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Mental conflict endures for former child soldiers

Paris - Haunted by indelibly painful memories, deprived of schooling and strangers to their own families -- for former child soldiers returning to normal life is often as tough as being in combat.

'Bacha bazi': the Afghan practice of child sex slavery

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to criminalise the practice of "bacha bazi" -- the sexual exploitation of boys -- with a slew of stringent punishments laid out for the first time in a revised penal code.

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for "bacha bazi" -– sexual slavery and abuse of boys –- for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice.

India arrests heads of adoption centre over trafficking

Kolkata - Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested the heads of an adoption centre suspected of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples, the latest trafficking scandal to hit the country.

France's Hollande criticises Britain over child refugees

Paris - French President Francois Hollande called Tuesday on Britain to "accept its responsibility" to take in stranded under-age migrants stuck in France who wish to join up with family in the UK.

1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF

New York - Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday.

350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

London - Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city.

'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, Abdel

Ankara - Two Syrian children who have become powerful symbols of their homeland's conflict met Saturday, vowing that "the war will not stop us" despite the horrific violence around them.

'Daddy, pick me up!' screams boy after Syria attack

Idlib - In the aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in Syria's Idlib, nine-year-old Abdel Basset Al-Satuf tries to sit up, his legs blown off, and screams "Daddy, pick me up!

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Den Haag - Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of beloved children's character Miffy the white rabbit, has died aged 89, his publishing house said Friday.

Myanmar activists fight for child servant rights

- Thi Thi Nwe waited three days until the girl was left unguarded in her hospital bed to approach her, the first step in a months-long process highlighting the challenges of protecting child servants.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

'There was a lot of blood': Myanmar sisters scarred by abuse

Hlaing - Khin Khin Tun's back is a patchwork of burns, searing memories she says from when her former employer poured two flasks of boiling water over her flesh -- one for each orange she was accused of stealing.

Thousands bury two boys kidnapped, murdered in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Two indigenous children murdered by unidentified kidnappers were buried on Tuesday west of Guatemala's capital, in a funeral attended by thousands of people.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

German mother jailed for pimping daughter for sex

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court sentenced a woman to four years in jail Wednesday after she admitted to charges including selling sex with her teenage daughter online.

Telling stories of wartime childhood in Bosnian museum

Sarajevo - Ballet slippers, tinned food and drawings by a sister killed from shelling are found among the objects in a new Sarajevo museum used to tell stories of life during Bosnia's war through the eyes of children.

UNICEF launches $3.3 bln appeal amid de-funding fears

New York - The UN children's agency on Tuesday launched an appeal for $3.3 billion to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States.Some 42 percent of the UNICEF appeal for 2017 -- $1.

Six teens found dead after garden party in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - Six teenagers were found dead Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed, said police in Germany who suggested carbon monoxide poisoning may have been the cause.The youths, five young men and a young woman.

EU must help 'abused' migrant children: commissioner

Valletta - EU countries must do more to stop the trafficking of unaccompanied migrant children, some of whom are suffering sexual abuse, the bloc's migration commissioner warned Friday.

Dutch man on trial in 'sextortion' cyberbully case

Amsterdam - A man accused of a worldwide cyberbullying racket that got young girls to pose naked before blackmailing them went on trial Wednesday in Amsterdam, saying he is innocent of the charges. The defendant Aydin C.

Dutch man on trial in 'sextortion' cyberbully case

Amsterdam - A man accused of a world-wide cyberbullying racket that got young girls to pose naked before blackmailing them went on trial Wednesday in Amsterdam, saying he is innocent of the charges. The defendant Aydin C.

Son and daughters of stars are fashion's new royalty

Paris - They are fashion's new celebrity aristocracy, the sons and daughters of stars who are themselves becoming the kings and queens of the catwalk shows.

Inquiry finds widespread child abuse in Northern Ireland homes

Belfast - A four-year inquiry into abuses in care homes in Northern Ireland found widespread mistreatment in its final report on Friday and concluded that hundreds of victims were entitled to financial compensation.

Nearly 400,000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school: UN

Ankara - More than 40 percent of Syrian child refugees are missing out on education in Turkey raising the risk of a "lost generation", UN children's fund UNICEF said Thursday.

Yemen war claims lives of 1,400 children, says UN

Sanaa - Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said on Wednesday.

Five killed as air strike hits Yemen school: medics

Sanaa - An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in rebel-held northern Yemen on Tuesday killed five people including two children, medical and military sources said.

Interpol says 10,000th victim of child sex abuse rescued

Lyon - Less than seven years after Interpol set up its International Child Sexual Exploitation database, the global crime buster has identified and rescued a 10,000th child victim, it said Monday.
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