Australia/Judicial - March 2016 New!
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler wants caning for young offenders
Juvenile criminals need "a bit of a jolt", says Western Australia Labor politician
Barbados/Schools - January 2016 New!
Corporal punishment to reduce indiscipline
Teachers' union says schools must keep the cane
Botswana/Judicial - March 2016 New!
Botswana Public Floggings Scaring Zimbabweans
Petty criminals from neighbouring Zim regularly sentenced to strokes of the cane
Canada/Domestic - January 2016 New!
Straight talk on spanking laws
Campaign to maintain the legality of parental CP
Indonesia/Judicial - April 2016 New!
Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze
60-year-old Christian woman is publicly flogged
Malaysia/Judicial - March 2016 New!
Gang robber gets four years, eight strokes (illustrated)
21-year-old is pictured after being sentenced to a caning
Malaysia/Judicial - April 2016 New!
Jailed, caned for raping 14-year-old student (illustrated)
Eight years in jail and six strokes of the cane for culprit, 21, pictured
Malaysia/Schools - May 2016 New!
Rotan sellers jumping for joy over new ruling
Supplier of canes pleased with go-ahead for school CP
"Caning allowed under guidelines"
Clarification that schoolboys can be caned for serious offences
New Zealand/Schools - January 2016 New!
Twelve Questions: Leigh Hart (illustrated)
Comedian, pictured, describes severe canings at 1980s boarding school in Christchurch
Nigeria/Judicial - January 2016 New!
Underage brothers flogged for possession of cutlass, charms
Five strokes of the cane each for two teens, six strokes for another
Boy gets 12 strokes of cane sentence for theft
12-year-old also ordered to clear the bush within court premises
Nigeria/Judicial - February 2016 New!
Bricklayer bags 12 strokes of cane for unlawful possession of army uniform
Severe punishment for 23-year-old in Nasarawa State
Teenage student flogged over dangerous weapon possession
15-year-old sentenced to five strokes of the cane
Singapore/Judicial - January 2016 New!
Loanshark harasser crawls past CCTV cameras to avoid being seen (illustrated)
Culprit, 26, pictured, ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane
Singapore/Judicial - February 2016 New!
Police NSF gets 18 years' jail, 15 strokes of cane (illustrated)
Heavy punishment for National Serviceman, pictured, 23, for multiple sexual offences and extortion
Man gets jail and cane for robbing and tying up masseuses (illustrated)
Two years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 21-year-old, pictured
Singapore/Judicial - May 2016 New!
Nearly 17 years' jail, 22 strokes of cane for man who raped woman thrice in public (illustrated)
Rapist, 30, is pictured
Uganda/Schools - May 2016 New!
Uganda outlaws corporal punishment
Government bans school caning
USA/Illicit - January 2016 New!
Spanking, dehydration and ignorance of concussions: New details about Peter Nowak's Union tenure (illustrated)
Philadelphia soccer team players regularly spanked by coach, pictured
USA/Schools - March 2016 New!
Paddling in NC schools up despite more bans
New statistics show N. Carolina bucking the downward trend
USA/Schools - April 2016 New!
Paddling common in some Central Georgia schools
Statistics given for various districts
Laurens Schools defend paddling punishments (with video clip)
Focus on a Georgia district with over 1,000 paddlings a year
Zimbabwe/Judicial - February 2016 New!
Masvingo teenager to get four strokes for raping 5-year-old girl
15-year-old is ordered to submit to a caning at local police station
Dentist saves rapist from prison
Three strokes of the cane for offender deemed to be a juvenile after dispute over his age
Zimbabwe/Judicial - April 2016 New!
Schoolboy sodomises Grade 1 pupil
Culprit, 17, ordered to receive four strokes with a rattan cane
To view all the above items in a single date sequence for the whole year irrespective of country, with a separate link to each individual item, see News Chronology 2016