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‘Survival of fittest’: Children sexually assaulted at EU’s official refugee camps

Refugee children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted in official EU migrant camps in Greece, where children and women are said to be too afraid to go outside their tents...

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Ultra-Orthodox London Jews raising £1m to stop children from living with ‘irreligious parents’

A group of British ultra-Orthodox Jews have launched a million-pound fundraising drive to stop “pure and holy children” from leaving the strict faith community and living with “...

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Female genital mutilation is ‘harmless, helps tame desire’, says senior Russian mufti

Female genital mutilation does not pose health risks and “does not contradict the dogmas of Islam,” said the head of the North Caucasus Muslim Coordination Center, following a...

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Top Turkish officials lambaste Swedish FM after she implied Turkey allowed sex with minors

Ankara blasted Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom after she made demands on social media that Turkey cancel a court ruling which she believed legalized sex with children...

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U.S. panel says not enough evidence to support lipid screenings for kids

A U.S. government-backed panel says there is not enough evidence to say all children should have blood tests to check for high levels of fat-like substances known as lipids.

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Why some kids need hearing tests with ear tube surgery

 Children with hearing loss who get ear tube surgery to address chronic ear infections may need tests before and after the procedure to see if their hearing improves, a U.S. study...

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Prescription drug abuse tied to increased risk of teen suicide

 Suicide is a leading cause of death for teens worldwide, and the odds of suicide attempts may be higher when adolescents abuse prescription drugs, a Chinese study suggests.

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Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to behavior issues in kids

Women who take the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with behavior problems than those who don’t use the drug, a British study...

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Many children's heart health not up to standards

Babies are generally born with healthy hearts that should be cared for during childhood to ensure good health later in life, according to the American Heart Association. Yet many U....

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Pope Francis hosts Syrian refugees at lunch, sees children’s drawings of war

Pope Francis hosted 21 Syrian refugees for lunch at his residence, where children gave him their drawings of war and their dramatic escapes by sea. The pope appeared particularly...

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Taps run dry for 2 million people as fighting intensifies in Aleppo

Two million people in Aleppo are left with no access to running water through the public network, as escalation of attacks and fighting damaged electricity networks essential to...

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Statement on the killings of children in recent escalation of violence in Yemen

“Four children were reportedly killed and three were injured on 7 August in the Nihm District, east of the Yemeni Capital, Sana’a. UNICEF deplores such acts and urges all parties to...

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Israel legalizes imprisonment of ‘child terrorists’ as young as 12

Israeli lawmakers have legalized the imprisonment of Palestinian minors as young as 12 in case they are accused of grave crimes such as acts of terrorism against the state of Israel...

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8yo Palestinian girl bullied by IDF soldier tells RT Israelis ‘don't want us to play on our land’

An eight-year-old Palestinian girl from the West Bank has told RT about her encounter with Israeli officers, in which they forcibly took her bike. The girl’s mother says it’s not...

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6 million UK adults suffered abuse as children – crime study

Up to six million adults in the UK say they suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children, a new study has found. The crime survey study of England and Wales carried out...

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