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Toronto police probe Twitter account that targeted high school students

TORONTO - Toronto police are investigating a Twitter account that purported to expose the sexual behaviour of high school students — a fate that some of its 1,500 teenage followers believe the victims "deserve." The account was recently suspended after concerned teens flagged it to the Toronto District School Board, the city's Catholic school board and the police. "There's an investigation underway and we're looking into reports of harassment online," Mark Pugash, the director of corporate communications for the Toronto police, told The Canadian Press.

Tips for parents on cyberbullying

Tips for parents on talking to their children about cyberbullying and what to do if they suspect their child is a victim of it. For parents: — Let them know you've become aware of the issue; you might mention it's been in the news a lot, and seems to have become a pretty big thing among teens lately. — Ask your child if they've ever seen any kind of cyberbullying and let them tell you about it. — Learn what sites your child uses and what accounts they have. Talk with them about what they do online, and who they do it with.

Football: Remy to face no action over rape claim

France international striker Loic Remy will face no further action following an arrest on allegations of rape, London's Metropolitan Police Force said Friday. The 27-year-old, who is on loan at north-east Premier League side Newcastle from second-tier club Queens Park Rangers, was held in May last year with two other men after a women claimed she had been attacked in Fulham, west London. Police said that on Thursday all three men were told they will face no further action over the allegations.

Teen suicide prompts calls for Italy 'cyberbullying' law

Italian lawmakers on Wednesday called for a law against "cyberbullying" following the suicide of a 14-year-old girl whose cry for help on a website was met with a torrent of abuse and encouragement to self-harm. "Kill yourself", "Nobody wants you" and "You are not normal" were some of the comments received by the teenager on the social networking site Ask.fm after she turned to the web for advice when her boyfriend left her.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

Legal first: Nova Scotia court issues first cyberbullying prevention order

HALIFAX - A unique Nova Scotia law aimed at stopping online harassment received its first test in court Tuesday when a judge imposed a cyberbullying prevention order on a man accused of using Facebook to threaten the chief of a native band. The case involves allegations made by Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nation, who complained in court documents that local resident Christopher George Prosper had used the social networking site to post abusive, obscene and defamatory comments about her and her family.

'Serve less, more TV': Russian Army boosts Olympic spirit

The Russian army announced Tuesday that it was giving some troops an extra four hours off per day to watch television during the Olympic Games so they can root for the athletes. "There have been changes made to the soldiers' daily schedule to give them the opportunity to follow the Winter Olympic Games," a statement on the Russian defence ministry's website said. For a month, soldiers based in the southern military district, which includes the Sochi region, will have an extra four hours per day to watch sports broadcasts on flat-screen televisions, it said.

China anger over Spanish arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin

Beijing expressed anger on Tuesday after a Spanish judge sought arrest warrants for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other senior officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide in Tibet. "China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to the erroneous acts taken by the Spanish agencies in disregard of China's position," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing.
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