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Pakistani held for cannibalism after eating baby

A Pakistani man was arrested Monday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home -- three years after he was jailed for the same offence. Police raided the house in a remote village in Punjab province after neighbours complained of a foul smell and found the head of the two-day-old baby inside. Householder Mohammad Arif admitted eating the child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard in Darya Khan village, around 300 kilometres (180 miles) south of Islamabad, officers said.

Pope says 'enough' to human trafficking, calls it crime against humanity

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said "enough" to human trafficking on Thursday, denouncing it as a crime against humanity as police leaders and religious groups from around the world pledged to work together to combat it. Francis addressed the final session of a two-day Vatican-sponsored international conference on human trafficking attended by top law enforcement officials, politicians and representatives of religions.

Vatican leads fight against human trafficking 'scourge'

Police chiefs and clergymen from over a dozen countries agreed Thursday to set up a global task group to fight human trafficking, a scourge Pope Francis called a "crime against humanity". At the end of two-day conference hosted by the pontiff, London's Metropolitan police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said attendees, including top cops from the FBI and Interpol, had agreed to meet regularly to fight the ravages of modern slavery.

Hong Kong fails to protect human trafficking victims

Hong Kong is failing to protect victims of human trafficking for forced labour, a report said Monday, calling for new legislation to prevent "modern-day slavery" in a city which relies heavily on migrant workers. The report comes at a time of growing anger over the abuse of foreign domestic helpers in the southern Chinese city, and a day before the trial of a Hong Kong employer accused of torturing her Indonesian maid is set to resume.

Wartime documents point to Japan's culpability in sex slavery

CHANGCHUN, China, March 24 (Yonhap) -- A wartime letter written by a Japanese national has confirmed that Japan had "forced" Korean women to become sex slaves for the Japanese army during World War II, in a rare documentary evidence that could prove Tokyo's culpability for its wartime atrocities, according to the letter released by China on Monday. Historians say up to 200,000 women from Korea, China and some Asian nations were coerced into sexual servitude at front-line Japanese brothels during the war. Those sex slaves were euphemistically called "comfort women."

Documents point to Japan's culpability in wartime sex slavery

CHANGCHUN, China, March 24 (Yonhap) -- A wartime letter written by a Japanese national has confirmed that Japan had "forced" Korean women to become sex slaves for the Japanese army during World War II, in a rare documentary evidence that could prove Tokyo's culpability for its wartime atrocities, according to the letter released by China on Monday. Historians say up to 200,000 women from Korea, China and some Asian nations were coerced into sexual servitude at front-line Japanese brothels during the war. Those sex slaves were euphemistically called "comfort women."

Abe aide calls for new Japanese statement on wartime sex slavery

An aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan should consider issuing a new political statement on wartime sex slavery, if fresh facts are found while the government verifies how a 1993 Japanese statement that offered an apology to former sex slaves was compiled. "It would not be strange to issue a new political statement if new findings emerge," Koichi Hagiuda, a special advisor to Abe in the premier's capacity as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters in Tokyo. Hagiuda said the idea is his "personal view."

Abe aide calls for new Japanese statement on wartime sex slavery

An aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan should consider issuing a new political statement on wartime sex slavery, if fresh facts are found while the government verifies how a 1993 Japanese statement that offered an apology to former sex slaves was compiled. "It would not be strange to issue a new political statement if new findings emerge," Koichi Hagiuda, a special advisor to Abe in the premier's capacity as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters in Tokyo. Hagiuda said the idea is his "personal view."

Japan's wartime military used money to cover up sex slavery on Bali

The Imperial Japanese military used money to cover up its use of sex slaves on the Indonesian island of Bali during World War II, according to a group of university researchers, citing a document found at the National Archives of Japan. A Japanese chief warrant officer stationed there during the Pacific War told a Justice Ministry investigation in August 1962 that he brought about 70 women to the military brothels and about 200 more by order of his military unit, according to the document.

Japan's wartime military used money to cover up sex slavery on Bali

The Imperial Japanese military used money to cover up its use of sex slaves on the Indonesian island of Bali during World War II, according to a group of university researchers, citing a document found at the National Archives of Japan. A Japanese chief warrant officer stationed there during the Pacific War told a Justice Ministry investigation in August 1962 that he brought about 70 women to the military brothels and about 200 more by order of his military unit, according to the document.
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