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French bishops back payments to sex abuse victims

PARIS (Reuters) - French bishops voted on Saturday in favour of a plan to offer payments to people who were sexually abused as children by members of the Catholic clergy.

Controversial children’s home in Taiping ordered to close

IPOH: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has ordered a controversial children’s home in Taiping to be shut down.

New Zealand public hearings highlight dark history of child abuse

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Public hearings in New Zealand on abuse of young people in state and faith-based care have exposed a horrific history of neglect and exploitation as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks to make the country the best place in the world to be a child.

Spanish prosecutor to seek tougher rape verdict in abuse case after protests

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish prosecutors will appeal a court ruling which found five men who assaulted a 14-year-old girl guilty of sexual abuse rather than the graver crime of rape, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.