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January 21, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Teen due in court over Te Atatu murder:

A teenager will appear in court this morning charged with murdering west Auckland grandmother Cun Xiu Tian. 

The police announced late last night, on day six of their homicide investigation, that they had arrested a 19-year-old man who is from the same suburb of Te Atatu. As well as murder, he also faces two charges of sexual violation.


See also:

Te Atatu mourners fear for safety Radio NZ


Man jailed for punching baby son won't be deported:

A man who punched his infant son in the head and broke his leg and ribs has been told he will not be deported because it would not be in the best interests of his children.


See also:

Privacy laws don't stop child abuse info sharing Radio NZ


Partial provocation defence would create major issues - Law Society:

A new defence of partial provocation for victims of family violence who in turn kill or are violent to their abuser would create major problems, says the Law Society.

The Law Commission is reviewing the law and suggests a partial defence similar to manslaughter would take into account someone suffering prolonged abuse.



Young Kiwis are contracting sexually transmitted infections:

More than 28,000 people, including 465 children aged between 10 and 14-years-old, were diagnosed with chlamydia in New Zealand in a single year, latest figures show.

Statistics from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research show there were also 3038 positive tests for gonorrhoea in 2014.

Of those, 74 were young people between the ages of 10 and 14.



Beatrice Hazlehurst: Tis the season for slut-shaming:

While you've been sipping Antipodes in the sun, you may have failed to realise that we are in the sweltering grasp of summer's inevitable slut-shaming season.

That's right folks, as your summer festivities reach full swing so too does the familiar hand wringing, gasp inducing debate about young women's attire, or lack thereof.



Home detention sentence for brutal domestic violence offending:

A Bell Block man responsible for a series of violent attacks against his partner has been sentenced to home detention.

Nico James Joseph appeared for sentencing in the Hawera District Court on Tuesday in connection to seven family violence related charges.

He earlier pleaded guilty to the offending, which included charges of assault with intent to injure, male assaults female, wilful damage, threatening to kill and theft. The complainant was Joseph's partner.



Napier man accused of 'branding' partner, dislocating her limbs:

A Napier man is accused of branding his girlfriend, intentionally dislocating her limbs, and of locking her in a small room with an aggressive dog for two hours.

The 19-year-old faces forty charges including acts of violence and sexual assault, as well as numerous charges of threatening to kill.



Struck-off teacher was not reported to police:

The Teachers Council struck off a teacher for showing pornography to students but failed to alert the police and the man went on to sexually abuse a boy in his community.



Afghan woman has nose cut off by husband:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday.

Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday having lost a great deal of blood.



'It's embarrassing. I feel stupid' - Comic posts shocking photos of abuse:

Stand-up comic Beth Stelling shared a shocking end of year montage on her Instagram in late December.

The photos reveal bruises all over her legs and arm along with a photo of her laughing into a mic.



Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested in domestic violence case:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was arrested in a domestic violence case in which his girlfriend was afraid he would shoot himself with an AR-15 assault rifle, according to court documents filed Tuesday.



'American Pie' singer McLean's arrest shakes his Maine town:

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) " The picturesque town of Camden was reeling on Tuesday from the arrest of "American Pie" singer Don McLean, a fixture in the community.

Police arrested McLean on a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge on Monday, and he later posted $10,000 bail and was released from jail. Police and court officials didn't say much about the arrest on Tuesday other than McLean will be in court to respond to it next month.





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