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Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church's most powerful men to justice.

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from those who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church's most powerful men to justice.

Father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict

Sydney - The father of one of the victims of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell said Monday he hoped "justice would prevail" as a court prepared to rule on an appeal against his conviction of child sex abuse crimes.

Indian toddler dies after 110 hours down well

New Delhi - A two-year-old Indian boy stuck in a narrow well for more than four days was pulled out dead on Tuesday, triggering protests over delays in reaching the toddler.

Norway school boy threatens staff with knife: police

Oslo - Four members of staff at an Oslo primary school were slightly hurt when a pupil threatened an employee with a knife, Norwegian police said Tuesday.

Man charged for streaming Philippines child rape videos

Strasbourg - A man has been charged with ordering videos of rapes and sexual assaults, some of them on children, broadcast live from the Philippines, a French prosecutor said on Saturday.

PM Abe vows to tackle growing child abuse in Japan

Apo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday vowed to crack down on the increasing number of child abuse cases in Japan after the death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly killed by her abusive father, shocked the country.

Spain grieves after boy who fell down well found dead

Ol - Spain grieved on Saturday after a toddler who fell down a well was found dead in a tragic end to an intense 13-day rescue operation fraught with danger and setbacks.

Miners close in on trapped Spanish toddler as hopes fade

Ol - Miners on Friday were almost within reach of a toddler who fell down a well nearly two weeks ago in southern Spain, although there has been no sign of life from the boy.

Miners close in on Spanish toddler trapped in a well

Ol - Miners closed in Friday on a toddler who fell in a well on January 13 in southern Spain, keeping the country on tenterhooks with a rescue operation fraught with glitches.

Miners start horizontal dig for Spanish toddler in well

Ol - A team of miners started digging a tunnel Thursday in a last-ditch bid to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a well in Andalusia in southern Spain 11 days ago, authorities said.

New setbacks in search for Spanish toddler

Ol - The search for a toddler who fell down a Spanish well nine days ago hit a fresh setback Tuesday, complicating a difficult rescue operation which has had the country on tenterhooks.

Spanish rescuers don't expect to reach toddler before Tuesday at earliest

Ol - Spanish rescuers working round the clock to find a two-year-old boy who fell into a deep well said Monday they do not expect to reach the spot where he is believed to be before Tuesday at the earliest.

Spanish diggers struggle to reach toddler who fell in well

Madrid - Diggers trying to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a deep well in southern Spain a week ago saw their progress slowed by harder rock on Sunday, though experts still held out hope he could still be alive.

Meet Lilo Baier: Rising child singer and entertainer

Young singer, actress, and dancer Lilo Baier is making a name for herself in the contemporary entertainment scene, where she is a triple threat.

11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

Bangkok - An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.

Texas investigates migrant child's death after US detention

Miami - Texas officials are investigating the reported death of a migrant child who had been held recently at a US detention center under allegedly "unsanitary conditions.

Afghan child bride killed by husband in revenge: officials

Herat - An Afghan child forced to marry a man at least twice her age in a traditional bridal exchange has been tortured to death by her husband in a revenge killing, officials said Tuesday.

Migrant 'Spiderman' who saved child praised by France's Macron

Paris - A Malian migrant who scaled a Paris apartment block to save a four-year-old child was hailed Monday as an "example" by President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed him to the presidential palace and offered him citizenship.

US jury convicts Brazilian couple in grandson's kidnapping

Chicago - A Texas jury convicted a Brazilian couple on Friday of aiding the kidnapping of their grandson and relocating him to the South American country, the latest US-Brazil child custody dispute.

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Sydney - Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card.

Palestinian boy's leg amputated after Israel border shooting

Ramallah - Doctors have amputated the leg of a Palestinian boy whose image went viral after he was shot by Israeli troops in clashes on the Gaza border with Israel.

Mexico investigates death of autistic American boy on border

Ciudad Ju - Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the death of a seven-year-old autistic American boy after his body was discovered in a cotton field close to the US-Mexico border.

Pope revives sexual abuse panel

Vatican City - The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Murdered French girl Maelys will 'haunt' killer, says mother

Pont-de-beauvoisin - The mother of a murdered French girl whose remains were found this week said her child would "haunt" the ex-soldier who has finally confessed to killing her after months of interrogation.

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

Pont-de-beauvoisin - French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

Pont-de-beauvoisin - French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Sick French baby's life in danger after hospital abduction

Toulouse - A French hospital launched an urgent appeal Saturday for a man to return his kidnapped two-month-old son, warning that the little boy's life was in grave danger.

French Alps cold cases re-examined after double murders

Paris - French investigators in the Alps were poring over the movements and contacts of a 34-year-old former military dog handler on Thursday to look for possible links to a series of unsolved missing person cases in the region.

Murder case in French Alps sparks serial killer fears

Chamb - Police in the French Alps are re-examining a host of missing people cases after charging a man on Wednesday over a second abduction and murder in the area.
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