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All 2000's news items for all countries, in a single date sequence



01 JAN....UNITED STATES: Inmate spanked; two fired
Officers took part in birthday spanking at Iowa prison

03 JAN....UNITED STATES: Abuse claims could close Vidalia home for boys
Spanking allegations at Georgia reformatory

04 JAN....SOUTH AFRICA: Bring back cane for better marks: union
Trade union leader says abolition of CP has been a disaster

07 JAN....SWAZILAND: 20-year-old beats mother, appears in court
Sentenced to six strokes of the cane

07 JAN....UGANDA: Student gets 1 year, canes for robbery
Schoolboy will receive 12 strokes of cane at end of his jail term

08 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Parents call for schools to bring back the cane
08 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Talking Point: Should corporal punishment return to the classroom?
51% want reintroduction of CP, survey finds

09 JAN....UNITED STATES: Pendulum Swings to Discipline, Responsibility
Columnist gives thanks for resurgence of common sense as spanking father is exonerated

12 JAN....SINGAPORE: He stopped a fight but broke a skull
Five months' jail and 3 strokes of cane for 23-year-old after contretemps at student concert

14 JAN....SOUTH AFRICA: 'Bring back the rod'
Regional education minister blames cane ban for poor exam results

17 JAN....SINGAPORE: Eye-stabber (illustrated)
29-year-old drug rehab inmate, pictured, gets 6 strokes of the cane for attack with pencil

18 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: New laws to limit parents' right to smack
18 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Head to Head: Should parents be allowed to smack?
18 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Poll: Don't ban smacking of children
Must be on bottom and only with the hand, proposes government

18 JAN....BRUNEI: Two charged with raping 11-year-old (illustrated)
22-year-olds, pictured, get four strokes of rattan each plus 3 years' jail

19 JAN....UNITED STATES: Schools to review paddling policy
N.C. county saw 129 paddlings last year

20 JAN....BRUNEI: Jail, caning for 2 in housing estate thefts
21-year-olds gets three strokes each after robbery spree

20 JAN....SINGAPORE: He charged at cops with a knife and was shot (illustrated)
Jail plus 6 strokes for previously caned drug offender, 48, pictured

24 JAN....UNITED STATES: Department estimates 2,500 pupils beaten per day in US schools
New paddling statistics released: Mississippi comes top

25 JAN....SOUTH AFRICA: Vigilante group sweeps the suburbs
Sjambok-wielding Mapogo spreads to big cities

26 JAN....BRUNEI: 10 years jail for drug pushing
And 10 strokes of the cane for trafficker, 25

27 JAN....ISRAEL: Supreme Court bans parental force
Spanking parents may be prosecuted even if no injury caused

27 JAN....UGANDA: Married man shares hut with parents
Caned and fined by local clan leaders court

27 JAN....NIGERIA: The many faces of Sharia
Consequences of Islamic law in northern state

02 FEB....SINGAPORE: Stigma must be attached to immorality
Children must be disciplined firmly with spanking, opines contributor

02 FEB....SINGAPORE: Thief of Yishun (illustrated)
36-year-old housebreaker, pictured, given five strokes of cane

03 FEB....ISRAEL: The fifth Shulchan Aruch
Court decision to ban spanking lacks common sense, says letter-writer

03 FEB....ISRAEL: Some Supreme Court Justices Should Be Spanked
Reader is astounded by court decision

03 FEB....ISRAEL: Spank no more
Columnist discusses court decision against parental spanking

08 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Smacking paper published
Attempt to clarify Scottish law on parental punishment

09 FEB....SINGAPORE: Foreign trio's daring robbery (illustrated)
Three Indonesians in their twenties, pictured, each get 24 strokes, 10 years

09 FEB....SINGAPORE: He hid Ecstasy pills under taxi mat
20-year-old gets five strokes of the cane

09 FEB....MALAYSIA: Molester jailed (illustrated)
22-year-old navy recruit, pictured, given 20 strokes, 18 years, for "heinous" assault on child

