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Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers

Tegucigalpa - Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him a square meal, he warily declines.

German ex-MP makes payment to end 'child porn' trial

Berlin - A German former lawmaker Monday agreed to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) and admit guilt on child pornography charges in exchange for a court halting his high-profile trial.

Radicalisation fear forces Danish boy into juvenile home

Copenhage - Danish authorities have forced a 15-year-old Muslim boy into a juvenile home in an unusual move aimed at preventing him being radicalised by his father, a report said on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Technology makes education more accessible than ever

The advent of the digital era has revolutionized education and learning for millions of children worldwide, enabling greater collaboration between teachers and pupils and bringing education to places where it was never available via virtual classrooms.

Kindergarten kids with 'AK-47s' cause outrage in Russia

Moscow - Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.

Op-Ed: Libraries: More bridges between culture and education collapse

Nowadays, libraries are unfortunately losing their appeal to the new generations. How can a visit to the library compete with playing Minecraft on an iPad?

German former MP goes on trial on child porn charges

Berlin - A former German lawmaker went on trial Monday accused of downloading child pornography in a case that triggered a major political scandal leading to the resignation of a cabinet minister.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia: UNICEF

Juba - An unidentified South Sudan armed group has abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their homes in the north of the country, UNICEF said Saturday."Eighty-nine children were abducted ...

Toronto toddler found dead after wandering into freezing night

Toronto - A three-year-old boy who wandered out into a bitter cold winter night in Toronto barely dressed has been found dead, in a tragic end to a saga that gripped the Canadian city.

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Bangkok - Thailand has passed a law banning foreign couples from using Thai women as surrogates after a series of high-profile scandals tainting the image of the hitherto unregulated industry.

Colombia court puts restrictions on adoptions by gays

Estanzuela - Colombia's Constitutional Court has put stringent limits on adoption by gay couples, saying it would be allowed only if one partner is already the child's biological parent.

Pedophile priest victims urge action from pope

- Victims of sexually abusive priests from across the Americas joined forces Monday to urge Pope Francis to allow civilian justice to punish pedophiles and those who covered up their crimes.

Spain drops sex abuse charges against nine priests

Madrid - A Spanish court has dropped charges against nine out of ten Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, court papers showed Monday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened.

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Tulkarem - Israel freed on Friday a 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, whose jailing six weeks ago for planning to attack Israelis became a focus for anger over the arrest of children in the occupied territories.

Six-day-old baby has youngest U.S. heart transplant

Los Angeles - A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a U.S. hospital, doctors and her proud parents said.

Colombia's FARC raises minimum recruitment age

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas pledged not to recruit fighters aged under 17, but the country's President Juan Manuel Santos said the move did not go far enough.

Colombia's FARC vows to stop recruiting child soldiers

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas pledged Thursday to stop recruiting child soldiers, as the leftist rebels and government attempt to thrash out a peace deal to end five decades of conflict.

French families of girls switched at birth win 1.88 mn euros in damages

Nice - Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly two million euros in compensation on Tuesday.

Bodies of four newborn babies found in freezers in South Africa

Umtata - South African police said Sunday they have discovered the frozen corpses of four newborn babies in freezers at a house in the southern city of Mthatha.

Pope rapped over spanking comments

- Pope Francis came under fire Friday after an off-the-cuff remark in which he defended the right of parents to spank their children.

Fighting traps children underground in east Ukraine

Donetsk - As the shelling came closer to 10-year-old Artyom's neighbourhood, he was forced to swap his local playground for a bunker -- just like children across rebel-held east Ukraine.

35% of UK parents can’t afford summer holidays

The high price of holidays between July and August means that a summer break is out of budget for over 35 percent of British parents, new research suggests.

Six-year-old girl eaten by piranhas after Brazil canoe capsize

A six-year-old Brazilian girl has died after being eaten alive by piranhas when she fell into the river she was canoeing along on January 27. The piranhas tore all the flesh from her legs.

Britain authorises 'three-parent' babies

London - Britain on Tuesday became the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three people after MPs voted for the controversial procedure.

Stressed mothers lead to babies with allergies

During pregnancy it is best to keep relaxed and stress free. This is the best way to protect the health of the baby, according to new research.

Spurred by pope, Spanish Catholic Church confronts sexual abuse

Madrid - Spain's Catholic Church, which has long been accused of silencing cases of priests sexually abusing children, is starting to take a hard line against offenders, spurred by Pope Francis.

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.
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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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Children in school in Mali.
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Twin boys Gianluca (left) Augustino and Cecilia Riggi (right) were found dead in their Edinburgh hom...
Twin boys Gianluca (left) Augustino and Cecilia Riggi (right) were found dead in their Edinburgh home.
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A protest in Gaza. Palestinian children in particular are seeing extraordinary amounts of very disturbing violence in their daily lives, and the more they are exposed to violence, the more anxiety they experience and the more aggressively they behave.
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Palestinian and Israeli children not only suffer the direct physical consequences of violence, they are also being psychologically scarred by the high levels of violence they witness.
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Children in an orphanage in central China. Many have been there since being rescued from human traffickers when much younger. This photo was taken in 2009.
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Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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A group of children of foreign workers that could be deported from Israel by a decision of the Israeli governament. People took the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against this possibility. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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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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My children, a few years ago, in a California homeschool play. Jonathan is the center magi, and Jessica is the angel.
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Children enjoy Nuit Blanche in Parkdale
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José Bretón, convicted of murdering his two children, Ruth and José, standing with a poster for his "lost" children.
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Happy, playful youngsters join in with adults -- someday to know the research.
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Kids wait in the children's section of Borders for the arrival of Dog Chapman. Rogers, AR. March 23, 2010.
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These children were in dress inspired by Nguni traditions.