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Teen eco activist spurs hope at children's peace prize award

Den Haag - Award-winning teen environmental activist Kehkashan Basu said Friday ecologists should "not lose hope" in their battle to fight climate change, despite scepticism from world leaders including US President-elect Donald Trump.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

Geneva - Nearly 20,000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN said Friday, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.

Kids' hospital fulfils Mandela dream 3 years after death

Johanesburg - Brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children's hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela.

Lost 4-year-old migrant from Africa finds mother in Italy

Rome - A lost four year-old who made the perilous boat journey from Northern Africa to Italy alone will be reunited with her mother from Ivory Coast thanks to an extraordinary coincidence.

Ivory Coast's penniless children try golf, game of the rich

Yamoussoukro - Plucked out of poverty, 1,000 children in Ivory Coast are being given a unique chance to learn golf, and 10-year-old Jessica likes the idea.

Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13

Kharkiv - A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000.

In German schools, steep learning curve for refugees and teachers

Hochheim Am Main - For 15-year-old Mustafa, the trickiest part about learning German is knowing when to use the articles der, die or das.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

Morrumbala - An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

At least five children killed in US school bus crash

Washington - At least five children were killed when a US school bus carrying up to 35 students smashed into a tree, officials said.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

French priest reveals IS child jihadist training

Paris - Islamic State group may be teetering on the brink of collapse but the jihadists are creating an entire new generation of would-be terrorists, according to a book written by a French Catholic priest describing the daily lives of three young boys.

French channel resumes work after strike over child coercion

Paris - France's 24-hour news channel iTELE will resume broadcasting on Sunday after a five-week-long strike over the hiring of a presenter who is under investigation for coercion of minors, journalists at the network said.

Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

Maputo - A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of "engaging in harmful practices".

Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Istanbul - Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim."We will not shut up. We will not obey.

Review: The new Gryphon smart WiFi router could protect your kids Special

Gryphon is an innovative home WiFi router that protects children from accessing inappropriate content by filtering it, and tracks all the devices connected at the entry point with its integrated Kaspersky malware blocking agent.

ICC vows new focus on crimes against children

Den Haag - Children don't start wars, and yet millions around the world are caught up in conflicts -- conscripted into militias, turned into sex slaves, felled by deadly bombing raids, robbed of their homes and families.

UK accused of breaking promise over Calais migrant kids

London - Britain faced criticism Wednesday over strict criteria for children hoping to reach the UK after being evicted from France's "Jungle" migrant camp, with one prominent politician arguing London has broken its promise.

One in four EU children at risk of poverty: study

Brussels - One in four children in the European Union -- some 25 million -- risk poverty or social exclusion, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday.Romania and Bulgaria were the worst off in the 28-nation bloc with 46.8 percent and 43.

China home to 9 million 'left-behind' children: government

Bejing - More than nine million children have been "left behind" in China's countryside by parents who have moved to its towns and cities to find work, Beijing said Thursday.

Dozens held in Spain over child, baby abuse images

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested 56 men suspected of sharing photos online of severe abuse on young children, some of them babies, in a nationwide crackdown on child pornography.

French bishops beg forgiveness from paedophilia victims

Lourdes - French bishops pleaded for forgiveness Monday for the "guilty silence" of the Catholic Church following months of damaging revelations over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Syria regime shelling kills six children in kindergarten: monitor

Birut - At least six children were killed on Sunday in Syrian government shelling that hit a kindergarten in the rebel-held town of Harasta outside the capital Damascus, a monitor said.

Syrian folk tales tapped to ease refugee angst in Greece

Thessalon - A Greek theatre troop has created a unique fairytale based on traditional Syrian folk tales in a production aimed at entertaining thousands of refugee children stranded in the country.

In Spanish city, adults taught to give kids their space

Pontevedra - For many parents, the thought of letting their offspring walk to school alone is source of much angst. But the Spanish city of Pontevedra has decided to advocate giving children their space.

Disease-causing gut bacteria prevalent in children

A study in Denmark has found an unexpectedly high proportion of a pathogenic gut bacteria present in children. The bacterium is more commonly associated with disease in developing countries.

London borough opens doors to 'Jungle' migrant children

London - Horrified by the desperate plight of traumatised children in the "Jungle" migrant camp in France, one London borough is seeking to provide a new life in Britain for unaccompanied youngsters.

Obesity and community, the fast food pattern revealed

Policy makers concerned about levels of obesity have drawn a connection with obesity, the availability of fast food and the predominance of fast food outlets in low income areas.

Some safety tips for having a ghoulishly happy Halloween

It's Halloween, the time of year when jack-o-lanterns sport fiendish, candle-lit grins and witches fly through the night. It is also the night when little ghosts and goblins hit the streets to knock on neighbor's doors, shouting "Trick-or-treat!"
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