10 FEB....ISRAEL: Child rearing is too important for the courts
Columnist demolishes Supreme Court ruling on spanking

11 FEB....UNITED STATES: Principal going to court over assault charges
Mississippi head teacher sued after paddling of 10-year-old

12 FEB....SINGAPORE: Man rapes girl after they sniff glue
22 strokes, 18 years for 28-year-old who tied up and sodomised woman

12 FEB....NIGERIA: Muslim caning in Nigeria
80 lashes for drinking alcohol in first case under new Islamic law

14 FEB....EUROPE: Mummy and Daddy spare rod - or go to court
Overview of gradual spread to other countries of Swedish no-spank idea

16 FEB....ZAMBIA: Judge quashes oppressive law
Discussion of recent outlawing of judicial caning

17 FEB....NIGERIA: Nigerian flogged for having sex
18-year-old given 100 lashes for sex before marriage

17 FEB....UNITED STATES: Gloster principal cleared of charges
Paddling was not assault, Mississippi court rules

19 FEB....SINGAPORE: Jail for raping sister-in-law, 14
Clerk, 19, sentenced to 8 years plus 12 strokes of the cane

21 FEB....MALAYSIA: Guru rotan murid tidak ikut peraturan (Teacher flouted rules when caning schoolboys)
Letter-writer is shocked at sight of boys being caned (News item in Malay with English translation)

24 FEB....SINGAPORE: Teen molester, 16, gets jail and cane
Nine strokes for attacks on women

25 FEB....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment still on the books in RE-2
Swats under discussion in Colorado district; detailed regulations quoted

26 FEB....CANADA: Family counsellor gets one year in jail for strapping stepchildren
"Ran house like boot camp", applied leather strap for trivial reasons

26 FEB....UNITED STATES: Abuse ruling worrisome to child advocates
Maine Supreme Court clears father of assault

26 FEB....MALAYSIA: Man gets 13 years' jail for raping daughter (illustrated)
40-year-old, pictured, also given five strokes of rotan

26 FEB....NIGERIA: Sharia and the Lessons from Iran
Lagos paper's view of spread of Islamic law

28 FEB....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Four-year jail for man who battered his wife to death
Cypriot, 41, also to receive 70 lashes

01 MAR....SINGAPORE: I was caned and I'm glad about it
Columnist describes school and parental canings

03 MAR....TANZANIA: Tanzania May Stop Corporate Punishment In Schools
Government launches campaign to find disciplinary alternatives

03 MAR....NIGERIA: Nigerian Muslims press for Sharia
More northern states seek Islamic law but federal government wants it suspended

04 MAR....MALAYSIA: Tears of joy as rigger escapes the gallows
28-year-old is let off with 8 years in jail, 10 strokes of cane, after prosecution amends charge

04 MAR....MALAYSIA: Caning for illegals caught second time
Provision is already on statute book but not used so far

05 MAR....UNITED KINGDOM: A Proper British Upbringing
US writer ponders UK flogging history in light of European spanking debate

06 MAR....MALAYSIA: School heads 'not taking enough disciplinary action'
Time to go back to the rotan, says teachers' union leader

07 MAR....UNITED STATES: Spare the swats? (illustrated)
Overview of school CP in Oklahoma; a high-school paddle is pictured

09 MAR....SINGAPORE: Relief teacher sacked for slapping boy
Principal says school does not condone corporal punishment

10 MAR....MALAYSIA: Man jailed 12 years for having gun
28-year-old also ordered six strokes of cane after fracas with revolver

10 MAR....BRUNEI: Parang slasher gets 2 more years
Judge adds caning to sentence after appeal by prosecution

12 MAR....UNITED STATES: Gary teacher charged for paddling student
Indiana student said to have required hospital treatment

13 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Pupils Run Riot At Township Schools
Boys protest against corporal punishment

13 MAR....UNITED STATES: Judge: Accountability for children and parents
Mississippi Youth Court judge laments decline of school paddling

14 MAR....UNITED STATES: Leader at religious compound acquitted in alleged assault on youth
Alabama boy, 13, paddled after scuffle

