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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

Youngest female genital mutilation victim was 'aged just seven'

Data relating to cases revealed as NSPCC launches helpline

A 17-year-old in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya, after fleeing from the threat of mutilation

New lifeline offered to girls at risk of FGM

NSPCC opens a 24-hour service in an effort to eradicate genital mutilation

‘I love you,’ maths teacher guilty of abduction tells pupil in court

Jury dismisses Jeremy Forrest’s claim he took 15-year-old girl to France to keep her safe

Forrest has decided not to give any evidence

Teacher Jeremy Forrest turns down chance to speak in own defence over schoolgirl abduction charge

Jury hears he 'groomed' pupil he ran away to France with, while his defence lawyer says it was to stop her committing suicide 

Possible new measures include greater use of online filters

The Government has got itself in a fine muddle over internet censorship

Maria Miller is attempting to take credit for measures started elsewhere

Google, BT and Yahoo! agree plan to tackle child porn on the web

Computer experts are to track down and block online child abuse images in an attempt to reverse the spread of sites used by paedophile groups, the Government announced today.

Loophole gives animals and corpses more rights than women in porn, say anti-rape campaigners

Necrophilia and bestiality are illegal but pornography depicting rape scenes is not

Government says internet companies are 'turning a blind eye' to online child abuse images as Maria Miller calls on Google, Yahoo and BT to take action

Internet chiefs will today be accused by the Government of turning a blind eye to the number of child abuse images that can be accessed online.

Google is among 13 companies taking part this week in an online protection summit called by Maria Miller

Google pledges $5m to battle child porn on the web

Internet giant pledges global funding to help charities find and remove exploitative images

Joan Smith: 'Until Hall suddenly changed his plea to guilty, he lied through his teeth about his assaults on girls'

BBC veteran Stuart Hall to be sentenced for sex assaults

Hall initially denied the allegations as 'pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious'

Editorial: Internet can be a force for good

Despite privacy fears, most people recognise that the benefits outweigh the costs

Websites containing images of child abuse will be flagged up to internet users with a clear message explaining why the site they are trying to access has been blocked

BT to display clear message on web pages containing child abuse images

The new system is the latest move in the battle against indecent online images, which are believed to have played a part in a number of recent high-profile child murders.

Bercows 'did not put Parliamentary security at risk' when Speaker's wife Sally sold furniture from apartment on eBay before McAlpine court battle

There were concerns when Mrs Bercow invited winning bidders to collect items from their Westminster flat

10 million children work as domestic servants in slave-like conditions, says UN labour agency

As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions, the International Labour Organization said.

Google cut its overall tax rate by almost half thanks to the move

Google gives £1m to IWF charity that polices child abuse online

The “substantial sum” is equal to a whole year’s running costs for the IWF

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