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New autism genetic link revealed

In a new study, researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Central American kids risk everything on road to US

Washington - Marco saw his hopes and dreams crumble before his eyes, barely scraping a living in his western Guatemalan town as it fell victim to drugs and gangs.
In the Media by Ramon Sahmkow (AFP) - 1 comment

Driver, schoolchildren die after bus is struck, dragged by train

Hyderabad - More than two dozen school children and one adult are feared dead after their school bus was struck by a passenger train.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Director of Mexican children's shelter skirts prosecution

- Mexico will not prosecute the elderly director of a shelter where abuses of children allegedly ran rampant, as she has dementia, Justice Minister Jesus Murillo Karam said.
In the Media by AFP

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Beirut - Lebanon has arrested a man who spurred his two-year-old son to beat up a Syrian child after a video of the shocking blows went viral, state media reported on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Mexico begins moving children out of squalid shelter

Mexican authorities moved 161 children and six adults out of a shelter where investigators say hundreds of minors were kept in squalid conditions and subjected to abuse.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

Mexico starts moving children out of squalid shelter

Zamora - Mexican authorities began Saturday moving children out of a shelter where investigators say hundreds of minors were kept in squalid conditions and subjected to physical and sexual abuse.
In the Media by AFP

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

Gaza - Ten-year-old Afnan Shuheiber was playing on a Gaza City rooftop with her cousins when she became one of at least 73 children killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Sara Hussein (AFP)

Inside Mexican shelter, a world of fear and abuse

Zamora - A nauseating smell of rotting food and excrement hangs in the air inside the Mexican shelter where authorities say hundreds of children lived in squalor and endured physical and sexual abuse.
In the Media by Carola Sole (AFP)

Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

La Paz - Bolivia passed a law Thursday authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.
In the Media by AFP

Poor Mexican parents rue handing children to shelter

Zamora - Overwhelmed and impoverished, Maria Evelia Zamora tried to give her son a better life at The Big Family, but now regrets sending him to the Mexican shelter accused of large-scale child abuse.
In the Media by Carola Sole (AFP)

Ozil donates World Cup winnings to help 'Brazilian kids'

Mesut Ozil decided to donate a decent chunk of his World Cup winnings to operations for 23 children in Brazil. Reports say the midfielder for Germany spent all of his winnings but have conflicting views on where the total sum ended up.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at Mexico shelter

Zamora - Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from a squalid shelter in western Mexico told horror stories after authorities raided it over alleged sexual assaults and other abuses.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at Mexico shelter

Zamora - Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from a squalid shelter in western Mexico told horror stories Wednesday after authorities raided it over alleged sexual assaults and other abuses.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

British police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

London - British police have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.
In the Media by James Pheby (AFP)

Mexican police find hundreds, mainly children, living in squalor

- Mexican authorities Tuesday found nearly 600 people, most of them children, living in squalid conditions amid rats and insects in a residential facility.
In the Media by AFP

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Obama worst president ever, including future

Chicago - The pathetic failures of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, probably will mean he is not only the worst president the country has had, but the worst one it will ever have.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Father reportedly caught hiding heroin in child's diaper

New Castle - According to allegations in the media 25-year-old Michael N. Penn placed 16 bags of heroin in his child's diaper to hide it from police. Reports state that he was caught and is facing multiple charges related to drugs and child welfare.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Half of dead in Gaza airstrikes are women and children

Palestinian Health Ministry reports say that at least half of the dead and wounded in the current Israeli bombing campaign aimed at Gaza are women and children. Gaza age demographics support the Ministry's assertions.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 5 comments

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter U.S.

Guatemala City - The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging U.S. debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.
In the Media by AFP

Amazon sued by U.S. regulators over kids apps

Washington - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Amazon. The FTC says that Amazon allowed millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases by children to take place in its mobile app store.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

11 dead, including 8 children, when van falls into pond

Changsha - Chinese state media is reporting that 11 people have died after the minivan the group was traveling in plunged into a pond.
In the Media by Greta McClain

ILO probes Bolivia law allowing children to work from age 10

Geneva - The International Labour Organization said Thursday it was investigating a new law in Bolivia that allows children as young as 10 to work, amid fears it breached global rules.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Israel's escalating offensive and child victims of the occupation

Israel has launched an open-ended and escalating offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Air strikes and naval gunfire hit 50 sites overnight while Israeli troops have been mobilized along the Gaza border.

