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Zuckerberg urged to nix kids' version of Instagram

San Francisco - Advocates for children from around the world urged Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to ditch plans for a version of Instagram geared toward pre-teens.

Palestinians fathering children from inside prison walls

Khan Yunis - Cradling her newborn son in a thick white blanket on the patio of her Gaza home, Iman al-Qudra knows it will be years before her baby boy, Mujahid, meets his father.

Toddler survives Myanmar airstrike that killed father

Yangon - A Myanmar toddler has miraculously survived a weekend airstrike that killed his father in their bamboo hut near the coup-hit country's border with Thailand.

One child's solo odyssey from Guatemala to the US border

Roma - Oscar is 12 years old and has just crossed the Rio Grande river from Mexico to Texas in a small, inflatable boat piloted by human traffickers. He is tearful, hungry and afraid after a dangerous month-long journey from Guatemala.

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Apo - The children of European jihadists left trapped in a Syrian camp after their fathers' defeat on the battlefield now face radicalisation in their turn, a Belgian expert warns.

Biden pushes back amid mounting crisis over border

Washington - "The border is closed": With those words, a top Biden administration official pushed back Sunday against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx of migrants in the biggest crisis to emerge under the new presid...

Mexico boosts border security to stop child migrants

Gutierrez - Mexico will step up security along its southern border with Guatemala to stop child migrants crossing on their way to the United States, the authorities said Friday.

Top French court rejects rape charges in firefighter abuse case

Paris - France's highest court on Wednesday rejected a bid by a woman to have three firefighters charged with rape instead of sexual abuse against her while she was in her early teens.

Children targeted, beheaded in Mozambique insurgency: charity

London - Children as young as 11 have suffered violence including beheadings in northeast Mozambique during a jihadist insurgency in the region, Save the Children said on Tuesday.

US orders emergency agency to help with child migrant surge

Washington - The Biden administration ordered the government's disaster emergency agency Saturday to help with a surge in migrant children crossing the southern border that has overwhelmed processing facilities.

Twins Peak: double births at 'all-time high' globally

Paris - More twins -- one in every 42 children born -- are coming into the world than ever before, according to new research citing the rapid rise in medically assisted reproduction as a key factor.Some 1.

Japan's children of the tsunami shaped by tragedy

Ishinomaki - Yuto Naganuma looks silently as the cold sea breeze sweeps over the crumbling walls of the school where his little brother was lost in Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami.

Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements

New York - The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits.

Pandemic propels poor Mexican students into digital age

Mexico - The coronavirus pandemic closed their school, but it also thrust a group of disadvantaged Mexican children living next to a giant garbage dump into the digital world.

Rwanda's children born of genocidal rape look to future

Muhanga - They grew up bearing the stigma of "children of torturers", shunned by their own communities, locked in a quest for identity that decades later remains without an end.

Children subject to air pollution may suffer heart defects

The effects of air pollution on children appear to be more dangerous than realized. A new study shows how pollutants like wildfire smoke and car exhaust can affect heart development in children, posing risks later in life.

Britain's au pair system 'killed' by Brexit

London - Once a childcare mainstay for many working parents, Britain's au pair system is under threat after Brexit -- piling pressure on families and forcing some mothers to consider quitting their jobs.

Political crisis adds to heavy burden on Haiti's youth

Port-au-prince - The political crisis paralyzing Haiti has not only hampered young people's schooling and compromised their future, it has aggravated existing challenges that have forced many to grow up far too fast.

France mulls introducing consent age as sex abuse claims pile up

Paris - The French government has backed the introduction of a minimum age of sexual consent of 15, a move that would bring it in line with most other Western countries, following years of campaigning by abuse victims.

Same-sex couple takes baby citizenship fight to top EU court

Sofia - A same-sex couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar took their fight to obtain nationality for their stateless baby girl to the EU's top court on Tuesday.

Biden bids to undo 'national shame' of Trump child separations

Washington - In May 2018 a six-year-old Honduran boy named Andres was wrested kicking and screaming from his father by US border guards implementing Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants.

US first lady to help reunite migrant kids with parents

Washington - US first lady Jill Biden will participate in efforts by her husband's administration to reunite families split apart by former president Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, the White House said Friday.

Happy birthday! Mr. Men books turn 50

London - It's an occasion that might make even Mr. Grumpy crack a smile. The colourful Mr. Men children's books are celebrating their 50th birthday.

In crisis-hit Venezuela, maternity wards have become death traps

Caracas - Red roses and a burning candle frame the small white casket Wendy Dulcey is caressing at a hospital morgue in Caracas.

TikTok choking video incites suicide: Italian police

Rome - Italian police on Thursday accused a Sicilian woman of "inciting suicide" for an asphyxiation video she posted on TikTok, a week after a child accidentally died in a so-called blackout challenge.

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

Rome - Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a "blackout challenge" on the video-sharing network TikTok.

No computer, no heat: UK's poorest struggle with homeschooling

London - With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children in Britain are struggling to learn remotely, because of a lack of computers, internet or quiet room to study.

For Swiss preschoolers, democracy is child's play

Lausanne - Rather than playing house or building blocks, a few dozen Swiss preschoolers line up to cast their ballots in a vote that will shape lives in the make-believe village where they call the shots.

Dismembering the mafia, one child at a time

Cinquefrondi - Lucia urged her six-year old twins to move quickly but quietly as she bundled them into the car under cover of darkness.

Irish govt apologises for 'mother and baby homes' scandal

Dublin - Irish prime minister Micheal Martin on Wednesday formally apologised for the treatment of unmarried women and their babies in state and church-run homes, where thousands of children died over decades.
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