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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis says 2pc of Catholic priests are sex abusers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rome '2pc of Catholic priests are sex abusers' About 2 per cent of Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper yesterday quoted Pope Francis as saying, ... not accurate, including one that quoted the pope as saying that there were cardinals among the abusers. The article was a reconstruction of an hour-long conversation between the pope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553417/did-pope-hint-allowing-priests-marry-vatican-responds-celibacy-interview
  2. News - World - QATAR

    Labour abuses in Qatar fault of recruitment agencies, foundation says

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... recruitment agencies in Asia were the main party to blame for abuse. A report commissioned by the Qatar Foundation chaired by the ruling emir's mother charged that the rights of migrants, mainly ... on violations of the rights of migrant workers, especially those building World Cup infrastructure. The report insisted that this criticism underscored the need to determine the level of abuse committed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553652/labour-abuses-qatar-fault-recruitment-agencies-foundation-says
  3. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington 700m women abused by their partners More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, ... in formal positions of power around the world. The impact of teenage pregnancy, another type of limitation on agency, is deep, the report says. One in five women in developing countries becomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512857/700-million-women-abused-their-partners-says-world-bank-report
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment- with many apparently unwilling to take time off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555653/ex-drug-users-shun-hepatitis-treatment
  5. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... team, said more teenagers were becoming drug dealers. 'We know this from our own experience. Frequent police operations might also have led to the rise in arrests,' he said. Mr Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601725/surge-drug-crimes-family-abuse
  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Nanny arrested for alleged child abuse

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... injuries in what police suspect to be a case of child abuse. The infant was taken to the emergency unit at Tuen Mun Hospital on Friday afternoon by his nanny after he fell unconscious at her home in Tai Hing Gardens in Tuen Mun. The 30-year-old woman was arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of child abuse. She was later released on bail and must report back to police next month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552709/nanny-arrested-alleged-child-abuse
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Fear and loathing on the West Bank: Teenagers tell their stories

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:20pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Two teenagers on either side of religious divide tell how the murders of close friends impacted on their lives … and strengthened their resolve Fear ... found in a ditch 18 days later, on land Israel occupied in 1967 and Palestinians claim is theirs. Teenagers born and raised amid the territory's scraggly hills and olive groves have always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546760/fear-and-loathing-west-bank-teenagers-tell-their-stories
  8. News - Hong Kong

    One in four teenagers admit to underage gambling as World Cup fever rages

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:02pm

    ... Michelle Toh Group says smartphone and online platforms make it easier for young people to get round age verification With World Cup fever raging on, about one in four teenagers has been ... accessible – in particular for teenagers looking for a way around age verification. She warned that gambling of any kind was the first step in a slippery slope to addiction. “No one knows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546675/one-four-teenagers-admit-underage-gambling-world-cup-fever-rages
  9. Fewer teens taking drugs, study finds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day. The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971400/fewer-teens-taking-drugs-study-finds
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Nepalese ex-crown prince in trouble again Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could ... said Shah, who is visiting Thailand on a tourist visa, had admitted illegal drug possession and was remanded in custody. It is not the first time the former royal has been in trouble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555422/trouble-again-former-nepalese-crown-prince-held-drug-charges-bangkok

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