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Six Belgian orphans from IS families arrive in Belgium

Apo - Six Belgian orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group have arrived in Belgium, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Friday."The six children from Syria have just arrived in our country," Reynders said on Twitter.

Sri Lanka 'super woman' cop guilty of child abuse

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday.

Syria Kurds hand over 6 Belgian orphans from IS families: official

Beirut - Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said.

Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepali prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.

Drawing the pain: Sketch therapy for C. Africa's war-torn children

Dekoa - The scratching of crayons on paper fills the air as the children at Lazare camp in war-ravaged Central African Republic draw scenes from daily life.They draw armed men. Armoured vehicles. And they use red. Lots of red.

Ukraine cops arrested over drunken shooting of 5-year-old boy

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday arrested two policemen on suspicion of shooting dead a five-year-old boy while drunk in a case that has sparked outrage over lingering corruption and impunity in the force.

US spelling bee ends in historic eight-way tie

Oxon Hill - The world's premier spelling bee has ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie after hours of intense competition among American youngsters tackling some of the English language's most obscure words.

Iraq repatriates nearly 200 children of Turkish jihadists

Baghdad - Iraq repatriated to Turkey on Wednesday 188 children of Turks accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a capital offence in Iraq, the judiciary said.

Japan police search home of stabbing attacker

Apo - Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the man behind a stabbing rampage in the town of Kawasaki a day earlier that killed two people, including a child.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Kawasaki - Two people including a schoolgirl were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted children as they waited for a bus.

Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

Kabul - The number of attacks on schools in Afghanistan nearly tripled last year, UNICEF said Tuesday, cutting children's access to education amid worsening security in the war-torn nation.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Kawasaki - Two people including a schoolgirl were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted children as they waited for a bus.

Two feared dead, 17 hurt after Japan mass stabbing

Apo - Two people, including a child, were feared dead Tuesday in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, the local fire department said.

'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' author Judith Kerr dead at 95

London - British author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who wrote the cherished children's book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea", has died aged 95, her publisher HarperCollins announced on Thursday.

British author Judith Kerr, creator of childhood favourites, dies aged 95

London - British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr, whose death at 95 was announced on Thursday, captivated young readers around the world with her tales of a fluffy tiger coming to tea, a trouble-prone cat and her own family's flight from Nazi Germany.

Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody

Los Angeles - A 16-year-old boy died Monday at a Border Patrol station in Texas, becoming the fifth child from Guatemala to die since December after being apprehended by US border patrol agents.

Born under IS, sick Iraqi children left undocumented, untreated

Kirkuk - No documents? No doctor. Without state-issued IDs, Iraqi mothers struggle to have children born under the now-defeated Islamic State group treated for conditions ranging from asthma to epilepsy.

Lights, camera... creche! Cannes gets red carpet nursery

Cannes - In a sunny corner overlooking the yacht-filled harbour, a handful of Cannes' youngest visitors are bouncing around a vibrant-coloured carpet in the first-ever creche at the world's biggest film festival.

HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan

Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe.

Texas police raid Catholic offices in sexual abuse probe

Chicago - Texas police investigating child sexual abuse on Wednesday raided offices of the Catholic diocese in Dallas, after alleging that church officials had not been fully cooperative.

Britain, NZ failing on children's rights: global survey

Den Haag - Britain and New Zealand are failing on children's rights, scoring lower than war-torn Syria and North Korea relative to their wealth in rankings released Tuesday by a children's group.

Nuns step up in the fight against prostitution

Rome - Girls freed from the clutches of human traffickers worldwide are given shelter by nuns from the Talitha Kum network, which is marking its 10th anniversary with support from Pope Francis.

Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A landmine explosion killed seven children and wounded two others in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as war ordnance again claimed civilian lives.

Two children dead as car ploughs into nursery outing in Japan

Apo - A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan's Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, with one still in critical condition, police said.

Workshop to explore the risks of AI on children

Toronto - A new Canadian study will examine the impact of artificial intelligence on society, focusing on how future-state AI could shape the development of children, in terms of risks and opportunities.

France challenged over refusal to allow jihadist's children home

Paris - The grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria are to file a lawsuit Monday at Europe's top rights court over France's refusal to allow them home, lawyers said.

Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

Karachi - At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday.

Silent streets after dozens of children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Negombo - The streets of Sri Lanka's Katuwapitiya should be full of the sound of children's games. But after deadly Easter attacks that killed at least 45 children, they have fallen silent.

Best and worst U.S. states for children’s healthcare identified

The U.S. is marking ‘Every Kid Healthy Week’, which runs from April 22. While the nationwide campaign is important, a review of state-by-state data reveals disparity in terms of child welfare, according to WalletHub.

UK to roll out age checks for porn in world first

London - Britain in July is set to become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography, the government said on Wednesday.
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