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Indian IVF doctors slam move to ban commercial surrogacy

Ahmedabad - Leading Indian fertility doctors and surrogate mothers Thursday criticised a move to ban commercial surrogacy, saying it will severely limit options for childless couples and women who carry others' babies as a way out of poverty.

Brother of Omran, Syrian boy in haunting picture, dies of wounds

Birut - The older brother of the little Syrian boy who was pictured sitting in an ambulance dazed and covered in blood after an air strike, died Saturday from wounds sustained in the attack on the family's apartment, a monitoring group said.

13 ill children evacuated from Syria's besieged Madaya: doctors

Birut - Thirteen sick children were among 18 people evacuated by aid workers from the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Friday, a doctor that was treating them told AFP.

Omran, one child among millions traumatised by Syria war

Birut - Haggard and covered in blood, little Omran's blank stare shook the world. But across war-torn Syria, thousands of children like him are traumatised by daily life under bombs and siege.

Iranians fight rising infertility and taboos

Tehran - With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country's web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over 'scandalous' age of consent tweet

Istanbul - Turkey said on Monday it has summoned Sweden's envoy in an escalating row after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children.

Rio police help give favela kids a path

Rio De Janeiro - In a craggy back alley of the Providencia favela in central Rio, two dozen children and teenagers chat noisily while waiting for a military police van to take them for their first visit to the Olympic park."Behave during the trip!

The 'rented out' children on Guatemala's streets

Guatemala City - Kids can be seen cleaning windshields or juggling in clown makeup on street corners in Guatemala's cities.

Austrian child kidnappee Kampusch admits freedom has been difficult

Vienna - Ten years ago this month, Natascha Kampusch escaped from the man who had abducted her as a child eight years earlier. But as the Austrian told AFP, freedom has not been all easy.

Four days without running water in sweltering Aleppo: UN

Geneva - Up to two million people in Syria's Aleppo have gone without running water for the past four days, the United Nations warned Tuesday, describing the situation as "catastrophic".

Disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar

Yangon - An undiagnosed disease has killed more than 30 children in a remote part of Myanmar, officials said Thursday, with health authorities struggling to treat victims.

Are kids dangerously addicted to iPads?

It's now routine for kids to get their first tablet or smartphone before they even start elementary school. One addiction expert thinks that's causing a public health crisis — and some of his anecdotes about young digital addicts are staggering.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

UN asks Saudi coalition to do more to prevent Yemen child deaths

New York - The Saudi-led coalition must address "very serious concerns" about the killing of children in Yemen, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, but the alliance remained off a blacklist of child rights violators.

French probe into cardinal abuse cover-up dismissed

Lyon - A French prosecutor on Monday dismissed a probe into allegations that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin covered up the sexual abuse of Scouts, in a case which shook the country's Catholic Church.

Australia Aboriginal leader to probe teen prison abuse

Sydney - An Australian Aboriginal leader was Monday appointed to investigate the abuse of teenagers at a detention centre after the judge named to lead the inquiry resigned, saying he lacked the confidence of the indigenous community.

Pope tells kids to get off their backsides

Brzegi - Pope Francis urged "drowsy and dull kids" to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots on Saturday at an international Catholic youth festival in Poland.

Saudis offer UN information about attacks on Yemen civilians

New York - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has offered to share with the United Nations the results of 10 investigations into air strikes on civilian targets, according to a confidential letter AFP obtained on Saturday.

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

Kabul - An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

New York - Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Sydney - A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with 100 children

Blantyre - Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood, officials said Tuesday.

Dirty water stunts millions of Indian children: study

New Delhi - India is home to the world's largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
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