14 MAR....UNITED STATES: Appeals Court Upholds Hazing Law
Maryland court turns down appeal by fraternity member over paddling, caning

15 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Debates to seek alternatives to corporal punishment at schools
Caning still prevalent in rural schools despite ban

16 MAR....SINGAPORE: This man needs to be locked up for a 'long, long time'
Fake cop, 38, gets 25 years in jail and 24 strokes of cane for raping backward woman

17 MAR....SINGAPORE: Man who pulled knife on 10 Jurong grannies (illustrated)
'Mean and nasty' 40-year-old, pictured, given seven years, 24 strokes

18 MAR....THAILAND: Thai Juveniles Tangle With Cops
Reformatory boys protest conditions, allege canings

19 MAR....BELIZE: Two prisoners tamarind whipped
First prison floggings for 25 years described

21 MAR....CANADA: Corporal punishment used as deterrent in Peace Wapiti
Alberta district keeps strap, but schools must now get parents' permission

21 MAR....UNITED STATES: Spanking: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone
Columnist recalls bare-bottom domestic discipline imported from Mexico

21 MAR....SINGAPORE: NSF preyed on girls near camp
Soldier, 22, gets 24 strokes and seven years after molesting young teens

25 MAR....UNITED STATES: Boy's mother pleased with board action
Alabama 11-year-old 'spanked too many times', teacher loses paddling privileges

26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Spank or not
26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Most schools still paddle but have alternative methods
Mississippi schools' paddling policies surveyed

28 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: SAHRC reacts to judge's remarks on corporal punishment
Judge criticised for saying CP in schools OK as long as it does not become abuse

31 MAR....NIGERIA: President will not try to stop spread of Islamic law
Several Zamfara citizens already flogged for alcohol, adultery

31 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Statutory law forbids teachers from using corporal punishment: Ngoepe
Judge 'clarifies' statement, says he was only talking about common law

31 MAR....MALAYSIA: Teenager gets life and whipping
Six strokes of rotan for 18-year-old found with ganja plant

01 APR....SINGAPORE: Man, 19, rapes stepmother while father is in hospital
Nine years' jail and nine strokes of the cane for soldier

02 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: Teachers cannot beat values into children
Writer recalls prevalence of caning until recent ban

02 APR....MALAYSIA: Aziz: We'll not bring back public caning
Would help fight gangsterism but parents would object, says education boss

03 APR....SINGAPORE: Teens drum up trouble with threats and a beating (illustrated)
19-year-old gang member, pictured, gets 30 months' jail and 7 strokes of the cane

04 APR....MALAYSIA: Teen jailed for life gets extra caning
Already sentenced to six strokes, 18-year-old is ordered another three for possessing drugs

10 APR....MALAYSIA: Principals and teachers may get policing powers
Crime prevention boss calls for public caning of schoolboy gangsters

10 APR....SINGAPORE: The Singapore chop -- on my buttocks
Illegal immigrant interviewed in prison after receiving four strokes of the cane

11 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: Bring back the rod: NNP
Caning not a violation of dignity, says opposition party education spokesman

12 APR....MALAYSIA: More states set to adopt new Syariah laws
After Johor, three further states may introduce caning for religious offences

14 APR....SINGAPORE: Stabbing case: Jail, cane for ex-boxers
35-year-old, already in jail with 6-stroke sentence for one assault, now to receive another 12 strokes for another

16 APR....MALAYSIA: Disciplinary problems in schools are not new
Writer recalls public canings at Catholic school in 1960s

16 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Nine Saudi Transvestites Jailed
Young men will also receive 2,500 lashes each in 50 sessions for "deviant" sexual behaviour

18 APR....NIGERIA: Ondo teachers for refresher courses; corporal punishment reintroduced
Caning will assist in tackling school problems, says State Governor

18 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: It's fine if it's done with love (cartoon)
Comment on judge's remark about school caning

18 APR....UNITED STATES: Court upholds $143,715 award for spanking
WI firm's CEO paddled new worker in "bizarre workplace ritual"

