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Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by rebels

- Peruvian troops rescued seven children and eight adults that were kidnapped by Shining Path rebels, an official said Saturday.The children, aged four to 13, were malnourished and had skin diseases, said Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Vega.

70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

Monrovia - More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said Friday.

Peru frees 39 people held by Shining Path rebels

- Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday.

Is it time for controls on sugary drinks?

London - Should controls be placed on the number of sugary drinks children can have and should a general tax be levied on such beverages? These are some the ideas to emerge this month.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

Op-Ed: No, Peppa Pig is not to blame for your children’s behaviour

A columnist of the Daily Mail told her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon “Peppa Pig” from her home. Is Britain’s top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?

What you need to know about Drowning Prevention Week in Canada

Drowning Prevention Week in Canada has highlighted the importance of keeping children safe by the poolside and by the sea during the summer holidays.

Hard lives of China's 'left behind' children

- Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.

Op-Ed: Early results of banning mobile devices at school coming in

In a disturbing statement back in February, a pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan called for parents to ban the use of handheld devices for children under the age of 12. A few months later, a new study proves that she may have had a point.

Afghanistan bans toy guns to curb culture of violence

Kabul - Afghanistan banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other toy guns Tuesday after they caused injuries to more than 100 people during Eid celebrations, as it seeks to curb a culture of violence.

Microsoft: Windows 10 is natural, human, intuitive and adaptable

Microsoft has kicked off its advertising campaign for Windows 10 with a series of new videos showing how some of the operating system's best new features will impact your children and the generations to come.

Israel lambasted over 'abusive arrests' of Palestinian children

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of "abusive arrests" of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions.

Indian man confesses to multiple child murders

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they are investigating whether a man arrested for the murder and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl may have been a serial child killer after he confessed to 14 more crimes.

15,000 scouts evacuated in France as storm hits camp

Strasbourg - Around 15,000 teenaged scouts from all over Europe had to be evacuated from a camp in France in the early hours of Saturday after a violent storm hit the area.

Bangladesh arrests 'prime' suspect in boy's lynching

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Wednesday they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after video footage of the killing went viral.

Bangladesh lynching anger grows as suspect confesses

Dhaka - Outrage over the lynching of a 13-year-old boy mounted in Bangladesh Tuesday, with more protests planned over the murder which was captured on video, as one of the suspects confessed after being arrested in Saudi Arabia.

Bangladesh fury as teen's fatal beating is posted online

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were hunting a group of attackers who lashed a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smartphone.

Murders of Brazil children, teens double in 25 years

Matupa - Twenty-eight Brazilian children and adolescents are murdered every day, double the number a quarter century ago, when Latin America's biggest country passed a law to protect minors, UNICEF said Monday.

Children with rotten teeth worryingly high

London - Brushing teeth and looking after your gums should be common practice and parents should pass this on to children. However, the rates of tooth decay are rising in many parts of the world, triggering concern.

Op-Ed: Crayons found to contain asbestos, sparks health warning

A consumer group has triggered an alert after asbestos was found in children's crayons and a toy lab kit. The products were imported into the U.S. from China and not checked by a range of major retail outlets.

UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

Seoul - A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday."The situation is urgent.

Physically active children are happier

London - A child focus exercise campaign called Change4Life, backed by Disney's 10 minute shake up campaign, has begun in the U.K. To accompany this, a report has been issued explaining the benefits of physical exercise for children.

BBC reveals the micro:bit computer — free for all UK children

The BBC has revealed the details of its new pocket-sized computer that will be given away free of charge to all 11- and 12-year-olds in the UK as part of the organisation's initiative to get more children interested in computers and coding.

French teen accidentally shoots twin dead at family dinner

Nancy - A 14-year-old French boy accidentally shot his twin brother dead during a family meal Sunday while playing with guns that he did not know were loaded, police said.

Two London teens have married IS group fighters: Lawyer

London - Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday.

France charges soldier over Burkina child sex abuse

Paris - A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso was charged Friday in Paris, a judicial source told AFP.

India's adoption industry faces reform

New Delhi - At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked.

Avoiding fussy eating by children with three R's

Birmingham - A new study purports to tell parents how easy it is to avoid fussy eating habits with their children. This takes the form of three apparently easy steps, according to a research article.

French mum jailed for 9 years for killing eight babies

Douai - A French court jailed a housewife for nine years Thursday for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father.

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France

Paris - Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and were taken into custody, said a legal source.
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