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Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens on to vaping: study

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost,...

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Fans of the Olympic and Paralympic Games urged to help protect children

UNICEF today launches a global sports initiative to engage people in its work for children. Sports enthusiasts worldwide can get involved in the Olympic and Paralympic action for...

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UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, calls for the protection of all children in Aleppo

 UNICEF is extremely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of all children caught up in the escalating violence in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. The escalation of this...

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'No jab, no pay': thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted thousands of parents who had previously refused to immunise their babies to get them vaccinated. Social services...

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Millions of children doomed to a life of illiteracy

Almost 30 million children of primary school age will not learn to read and write. This was revealed in a paper by the Unesco Institute for Statistics and the Global Education...

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Indy native launches nonprofit to educate children of Nicaraguan coffee workers

After earning a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013, Kristin Van Busum was determined to help small-scale coffee growers in Nicaragua tap into the global coffee market and improve their...

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ISIS butchers behead two 'spies' in front of children at a busy park in Iraq

ISIS butchers have filmed themselves beheading two men in front of children at a busy park. The video, released from the terror group's news channel Wilayat Ninawa, shows two knife-...

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UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

“UNICEF welcomes the Human Rights Watch report Extreme Measures: Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats.   “Children should be guaranteed the same legal...

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Children and adolescents should be prioritized in the dialogue about the circumstances Venezuela is currently facing, UNICEF says

UNICEF shares the concerns demonstrated by national authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and relevant social sectors about the consequences of the current...

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Aid continues despite attack on humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria: UNICEF

 UNICEF continues to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite yesterday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy. As a result of the...

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Vegan toddler admitted to ICU for malnutrition, parents could face neglect charges

Two Italian parents could face criminal charges after their daughter was found to be suffering from malnutrition - and their vegan diet is being blamed.

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Over 500 potential victims identified in single child sex abuse investigation

A major investigation by Police Scotland has identified 523 children as potential victims of online sexual abuse after it uncovered as many as 30 million indecent images. Operation...

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Seattle to ban gay conversion therapy for minors

Gay conversion therapy for minors could soon be banned in Seattle, Washington after a city council subcommittee voted on a bill to ban the controversial practice.

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Schoolboy questioned after teachers mistake his T-shirt for ISIS propaganda

An eight-year-old schoolboy was questioned by British authorities after his teachers mistook a slogan on his T-shirt for Islamic State propaganda.

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U.N. supports 'brelfies' to encourage breastfeeding

If you're hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing "brelfies" - pictures of themselves breastfeeding - is a...

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