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Children face 'staggeringly high' hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic

Clinging to her toy dog, 18-month-old Clemence Mokbem stares ahead as nurses rush past to tend to crying babies in the hot, overcrowded intensive care ward in a Bangui hospital. The...

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Democratic Republic of Congo arrests group over child rape

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 75 suspected militiamen for murder and rape in the province of South Kivu. They are accused of targeting very young...

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Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to...

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UNICEF Statement on the Killings of Children in Deir-ez-Zor, eastern Syria

 According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed yesterday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. Three...

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Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF

Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been...

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China to tear up 'poisoned' school running tracks

Chinese authorities will remove substandard running tracks from schools, called "poisoned tracks" by the media due to the industrial waste used to build them, after students fell...

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Teen checkups should include suicide risk screening

 Suicide is among the leading causes of death in U.S. adolescents and while it’s not entirely preventable, doctors can minimize the risk by asking the right questions during routine...

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Preschoolers' cognitive skills may be tied to timing of their motor milestones

Babies who start standing later than other infants might have more challenges with cognitive or adaptive skills by the time they’re in preschool than their peers who stand sooner, a...

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For injured teens, pediatric trauma centers may be best

 Injured teens treated at pediatric trauma centers are less likely to die than those treated at adult centers, a new study suggests. Pediatric trauma centers have resources...

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Flint children's blood lead levels rose in water crisis: U.S. officials

Federal health officials on Friday confirmed that the blood lead levels of children in Flint, Michigan, rose after the city switched to the Flint River as the source of its drinking...

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Google beats children's web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

Google and Viacom on Monday defeated an appeal in a nationwide class action lawsuit by parents who claimed the companies illegally tracked the online activity of children under the...

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Japan revamps child welfare, but tens of thousands still institutionalized

A baby lies in a metal-bar cot drinking from a bottle perched on his pillow in a Tokyo orphanage. There's no one to hold and feed him or offer words of comfort.

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Woman gives birth deep in Siberian forest as police shoo away bears

A police officer had to fire shots deep in the taiga, or snow forest, scaring away bears and other wild beasts for two hours as medics were treating a Russian woman who had just...

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Child hooligans: Fans as young as 12 receive Football Banning Orders in Britain

More than 100 child football hooligans – some as young as 12 – have been banned from attending games in Britain for taking part in organized violence. The figures, obtained by the...

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Adult toys, oral & anal sex part of German school education program targeting homophobia

Anal sex practices, sadomasochism and adult sex toys should become known to German pupils through “theatrical performance,” lectures or workshops, according to teaching materials...

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