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Myanmar opposition youth seek louder voice

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference Saturday dedicated to its youth wing.
In the Media by Hla Hla Htay (AFP)

Concussions and youth sports Special

Suffering from a concussion can occur in any sport, and at all levels of play. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities each year.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Youth water education flows through Ontario this summer Special

Toronto - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is supporting the Children’s Water Education Council (CWEC), by participating at various Children’s Water Festivals this summer.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

South Africa's 'born-frees' cast first ballots

Soweto - Nervous but excited, South Africa's "born-free" generation voted for the first time on Wednesday, with many still expressing a deep gratitude to the ruling African National Congress for leading the struggle against apartheid.
In the Media by Susan Njanji (AFP)

Op-Ed: Pope John Paul II's canonization and rainbows that circle the sun

Pope Francis has declared Pope John Paul II a Roman Catholic Saint. Having been a local witness to this event, I recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in action when I was a youth participant of the 1993 8th World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Argentina weighs plastic surgery ban for minors

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Argentina are considering a bill that would ban plastic surgery for patients under the age of 18.The measure aims to stem the popularity of cosmetic surgery among Argentina's youth, in a beauty-obsessed nation where the popularity of such ...
In the Media by AFP

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.
In the Media by Al Boe

Op-Ed: Banning fun — Tyranny on the rise in schools

A Long Island middle school has taken away virtually all playground equipment, banning "anything that might hurt someone."
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Emerging tobacco products gaining popularity among youth

Emerging tobacco products like e-cigarettes and hookahs are gaining popularity among U.S. middle- and high-school students, according to a report from the CDC.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

ACLU campaigns against putting children in solitary confinement

The American Civil Liberties Union has launched an online campaign to end solitary confinement for children. The petition addresses Attorney General Eric Holder.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Video: Holocaust survivor's inspiring message for young Germans

Newark - Ninety-year-old Emery Jacoby was taken to a concentration camp at the age of 20. Both his sisters also survived, but their parents were never seen again. He sent an inspiring message to young Germans, in the hope that such events will never be repeated.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Snake charmer tribal youths fish for a better living in India Special

Chennai - They used to be snake charmers, until the government made it illegal. However, instead of crying over a lost livelihood, youths of the primitive tribe Irular in southern India are turning entrepreneurs, catching and breeding clams and .fish
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 1 comment

Decline in cancer deaths among young people

Cancer deaths among young people in the U.K. have fallen in last 30 years, according to a new study from the charity Cancer Research U.K.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New electrocardiogram device designed for athletic youth

Cardea Associates recently announced the development of an FDA-approved electrocardiogram device designed specifically for the young athlete, a potentially important step in the reduction of heart attacks among young sports enthusiasts.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Study says it's safe to Taser teens

Wake Forest - A new US study has found that teenagers who are Tasered, don't appear to be at any higher risk of injury than adults. Researchers examined data from "real life" altercations between youth and police.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Palestinian youth protest rising prices in West Bank

Ramallah - Palestinian youth have taken to the streets of Ramallah and across the West Bank, to protest rising prices. They carried signs and shouted slogans against the government of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
In the Media by Darren Weir

Op-Ed: Young, educated, and underemployed

You’ve just graduated with a bachelor’s degree. You work full-time at Starbucks to pay off your student loans, while you search for jobs in your discipline on the side. Months later, you find yourself back where you first started.
In the Media by Julianne Keu - 11 comments

Video: Sexy advert urges Spaniards to rent properties

A Spanish property company has launched a unique advertising campaign, targeting young Spaniards and telling them to "get a room" on their website.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

'Knock 'em Down': The rise of a new violent game among youth

Chicago - No longer are kids gathering at the park playing stickball or even just playing video games in their room. A new physical and violent game is emerging among the youth called "Pick 'em Out and Knock 'em Down."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Vancouver hockey coach arrested for tripping teen player

Vancouver - A youth hockey coach in Vancouver has been arrested after he was accused of tripping a member of the opposing team during the end-of-game handshake routine. The 13-year-old player broke his wrist.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Do America's youth lack work skills?

The question should be, why don't America's youth have the skills that are needed to compete in an ever changing job market?
In the Media by Corey Miller

Op-Ed: Whitney Houston a shining songbird and gateway drug

It was strange to learn of the passing of Whitney Houston on my iPhone. And yet it was so appropriate. In the 1980s her albums were as ubiquitous as social media is now.
In the Media by Cate Kustanczy - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Bullying – Who’s responsible and how to stop it?

For over a year now, news media and social networking forums have been ignited with stories of bullied victims, and others trying to combat the problem. Yet some items remain unanswered or not properly addressed.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Kids Help Phone gives kids a caring voice 24/7 Special

There's an epidemic that is killing Canadians, with our youth at highest risk, that is completely preventable. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians 15-24 year olds.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Millennials change the face of work Special

Toronto - Young, smart and out of work, Robyn Brophy applied to 95 different jobs before she scored her first interview and job. For a part-time nanny position.
Digital Journal Report by Lai Mai Ng

Op-Ed: Is Toronto ready to say enough when it comes to gun crime?

Toronto - Has Toronto become a youthful Wild West, with gun slingers at every corner trigger happy? While over all crime has been reduced in the city it seems at least once a week another gun battle has taken place on the streets putting innocents in danger.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Muslims are Europe's New Jews?

The incidence of higher education and skills is greater among Muslim immigrants than in the general population. Europe attracts the best and the brightest away from their destitute, politically dysfunctional and backward homelands.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Jewish Revolution — Israel, Tent Cities and 40,000 march Tel Aviv

In Israel “Every political controversy has to do with land, every social battle, and obviously, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict itself. If you understand real estate here, you understand it all.” Blog +972
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 1 comment

Youth have their own space at Toronto's Pride Week Special

Toronto - Youth have their own place during Pride Week. From Fruit Loopz, various marches to Pride Prom youth are welcomed in Toronto during the week long celebration.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

World Youth Council invites Manny Pacquiao as guest speaker

Boxing superstar and Congressman Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines has been invited by the World Youth Council (WYC) to be its guest speaker at the World Youth Day celebrations to be held in Spain from August 16-21.
In the Media by Leo Reyes
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Youth have their own place at Toronto s Pride Week  2011
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Youth have their own place at Toronto's Pride Week, 2011
Youth have their own place at Toronto s Pride Week  2011
Youth have their own place at Toronto's Pride Week, 2011
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A young woman heats oil in a large wok in Kurri village of central India to fry grains for making the cereal.
Youth have their own place at Toronto s Pride Week  2011
Youth have their own place at Toronto's Pride Week, 2011
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Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association conference on youth marketing
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Several young women at a Project Wildfire workshop
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Obama to Northern Ireland's youth: "You're an inheritor of a just and hard-earned peace"
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Palestinian youth protest economy in Ramallah
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