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age of consent laws to change

Courier Mail - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The changes to the legislation will seek to address the disparity between the age of consent for vaginal sex, which is 16-years-old, and sodomy, that is currently 18 years of age, under the Criminal Code.

MKE SEX: Age of consent

Milwaukee Record - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Over brunch with a group of like-minded mothers recently, one woman asked what she should be telling her newly pubescent daughter about Wisconsin's age of consent laws. This mom isn't from America, and our strict laws regarding all things sexual are ...

Gaps in pregnancy testing before surgery in women of reproductive age

Science Daily - ‎5 hours ago‎
In the UK, guidelines NG45 issued in April 2016 by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommend POpPT should be considered following informed consent for all women of reproductive age group (WRAG) and 'definitely' on those ...
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Proposals to raise age for abortion, smoking

The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“With the increased public discussion regarding 'age of consent' issues involving alcohol, tobacco and other related products, I am currently drafting legislation that would extend the age of consent to those opting to get an abortion performed on Guam ...
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Thousands at Birmingham's 20th Pride festival

BBC News - ‎17 hours ago‎
Festival director Lawrence Barton said the theme 'A Generation of Pride' aimed to mark achievements in LGBT equality over the last two decades.
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Internet access could be a human right

Jamaica Gleaner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that in another 10 to 15 years, access to the Internet could be viewed globally as a basic human right.

Moves to define 'consent' in cases of sexual violence

Irish Examiner - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The courts have confirmed that consent requires voluntary agreement by a person at the age of consent and with the necessary mental capacity.

More former Korean 'comfort women' warm to aid program

Asahi Shimbun - ‎3 hours ago‎
Their average age was 89.6 as of April 15. Foreign ministry officials were ... “It is wrong to reach an agreement without prior consent from the victims, but the wounds need to be healed while the women are still living,” said another. As for the ...
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16-year-old arrested in Florida school bathroom sex incident

WLS-TV - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Florida's age of consent is 18, but state law contains a provision allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to consent to having sex with someone age 16 to 23.

House servant arrested for raping six year-old girl

Malawi24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
In Malawi any girl under age of 16 whether with consent or her own intention or without it, is not allowed to have sexual intercourse, consequently, let me warn you, having sexual intercourse with such kind of people is prohibited under laws of Malawi ...

'Rushed' assisted-dying legislation to face strong opposition in the Senate

CBC.ca - ‎May 28, 2016‎
"The wording in Carter is very clear ... there is nothing in there about it being a terminal illness, nothing about age," Cowan said. "Any attempt by Parliament to take away rights that have been granted and confirmed by the Supreme Court is out of ...
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'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Indicted On Child Porn Charges, Faces 20 Years In Prison

Deadline - ‎May 27, 2016‎
2ND UPDATE, 1:47 PM: Glee actor Mark Salling faces up to 2o-years in prison after he was charged today in a federal indictment for receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive.
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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper remove a melon-sized mass from this woman's shoulder

Cosmopolitan - ‎4 hours ago‎
Calling all pimple-popping fanatics: if you're into the graphic popping of pimples, blackheads and cysts, then you're in for a riiiight treat 'cause Dr.

'YES to SEX' consent recording app aims to curb campus assaults

Washington Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
After a few informative slides about age of consent, definitions of consent and venereal disease, the app prompts users to audibly record their willingness to have sex.

Win Tickets to Carmen

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎8 hours ago‎
Entry is open to all residents of NSW over the age of 18 except employees and immediate families of the Promoter and their associated companies and agencies.

Assisted death guidelines in place in all Canadian provinces

CBC.ca - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In N.B., the age of legal consent is 16. Patients with progressive illnesses who are also suffering from "intractable depression" are not automatically ineligible but doctors should proceed with "extraordinary caution" in such cases.

Syrian Rebels Counter IS Offensive

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Religious beliefs behind the child marriage problem

Trinidad & Tobago Express - ‎May 21, 2016‎
As the age of consent has been adjusted, one would assume Government legislature regarding marriages to follow suit. After all, how can the age of consent for sex be 18 while the age of consent for marriage within religious groups remains 12 for girls ...

Afghanistan: End 'Moral Crimes' Charges, 'Virginity' Tests

RAWA News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The penal code should also adopt a clear provision regarding the age of consent to sex identical for boys and girls, set tough penalties for an adult who has sex with a child below the age of consent, and ensure that such children are treated as crime ...

Published on May 25, 2016, 8:44 pm AST

Trinidad & Tobago Express - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Marriage Act of 1923, which is still currently law in T&T, sets a minimum age of 12 years for girls and 14 years for boys and it varies across religions.
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