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  1. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    NFL under fire from all directions over mishandling of domestic abuse cases

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:29pm by AFP

    ... Rebecca Ryan in Los Angeles The NFL is facing unprecedented criticism over its inaction in the wake of domestic abuse cases, with fans and sponsors showing concern SHAME League of The NFL, ... and threatening to kill her) and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (charged with child abuse in Texas after whipping his four-year-old son). Hardy played the first game of the season ...

  2. Canberra waters down alcohol prohibition on Aboriginal land

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of alcohol on Aboriginal-owned land. A six-month ban, announced by Prime Minister John Howard last month, aims to stamp out the alcohol abuse which is tearing apart dozens of Aboriginal communities ... Critics say the alcohol ban is paternalistic and racist, denying Aborigines a say in how their communities are run. Canberra insists it is necessary because alcohol abuse in Aboriginal settlements ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Rolf Harris’ lawyer claims alleged victim of child sex abuse showed ‘sexual chemistry’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Harris trial told of 'sexual chemistry' The alleged victim of veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris accused him of childhood sexual abuse only after their affair became public, a London court has been told. The woman, now aged 49, said Harris first abused her as a 13-year-old girl and regularly assaulted her for the next 16 years. But Harris' ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Human rights abuses by Thai junta reinforce climate of fear

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:05pm by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says a new report detailing the human rights abuses of Thailand's military rulers further undermines their legitimacy Rule by force Since ... people's freedoms. Last week, Amnesty International launched a report detailing human rights abuses that have taken place. It may herald stronger sanctions from the West against the military regime ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says sleeping pills abuse is on the rise

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington All Blacks coach is alarmed over players mixing of medication with alcohol and energy drinks Sleeping pill abuse on rise, says Hansen Sleeping pill abuse ... and the alcohol, if you keep continually doing it, is going to be harmful Steve Hansen "The sleeping pills and the fizzy drink and the alcohol, if you keep continually doing it, is going ...

  6. Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-dependence syndrome is increasing. This is particularly worrying, as the illness is the most serious form of alcohol abuse, involving severe addiction. Experts suggest that it might only be the tip ... been suggestions from the medical profession that a single glass a day can even be beneficial. But social drinking can, for some, lead to a dependency on alcohol and to abuse- especially ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    'I’m not a child abuser,' says reinstated running back Adrian Peterson

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:25am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Minneapolis Minnesota Vikings star facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated by the NFL team on Monday, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a wooden switch. Peterson, who was deactivated from ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    I was abused in Nottingham children's homes, actress Samantha Morton says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Actress Morton a child sex abuse victim Award-winning British actress Samantha Morton, who spent much of her childhood in a succession of children's homes in Nottingham, central England, has revealed she was sexually abused by care home saff and said she believed abuse was rife within that city's children's services. Morton, 37, said she reported one ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of frequency, and in all of those words you see a preponderance of happier words,' says Peter Dodds, an applied mathematician. Blissed as a parrot It's obvious that alcohol makes most people ... of alcohol in the brains of 13 heavy and 12 non-heavy drinkers. In all subjects, it led to the release of endorphins (substances that relieve pain and give a feeling of well-being) in areas ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Curfew and alcohol ban for US air force personnel in South Korea

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US air force in S Korea gets curfew, booze ban US airmen assigned to South Korea are banned from buying or drinking alcohol during their first 30 days ... come amid concern over alcohol-fuelled sexual assaults in the military as well as persistent worries over North Korea, which has conducted missile, rocket and heavy artillery tests over ...




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