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Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to U.S.

- Mexican prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into the case of a 14-year-old girl who was wrongly sent to the United States to be with a woman who thought she was her daughter.

Mexican girl returns home after mistakenly sent to U.S.

Silao - A 14-year-old Mexican girl grabbed by police at school and sent to the United States in a case of mistaken identity was reunited with her parents Wednesday, a happy ending to a saga that captivated the country.

Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

Melbourne - An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity".

Colombia arrests 298 in sweep against child sex abuse

Estanzuela - Authorities in Colombia have arrested 298 people in a nationwide operation against child sex offenders, prosecutors said.

New method for reducing aggression in children

A new study shows that children with attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder who are prescribed a stimulant, an antipsychotic drug, and behavior management techniques have reduced aggressive behavior.

U.S. Catholic Church shells out $150 mln over pedophilia

Washington - The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out $120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and $30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report.

Vatican moves towards legal procedures to fight bishops who protect abusers

- The Vatican is preparing to introduce legal procedures to establish the responsibilities of bishops and Catholic hierarchy found guilty of protecting priests who have sexually abused children, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Millions of Middle East children out of school, UN warns

Birut - Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the UN children's agency warned Wednesday.

Russian dance school probed over teen 'twerking' classes

Moscow - Russian investigators on Tuesday were investigating a dance school after a video showing teenage girls in bee costumes performing the sexually explicit "twerking" dance move was viewed millions of times online.

Australian man charged with 145 child sex offences

Sydney - An Australian man was charged on Monday with 145 sex offences against at least 28 children, including rape, after allegedly using social media to groom them.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Massaguet - Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

Only a third of countries reach 2015 education goals: UN

Paris - The UN gave a third of the world's countries a passing grade Thursday for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said most governments had failed on a pledge made 15 years ago.

'Miracle' autistic child found after four days in Australian bush

Sydney - An autistic boy who went missing four days ago at an Australian camping ground was found alive Tuesday, with police describing his survival in the dense forest as a "miracle".

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

Study shows poorer children have smaller brains

The fact that those who grow up with a silver spoon in their mouths do better in life than those with a plastic one, is irrefutable. But now, a study says this also has a basis in the different sizes of brains between richer and poorer children.

Once seen but not heard, Tokyo children can be noisy again

Toukyo - The sound of children playing can no longer be considered noise pollution in Tokyo, as Japanese authorities try to remove legal barriers to building childcare centres and help parents get back to work.

Australian convicted for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

Sydney - An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age in an Islamic ceremony.

Headteachers threaten to call police as children play '18' games

A group of UK headteachers have threatened to report parents to police for neglect if they allow their children to play violent computer games that have an 18-rating, claiming that the children have access to unsuitable levels of violence.

UN worried by rise in mass abductions of children

New York - Mass abductions of children by groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State are on the rise, with the practice now becoming a tactic of war, a UN envoy warned Wednesday.

French school head charged with sexual assault on pupils

Grenoble - A primary school head teacher was charged Wednesday with having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, justice officials said.

Tears as Germany mourns 16 teens killed in air crash

Haltern - A sea of lit candles and flowers covered the front steps of a German school deep in mourning Wednesday after 16 of its students died in a plane disaster in the French Alps.

French primary school principal admits pupil sex assaults

Lyon - A primary school head teacher confessed Tuesday to having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, according to prosecutors.

German town mourns 16 teens killed in France air crash

Haltern - A German town mourned 16 teenagers who were among the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps Tuesday as they returned from a school exchange in Spain.

Murder probe after five dead babies found in French home

Bordeaux - French prosecutors launched a murder probe Saturday into one of the country's worst cases of infanticide after five dead babies were discovered in a home near Bordeaux.

Seven children die as broken hotplate sparks New York blaze

New York - Seven children from the same family died Saturday when their New York home was engulfed in flames after a portable cooker malfunctioned.

S. Sudan govt, rebels kidnapping children to fight: UNICEF

Ginebra - South Sudan's army and rebels have stepped up the kidnapping of children to fight in the country's civil war, with hundreds snatched from villlages in the last month alone, the UN children's agency said Friday.

Bodies of five babies found in house in southwestern France

Paris - Police discovered the bodies of five babies in a house in southwestern France, a source close to the case said, in what appears to be the country's worst incident of infanticide in five years.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

China considering one-child policy changes: Premier

Bejing - China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, after a relaxation in the "one child policy" failed to see significantly more babies being born.

Angola storm death toll rises to 69, half children

Luanda - The death toll from torrential rains that pounded the Angolan town of Lobito has risen to 69, including 36 children, officials said Saturday as search efforts for bodies continued.
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Children collecting firewood in an area of the DRC.
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A child sits beside his mother, killed in a missile attack in Gaza.
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Children in Tirana, Albania fearing blood feuds.
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Kenya's Naivasha township
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Children at an orphanage in Man, Côte d'Ivoire.
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Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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JC's Soup Kitchen
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