The men preyed on the fears and vulnerabilities of a teenager. They controlled her for sex and made sure she didn't speak out against them. This is a story of one young girl's encounter with criminality.
Despite Australia having some of the toughest guns laws in the world, people are still managing to get their hands on illegal weapons through a variety of avenues — including in the mail.
Tax havens are an ideal environment for organised crime to launder the piles of cash they accrue. The evidence is the Italian mafia groups have been using these havens to funnel their dirty money for decades. My report for
The agricultural region of southern Italy looks like a postcard - and an opportunity for migrants travelling across Europe to work and earn some money. But there's a trap: the mafia.
"Follow a public contract or EU funds and you will often find organised crime, a corrupt politician or the mafia."
Sakher Hallak had burns caused by electric shocks all over his body. His genitals had been mutilated, eyes gouged, and he had holes to the back of his head, face, and to the sides of his body. His bones had been broken, and the marks of four different types of military boots were imprinted all over his body. What had brought this unassuming doctor to this appalling end?
Malta is ranked as one of the most progressive countries in the world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and genderqueer (LGBTIQ) rights, and the Maltese Government is continuing to push ahead on the issue. But despite the progressive political momentum, the church and conservative pockets of society are still struggling to accept the change (photos and story).