Failings in Jerseys child care system led to significant numbers suffering abuse

Failings in Jerseys child care system led to significant numbers suffering abuse

An inquiry into historic child abuse on the island of Jersey found a catalogue of failures in its care system spanning several decades, according to findings published in a report on Monday (July 3).The inquiry, led by Frances Oldham QC, heard 553 offences took place between 1947 and 2004. More than half of them are said to have happened at the former childrens care home, Haut de la Garenne. The report has recommended demolishing the building to eradicate its unhappy past. 24 days ago
Brazilian drug lord who used plastic surgery to change looks arrested after 30 years on the run

Brazilian drug lord who used plastic surgery to change looks arrested after 30 years on the run

A Brazilian drug lord has been arrested after three decades on the run. Luiz Carlos da Rocha  was one of South Americas biggest cocaine kingpins. He is said to have amassed a personal fortune of $100m (£77m). 150 police agents carried out 24 raids and seized $10m worth of the drug lords assets, including planes, properties and luxury cars. Rocha had managed to avoid capture using plastic surgery to change his appearance. 26 days ago
17 injured in shooting at Arkansas nightclub

17 injured in shooting at Arkansas nightclub

Multiple people have been shot at a night club in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 1 July. The incident is reported to have taken place in the early hours of Saturday morning at the Power Ultra Lounge.Police have said that there are 17 victims, who include those shot as well as people trampled as patrons fled the club. 27 days ago
Three surprising ways Chinese people benefit from Hong Kong

Three surprising ways Chinese people benefit from Hong Kong

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary since the United Kingdom handed sovereignty of Hong Kong back to China following the expiry of its 99-year lease. Two decades on China and Hong Kong still have many differences, some of those heavily benefit China. Here are three more surprising ways they do. 27 days ago