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Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

Abuja – The Nigerian government yesterday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children’s fate. “The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents […]

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Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said yesterday. Chief suspect Nordahl Lelandais, a 34-year-old former soldier, guided investigators to the site in the hills after a trace of her blood was […]

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Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years

Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years

Kano – A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed today. Haruna Yahaya, 35, admitted being involved in the abduction when he appeared at a special court trying hundreds of Boko Haram suspects on Monday, a justice […]

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Missing Argentine girl found in Indonesia

Missing Argentine girl found in Indonesia

Petaling Jaya – Alum Langone Avalos, who was reported missing since June 2017 in Argentina and was spotted in various parts of Malaysia, has been found in Indonesia and reunited with her mother. In a statement on Wednesday, the Embassy of Argentina in Malaysia said the seven-year-old girl had been found “after an arduous seven-month […]

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Missing Argentinean girl spotted in Indonesia, search is on

Missing Argentinean girl spotted in Indonesia, search is on

Jakarta – The Embassy of Argentina is seeking public assistance in locating a 7-year-old Argentine girl who was reportedly kidnapped in June 2017 and may now be in Indonesia. Alum Langone Avalos is believed to have been brought into the country through Batam. The girl’s mother is asking for media attention on this case so […]

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Father of molested girls lunges at disgraced US Gymnastics doctor in court

Father of molested girls lunges at disgraced US Gymnastics doctor in court

Charlotte – The enraged father of three daughters who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom yesterday. The father, Randall Margraves, was nearly within striking distance of Nassar before officers tackled him to the […]

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India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls

India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls

New Delhi – The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million “unwanted” girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said yesterday. Indian parents have historically wanted sons, who are seen as breadwinners and family heirs. Girls are often viewed as a financial burden in […]

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Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

Lahore – Pakistani authorities today arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after […]

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Singaporean on trial for rape of 13-year-old girl, taking victim’s nude photos

Singaporean on trial for rape of 13-year-old girl, taking victim’s nude photos

Over a period of three months, a man allegedly raped a schoolgirl almost half his age four times before getting someone to circulate compromising photos of her and a mutual friend on Facebook. Koh Rong Guang, who was 21 when he allegedly committed the offences against the 13-year-old victim, took the stand on the opening […]

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Afghan teen suspected of fatally stabbing German girl

Afghan teen suspected of fatally stabbing German girl

Berlin – A 15-year-old Afghan boy has been arrested suspected of fatally stabbing a German girl of the same age during an argument on Wednesday, the prosecutor in Landau in southwest Germany said, ruling out a terrorist motive. The confrontation took place in a grocery store and the Afghan teen was arrested following descriptions given […]

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