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Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child "Allah"

Washington - A civil rights group is suing the US state of Georgia because it will not let a couple give their toddler daughter "Allah" as her last name.Parents Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk want to name their 22-month-old daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah....

Vatican panel urges 'compassion' for victims of abuse

Vatican City - A panel advising Pope Francis on child protection has called on the Vatican to react "directly and compassionately" to letters from victims of clerical sex abuse, reviving an issue that unleashed a storm just weeks ago.

Shiite Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Birut - Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings.

Hungary law 'exposes migrant kids to sex abuse': watchdog

Strasbourg - A new Hungarian law on the systematic detention of all asylum seekers could expose migrant children to sexual exploitation, said Europe's top rights watchdog Friday, adding its voice to criticism of the measure from human rights groups.

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Sanaa - Roua Ahmed's classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education.

Sweden's Princess Sofia pregnant with second child

Stockholm - Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in line to the throne, and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their second child, the palace announced on Thursday."The birth is expected to take place in September 2017," it said in a statement.

For FARC moms, peace in Colombia marks new beginning

San Diego - Josleidy Ramirez, a FARC guerrilla, never had a chance to raise the son she gave birth to 15 years ago in the middle of Colombia's civil war.

Guatemala appoints new welfare minister after fire tragedy

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presented a new social welfare minister Wednesday after her predecessor's arrest following a fire in a children's shelter that killed 40 teenage girls.

Children act in play on notorious Belgian paedophile

Paris - A controversial theatre director is using children to stage a story about how Belgium has been traumatised by the paedophile killer Marc Dutroux, who kidnapped and raped six little girls.

Guatemala arrests three over fire that killed 40 at shelter

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities probing a fire that killed 40 teenage girls at an overcrowded shelter have arrested three sacked officials from the social welfare ministry and charged them with manslaughter, the government said Tuesday.

Guatemala minister resigns over fire that killed 40

Guatemala City - Guatemala's minister for social welfare, Carlos Rodas, offered his resignation Monday after a blaze in a government-run children's shelter killed 40 teenage girls.

Violence against Syria's children 'at its worst' in 2016: UN

Birut - Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year.

Violence against Syria's children 'at its worst' in 2016: UN

Birut - Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year.

Violence against Syria's children 'at its worst' in 2016: UN

Birut - Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Guatemala shelter fire death toll climbs to 39

Guatemala City - The death toll in a horrific fire at a government-run shelter for Guatemalan teens has climbed to 39, officials said.

Guatemala begins burying 36 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Friday held the first funeral for 36 teenage girls killed in a horrific fire in a government-run shelter at the center of allegations of sexual abuse and other mistreatment by staff.

German child murderer confessed to second killing: police

Dortmund - A 19-year-old man who stabbed a nine-year-old boy to death and bragged about the murder in an online video has confessed to a second killing, German police said Friday.

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Geneva - A Swiss man will go on trial this month on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys -- some as young as nine -- in Thailand, Swiss authorities said Friday.

Conflicts of interest keep Mongolian child jockeys in the saddle

- Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia's politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up.

German police arrest man who bragged of child murder online

Dortmund - German police arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video -- and discovered another body.

Guatemala mourns 35 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala recoiled in anger and shock Thursday at the deaths of 35 teenage girls in a fire at a government-run shelter where staff have been accused of sexual abuse and other mistreatment.

20 teenage girls killed in Guatemala shelter fire

San Jos - The death toll from a fire in a government-run children's shelter in Guatemala rose to 20 late Wednesday after a girl aged around 14 succumbed to burns, the hospital treating her said.

Environmental risks kill 1.7 mn kids under 5 a year: WHO

Geneva - More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday.

India child protection officers held in trafficking probe

Kolkata - Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said Saturday.

India child protection officers held in trafficking probe

Kolkata - Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said Saturday.

India child protection officers held in trafficking probe

Kolkata - Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said Saturday.

Rise in sleep related problems with children

London - Children admitted to hospital due to sleep related problems has ore than tripled in the U.K. during the past ten years. This relates to children aged under 14 years.
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
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St. Jude Childcare Centre. Kolkata, India.
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These children were in dress inspired by Nguni traditions.
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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A Palestinian child hurtling stones at Israeli soldiers. Palestinian children are seeing extraordinary amounts of very disturbing violence in their daily lives. This exposure is deleterious and is associated with dramatic increases in post-traumatic stress symptoms and increases in aggressive behaviour directed at peers.
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