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More than 500 dead in Syria's Al-Hol in 2019: medics

At least 517 people, mostly children, died in 2019 in an overstretched Syrian camp housing displaced people and relatives of Islamic State group fighters, the Kurdish Red Crescent told AFP Thursday.

Child 'love marriages' in Nepal blight young lives

Dailekh - Teenager Asha Charti Karki told her parents she was going out to study, but instead she ran off to wed her boyfriend -- one of a growing number of Nepali teenagers who are marrying young by choice.

French priest admits 'caresses' in boy scout abuse trial

Lyon - Accused of sexually abusing dozens of boy scouts in the 1970s and 80s, a French Catholic priest confessed in court Tuesday to "caresses" he knew were forbidden, and said for 20 years "it happened every weekend".

French publisher pulls books by writer accused of underage rape

Paris - French publisher Gallimard said Tuesday it was halting sales of books by a writer accused of raping children.France's most prestigious publishing house told AFP it was the first time in its 140-year history that it had taken such a radical step.

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Istanbul - The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.

Children in rural areas have better motor skills

A study reveals that children living in rural areas outperform those living in metropolitan areas when it comes to motor skills and other elements of physical fitness. The differences in relation to the living environment were found to be significant.

Myanmar child nuns dream of conflict-free lives

Teenager Dhama Theingi dreams of becoming an engineer and playing football, but for now she must rise for dawn prayers before pounding Yangon's streets to collect alms as one of Myanmar's growing number of child nuns seeking refuge from conflict.

One of Romania's 'children of the decree' fights for change

Bucharest - Three decades after the collapse of communism in Romania, Visinel Balan still has fresh memories of one of its most infamous legacies -- the orphanage system in which he grew up.

Vienna ballet academy 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Vienna - Vienna's prestigious ballet academy is endangering children's wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission probing abuse claims said Tuesday.

US tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

New York - Five US tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet have been named in a lawsuit over the death of child laborers in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Teens arrested as Spain police smash global paedophile ring

Madrid - Seventeen people, most of them teenage boys, have been arrested in Spain for sharing images of "extremely violent" child pornography on Whatsapp, police said Tuesday following a two-year investigation spanning three continents.

Addiction to the screen begins in early infancy: Research

New research shows that interest in mobile devices begins at an increasingly early age, with very young children becoming hooked on gadgets. In particular, children of first-time mothers, especially those in home-based childcare, log most screen time.

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at UN climate meet

Madrid - Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our children the future that they deserve".

'Children are innocent': Albanians beg for return of IS youngsters

Tirana - After media interest helped mobilise the evacuation of an Albanian boy from northern Syria last month, families of other children of Islamic State fighters are pleading with Tirana to redouble its efforts and bring the rest home.

India gangrape protests mount as schoolgirl killed

New Delhi - Hundreds of Indian protestors took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor, with one MP calling for the perpetrators to be "lynched".

Prosecutor asks French court to clear cardinal over sex abuse cover-up

Lyon - A French prosecutor asked an appeals court on Friday to quash Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's conviction for failing to report sex abuse by a priest, eight months after a verdict that rocked the French Catholic Church.

Jailed French serial child killer charged over 2003 case

Paris - A convicted French serial killer has been charged with the abduction and murder of a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in 2003, in the latest twist in a case that has gripped France.

Priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms in Argentina

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for the sexual abuse, including rape, of deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentine priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for sexually abusing deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Greek PM sets up migrant child protection scheme

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday announced a new scheme to protect unaccompanied migrant minors reaching the country, two days after condemning other EU states for their lack of solidarity.

Greek PM condemns EU on migrant kids

Athens - Greece has failed to persuade other EU states to accept around 3,000 unaccompanied minors, the Greek prime minister said on Friday, condemning the bloc for failing to show "solidarity".

Get moving! Four in five adolescents don't exercise enough: WHO

Geneva - Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that girls especially need more exercise.

UN expert apologises for faulty figure on children in US migration detention

Geneva - An independent UN expert has apologised for misspeaking during a news conference in Geneva this week, correcting his claim that more than 100,000 children were being held in migration-related US detention.

Police facing charges of violating childrens' rights during Chile protests

Santiago - Chile's child protection agency announced Wednesday it had received 327 complaints against security forces for violating the rights of children and adolescents during a month of social unrest.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, often in violation of international law, the UN said Monday.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, including those held with their parents and minors detained alone, the UN said Monday.

Climate change poses 'lifelong' child health risk

Paris - Climate change will damage the health of an entire generation unless there are immediate cuts to fossil fuel emissions, from a rise in deadly infectious diseases to surging malnutrition, experts warned Thursday.

EU sees 'short window' to decide IS repatriations from Syria

Apo - EU countries have a "short window" to decide whether to repatriate their nationals -- including hundreds of very young children -- held in camps in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State group, MEPs heard Thursday.

Study: Parental involvement is key for child school success

Plymouth - Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, according to a new academic study. This is something that is independent of the child’s age or socio-economic status.

Indian boy dies after three days stuck in well

New Delhi - The body of a two-year old boy trapped 26-metres (85-feet) down a well in southern India for more than three days was recovered on Tuesday, authorities said.
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