22 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi teenage boys face flogging for pestering girls
Courts to crack down on youths hanging around outside girls' schools

27 APR....UNITED KINGDOM: Should unruly pupils be removed from school?
Never mind sin bins, just cane them, say respondents in BBC forum

27 APR....SINGAPORE: They break into a flat - twice (illustrated)
21-year-old, pictured, already in jail for other crimes, now to be caned

28 APR....KENYA: Bill to outlaw corporal punishment
Judicial caning on its way out

30 APR....SINGAPORE: Pub brawl ends with jail and cane for 5 men
All are given four years, six strokes for grievous hurt

08 MAY....UNITED STATES: Mel Blount Youth Home could lose state license
GA reformatory appeals decision after allegations of paddlings and mistreatment

08 MAY....UNITED STATES: Lawsuit: Hancock board chairman "hurt student he paddled"
Middle school student sues GA school board for irregular punishment

09 MAY....SOUTH AFRICA: Vigilante group faces split
Dissident Mapogo members want an end to unlawful floggings of suspected criminals

09 MAY....CHINA: Chinese schools try to unlearn brutality
Physical punishments, officially abolished in 1949, still rife in rural schools

12 MAY....UNITED STATES: Principal, teacher face charges
Christian school in PA in trouble after punishment of fifth-grader with fiberglass rod

12 MAY....UNITED STATES: Wilkins Township case raises punishment debate
Some PA educators rethinking anti-paddling stance

13 MAY....UNITED STATES: Some students defend Wilkins principal, teacher charged in spanking (illustrated)
Three girls, pictured, were paddled at Christian school

13 MAY....SINGAPORE: Scout leader a molester (illustrated)
Nine strokes of the cane for 24-year-old, pictured, who masturbated boys in his charge

15 MAY....SINGAPORE: Whack! Be quiet, girls! Daddy has had a long day at work (illustrated)
Parental canings under the spotlight; household cane pictured

16 MAY....UNITED STATES: Discipline or abuse?
PA paper suggests ending c.p. but several students felt their spankings had been helpful

17 MAY....BRUNEI: Syabu couple gets 23 years
Husband, 38, also to receive 15 strokes of rattan for importing drugs

17 MAY....SINGAPORE: Maid molest - 14 floors up and 7 floors down (illustrated)
Bangladeshi cleaner, 27, pictured, jailed and given 12 strokes of the cane

17 MAY....SINGAPORE: CJ turns down appeal for probation of student jailed for three years (illustrated)
College boy, 17, pictured, will also still receive his six-stroke caning

18 MAY....UNITED STATES: District settles suit over disciplining football players
Out-of-court settlement in high school hazing case involving paddling

22 MAY....BRUNEI: Six strokes for habitual boy gambler shock
Rare case of 15-year-old ordered JCP on its own

26 MAY....BRUNEI: Boy takes the cane
15-year-old turns up at prison to receive his six strokes

04 JUN....COLOMBIA: Colombian tribe whips cheating lovers
17-stroke public whipping of adulterers is televised

07 JUN....TRINIDAD: Man who robbed Cro Cro recaptured
26-year-old robber on the run, sentenced in absentia to jail and flogging, now faces penalty after being caught

08 JUN....UNITED STATES: Hazing alleged at Onalaska High School
Freshmen paddled by seniors at Wisconsin school

09 JUN....UNITED KINGDOM: Headmaster smacked girls' bare bottoms (illustrated)
Former teacher, pictured, walks free from court

09 JUN....UNITED STATES: Spanking Makes a Comeback
Parents give up sparing the rod

16 JUN....UNITED STATES: Police look into paddling complaint, 2nd in Dermott schools
Rules alleged broken when AR 12-year-old paddled

19 JUN....SOUTH AFRICA: ACDP bemoans lack of skills, discipline among youth
Opposition party decries school "discipline vacuum" arising from abolition of corporal punishment

22 JUN....SOUTH AFRICA: KZN school continues use of cane
"Impressive" high school with 100% pass rate defies government ban on c.p.

