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Children of Venezuelan exodus trade one ordeal for another in Colombia

Apo - Stateless baby Wilbelys officially "doesn't exist," Arianna is a six-year-old who's moved home seven times, Jazmin is missing school -- the children of the Venezuelan exodus are trading one ordeal for another in neighboring Colombia.

Families sue French foreign minister over children stuck in Syria

Paris - The families of several children and wives of French jihadist fighters in Syria have filed lawsuits against France's top diplomat over his refusal to let them come to France, lawyers said Monday.

Spanish 'stolen baby' activist learns mother gave her up voluntarily

Madrid - The first woman recognised by Spanish courts as one of the "stolen babies" of the Franco dictatorship has found her biological family who told her she had in fact been given up voluntarily for adoption by her mother, public prosecutors said Thursday.

French mother gets 20 years jail for murdering 5 of her children

Colmar - A French court on Thursday jailed for 20 years a woman who killed five of her children right after they were born, a crime that was only solved over a decade after the corpses were discovered.

Rights group calls on Senegal to tackle Koranic school abuses

Dakar - Children studying in Senegal's Koranic schools face "alarming rates" of abuse, including rape, neglect and imprisonment, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, urging the government to reform the still-unregulated religious institutions.

Commission into French church sex abuse claims opens

Paris - An independent commission set up by the French Catholic Church to look at allegations of sexual abuse by clerics begins its work on Monday by launching an appeal for witness statements.

Mormons allow baptism for children of same-sex couples

Los Angeles - The Mormon Church on Thursday announced it would now allow the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents to be baptized, regardless of whether the parents are members.

Thousands march in Italy against anti-gay, anti-abortion group

Verona - Tens of thousands of people marched in the northern Italian city of Verona Saturday to protest a meeting of the anti-gay, anti-abortion US-based World Congress of Families.

Convicted French cardinal expected to resign at meeting with pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, France's highest-ranking Catholic official, who was expected to tender his resignation after receiving a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his au...

How abused boy scouts made the French church tremble

Lyon - The conviction of the archbishop of Lyon for covering up paedophilia in his diocese is a victory for victim and campaigner Francois Devaux, whose dogged efforts to publicise the abuse have made him a hero -- and a reluctant cinema star.

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Lyon - The archbishop of Lyon Thursday announced he was resigning just hours after being handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse in a case that has rocked the French Catholic Church and added to the Vatican's woes.

French court to rule on cardinal accused of sex abuse cover-up

Lyon - A French court on Thursday will deliver its verdict in the case of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, accused of covering up sexual abuse of minors by one of his priests.

Spanish well tragedy toddler buried

Madrid - A Spanish toddler found dead at the bottom of a deep well after a massive rescue operation was on Sunday buried next to his brother.

Prosecutor presents no charges, but trial of French cardinal still on

Lyon - A state prosecutor on Wednesday declined to press charges against a French cardinal accused of covering up sex abuse of minors by a priest in his diocese, but the court case rolled on.

French cardinal denies covering up for paedophile priest

Lyon - The most senior French Catholic cleric to stand trial over one of the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the church denied in court Monday covering up for a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s.

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

Lyon - The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France goes on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s.

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

Lyon - The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France is to go on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s.

Deaths highlight children's plight in migrant surge to US

Guatemala City - The death of two Guatemalan children in the United States within weeks of each other has highlighted why there are so many children among Central American migrants heading north: smugglers tell them families have a better chance of being allowed in by ...

Mukwege saviour to dozens of 'little sisters' raped in DRC village

Bukavu - Lucie was just seven years old when the men took her. She was found the next day, naked and bleeding, on the edge of the vast forested hills of Kahuzi Biega Park, in violence-plagued eastern DR Congo.

Pope reveals team picked to organise anti-paedophilia summit

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday revealed the organising team for a special meeting on the protection of children to be held in February, in response to the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church worldwide.

UN rights body criticises sacking of veiled French nursery worker

Geneva - The United Nations' Human Rights Committee has criticised the 2008 sacking of a French nursery worker for refusing to remove her veil at work.

Protesters heckle DHS secretary at Mexican restaurant

Washington - Protesters heckled US homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Washington restaurant late Tuesday, chanting "shame!

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

Paris - A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

Dutch store withdraws colouring book with Hitler picture

Den Haag - A Dutch retailer on Wednesday said it had withdrawn from its stores a children's colouring book that featured Adolf Hitler, complete with Nazi salute and a Swastika on his arm."Nice, your colouring book!
 

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