Crime

‘What legacy are we leaving behind for our children?’

They are Pym Mamindi and Pinjiki Wak from the Western Highlands Province.

“Why are our grown men allowing unproven, backward thinking mentality hold us back from going forward as a people. It is so easy to pick on the vulnerable women and children in our communities to channel our insecurities and fears, but what sort of a legacy are we leaving for our children and theirs to come?” asked Pinjiki Wak in disbelief.

Pom: Woman yet to recover stolen items

Police have recently reported that a woman is still waiting to recoup her belongings after her items, worth K4,000, were stolen from her vehicle.

The Six-Mile resident reported on November 12 that she parked her vehicle at the junction along Waigani Drive when an unknown suspect snatched her bag from the offside seat.

The lost gadgets include her mobile phone worth K3,300, her car keys, driver’s licence, work ID and bank cards, SIM cards and K105 cash.

According to a police report summary, none of the lost items that belonged to the victim have been found.

It's time to rethink how we treat child sex offenders

But having spoken to several over the years, I now can.

Some readers may find the concepts in this article confronting.

Many were damaged as children, and while that is no excuse, healing that damage may be the most effective way to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

You might find this approach scandalous, or think that I'm supportive or lenient or condoning the abuse of children. I am not.

I am not an apologist for anyone who hurts, or even thinks about hurting, a child.

Kanye designed sneakers stolen at knifepoint

A 22-year-old man had advertised a pair of Adidas 'Yeezy' 750 triple black SD sneakers online for $1,100.

He arranged to meet a prospective buyer in Johnson Park at Dulwich Hill, at 7:30pm on Monday.

The buyer tried on the shoes before pulling a knife from his backpack and forcing the seller to leave the park empty-handed.

Police said the thief may also be responsible for another theft earlier in the night.

The seller of a jacket, advertised for $1,000 online, organised to meet a prospective buyer in the nearby Arlington Light Rail Station.

Madang residents fed up with crime

The protesters included landowners of Sisiak and residents of Brahim, Panim, Beon Mausrot, the corrections facility, Furan and Sisiak Village.

Banners and placards held by the frustrated group publicly carried their demands of a safer community and better road conditions.

School students and teachers joined in the march to Jomba Police Station as well.

Attempts to contact PPC Jacob Singura failed, but reliable sources say the petition also informs PPC Singura of a sit-in protest scheduled for this Friday.

"It was like rape": Women in Japan tricked into pornography

Conmen promising fortune and fame trick young women into signing modelling contracts, then later threaten them if they do not do what they ask.

Kurumin Aroma, 27, was one of them.

She dreamt of one day becoming a TV star or a musician.

When she was approached on the streets of Tokyo by a man who offered to give her a start in modelling, she thought she would take a chance.

Manchester attack: How mums and dads helped their kids escape the carnage

At least 22 people were killed and 59 others taken to hospital after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Manchester Arena.

Europe correspondent Steve Cannane spoke with a number of parents who described the harrowing scenes as they tried to usher their children to safety.

'I saw two little girls screaming with no parents'

Manchester attack: First victims named

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 others injured when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of people streamed out of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Many of the victims were teenagers or children who had been seeing the pop superstar perform.

Among them was eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

'Santa' robs US bank after handing out candy canes

Memphis police said the thief initially appeared to be spreading Christmas cheer.

"At approximately 10:00am, a lone male wearing a Santa mask entered the Memphis City Employee Credit Union," police said in a statement.

"Once inside, the male handed candy canes to several employees and customers and wished them a merry Christmas."

The man then approached the teller and handed her a note demanding money, police said.

After obtaining the cash, the thief fled.

Italy: Public masturbation not a crime

The decision came down from the Italian Supreme Court -- La Corte di Cassazione -- in the case of a 69-year-old man, identified only as "PL," who was caught masturbating in Catania, a city on Sicily's east coast.

The man was convicted in May 2015 after he performed the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus, according to documents filed with Supreme Court. The man was sentenced to three months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of €3,200 (around $3,600).