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Fire Sweeps Through Crowded Children's Shelter, Killing 22

Guatemalan officials say youths were rioting

(Newser) - A fire swept through the female section of a crowded children's shelter near Guatemala City early Wednesday and officials said at least 22 girls died and dozens more were injured. Photos from inside the shelter showed blue sheets covering sneaker-clad bodies and bits of foam mattresses in what appeared... More »

Graves at Children's Home Turn Out to Be TV Set

Police press on in hunt for remains

(Newser) - British police searching for bodies near a former children's home discovered a field full of shallow graves—only to learn it had been a mock graveyard for a TV show, the Daily Telegraph reports. The infuriated police chief "put his head in his hands and uttered a few choice... More »

Reports of Horror at UK Orphanage Extend to 2007

Cops warn suspects not to threaten victims

(Newser) - British police are investigating charges that assaults at a notorious children's home occurred as recently as late last year, the Guardian reports. The revelation is the latest twist in an unraveling tale of sexual and physical abuse at the government-run home on the island of Jersey. Detectives said at least... More »

Torture Orphanage Yields Shackles

Search for remains continues as government connections emerge

(Newser) - Police found shackles yesterday in a torture chamber beneath a former children’s home on the British island of Jersey where human bones were discovered last week, the Guardian reports. An ongoing investigation of alleged physical and sexual abuse has turned up the remains of one child, and search dogs... More »

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