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Libyans offer new graves as proof of civilian dead

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At a clifftop cemetery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Libyans buried their dead, killed, government officials said, by Western bombs. At an event for escorted foreign reporters, pro-government Libyans raged against western warplanes and missiles they said had spewed death over the Libyan capital at the weekend. The mourners…

Republican lawmaker blames 11-year-old victim of alleged gang rape

Elected officials should know better than to blame the victim of a sex crime. While it’s a common tactic of abusers, it’s something no one expected of Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo. During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, Passidomo blamed the…

Mubarak regime abused 50,000 homeless children in Cairo, reporter says

Thousands of children that live in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, were brutally abused under the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, a Middle East correspondent recently wrote. “They are everywhere in the capital, the 50,000 street children of Cairo, Mubarak’s shameful, unspoken legacy, the detritus of the poor and the…

9-year-old AZ shooting victim laid to rest

TUCSON, Arizona – The youngest victim of the Tucson shootings was laid to rest Thursday, after Barack Obama hailed the 9-year-old girl as an inspiration to US politicians to heal their poisonous divisions. Christina Taylor Green, who was among six people killed by a misfit gunman last Saturday, has become…

School outed teen to parents, said it was ‘legally obligated’: lawsuit

Two softball coaches at a Texas high school are being sued after allegedly confining a teenaged girl in a locked room, forcing her to confirm her sexual orientation, then outing her to her parents before ejecting her from the softball team. The lawsuit states that the school district defended the…

Traffic calming? City scares drivers with ’3D girl’ that runs into road

For the past week, drivers on 22nd Street in the ritzy suburb of West Vancouver, British Columbia, have come across an alarming sight: A small girl running out into the road to chase a ball. As their hearts leap to their throats and their feet move to the brake pedal,…

Bosnia probes video of girl tossing puppies into river

Bosnian police said on Wednesday they were investigating claims by a local animals rights group that a Bosnian girl threw half a dozen puppies into a river in a video that sparked global outrage. Animals rights group “Flekice” (Spots) filed a complaint to police claiming that the girl seen on…

G20 cops ‘threatened women with rape’

Journalists covering the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada, last weekend have accused the local police of threatening them with rape, using male officers to strip-search young women, and even inappropriately touching an underage girl. Four reporters have filed complaints with the province of Ontario’s police oversight agency. According to the…

NFL great Taylor indicted for rape, sex with minor

NEW YORK — Former American football star Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday on rape and prostitution charges in a case involving sex with a 16-year-old girl. The district attorney for Rockland County in New York state announced the six charges against the retired American football star in a statement. Taylor,…

Timor police declare war on mysterious ‘ninjas’

DILI (AFP) – East Timor police have declared war on a group of mysterious “ninjas” accused of murder and subversion in a new twist to the young country’s struggle to establish security. The latest whispers of ninjas to transfix the nation emerged after the murders of a 15-year-old girl in…

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