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Child hand sanitiser poisoning cases spike in Spain

Madrid - The number of children treated in Spain for accidental poisonings after ingesting hand sanitising gels has soared during the pandemic, the government said Wednesday, urging parents to keep the products out of reach.

QAnon sows panic with child trafficking misinformation

Paris - A surge in child trafficking misinformation pushed by QAnon conspiracy theorists is stirring public panic, generating violence and interfering with official efforts to protect minors, experts warn.

Mighty little global star: Netflix's Indian superhero toddler

Mumbai - It was a quest worthy of a superhero. Animator Rajiv Chilaka spent years flogging his pitch about a superhuman Indian child to Western executives, to no avail.

'Kid influencers' regulated under new French law

Paris - When kids become YouTube or Instagram sensations, should they be considered child workers? And who looks after their money? The French parliament has attempted to answer those questions with a new law passed on Tuesday.

Hopes fade for girl buried in Indian garbage dump

Ahmedabad - The search for a 12-year-old girl buried under a huge garbage heap in western India entered its fifth day Wednesday, with hopes fading fast of finding her alive.

Rescuers dig through Indian trash dump for 12-year-old 'rag picker'

Ahmedabad - Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in western India.

Iraqi youth with development disorders suffer in, and after, Mosul lockdown

Mosul - When Mosul ended its Covid-19 lockdown last month, health specialists faced a disheartening reality: a deterioration among youth with developmental disorders and special needs in the northern Iraqi city.

Tracing the babies who died in France's camps for Algerian fighters

Perpignan - "It's here," says the employee, quietly, at the vast Perpignan cemetery in southern France.Standing in front of two small mounds of earth in the Muslim section -- graves six and eight, rows 22 and 25 -- Abessia Dargaid collapses in tears."So, so sorry!...

France to double paternity leave to almost a month

Paris - France is to double paternity leave to 28 days, President Emmanuel Macron's office announced Tuesday, a move bringing the country in line with progressive legislation elsewhere in Europe.

Pandemic threatens lives of millions of children: UN

Paris - Disruptions to health services due to the pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at risk worldwide, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that Covid-19 could reverse decades of progress in reducing child mortality.

Mother suspected as five children found dead in German flat

Solingen - A mother is suspected of killing five of her children in Germany before attempting suicide by jumping in front of a train on Thursday, police said after the bodies were found in an apartment.

Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.

Worldwide, 463 mn children can't access virtual schooling: UN

New York - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study released Wednesday.

Childhood packed in a rucksack: young refugees at risk in the Balkans

Belgrade - A group of boys sit on a sunny patch of grass in a park in downtown Belgrade, but they are not here for a picnic.

Paris official who resigned over paedophile links also accused

Paris - A deputy mayor of Paris who resigned last month in the face of protests over his links to an author who made no secret of his paedophilia, has himself been accused of sexually abusing a minor in a New York Times report he has vehemently denied.

Rate of Covid-19 infections in U.S. children steadily increasing

The number and rate of coronavirus cases in children in the U.S. have been "steadily increasing" between March and July, according to new guidance released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

Beirut - "I don't want to die." Those were the first words Hiba's six-year-old son screamed after the massive explosion at Beirut port sent shards of glass flying around their house.

In virus-hit Mexico, feeding orphans takes a 'miracle'

Texcoco - At an orphanage in pandemic-stricken Mexico, the nuns water down milk and eke out food for the children -- victims of violence, poverty, and now the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Child hospitalizations from Covid-19 surge 23 percent in Florida

West Palm Beach - Just weeks before schools are expected to open across Florida, the numbers of new cases of coronavirus in children, along with hospitalizations have surged.

In Kashmir, the hills are alive with the sound of schooling

Srinagar - Sitting cross-legged and hunched over her textbooks in a lush meadow surrounded by mountains and pine trees, Tasleem Bashir can hardly contain her joy at being back at school.

Pandemic to bring surge in child wasting cases: UN

Paris - The unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will see nearly seven million more children experience stunting as a result of malnutrition, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Egypt homeless, street children hit hard by pandemic scourge

Apo - Wandering Cairo's bustling streets, Zeinab was struggling to survive by selling tissues when the coronavirus left her even more vulnerable, along with thousands of other homeless people and street children.

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Kairouan - Over WhatsApp from Tunisia, Taheyya has watched her grandchildren grow up in Syria, where her son joined a jihadist group.

As surrogacy booms, fears Ukraine becoming 'online baby store'

Kiev - Tears of joy stream down Andrea Viez's face as she lifts her baby boy, born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine."He's a star," the Argentinian in her late 40s says, her voice trembling.

Search in France for girl, 9, missing since 2003

Ville-sur-lumes - French forensics experts began a grim search Monday for the remains of a nine-year-old girl who disappeared 17 years ago, after a serial killer recently confessed to her murder.

Dozens of girls at India abuse shelter contract coronavirus

New Delhi - Dozens of girls from a state-run shelter for runaways and victims of sexual abuse -- including seven who are pregnant -- have tested positive for coronavirus, Indian officials said Monday, raising fears about its spread in institutional homes.

Under-20s half as likely to contract coronavirus: study

Paris - People under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 than the rest of the population, according to new modelling released on Tuesday that suggests four out of five infected young people show no symptoms.

Saudi-led Yemen coalition pulled from UN blacklist

New York - Campaigners reacted angrily on Monday to the removal of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children's rights, in a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Hug me tender: scientists unlock the secret to the perfect cuddle

Apo - In this era of social distancing and depressing news, we could all do with a good hug. Now scientists have analysed what makes the perfect cuddle -- just don't squeeze too tight.

Vatican investigates Polish bishop for abuse cover-up

Warsaw - The Vatican has given the go-ahead for an investigation into a Polish bishop suspected of covering up sexual abuse of children by clergy -- a subject that has long remained taboo in predominantly Catholic Poland.
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