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Principal, teacher held for court -- Student testifies he was hit with rod
Fiberglass rod used as cane on 11-year-old at PA Christian school

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Principal to drop fiberglass rod (illustrated)
Picture of boy at centre of whacking dispute

22 JUN....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for trio who beat up lawyer at movie
Three strokes each for NSmen after row over mobile phone

22 JUN....SINGAPORE: After a riotous time, he lashed out at cop (illustrated)
Christmas Eve riot brings three strokes for 20-year-old, pictured

23 JUN....MALAYSIA: Bringing back the cane
Ministry considers teachers' union's proposal to give caning power to all teachers

23 JUN....UNITED STATES: Housewife sent to prison in caning
Traditional Korean punishment ruled child abuse

24 JUN....SINGAPORE: Indian nationals get jail, cane for robbery
24 strokes each for three in their twenties

24 JUN....MALAYSIA: Jail, fine and rotan for forging documents
15 years and four strokes for 44-year-old who used computer to forge work permits and visas

24 JUN....MALAYSIA: Cane the cains among students
Selfish, over-indulged children need caning by parents and teachers, opines editorialist

25 JUN....AUSTRALIA: RSL call to bring back the birch
Cruel and violent criminals should be flogged, say ex-servicemen

25 JUN....MALAYSIA: DAP: Present ruling on caning sufficient
Principals and discipline teachers can already cane and that is enough, says opposition party

28 JUN....MALAYSIA: Three-tiered approach to school discipline needed
We are paying high price for collapse of discipline, avers letter-writer

28 JUN....MALAYSIA: Ex-convict gets 25 years (illustrated)
Kidnapper and rapist, 31, pictured, is also ordered nine strokes of the cane

29 JUN....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for man who beat up molester (illustrated)
21-year-old, pictured, took law into his own hands

29 JUN....KENYA: Caning to be banned soon, says minister
Government will end corporal punishment in schools

29 JUN....MALAYSIA: Principals to meet on caning proposal soon
Problems not as bad as reported in media, claims association

29 JUN....MALAYSIA: Adenan welcomes proposal to cane students for disciplinary reasons
Regional minister says it did him a lot of good

01 JUL....SINGAPORE: Bouncer attacks pub customer (illustrated)
Two years, six strokes for 37-year-old, pictured

05 JUL....INDONESIA: Beatings Have No Place On School, Experts Say
C.p. still common practice at many schools

06 JUL....MALAYSIA: Teachers will not be allowed to cane
After all that, government decides against extending caning power to all teachers

06 JUL....NIGERIA: Don't Post Christian Graduates to Sharia States, CAN Warns
Man receives 80 strokes of cane in public for drinking alcohol

06 JUL....SINGAPORE: He robbed petrol kiosk of $800 in the dead of night (illustrated)
29-year-old, pictured, given 12 strokes of cane plus 3½ years

06 JUL....CANADA: Judge refuses to ban spanking of children
Spanking is not unconstitutional, Ontario court rules

07 JUL....MALAYSIA: Parents must play active role in tackling indiscipline
Columnist sees no reason to think 'six of the best' would bring any harm

07 JUL....MALAYSIA: Debate rages on caning of pupil
10-year-old girl allegedly caned on hands for late homework

07 JUL....KENYA: Rapist's jail term reduced
But he will also receive 10 strokes of the cane

11 JUL....MALAYSIA: Police: Caning won't solve disciplinary problems
It could even be counterproductive, asserts top KL cop

14 JUL....KENYA: School building set on fire as students strike
High school students riot in protest over caning

15 JUL....SINGAPORE: He sold Ecstasy pills on the Net
Five years' jail and six strokes of the cane for trafficker, 19

16 JUL....MALAYSIA: Punishment is effective, show research findings
12% of students in survey had been caned

16 JUL....KENYA: Ban The Cane Yes, But We May Live To Rue It
Columnist weighs the pros and cons of school corporal punishment

