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547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: lawyer

BERLIN: At least 547 boys at a German Catholic choir school suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to "prison, hell or a concentration camp", said an investigator releasing a final report Tuesday. The Regensburger Domspatzen ("Cathedral Sparrows"), a 1,000-year-old cathedral choir in Bavaria, was in 2010 dragged into the massive sexual abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church in recent years. Many victims remembered their time in the choir school as "the worst time of their lives, marked by…

Irish airline offloads man who ‘abused’ Muslims

There is a perception among a section of Muslims that white people are mostly racial, however Irish airline, Aer Lingus, has proved it wrong after Muslim passengers were verbally abused by a man. After the incident took place on Sunday on flight EI0330 from Dublin to Berlin, realizing offence of the man, crew of the flight offloaded him to teach him a lesson. Passengers were all praise for the airline and they spoke about the incident on its Facebook page. “Before taking off, a passenger showed abusive behaviour against…

TV star Savile may have abused 500 children: charity

LONDON: Late British television presenter Jimmy Savile was a far more prolific sex offender even than previously suspected, a charity said on Monday, abusing children as young as two and targeting victims in a high-security psychiatric hospital. Savile, a major BBC celebrity and charity fundraiser in the 1970s and 1980s, was unmasked after his 2011 death aged 84 as one of Britain's worst sex offenders. He preyed largely on children at hospitals and BBC premises, relying on his celebrity status to deter or block any…