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Dogs help children read in Lithuania library

Vilnius - Mona, a black flat-coated retriever, listens intently to eight-year-old Urte as she reads aloud from a children's book while they sit on a red pillow in Lithuania's grand national library in Vilnius.

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

London - Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal.

Illustrator Quentin Blake holds auction for 'overlooked' art

London - British illustrator Quentin Blake presented Thursday the 33 first editions of classic books, with jackets specially created by leading artists, which will be auctioned to benefit London's House of Illustration museum, which he founded.

Syrian teen pleads for 'a chance' at kids peace prize

Den Haag - A Syrian teenager made a strong plea Monday for the world to give refugees fleeing his country's war an opportunity, as he received the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague.

Ghouta child malnutrition worst in Syria's war: UN

Birut - Childhood malnutrition levels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, under government siege since 2013, are the highest recorded in the country since its six-year war began, the UN said Wednesday.

Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had uncovered 151 alleged sexual assaults, including child rape, in a small community in Lapland, sending shock waves across the country.

French teacher avoids jail in underage sex case

Fontainebleau - A French teacher was handed a suspended jail sentence Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old pupil, the latest of several cases fuelling debate over the age of consent.

Two detained in China kindergarten abuse scandal

Bejing - Two women allegedly involved in a scandal at a Beijing kindergarten have been detained, police said Saturday, after outrage over the incident sparked a probe into schools nationwide.

No action on CHIP leaves millions of children without health care

Almost 9 million children across the U.S. are at risk of losing health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Lawmakers failed to renew funding for CHIP by Sept. 30, and states are at risk of running out of money.

China launches national kindergarten probe after 'needle marks' on toddlers

Bejing - China launched a nationwide investigation into its kindergartens on Friday after parents at a Beijing preschool said toddlers had apparent needle marks and were given mysterious pills -- sparking outrage days after another daycare scandal.

Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines

Bejing - A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars.

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Goma - Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment: probe

Sydney - Aboriginal children are subjected to "shocking" treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation revealed Friday, after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Cofrad - Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds).

DR Congo militiamen on trial for raping children

Bukavu - Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo's chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls.Frederic Batumike and 17 others face charges of "crimes against humanity through rape and murder ......

Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition

Cox's Bazar - Tiny Mohammad Sohail cries uncontrollably as he waits to see a doctor -- one of the thousands of Rohingya children at risk of an agonising death from malnutrition even after reaching the safety of refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Childhoods lost as Rohingya kids fill parents' shoes

Cox's Bazar - Tahera Begum walks a mile alone at dawn to collect firewood for her ill parents and four siblings, an enormous burden for a 10-year-old thrust to the head of her family in the world's largest refugee settlement.

Nathan Adrian visits the Children's Hospital Oakland

Oakland - In mid-October, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Nathan Adrian visited the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland in California.

Mexico busts suspected US cult over triple murder

Juarez - An American accused of leading a cult and wanted at home on pedophilia charges was arrested in Mexico along with 26 other people as part of a triple homicide investigation, officials said on Sunday.Orson William Black Jr.

Indian police arrest man over rape of 18-month-old girl

New Delhi - A man accused of raping a toddler in front of his own children has been arrested in India, police said Friday, the latest in a series of sex attacks against minors in the country.

India court jails two men for life for raping niece

New Delhi - An Indian court Thursday sentenced two men to life in prison for raping their 10-year-old niece, in a case that hit headlines when her appeal for a late-term abortion was rejected, a lawyer said.

Probe into 14-year-old Russian model's death in China

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday opened a criminal probe into the death of a 14-year-old Russian model who died following Shanghai Fashion Week, amid concerns about her working conditions.

Indian doctors separate twins joined at the head

New Delhi - Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors.

1,100 children suffering malnutrition in Syria's Ghouta: UNICEF

Birut - More than 1,100 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside the Syrian capital, the UN's children's fund UNICEF told AFP on Monday.

Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN

Dibai - More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday.

Maternal deaths prompt calls for action in Zambia

Lusaka - The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth -- a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia.

More than 1.1 bn 'invisible people' lack identification

Washington - More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist -- going about their daily lives without proof of identity.The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services.

Google Wifi gets site blocker to help kids stay safe online

Google's announced it's adding a new safety feature to its family-friendly Wifi router. Site Blocking helps children stay safe online by allowing you to restrict access to approved sites. The feature knows over 8 million "non-kid-friendly" sites.

Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

Cannes - Regulators and programme makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones.

Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

Sanaa - Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive."The future of 4.
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