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Boy’s genitals mangled in horror Malaysian escalator accident

A small Malaysian boy is recovering in hospital after he sat down on a escalator and his genitals became trapped in the workings of the moving staircase.

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Apple's Siri calls ambulance for baby

A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one-year-old daughter when she stopped breathing. Stacey Gleeson grabbed her iPhone and ran to the child's...

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Portugal baby born to mother brain-dead for months

A baby was born in Portugal to a woman who had been brain-dead for almost four months, hospital officials say. The boy was delivered in a Lisbon hospital by Caesarean section after...

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Yemen government says to free 54 children captured in fighting with Houthis

Saudi Arabia has handed over to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government 54 child prisoners who were captured during fighting with the Iran-allied Houthi militia, Yemen'...

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At Ramadan, migrants in Europe dream of family and comfort food

As Ramadan began in Germany on Monday, Syrian asylum seeker Khairallah Swaid said he would pray for a reunion with his wife, who is stranded at a camp in Greece, and crave his...

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Obesity rates rising for U.S. women and teens

Obesity rates for U.S. women and teens are on the rise, according to two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in JAMA. About 41...

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Bigger baby bottles linked to weight gain

Babies who drink from large bottles early in life may be experience more weight gain by six months of age than infants who drink from smaller bottles, a study suggests.

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A third of children in poor nations fail to meet mental development milestones

One third of young children living in developing nations are failing to meet basic mental development milestones, which could adversely affect their health, success in adulthood,...

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National Crime Agency Rotherham child sex abuse investigation finds 91 crimes

A National Crime Agency investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has recorded 91 crimes. It has so far identified 29 suspects after interviews with victims and...

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19 Yazidi girls burned alive for refusing to have sex with their ISIS captors

Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday...

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Hong Kong teen activist acquitted over China protest

A Hong Kong court has acquitted teen pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong of obstructing police at a protest two years against China's tightening hold on the city. A magistrate on...

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4-year-old boy survives internal decapitation

A 4-year-old boy who was internally decapitated when the car he was riding in crashed during a hail storm was released from the hospital on Sunday and is expected to make a full...

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Falluja's children face aftermath of their escape from ISIS

There was something strange in their eyes: a flat, empty, distant stare. The boys, especially the ones in their early teens, look at you, but don't see you.

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Teen idols often endorse unhealthy foods and drinks

Many music celebrities popular with teens endorse foods and drinks that are high on calories and low on nutrients, a U.S. study suggests. Of the 65 music celebrities promoting...

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Kids born 'late' perform better in elementary and middle school

Children born in the 41st week of pregnancy – which is considered “late-term” - have better test scores and are more likely to be classified as gifted in elementary and middle...

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