India to provide four free vaccines to children

Mumbai - Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a “program to reduce child mortality.”
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Calls grow for UK inquiry into alleged Westminster child abuse

London - The British government faced growing calls on Sunday for a national inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations were missing.
In the Media by AFP

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of pupils

Albi - A primary school in southern France was in shock Friday after a teacher was stabbed to death in front of her young pupils by a student's mother described as having "psychiatric problems".
In the Media by Loic Vennin (AFP)

U.S. dad charged with murder after son bakes to death in car

Miami - A U.S. man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Immigrant children pose humanitarian crisis for US

Los Angeles - A massive wave of immigrant children flooding into the United States across Mexico's border is posing a growing humanitarian crisis, and escalating into a political one.
In the Media by Sara Puig (AFP) - 4 comments
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A village girl from Banbassa  India  washes in a near-dry riverbed.
A village girl from Banbassa, India, washes in a near-dry riverbed.
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Israeli children. For Israelis  the figures were lower but still high. More than 25 percent of Israe...
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Israeli children. For Israelis, the figures were lower but still high. More than 25 percent of Israeli Jewish children of the same age reported seeing other Israelis upset or crying because someone they knew or loved had been killed by Palestinians, and nearly 10 percent reported that they had seen in person other Israelis who were injured or dead, lying on stretchers or on the ground, as a result of Palestinian attacks in the last year.
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Two children dressed in the uniform of the Irish Guards  the same that Prince William wore at last y...
Two children dressed in the uniform of the Irish Guards, the same that Prince William wore at last year's Royal Wedding
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A young child
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A tribal woman & her children: Tripura  a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part  is an a...
A tribal woman & her children: Tripura, a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part, is an ancient land covered with natural forests. Many centuries ago, tribal people from Mongolia, Tibet, China and Burma migrated to Tripura and settled here. 19 different tribes are living in Tripura that accounts 31.05% of total population of the State (Census 2001). In the photo a women belonging to Tripuri, the largest tribal community, is seen walking towards a local village market. Once poor and il
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Kids wait in the children s section of Borders for the arrival of Dog Chapman.  Rogers  AR.  March 2...
Kids wait in the children's section of Borders for the arrival of Dog Chapman. Rogers, AR. March 23, 2010.
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign ...
People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign ...
People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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A protest in Gaza. Palestinian children in particular are seeing extraordinary amounts of very distu...
Francois Bouchet
A protest in Gaza. Palestinian children in particular are seeing extraordinary amounts of very disturbing violence in their daily lives, and the more they are exposed to violence, the more anxiety they experience and the more aggressively they behave.
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A crime scene in San Pedro Sula  Honduras
Charles Parkinson /Monday  21 April 2014
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A crime scene in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Charles Parkinson /Monday, 21 April 2014
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
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Twin boys Gianluca (left) Augustino and Cecilia Riggi (right) were found dead in their Edinburgh hom...
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Twin boys Gianluca (left) Augustino and Cecilia Riggi (right) were found dead in their Edinburgh home.
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A photo of children in Abu Dhabi
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A photo of children in Abu Dhabi
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School children in Fengdu  China
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School children in Fengdu, China
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Children at a kindergarten class
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Children at a kindergarten class
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The Salon I  1941-1943. Oil on canvas  44 1/2 × 57 3/4 in. (113 × 146.7 cm). Minneapolis Institute...
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The Salon I, 1941-1943. Oil on canvas, 44 1/2 × 57 3/4 in. (113 × 146.7 cm). Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The John R. Van Derlip Fund and William Hood Dunwoody Fund.
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Children at an orphanage in Man  Côte d Ivoire.
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Children at an orphanage in Man, Côte d'Ivoire.
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Children enjoy Nuit Blanche in Parkdale
Children enjoy Nuit Blanche in Parkdale
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Happy  playful youngsters join in with adults -- someday to know the research.
Kathryn Cope
Happy, playful youngsters join in with adults -- someday to know the research.
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A baby can strangle in the “V” shape when the top portion of the drop side detaches
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