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Bishop steps down from anti-sex abuse board in Chile

Santiago - Chile's Catholic church took another blow on Saturday as the bishop leading the charge against sex abuse stepped down following more allegations of misconduct by priests.

Fourteen priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

Santiago - Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile -- which has rocked Pope Francis's papacy -- were defrocked on Tuesday."Fourteen priests no longer are allowed to carry out their duties...

Pope to receive more victims of Chile paedophile priest

Vatican City - Pope Francis is to meet with a second group of victims of a notorious Chilean paedophile priest, the Vatican announced Tuesday, as the pontiff bids to make amends for a child abuse scandal that has come to haunt his papacy.

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

Vatican City - Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt the reign of Pope Francis.

Pope vows 'change' in Chile church after paedophile scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday promised "changes" to the Chilean church to "restore justice" following a child abuse scandal that has come to haunt his papacy.

'I'm not a monster': California man accused of torturing kids

Los Angeles - A 29-year-old California man charged with multiple counts of torture and child abuse -- some allegedly committed against his own kids -- has denied the claims in a jailhouse interview, saying "I'm not a monster.

Children held captive: infamous past cases

Paris - After the discovery in California of 10 children who had been imprisoned and tortured by their mother and her partner, here are some other similar cases from recent years.

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

Los Angeles - Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said.

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

Los Angeles - Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said Wednesday.

Denis Weisz discusses his 'Children' remix by Robert Miles Special

DJ and producer Denis Weisz chatted with Digital Journal about his remix of "Children" by Robert Miles, his love for electronic music and his future plans.

London mayor wants fast-food ad ban on transport network

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday proposed to ban adverts for foods high in fat, salt and sugar from the city's transport network in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

Defying the tides of misfortune: the migrant babies born at sea

Rome - Mercy, Francesca, Newman, Diabam and Sophia were the names their mothers chose. What they had no control over was where their babies were born.

Utah becomes first US state to allow 'free-range parenting'

Los Angeles - Utah has become the first US state to allow children to roam free and take part in unsupervised activities under a "Free Range Parenting" law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Toddler eaten by leopard in Uganda national park

Kanpala - Ugandan authorities were on Monday hunting for a leopard that snatched and ate the three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Hungary criticised over migrant 'transit zones'

Budapest - Hungary is failing to do enough to identify potential victims of human trafficking in its "transit zones" for migrants and asylum seekers, a Council of Europe report said Friday.

Japan court upholds damages over student tsunami deaths: report

Apo - A Japanese appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling awarding millions of dollars in compensation to families of children swept out to sea by the massive 2011 tsunami, local media said.

13 children dead after train hits school bus in India

New Delhi - At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured Thursday after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said.

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

London - The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans were to appeal Wednesday a decision preventing them from going to Rome for treatment following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.

Parents of terminally ill British toddler lose court bid

London - The family of terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans on Monday lost their final court bid to prevent doctors from turning off his life support.

Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

Jalalabad - Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had.

In wealthy Germany, growing up poor is a dead-end street

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel touted Germany as a country "in which we live well and happily" during her re-election campaign.

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigns

London - Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigned on Thursday, citing a "complex mix of challenges" as the reason for his early departure.

Parental diet before conception affects child's health

Paris - A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers said Tuesday.

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'

Jakarta - Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup.

Marla McKenna discusses children's books, Linda Blair Foundation Special

Children's author Marla McKenna chatted with Digital Journal about her children's books and her partnership with Linda Blair's Foundation.

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Vatican City - The Vatican said on Saturday a monsignor who was a former advisor at its US embassy in Washington has been arrested on suspicion of watching child sex abuse.

'Several children' among Yemen Hodeida strike dead: UN

Dubai - Several children were among those killed in a strike on rebel-held Yemeni port Hodeida Monday, the UN said, calling it "one of the deadliest attacks" on minors in the country for years.

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Buenos Aires - Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.

Young children, entire families perished in Russia mall fire

Kemerovo - At least 64 people -- including 41 children -- died when a huge fire ravaged a mall in the coal-mining city of Kemerovo in western Siberia on Sunday. Some parents lost all their children in the blaze and the youngest victim was just two years old.

Four facts about the Kemerovo fire

Moscow - Russian authorities have blamed the heavy death toll from the huge blaze that swept through a shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on negligence and rampant fire safety violations.
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