Indonesia Updates Legislation About Child Sex Abuse and Murder

Socio-economic deprivation drives families to have their children "work the streets" of Jakarta.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Indonesian government updated child protection legislation, giving judges the possibility to impose heavier sentences upon persons convicted of child sex abuse and of murdering children. The legislation, although welcomed, fails at addressing many of the root causes behind the rampant child sex abuse and the child sex More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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By Michaela Whitton On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Tony Blair Admits Mistake of Invading Iraq, Wants to Do It Again Anyway

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Weeks before the long-awaited Chilcot investigation into the Iraq war is published, the brains behind Britain’s role in it, Tony Blair, is calling for ground war again — this time against More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Sisi, Canadian FM discuss resumption of peace talks, counter-terrorism in Sinai

TCP : President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion discussed Wednesday international efforts of reviving the stalled peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine as More...