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29 Boys Killed as Boko Haram Attacks Boarding School in Nigeria — Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, police and the military said on Tuesday. Many of the victims died as the school was burned to the ground. “Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes,” Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe state in the country’s northeast.

Abuse investigation: LA bishop kept altar boy list from police — When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked. Archbishop Roger Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn’t want the boys to be scarred by the investigation and that he felt the altar boys were too old to be potential victims, according to a February 2013 deposition made public Wednesday.

The Children of Conflict — When Mohammad Qataa, a 14-year-old boy, was brutally murdered in front of his mother last year in Syria, his story went viral. Forced out of school to sell coffee on the streets of Aleppo, he refused to serve armed members of the opposition group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), for free and jokingly insulted the Prophet Mohammad. He was subsequently tortured and shot three times in public for blasphemy.

Claims world-famous musician sexually abused five boys during a 25-year period — World-famous concert pianist John Briggs sexually abused five boys during a 25-year period, a jury at Bradford Crown Court has been told. Briggs, 65, of Little Lane in East Morton, is accused of ten offences involving two young piano students and three members of Keighley Sea Cadets more than two decades ago. He denies nine allegations of indecent assault on a male person and one of indecency with a child.

Former resident who endured years of sexual abuse by Boy Scout leader speaks out — We first told you about a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America back in June involving a former Lewiston boy scout who claims his scout leader molested him. Monday, Veronica Miracle spoke to the man who is now finally comfortable telling his story about his abuse. Starting in 1972 this man,who is choosing to remain anonymous, said his boy scout leader molested him.

‘Men and boys get raped too’ — In 2011, then justice secretary Ken Clarke caused controversy when he appeared to suggest date rapes were less serious than sexual attacks by strangers. Ed Miliband told him at prime minister’s questions that he could not “speak for the women of this country when he makes comments like that,” and public opinion seemed to be largely on the Labour leader’s side. But psychotherapist Duncan Craig, despite working full-time with victims of rape, was less than impressed with Mr Miliband. “I thought, what about boys and men?” he remembers.

No relief for male victims of sexual abuse at shelter homes — Males who face sexual abuse in shelter homes across the state are not included in the state government’s Manodhairya scheme for providing financial assistance to victims of sexual abuse, according to a report submitted to the Bombay High Court Monday. The court was hearing a bunch of PILs on the sexual abuse in shelter homes and funding, education and other aspects of such homes.

OPINION: Network helps men abused as children — THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has brought news about the sexual abuse of children in institutions – in the past and present – into hard focus. Many of those known to have been so abused are boys, an unknown but likely large number of whom tell no one or delay reporting it for years – on average 25 years, according to both local and international research.

Rogers student’s tweet, Web boasts may draw felony charge — Boasts about sexual conquests on a now-deleted Web page could trigger felony charges against a popular Rogers High School student athlete and others, the latest twist in a swirl of accusations, comments and protest involving social media. The furor in the Elk River Area School District on Tuesday transcended the dispute over a controversial tweet by the student and exposed the sexually explicit and often vicious exchanges that fill popular online pages created by students at many Minnesota schools.

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