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200 captive women, girls freed from Colombia sex ring

Estanzuela - Police in Bogota on Saturday rescued some 200 young women and girls who were being held against their will and sexually exploited, city officials said.

Pope mourns nameless drowned girl, shipwreck orphans

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday clutched the life-jacket of a drowned girl as he met with children whose parents died during deadly boat crossings, at the end of a week of major tragedies in the Mediterranean.

Green hopes as Australia legalises medical cannabis

Nimbin - Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Gordon Brown launches education fund for child refugees

New York - Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown on Monday launched a new global fund to help 30 million refugee children stay in school.The "Education Cannot Wait Fund" will seek to raise $3.

Colombia's FARC agrees to remove child soldiers from ranks

Havana - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group agreed to remove child soldiers from its ranks as part of the peace deal it is close to signing with the government.

Review: Author Patricia Lea Olson inspires children with 'Zena's Dream'

Dreaming is a huge part of life, especially as a child. You're at a time in your life when you can dream all you want, and your responsibilities are minimal.

Mexico convicts 10 officials in deadly day care fire

- Mexico convicted and sentenced 10 government officials to prison for up to 29 years over a 2009 day care fire that killed 49 children, court sources said Saturday.

Using tip-offs, stealth Cambodia's paedophile hunters go to work

Siem Reap - Using tip-offs, stakeouts and stealth, civilian investigators are playing a crucial role in helping Cambodian police track down foreign paedophiles, as they battle to spread the message that the impoverished nation will no longer be a playground for ab...

Global child sex tourism rising, thwarting efforts to fight it

Bangkok - The sexual abuse of children by tourists and travellers is a growing scourge around the globe that has largely managed to outwit attempts to curb it in the last two decades, a major study warned Thursday.

Alone and at risk: Sierra Leone's baby-faced mothers

Freetown - Dizzy and sweating, 15-year-old Isatu Koroma sits with her eyes closed in the maternity ward in Sierra Leone where she has spent the last 10 days, as her tiny little daughter begins to cry.

Number of children poisoned by E-cigarettes has skyrocketed

The number of children under the age of six poisoned by the nicotine found in E-cigarettes soared an astounding 1,500 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to data collected from the National Poison Data System.

Italy's gay civil unions bill enters final debate

Rome - Italian lawmakers on Monday began a final debate on a contentious gay civil unions bill which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged to push through this week with a confidence vote.

Senegal's child beggars show limits of 'apptivism'

Dakar - Mamadou is a child beggar wandering the streets of Dakar, perilously darting in and out of traffic as he tries to gather enough money for his Islamic teacher to feed him.

Parasitic infection leads to stunted growth

Bangla - A waterborne parasite can restrict the growth of children, even when the children display no symptoms of having contracted the parasite. The effects of stunted growth are apparent from age two.

Unique Swedish study tests drugs to prevent child sex abuse

Stockholm - "No one would choose this, it's obvious," said Anders who has unwanted sexual thoughts about children.He is at the forefront of a unique scientific study under way in Sweden to see if drugs can prevent paedophiles from acting on their urges.

Spain police seek child victims of 'porn king' director

Madrid - Police in Spain said Saturday they were trying to identify children who had been forced to appear in pornographic videos after they arrested the country's "king of porn".

S. Africa mum sentenced for trying to sell baby on Internet

Johanesburg - A South African mother who tried to sell her 19-month-old baby boy on the Internet for $340 was given a five-year suspended sentence, a justice official said Thursday.

Pregnant at 15, the teenage mothers of Romania

- "God has given me a beautiful little girl. But life is difficult because I am still a child myself," says Lorena, one of more than 2,000 girls under 16 who give birth in Romania each year, some as young as 12.

Child welfare or 'state kidnapping'? Foreign parents face anguish in Norway

Oslo - "The children are afraid when there's a knock at the door.

New medicines for rare, but serious, childhood illnesses

In Europe advances have been made for children with Crohn's disease and with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Both represent advances in the treatment of serious childhood illnesses.

India to probe deaths of disabled children at home

New Delhi - India announced an investigation on Sunday into the deaths of 12 mainly mentally and physically disabled children at a government-run home amid fears they were given toxic water or food.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Port-au-prince - Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

Ivory Coast counts on schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

Abidjan - "At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Thai court sides with foreign gay couple in surrogacy row

Bangkok - A Thai court on Tuesday granted a foreign same-sex couple full custody of their surrogate baby daughter following a legal battle with the mother who refused to hand her over after giving birth.

Archbishop admits 'errors' in handling of child sex abuse cases

Lyon - A French cardinal accused of covering up for a paedophile priest, in a scandal that has rocked the local Catholic Church, admitted Monday to "errors in the management and nomination of certain priests.

Over 20 children, supervisors killed in Burundi road crash

Nairobi - More than 20 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and scores more injured in a road accident in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

Syria-born Greek mayor takes charge of 'lucky' refugees

Rent - On a long beach framed by a golden Ionian Sea sunset, a group of Syrian boys shout for joy as they race across the sand, the horrors of war and exile they have witnessed briefly forgotten.

Israel frees 'youngest Palestinian' girl prisoner at 12

Hebron - Israel freed 12-year-old Palestinian Dima al-Wawi from prison Sunday, more than two months after jailing her for an attempted stabbing attack, and she was warmly welcomed back in her West Bank town.

French court bans smoking area in high school

Cergy-pontoise - A French court ruled Thursday that a high school outside Paris must stop allowing pupils to smoke on its premises, banning a security measure adopted by many schools since jihadist attacks on the capital in November.

Australian TV crew fly home after Beirut kidnap deal

Sydney - An Australian television crew accused of helping a mother kidnap her two children from their father in Lebanon were flying home Thursday amid reports of a multi-million dollar deal struck with him to drop abduction charges.
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