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Google Wifi gets site blocker to help kids stay safe online

Google's announced it's adding a new safety feature to its family-friendly Wifi router. Site Blocking helps children stay safe online by allowing you to restrict access to approved sites. The feature knows over 8 million "non-kid-friendly" sites.

Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

Cannes - Regulators and programme makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones.

Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

Sanaa - Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive."The future of 4.

UN fears 2017 will be record year for attacks on schools

New York - With 500 attacks on schools documented in just six months, 2017 is shaping up as a record year for the number of schools bombed and destroyed in war zones like Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, a UN official said Friday.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Med

Palermo - A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday.

India's top court says sex with child is always rape

New Delhi - Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India's top court ruled on Wednesday, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment.

School a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

Cox's Bazar - Hollow-eyed and detached, 11-year-old Rohingya refugee Sayed Nul betrays little emotion as he recounts why his family fled Myanmar: "The Rakhine Buddhists burned my house. Killed people with bullets. And raped the women.

Transgender teddy, girl pirate: authors tackle gender norms

Frankfurt - From a transgender teddy bear to a fearless girl pirate, children's authors are tackling gender norms like never before, as debate rages about what it means to be a boy or girl.

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

Paris - The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said Wednesday.

Teacher who died saving kids in Brazil fire given award

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer on Sunday honored a nursery school teacher who died while rescuing children from a blaze set deliberately by a security guard, killing nine people.

Death toll in Brazil nursery arson attack rises to nine

S - A girl who was burned in an arson attack at a nursery school in Brazil succumbed to her wounds on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll to nine people.

Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS

Brussels - The mass retreat of the Islamic State group from its territories in Syria and Iraq has left Europe grappling with the risk of foreign fighters returning home.

Death toll in Brazil nursery arson attack rises to eight

Janauba - Two children burned in an arson attack at a nursery school in Brazil succumbed to their wounds Friday, bringing the death toll to eight on the day the first victims were buried.

'Online sexual violence harming children': Pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday urged the world, including the Catholic Church, to face up to the devastating effects of online sexual violence on young people, including extreme pornography and sexting.

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

New York - The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was Thursday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

UN to blacklist Saudi-led coalition for killing Yemen children

New York - The United Nations has moved to put the Saudi-led coalition on its annual blacklist of child rights' violators for the killing and maiming of children in Yemen, according to a draft report obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

UN warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

Lagos - Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN children's agency said on Friday, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education.

Refugee family hunters bring hope to Rohingya children

Cox's Bazar - Seven-year-old Hasina only sat down for a moment's rest from chasing aid trucks that are a lifeline for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. When she got up she was alone, lost in a vast camp that activists say is a target for traffickers.

Young lives obliterated by Yemen's war

Ibb - Yemeni teenager Nasr Mansour Ghaleb was working at his family's nut shop and hoping to go back to school in his home city of Taez when his life was cut short.

Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

Colombo - A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.

Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

Mexico - Adriana Fargo nervously bites her lip as she waits for news on the fate of her seven-year-old daughter, feared buried in the earthquake-hit remains of a Mexico City elementary and middle school.

600,000 Rohingya children may flee to Bangladesh, aid group warns

Cox's Bazar - Some 600,000 Rohingya children could flee to Bangladesh by the end of the year, a relief group said Sunday, highlighting the scale of the humanitarian crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Hundreds of Rohingya children arrive in Bangladesh alone

Cox's Bazar - The lost Rohingya boy made the journey from Myanmar alone, following strangers from other villages across rivers and jungle until they reached Bangladesh, where he had no family and no idea where to go.

Australia cracks down on paedophilia, online child abuse

Sydney - New offences and tougher penalties targeting live-streamed child abuse and online grooming were announced in Australia Tuesday in a bid to crack down on the growing role of technology in paedophilia.

3.5 million refugee children don't attend school: UN

Geneva - More than half the world's refugee children -- some 3.5 million altogether -- do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education."Some 3.

Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official

Baghdad - Iraq has in its custody more than 1,300 women and children from Islamic State group families who surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga forces, an official said Monday.

India Nobel winner launches march for abused children

New Delhi - Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday started a cross-country march aimed at forcing authorities to clamp down on the widespread sexual abuse and trafficking of vulnerable children.

Australian PM defends baby and beer photo

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed off criticism Monday of a photo of him nursing a beer while holding his granddaughter as online "craziness".

India Nobel winner in new campaign for abused and trafficked children

New Delhi - Bruised and battered from previous campaigns against child labour, India's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi hopes one million people will join his latest drive starting Monday -- against the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.

German, 19, on trial for 'darknet' knife murders

Berlin - A teenager went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of two knife killings that shocked the country, including the murder of a child he allegedly bragged about on the internet.
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In response to the growing rate of obesity, schools like St. Andrew's College are taking a more proactive approach to diet, nutrition, and physical exercise.
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Hala and Khalid, thought to be the youngest couple to be engaged on their own free will
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