BBC news. I'm John Shea.
A court in Germany has sentenced a mother and her boyfriend two twelve-years in jail for sexually abusing her young son and selling him for sex to other paedophiles via the Internet. The German couple identified in court as Berrin T. and Christian L. were arrested last year along with six other men following a tip-off. Here's our Europe regional editor Danny Aeberhard.
The case has shocked Germany. The details of the abuse that emerged in court in Freiberg were horrific. The boy who's now ten was raped over a period of two years with videos of the abuse then traded on the darkweb. In some, he was forced to wear masks and was tied up. The couple, a forty-eight year-old woman and her younger partner had admitted their crimes. But the case is also raised troubling questions about failures by the authorities to protect the boy, given that his mother's boyfriend was a convicted paedophile. Five of the other abusers have also received jail sentences in recent months.
A woman has been pulled alive from a collapsed building on the Indonesian island of Lombok, two days after a powerful earthquake left nearly a hundred people dead. Catherine Davis has the details. cries for help were heard coming from the mangled concrete. Neighbors alerted rescue workers who had first used their hands to clear the debris, then chisels, hammers and machines. It took many hours to pull the woman out, one volunteer said. Elsewhere on Lombok, emergency teams are digging through the rubble of a mosque where it's feared many people were trapped after Sunday's quake, the second to hit the island in a week. Thousands of people are believed to have been left homeless and medical staff is struggling to cope with the injured in damaged hospitals.
World news from the BBC.