19 JUL....MALAYSIA: The days of the cane
Writer recalls details of the heyday of school corporal punishment

20 JUL....SINGAPORE: Teens jailed for 'senseless' torture of girl
Plus heavy caning sentences for two 17-year-olds

23 JUL....KENYA: Caning banned in schools
1996 ban, not implemented, will now be enforced, says government

02 AUG....SINGAPORE: He posed as police officer to molest two young girls (illustrated)
National serviceman, 23, pictured, gets 9 strokes of the cane, 27 months in jail

03 AUG....UNITED STATES: Georgia man acquitted in Panhandle spanking case
Grandfather cleared of child abuse after whipping 9-year-old

07 AUG....KENYA: Rising Student Unrest Blamed On Poor Managers
Cane should not be over-used, but banning it altogether isn't a good idea, says boys' school head

07 AUG....SINGAPORE: Put the cane in the teachers' hands
Too many schools reluctant to discipline students, says columnist

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: Kansas urged to end all corporal punishment in schools
Already little used in the State, according to figures

10 AUG....UNITED STATES: Health Group's Nod: Spare the Rod
Ban corporal punishment in schools, says doctors' group

10 AUG....UNITED KINGDOM: Deputy head beat special needs boys (illustrated)
Teacher, illustrated, slippered students at special school in 1980s

11 AUG....NIGERIA: Gusau court finds two guilty
Islamic court orders 20 lashes each for motorcycle operators who carried women

15 AUG....UNITED KINGDOM: I'm in the clear: Deputy head not guilty but career's over
Teacher who slippered boys was not cruel, court holds

16 AUG....UNITED STATES: Obituary: William J. Obermiller, 77
'Spanking Judge' of 1960s

17 AUG....MALAYSIA: Whip vandals
KL City Hall proposes caning to curb vandalism

18 AUG....UNITED STATES: Wave coach suspended 2 games (illustrated)
High school football coach, pictured, paddled players, pictured, during practice

21 AUG....SOUTH AFRICA: Court Prefers Sparing Rod
Constitutional court dismisses Christian schools' appeal against caning ban

22 AUG....NEW ZEALAND: Spank me, your honour
Elderly shoplifter suggests spanking to lady judge

23 AUG....BRUNEI: Teen jailed on molest charge
16-year-old also ordered to receive four strokes of the "light rotan"

24 AUG....SINGAPORE: The wild life turned couple into desperadoes (illustrated)
Drug addict and robber, 27, pictured, gets 42 months' jail, 12 strokes of cane

25 AUG....MALAYSIA: Japanese gets jail, rotan for molesting woman (illustrated)
43-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive 10 strokes

26 AUG....SINGAPORE: Shameless brute (illustrated)
15 years in jail and 18 strokes of cane for molester, 34, pictured

27 AUG....BELIZE: Herman Lanza gets "pam-pam" for chopping Carlton Lord
12 strokes of tamarind switch for 23-year-old after assault on fellow prison inmate

27 AUG....UNITED STATES: Spanking: Attitude is everything -- if you really must do it (with cartoon)
Parental and school corporal punishment: views clash

31 AUG....MALAYSIA: Cook gets jail and rotan for raping colleague
22 years' jail, 18 strokes of cane for 22-year-old

31 AUG....UNITED STATES: Clash over discipline at boys school is resolved
SC reformatory will no longer be using spanking

02 SEP....SINGAPORE: "I could only see his eyes. They were staring at me. They were frightening" (illustrated)
Serial rapist, 23, pictured, gets 30 years' jail and 24 strokes of cane

02 SEP....UNITED KINGDOM: Head cleared of slapping boy
Village school headmistress says she was just trying to restrain him

03 SEP....ISLE OF MAN: Birchman of Wigtown
Former Manx policemen claims, incorrectly it would appear, to have been the last person to administer a birching

03 SEP....UNITED STATES: Va. Rethinks Rule Change On Spanking
06 SEP....UNITED STATES: Public debates foster care spanking
Row over whether to let foster parents spank

06 SEP....MALAYSIA: Salesman gets 12 years in Ecstasy case (illustrated)
28-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

