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Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

London - Thousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds rallying in London's Parliament Square.

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich - At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.

Venezuela's food crisis hits kids hard

Maracay - Yemilay Olivar trudged nearly 10 miles in worn-out shoes to bring her malnourished baby to the hospital, and left another six hungry kids at home.

In eastern Syria, the infants of a dying IS 'caliphate'

- They were born in a "state" that no longer exists, most to fathers who are dead and mothers whose countries don't want them back. These are the children pouring out of Baghouz.

Barely alive after IS, Syrian babies haunted by malnutrition

- They survived the Islamic State group's crumbling "caliphate" by a thread, but skeletal babies streaming into this displacement camp in northeastern Syria now face a race against malnutrition.

Accused French priest tries to block film on child abuse scandal

Berlin - A priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys is trying to block the release of a film about a scandal that has rocked the French Catholic church and put one of its most senior cardinals in the dock.

Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia

Sydney - The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to other countries, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday, following criticism of Canberra's harsh treatment of asylum-seekers.

Can technology affect the memories of children?

Is the way we remember in the era of technology changing? What is the importance of tangible vs. digital memories? And does this affect children more than adults? These research questions have recently been explored.

Remains of Guatemalan boy who died in US custody arrive home

Guatemala City - The remains of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez, the second Guatemalan child to die last month in the custody of the US Border Patrol, have arrived back home for burial, officials said on Saturday.

'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

Kansas City - Many of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. They were refugees, mostly from conflict-torn regions in Africa and the Middle East.

Spanish rescuers drill tunnel to search for toddler down well

Madrid - Rescuers searching for a toddler trapped for a week in a well in southern Spain began drilling a tunnel on Saturday, in the latest bid to reach the boy as part of a massive operation to find him.

Fresh setbacks slow search for Spanish toddler in well

Madrid - The six-day search for a toddler who fell down a well in Spain ran into more setbacks on Friday, with engineers warning they still needed days to reach him.

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

Washington - Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by President Donald Trump's administration, an official report said Thursday.

Search for Spanish toddler in well runs into problems

Ol - The search for a toddler who fell down a well in Spain in a tragedy that has gripped the country ran into problems on Thursday as rescuers raced against time to find the boy alive.

Search for Spanish toddler in well enters fifth day

Ol - The search for a toddler who fell down a well in southern Spain in a tragedy that has gripped the country entered its fifth day Thursday, with hopes dwindling he would be found alive.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Beirut - Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

Screen time does not harm children

London - A new study into the amount of time spent on electronic devices (‘screen time’) finds that the use of devices is not necessarily harmful to the health of children, provided devices are turned off an hour before bedtime.

Barbarin: Outspoken cardinal charged with paedophile cover-up

Lyon - Philippe Barbarin, the French cardinal who went on trial Monday charged with covering up sex abuse of minors by a priest in his diocese, is a conservative cleric who has made headlines for blunt and controversial comments in the past.

Epiphany in Portugal: pipes, drums -- and cigarettes for the kids

Vale De Salgueiro - Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises eyebrows elsewhere.

US migration the dream of Guatemalans from the village

- Emigrating to the United States to escape poverty back home is the dream of many residents of the Mayan indigenous community in Yalambojoch, western Guatemala.

Spain moves to extend statute of limitations for child abuse

Madrid - Spain's cabinet approved a draft law on Friday which will extend the statute of limitations for cases of physical or sexual abuse of children.

Songs and toys for Indonesia's disaster-zone kids

Dompu - Via Sundari Octavia keeps a watchful eye on her small children as they sing and dance -- part of a trauma healing programme for kids displaced by Indonesia's deadly tsunami.

Kids in Iraq camps dream big, but can't enroll in school

Al Hamdaniyah - Maareb has big dreams, but she may never get to realise them. Every day, when her friends attend class in the Iraqi displacement camp they call home, she stays behind.

Sex abuse claims brought against 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois

Chicago - Almost 700 clergymen in Illinois have been accused of child sexual assault, a far greater number than the Catholic Church had previously disclosed, the Midwestern US state's top prosecutor revealed Wednesday.

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar over his "misconduct" with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Pope removes scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Vatican City - Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals and ahead of a Church-wide meeting on the "protection of minors" next year.

Croatian activists to challenge law barring gay couples from fostering children

Zagreb - Croatian gay rights groups on Tuesday slammed a new law that blocks same sex couples from becoming foster parents and vowed to fight it in the country's top court.

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: study

Bangkok - Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands.

Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings: World Bank

Accra - Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down but it was too late.Her father saw them and assumed they were already together.
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