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The Czech Republic has been strongly criticised by Europe's leading human rights body for continuing to surgically castrate male sex offenders...

2009-02-05

 sex castration punishment Czech Republic crime
The Tanzania Teachers' Union is taking legal action after 19 primary school teachers were given the cane. The teachers were caned by a police officer in front of their pupils after an investigation into poor exam results at three schools...

2009-02-13

 exam punishment Tanzania school teacher
In the 18th century, the genre of “earthquake sermon” was good business. Two small shocks in London, in 1750, sent the preachers to their pulpits and pamphlets. The bishop of London blamed Londoners’ lewd behavior; the bishop of Oxford argued that God had woven into his grand design certain incidents to alarm us and shake us out of our sin. In Bloomsbury, the Rev. Dr. William Stukeley preached that earthquakes are favored by God as the...

2010-01-23

 earthquake religion politics Haiti Lisboa punishment
The senior United Nations official for humanitarian relief took a tour of Gaza on Tuesday, a year after Israel’s war here, and declared keen concern for what he called the collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians due to the blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt.

2010-03-02

 UN Gaza Israel punishment humanitarian aid
A Saudi judge is reported to have asked hospitals if it is possible to cut the spinal cord of the man, found guilty of paralysing another man in a fight.

2010-08-21

 spinal cord spine Saudi Arabia surgery punishment Islam