12 SEP....NEW ZEALAND: When children were ruled by cane, strapping and spanking
Columnist recalls failure of 1942 attempt to ban prefects' canings at boys' school

13 SEP....THAILAND: Teachers find caning ban a bruise to their egos
New regulations ban school c.p. from 1 November

14 SEP....THAILAND: Psychologist stands against caning ban
And the psychologist is called Mr Wallop (you couldn't make this stuff up)

14 SEP....THAILAND: Teachers fight for right to smack
Secondary school teachers dissatisfied, say they weren't consulted over c.p. ban

15 SEP....UNITED STATES: Davis seniors arrested in hazing
High-school sophomores paddled in Utah

15 SEP....NIGERIA: Pregnant Girl Ordered Caned in Northern Nigeria
180 public strokes of cane ordered for 17-year-old after illegal sex

15 SEP....EGYPT: Egypt moves to ban jail floggings
Draft bill to abolish caning as prison disciplinary measure

21 SEP....SINGAPORE: Abusive molester gets violent (illustrated)
46-year-old, pictured, is caned and jailed

21 SEP....UNITED STATES: One-Man Swat Team (illustrated)
OH detective (pictured) delivers lessons in the lost art of spanking

24 SEP....UNITED STATES: Conservative Leader Urges Spanking
Public demonstration of "proper corporal punishment" on teenage boy at WI gospel center

24 SEP....UNITED STATES: Some Ohio schools not sparing the rod
Mother sued school after homecoming queen, 17, was paddled

26 SEP....BRUNEI: Kg Ayer arsonist gets 7 years jail (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, started fire that destroyed 11 houses, gets six strokes of rattan

29 SEP....UNITED KINGDOM: Child abuse probe at boys' school
Teacher "privately spanked boys" at top London school

01 OCT....UNITED STATES: Principal at Davis bans 'hazing' boards
Students no longer allowed to make paddles in shop class

06 OCT....SOUTH AFRICA: COSAS Will Bleed Before Allowing Corporal Punishment To Be Reinstated
Students' group fights off continuing Christian campaign to bring back the cane

09 OCT....SINGAPORE: Off the peg -- and on to his back (illustrated)
Jail and cane for robber, 24, pictured

13 OCT....UNITED STATES: Rutherford County sued over alleged spanking
TN workhouse inmate claims he was depantsed and switched

17 OCT....MALAYSIA: Stiffer punishment for hiring child prostitutes
New Bill brings mandatory caning for involvement in sex trade at home or abroad

18 OCT....TRINIDAD: Ten years jail for acid on ex-lover
Appeal court also upholds 10-stroke birching sentence on 32-year-old

19 OCT....TRINIDAD: UN grills AG on human rights
Govt questions credibility of UN committee, defends use of judicial corporal punishment

20 OCT....KENYA: Bill is published to curb police torture
Attorney-General Wako's new Bill will also abolish corporal punishment

20 OCT....SOUTH AFRICA: Corporal Punishment for Failing to Cough Up
'Bully' headmaster accused of beating students

24 OCT....JAPAN: Big jump seen in indecent acts by teachers
Illicit use of corporal punishment also said to be on the increase

25 OCT....KENYA: Appeal Dropped After Death Hint
Canings will go ahead for three violent robbers

25 OCT....AUSTRALIA: It's the cane mutiny as schools fight to do it with love and care
Christian schools refuse to accept NSW ban on school corporal punishment

26 OCT....AUSTRALIA: Law to limit punishment by parents facing defeat
Little enthusiasm for NSW move to stop parents from using the strap

27 OCT....UNITED STATES: Mom Says Paddling Went Too Far
Daughter was spanked twice on consecutive days at NC elementary school

27 OCT....UNITED KINGDOM: School cured Duke of smacking (illustrated)
Prince Andrew, pictured (now the Duke of York), says he was spanked at prep school around 1970

28 OCT....UNITED KINGDOM: Discreet head does not recall royal beating (illustrated)
Headmaster, now 75, has forgotten spanking Prince Andrew, pictured arriving at school aged 8

