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The impact of disasters in Asia Pacific on schools and children

A greater humanitarian focus on schools before, during and after natural disasters will save lives, protect children and benefit communities and countries, Save the Children says in...

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Hong Kong's stateless children lost in translation as refugee claims soar

The number of stateless children born to refugees is growing in Hong Kong, where claims from asylum seekers have more than tripled in the last two years, alarming residents and...

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Health agency reports U.S. babies with Zika-related birth defects

Three babies have been born in the United States with birth defects linked to likely Zika virus infections in the mothers during pregnancy, along with three cases of lost...

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Record 65.3 million people displaced, often face barriers: UNHCR

A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations...

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Deaths in hot cars nearly triple

Summer is not yet here, but so far nearly three times as many children have died after being left in hot cars this year compared to this time last year, the National Safety Council...

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Teenagers help their peers stay safe online in Asia-Pacific

From social media to online chatting, the Internet has countless avenues for sharing and connecting with friends and communities. But this open network also carries many risks,...

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“If you try to run, they shoot you; if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.”

UNICEF reports on the dangers facing unaccompanied adolescent refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe  More than 9 out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this...

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African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”

 African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youth surveyed in a recent mobile-based poll conducted in nine African...

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India to vaccinate 300,000 children after polio strain found in sewage

 India plans to urgently immunize around 300,000 children against the crippling polio virus after a strain of the highly contagious disease was detected in sewage in the southern...

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For teen girls, risky dieting tied to family conflict, depression

Young teen girls are more likely to count calories, skip meals and engage in other risky dieting behaviors if they’re experiencing family conflict or have symptoms of depressed mood...

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No birth defects seen in babies exposed to Zika late in pregnancy: study

A study of Zika infections in Colombia has found no obvious birth defects among women infected during the third trimester of pregnancy, raising hopes that Zika may not cause serious...

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In your sugary shake, Mars may not be lovin’ it

Mars Inc, the one-time maker of king-sized chocolate bars, is considering taking its M&Ms out of sugary dessert treats, including McDonald's McFlurry. An industry source...

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Disney gator attack: 2-year-old boy found dead

Police divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 2-year-old boy who was grabbed by an alligator in front of his family during a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida....

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Britain can deny EU migrants child benefits, rules European Court of Justice

Europe’s top judges have backed Britain’s right to deny family welfare benefits to unemployed EU migrants who have been in the country for less than five years.

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British mother pregnant for most of her adult life had 17 children taken into care over 20yrs

A mother who has been pregnant for most of her adult life has had 17 children removed from her care by social workers over the past 20 years. It is thought to be the largest...

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