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Headteachers threaten to call police as children play '18' games

A group of UK headteachers have threatened to report parents to police for neglect if they allow their children to play violent computer games that have an 18-rating, claiming that the children have access to unsuitable levels of violence.

UN worried by rise in mass abductions of children

New York - Mass abductions of children by groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State are on the rise, with the practice now becoming a tactic of war, a UN envoy warned Wednesday.

French school head charged with sexual assault on pupils

Grenoble - A primary school head teacher was charged Wednesday with having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, justice officials said.

Tears as Germany mourns 16 teens killed in air crash

Haltern - A sea of lit candles and flowers covered the front steps of a German school deep in mourning Wednesday after 16 of its students died in a plane disaster in the French Alps.

French primary school principal admits pupil sex assaults

Lyon - A primary school head teacher confessed Tuesday to having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, according to prosecutors.

German town mourns 16 teens killed in France air crash

Haltern - A German town mourned 16 teenagers who were among the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps Tuesday as they returned from a school exchange in Spain.

Murder probe after five dead babies found in French home

Bordeaux - French prosecutors launched a murder probe Saturday into one of the country's worst cases of infanticide after five dead babies were discovered in a home near Bordeaux.

Seven children die as broken hotplate sparks New York blaze

New York - Seven children from the same family died Saturday when their New York home was engulfed in flames after a portable cooker malfunctioned.

S. Sudan govt, rebels kidnapping children to fight: UNICEF

Ginebra - South Sudan's army and rebels have stepped up the kidnapping of children to fight in the country's civil war, with hundreds snatched from villlages in the last month alone, the UN children's agency said Friday.

Bodies of five babies found in house in southwestern France

Paris - Police discovered the bodies of five babies in a house in southwestern France, a source close to the case said, in what appears to be the country's worst incident of infanticide in five years.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

China considering one-child policy changes: Premier

Bejing - China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, after a relaxation in the "one child policy" failed to see significantly more babies being born.

Angola storm death toll rises to 69, half children

Luanda - The death toll from torrential rains that pounded the Angolan town of Lobito has risen to 69, including 36 children, officials said Saturday as search efforts for bodies continued.

Scarlet fever cases running high in U.K.

London - New figures from Public Health England indicate that cases of scarlet fever are soaring in the country, and across the rest of the U.K. as well.

Baby survives 14 hours above frozen river after US car crash

Washington - A baby in the US state of Utah survived a car crash that killed her mother by dangling upside down in her car seat above a river's frigid waters for 14 hours, police said.

Middle East-bound teens 'stopped at Sydney airport'

Sydney - Australia Sunday said it stopped two teenage brothers at Sydney Airport believed to be heading to the Middle East to fight, amid growing concern in Western countries over young people joining jihadist groups.

France gets rap on knuckles over smacking children

Strasbourg - A top rights body said Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children, reigniting debate over the divisive issue.

France gets rap on knuckles over smacking children

Strasbourg - A top rights body said Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children, reigniting debate over the divisive issue.

Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers

Tegucigalpa - Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him a square meal, he warily declines.

German ex-MP makes payment to end 'child porn' trial

Berlin - A German former lawmaker Monday agreed to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) and admit guilt on child pornography charges in exchange for a court halting his high-profile trial.

Radicalisation fear forces Danish boy into juvenile home

Copenhage - Danish authorities have forced a 15-year-old Muslim boy into a juvenile home in an unusual move aimed at preventing him being radicalised by his father, a report said on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Technology makes education more accessible than ever

The advent of the digital era has revolutionized education and learning for millions of children worldwide, enabling greater collaboration between teachers and pupils and bringing education to places where it was never available via virtual classrooms.

Kindergarten kids with 'AK-47s' cause outrage in Russia

Moscow - Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.

Op-Ed: Libraries: More bridges between culture and education collapse

Nowadays, libraries are unfortunately losing their appeal to the new generations. How can a visit to the library compete with playing Minecraft on an iPad?

German former MP goes on trial on child porn charges

Berlin - A former German lawmaker went on trial Monday accused of downloading child pornography in a case that triggered a major political scandal leading to the resignation of a cabinet minister.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia: UNICEF

Juba - An unidentified South Sudan armed group has abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their homes in the north of the country, UNICEF said Saturday."Eighty-nine children were abducted ...

Toronto toddler found dead after wandering into freezing night

Toronto - A three-year-old boy who wandered out into a bitter cold winter night in Toronto barely dressed has been found dead, in a tragic end to a saga that gripped the Canadian city.

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Bangkok - Thailand has passed a law banning foreign couples from using Thai women as surrogates after a series of high-profile scandals tainting the image of the hitherto unregulated industry.

Colombia court puts restrictions on adoptions by gays

Estanzuela - Colombia's Constitutional Court has put stringent limits on adoption by gay couples, saying it would be allowed only if one partner is already the child's biological parent.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
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The ability to create customized, designer babies is closer than you might think.
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A mother reading books to her children
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Twin boys Gianluca (left) Augustino and Cecilia Riggi (right) were found dead in their Edinburgh home.
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A tribal woman & her children: Tripura, a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part, is an ancient land covered with natural forests. Many centuries ago, tribal people from Mongolia, Tibet, China and Burma migrated to Tripura and settled here. 19 different tribes are living in Tripura that accounts 31.05% of total population of the State (Census 2001). In the photo a women belonging to Tripuri, the largest tribal community, is seen walking towards a local village market. Once poor and il
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Children taking a train ride. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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A crime scene in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Charles Parkinson /Monday, 21 April 2014
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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A child sits beside his mother, killed in a missile attack in Gaza.
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Lonna Lisa Williams with her children Jessica and Jonathan in California, 2010
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Small children carrying babies in their arms in southern Afghanistan.
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Kids wait in the children's section of Borders for the arrival of Dog Chapman. Rogers, AR. March 23, 2010.
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Children mind the shop in Antalya, Turkey
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The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
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Happy, playful youngsters join in with adults -- someday to know the research.
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
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Girl studies in darkness in Gaza.
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