28 OCT....AUSTRALIA: School fighting for right to cane hits at 'politics'
1995 NSW c.p. ban attacked by Christian school

28 OCT....THAILAND: To cane or not to cane?
Argument rages between experts over school punishment

29 OCT....THAILAND: Five of the best
Recap of official school caning rules, now to be outlawed

01 NOV....MALAYSIA: Appeals struck out, caning order upheld
Court upholds jail and cane sentences

08 NOV....SOUTH AFRICA: Initiation rites upset black players
Springbok national rugby squad divided over spanking tradition

09 NOV....SINGAPORE: Serial molester jailed 7 years for latest attack
31-year-old had been caned twice before

14 NOV....UNITED KINGDOM: Head of 10-pupil school suspended 'for smacking'
Police investigating parents' allegations against village headmistress

14 NOV....UNITED STATES: Activists focus on paddling remarks
Police chief in Portland OR in trouble over 'boat oar' punishment at Christian camp

16 NOV....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for molester who robbed victims
10 years in jail and 24 strokes of cane for lift lobby attacker, 20

19 NOV....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for ex-SMRT technician
30-year-old gets six months plus six strokes for vandalising railway engines

20 NOV....AUSTRALIA: More time for cane schools
Christian schools in NSW given temporary reprieve from caning ban

20 NOV....NIGERIA: RSF Expresses Concern Over Journalists' Plight in Nigeria
60 strokes of cane for hacks who write offensive articles

20 NOV....UNITED STATES: FHS principal says student chose paddle, but parents press charges
Mass paddling after Louisiana hallway ruckus

20 NOV....UNITED STATES: Would Like To Know
NC caller mystified by local middle school c.p. policy

21 NOV....SINGAPORE: Caned for getting 73% in maths exam (illustrated)
Mother of boy, 9, says she uses canes, pictured, to ensure he succeeds at school

23 NOV....UNITED KINGDOM: Caning ban to face court challenge
School c.p. ban soon to be extended to private schools in Northern Ireland, but Presbyterians not happy

28 NOV....MALAYSIA: Judge wants life terms for rapists
Appeal court upholds 23-stroke caning sentence for 37-year-old

29 NOV....KENYA: Abolish Caning in School System Now
It's a vicious form of child abuse, asserts editorialist

30 NOV....SINGAPORE: Jail and cane for youths who attacked teen
Two 18-year-olds get six strokes each after using parang and chopper to assault boy, 15

30 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: In-flight mobile phone user faces flogging
Man ordered to be given 20 lashes for answering phone on plane

01 DEC....SINGAPORE: Teenage thug's appeal backfires
Chief Justice ups 19-year-old's caning from 9 strokes to 12

02 DEC....INDIA: Delhi schoolkids to be spared the rod
High Court outlaws caning in capital city region

03 DEC....CANADA: Mom Tears Strip Off Schools In Strap Dispute
Alberta district still uses strap but some call it child abuse

04 DEC....PAKISTAN: Punjab bans corporal punishment
No more physical punishment allowed in region's public or private schools

07 DEC....UNITED STATES: Should parents spare rod when punishing kids?
Spokespersons of various religions give differing views

09 DEC....UNITED KINGDOM: 'We are a lost society, street crime kids must be punished'
In wake of London murder of black schoolboy, ethnic minority parents call for return of CP

10 DEC....UNITED KINGDOM: I don't regret smacking my children, Blunkett says
Education Minister in row with childcare pressure groups over childminders' right to spank

13 DEC....INDONESIA: Workers attack factory after women whipped
Nine employees flogged for negligence in their work

17 DEC....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment banned in most city schools, but county still permits it
Review of paddling statistics and practice around Huntsville and Madison, Alabama

19 DEC....UNITED STATES: Paddling is archaic and ineffective and local schools that use it should stop
Alabama editorialist is out of line with local practice

31 DEC....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: I lived with the daily threat of being whipped
British woman imprisoned in UAE tells of watching floggings

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