physical abuse or experienced parental addictions in their childhood than those who haven`t gone through such hardships.

HC pulls up Delhi govt for non-framing of guidelines on kids` sexual abuse

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the city government for not framing draft guidelines on prevention of sexual abuse of children.

Child abuse: Social Justice Director asked to appear before HC

Bombay High Court is irked with Maharashtra government`s failure to address the issue of non-availability of shelter homes for children with special needs in Pune.

Brooke Mueller accuses Denise Richards of child abuse?

Socialite Brooke Mueller has reportedly claimed that actress Denise Richards has abused her twin sons with Charlie Sheen.

`Baga Beach` about tourism ills in coastal Goa: Director

Child abuse, conflict between locals and immigrants, impact of holidaying foreigners in Goa is the sum of `Baga Beach`, a film which examines the underbelly of tourism.