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France defends police questioning of boy, 8, over jihadist comments

Paris - France's education minister on Thursday defended school staff in the southern town of Nice for calling in police to talk to an eight-year-old boy who voiced sympathy for the Paris attackers.

10 Spain priests charged in child sex abuse case after pope steps in

Madrid - A Spanish judge charged 10 Catholic priests over the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage altar boy, court papers showed Wednesday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened.

France charges father with inciting his children to jihad

Lyon - A father-of-three, suspected of bombarding his children with violent images glorifiying jihad, has been charged with "inciting acts of terrorism", prosecutors in southeastern France said on Saturday.

Founder of Russian gay teen site convicted of 'propaganda'

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday convicted a journalist who set up a website to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers under a controversial law banning "gay propaganda" aimed at minors.

Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

Manila - A weeping 12-year-old Philippine girl, asking how God could allow children to become prostitutes, moved Pope Francis on Sunday to hug her and appeal for everyone to show more compassion.

Homeless Russian cat 'saves' abandoned baby boy

Moscow - A homeless cat in Russia has won praise for keeping warm a baby boy abandoned in a chilly entrance-way.

Pakistani father sacrifices five children 'to gain magic powers'

Karachi - A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday.

Op-Ed: Are children still interested in books?

With the rise of the number of children reading on tablets, especially after Christmas, many parents are wondering whether there is any harm leaving their little ones use such technology.

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

Kabul - International aid was meant to transform Afghanistan's welfare standards, but orphanages in Kabul reveal that the most vulnerable children, many left parentless by war, have seen little benefit from the billions of dollars spent.

Prison sex assault of girl, 8, fuels anger in Philippines

Manila - An eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a toilet at a notorious Philippine prison, officials said Saturday, fuelling a national uproar over revelations that its inmates were "living like kings" with stripper bars and jacuzzis.

Two-year-old fatally shoots mother in US

Hayden - A two-year-old in a shopping cart at a Walmart store shot and killed his mother with a handgun taken from her purse, in the latest US shooting tragedy.

Abused in childhood, Swiss victims seek compensation

Bern - Beaten, forced to work, even sterilised -- victims of a brutal policy that saw thousands of Swiss children taken from their families and mistreated completed Friday the process to have their demand for compensation put to a popular vote.

British VIP abuse ring inquiry probes boys' murders

London - An inquiry into an alleged powerful ring of child abusers in the British establishment of the 1970s and 1980s is investigating the murders of three young boys, police said on Thursday.

Parent's video of school nativity play pulled offline

Abercynon - The parents of four year-old Emmi-Rai Homes were ordered to remove a video recording of their child in school Nativity play. This was because it broke the school rules relating to child protection.

Uganda toddler abuse maid jailed for four years

Kanpala - A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public.

Are X-rays safe for kids?

Unnecessary chest x-rays for children are the most recent diagnostic tests that are being questioned for necessity and safety, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic.

Theater sends child actors, families porn in the mail

Parents of Scottish children expecting to receive copies of their children's summer theater performances, were instead mailed pornographic DVDs.

UN says 2014 devastating year for children

New York - 2014 has been a devastating year for children, with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said Monday.

UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.

Ugandan maid pleads guilty to toddler torture

Kanpala - A Ugandan maid pleaded guilty on Monday to torturing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of her abusing the girl was made public.

Canadian, Indonesian on trial over Jakarta school sex abuse

Jakarta - A Canadian and an Indonesian teaching assistant went on trial on Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting children at a prestigious Jakarta school, the most high-profile court cases so far in a long-running affair.

Australia probes report of nine-year-old bride

Sydney - The Australian government is investigating claims a nine-year-old girl from Sydney has been taken out of the country to be married in the Middle East, officials said Tuesday.

Pope's 'pain' as second man accuses Spanish priests of abuse

Madrid - A second man has filed a complaint accusing a group of Catholic priests in Spain of sexual abuse in a case Pope Francis has said has caused him "great pain", a judicial source said Wednesday.

Child trafficking on the rise: UN

Vienna - One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

Chief defends Ohio cop who shot 12-year-old boy

Cleveland - The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland on Monday defended the conduct of an officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was wielding a replica handgun.

U.S. police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Washington - Police in the U.S. city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday.

Philly Courthouse stops controversial strip-search of children

Philadelphia - Philadelphia's new Family Court made its debut last Monday with a less than pleasant policy that forced juvenile detainees to be strip-searched prior to attending court hearings. Fortunately, by Tuesday the policy was history.

Philippines probes 'prison'-like children's centre

Manila - Top Philippines officials said Monday they had launched investigations into a Manila children's centre overseen by a former president, after months of complaints about the "prison"-like conditions.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gwangju - Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

New clues about kid's disease enterovirus D68

Scientists have mapped that genome of enterovirus D68, taken from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The virus is currently causing a series of infections in the U.S., causing severe respiratory illness in children.
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Children collecting firewood in an area of the DRC.
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Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
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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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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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Hala and Khalid, thought to be the youngest couple to be engaged on their own free will
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Boy holds his brother after learning their parents were killed in Gaza.
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These children were in dress inspired by Nguni traditions.
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Myra, Jathro and Melvin De Vera, a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro was born in Israel. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010, Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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They may be able to assist police with invest...
Can you identify the female and male pictured above? They may be able to assist police with investigations into an incident at Broadway Shopping Centre on Sunday 17 February 2013. During this incident approximately $4000 was stolen from a charity worker for the 'Kids with Cancer' foundation. Please contact Glebe Police on 9552 8099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about this offence.
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