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Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Offspring in Dutch fertility clinic row can access donor records

Den Haag - Parents and their children conceived through IVF treatment at a discredited Dutch clinic mired in a legal row can now access their records, the country's health minister has ruled.

Sex offenders cannot be barred from social media: top US court

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media.

East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children: UN

Kiev - At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the government and separatist rebels, a UN report said Friday.

Philippine war babies to live with 'Martial' law legacy

Marawi - Raisah Labay gently cradles her newborn: a boy who was named Martial to mark her flight from a war-torn Philippine city and his birth under newly imposed military rule.

Mother's obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study

Paris - Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study published on Thursday.The fatter the mother, the higher the risk, it found.

Prosecutors seek to lift Guatemala leader's immunity over deadly blaze

Guatemala City - Guatemala's attorney general said Monday her ministry would seek to lift the immunity of President Jimmy Morales so he can respond to accusations he was legally responsible for the deaths of 41 girls in a shelter fire three months ago.

Set adrift in South Sudan's war, a family is reunited

Rumbek - Their hug is long and moving but awkward as Jorgina, sobbing, strains to embrace her teenage son Emmanuel who has grown taller since South Sudan's war tore them apart.It has been three and a half years since they last saw each other.

Child migrants risk lives to reach Europe from... Spain

Melilla - It is midnight and nine-year-old Wahib hides near the port of Melilla, a tiny Spanish territory on Morocco's Mediterranean coast. Like scores of other street children here, he is prepared to risk everything to reach mainland Europe.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Dutch court allows DNA tests on dead doctor in IVF scandal

Rotterdam - A Dutch court ruled Friday that DNA tests could be carried out on the former director of a fertility clinic suspected of using his own sperm to father about 20 children.

UNHCR seeks $18 mn to help C.American kids trying for US

Guatemala City - The UN refugee agency has launched a campaign to raise $18 million for thousands of unaccompanied Central American children trying to get to the United States.

Ukraine doctor pioneering 'three-parent' babies

Kiev - A 34-year-old woman tried to have a baby for 15 years before she turned to a pioneering doctor in Ukraine and a groundbreaking but ethically disputed "three-parent" procedure.

Generation homeless: trying to help Egypt's street kids

Cairo - Barefoot and wearing shabby clothes, the two-year-old wanders through the dirty streets of Cairo alongside her mother, who has also spent all her life without a home of her own.

Australia to strip convicted paedophiles of passports

Sydney - Convicted paedophiles will have their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling overseas to offend again under tough new laws which Australia Tuesday hailed as a "world first".

Australia to strip convicted paedophiles of passports

Sydney - Convicted paedophiles will have their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling overseas to offend again under tough new laws which Australia Tuesday hailed as a "world first".

Australia to strip convicted paedophiles of passports

Sydney - Convicted paedophiles will have their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling overseas to offend again under tough new laws which Australia Tuesday hailed as a "world first".

Kids are the break-out stars of Cannes film festival

Cannes - Young actors are making waves at this year's Cannes film festival -- often in films that are hardly suitable children's viewing.

Obesity rates higher when grandparents are around

Guangzhou - Are grandparents to blame for obese children? This generalization has some basis, at least in China where researchers have compared obesity rates in different households.

Anguished search by families after Manchester attack

Manchester - Parents were searching desperately Tuesday for children caught up in the attack on a pop concert in the British city of Manchester, after police confirmed youngsters were among the 22 victims.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Growing up transgender: US family confronts stigma

Melrose - For months in the Lemay home, the same phrase was repeated over and over by their troubled young child, barely more than a toddler, who showed growing signs of depression."It is a mistake. I am not a girl, I am a boy.

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

New Delhi - A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday.

Bittersweet reaction to death of Britain's notorious 'Moors murderer'

London - Relatives of the children killed by Ian Brady, the man responsible for Britain's notorious "Moors Murders", gave a bittersweet reaction Tuesday to his death, as newspapers hailed the demise of a monster.

Dutch court urged to order DNA tests on late sperm bank doc

Rotterdam - A group of Dutch people born through IVF treatment petitioned a court on Friday seeking DNA tests on the late head of a sperm clinic to determine if he was their father.
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