UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists

Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said today, urging London to step up its fight against the scourge.

S.Africa police probe own officer after airport shooting

South Africa`s police watchdog Thursday launched a probe into a deadly shooting at Cape Town`s international airport after it emerged that the alleged gunman was a police officer.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

A Syrian rebel commander said a team from the world`s chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zita managed to visit the town on Tuesday, hours after coming under attack.

Syria targets civilians with crude bombs: Watchdog

An international rights organisation says the Syrian government is indiscriminately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure with crude bombs in rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo.

Children blackmailed into sex abuse online: British watchdog

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams, causing some of them to self-harm or even commit suicide, a British watchdog warned on Friday.

Syria gives chemical weapons details to watchdog

Syria has submitted details of its chemical weapons to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the organisation informed on Friday.

No date for chemical weapons watchdog Syria meet: OPCW

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday that no date had yet been set to study a plan to destroy Syria`s arsenal as a draft text was still being discussed.

China passes law after accidents by `special equipment`

China on Saturday passed a law on the safety of "special equipment" like elevators, boilers and cranes, amid public concern following a number of accidents that killed 18 people last month.

Maldives` JSC denies making remarks on Nasheed

The Judicial Service Commission of Maldives on Saturday denied making any statements on former President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian High Commission here.

UK watchdog to probe BBC payoffs

Britain`s watchdog will investigate severance packages at the BBC in the wake of a highly-criticised payout to the broadcaster`s ex-director general.

Iraq has most unsolved murders of journalists: Watchdog

Iraq, Somalia, Philippines topped list by Committee to Protect Journalists.

Corruption watchdog threatens Anna-like campaign in WB

Taking a cue from the success of
Anna Hazare`s campaign for a strong Lok Pal Bill, a city-based
corruption watchdog on Thursday threatened a similar agitation to
demand suitable amendment to Lokayukta laws in West Bengal.

B`deshi rights watchdog accuses BSF of killing innocents

A Bangladeshi rights watchdog accused the Indian border guards of killing innocents along
the international border, a charge earlier dismissed by the
BSF.

Afghan election watchdog disqualifies 19 winners

Candidates were disqualified by the ECC probe into claims of irregularities in September poll.

Afghanistan watchdog finds himself under scrutiny

The US watchdog charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghan is defending his reputation as congressional critics press Prez to fire him for incompetence and mismanagement.

Google `Street View` broke law: British watchdog

Google committed a significant breach of British law and now faces a probe, a watchdog said.

New settler homes approved by Israel: Watchdog

Peace Now says construction will proceed when a partial moratorium expires.

Atleast 52 journalists killed through August: Watchdog

Fifty-two journalists lost their
lives in the first eight months of this year because of their
jobs - four fewer than during the same period of 2009, a
global media watchdog said on Sunday.

Media watchdog names 40 `predators of the press`

Media watchdog Reporters Without
Borders named the world`s 40 worst "predators of the
press".

SKorean president hopes to strengthen cooperation with IAEA

South Korea hopes to further strengthen cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country`s President Lee Myung Bak told the director general of the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday.