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Pope tells kids to get off their backsides

Brzegi - Pope Francis urged "drowsy and dull kids" to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots on Saturday at an international Catholic youth festival in Poland.

Saudis offer UN information about attacks on Yemen civilians

New York - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has offered to share with the United Nations the results of 10 investigations into air strikes on civilian targets, according to a confidential letter AFP obtained on Saturday.

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

Kabul - An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

New York - Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with 100 children

Blantyre - Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood, officials said Tuesday.

Dirty water stunts millions of Indian children: study

New Delhi - India is home to the world's largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Australia probes 'shocking' youth detention abuse

Sydney - The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Baby born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, first in Europe: hospital

Barcelona - A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly in Spain on Monday, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe.

Tens of thousands of babies 'may be born with Zika disorders'

Paris - Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday. Mathematical projections suggest about 93.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Lead in children's water bottles prompts recall by L.L. Bean

Freeport - L.L. Bean is recalling thousands of children's water bottles for lead content because the wrong kind of solder was used by the Chinese manufacturer.

Syria rebel beheading of child sparks outrage

Aleppo - Syrian residents and the opposition expressed outrage on Wednesday at the brutal beheading of a child by a rebel group in Aleppo city, branding it a "heinous act".

'Crisis' in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Birut - Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

'Where is my son?' tears and trauma at Nice hospital

Nice - Tahar Mejri looks exhausted as he stumbles out of the children's hospital in Nice where he went in desperate search of his four-year-old son, Kylan."I have called everywhere, police stations, hospitals, Facebook and I can't find my son.

Five children still critical after France truck attack

Nice - Five children and 21 adults were still fighting for their lives in hospital on Saturday after the Nice truck attack, the French health ministry said.

Living in fear: Children trapped by Albania's vendetta

Shkodra - They lead a life clouded by misery, often robbed of the opportunity of going to school -- and the fear of being killed is a daily reality.These are the children living under the shadow of the so-called Gjakmarrja vendetta.

Thumb suckers less prone to allergies: New Zealand study

Wellington - Infants who suck their thumbs or bite their nails appear less prone to allergies as adults, New Zealand researchers have found.

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

Covered in dust and without protective kit, two seven-year-old boys gather stones in cups.

Gambia bans child marriage

Banjul - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian: UN

New York - The latest UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic are from a Burundian contingent, a spokesman said Thursday.

Rebel rocket fire kills seven children in Yemen: officials

Aden - A rocket fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Tuesday killed seven children in a residential neighbourhood of Marib city, east of the capital, officials said.

Singaporean couple jailed for torturing toddler to death

Singapore - A Singaporean mother who tortured her two-year-old son to death for not eating his breakfast and disobeying her was jailed along with her boyfriend on Tuesday for what the court described as the couple's "senseless brutality".
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