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Cambodia urged to be tougher on child sex crimes after US abuser lived freely

Astrid Zweynert
2015-05-06

A child protection organisation has called on Cambodia to take tougher action against foreigners accused of child sex crimes after a U.S. man charged with grooming girls..

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Afghan judge sentences four to death for mob killing of woman

Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson
2015-05-06

An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran in Kabul...

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Afghanistan, domestic violence and divorce: one woman's harrowing story

2015-05-05

Almost a year and a half after her husband disfigured her for life in a frenzied knife attack, Setara is still awaiting a legal separation...

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Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion by Paraguayan authorities

Irma Oviedo
2015-05-05

Paraguayan authorities have ruled out abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, unless she develops complications that put her life in danger

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Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror

2015-05-04

The women said Boko Haram fighters started pelting them when they refused to run away as the army came nearer

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UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops

2015-04-30

Anders Kompass said to have passed confidential document to French authorities because of UN’s failure to stop abuse of children in Central African Republic

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Nigerian army says rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

2015-04-30

The group, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has snatched at least 2,000 women and girls from their families since the start of 2014, according to Amnesty International

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