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UN Sustainable Development Goals to better serve the rights of women and girls

“Rights are not a system of endorsement or appreciation; they are not an award or a test result or an indicator or a target. They are not a beauty parade,” said Deputy High...

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits Swaziland to focus attention on children at risk from regional drought crisis

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Swaziland this week to see how

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FAO and ILO working together to stamp out child labour in agriculture

FAO and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are reaching out to agricultural professionals to raise awareness about the importance of child labour issues.

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Mother, brother burn Pakistani woman to death, police say

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Yazidi teen details daring escape from ISIS training camp

A Yazidi boy who escaped an ISIS training camp and made a daring trek to safety across the desert of northern Iraq told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview about his hellish, nine...

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First in Asia, Thailand eliminates mother-to child transmission of HIV

 When Anya Nopalit became pregnant with her first son, 16 years ago, she learned she had HIV and worried she would pass the virus on to him. Fortunately, Thailand had launched a...

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Serbia must improve disabled children's care to join EU: HRW report

Serbia shuts disabled children away in institutions with substandard care and the European Union must make better treatment for them a prerequisite for joining its ranks, Human...

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Help us find them alive: Mother of Boko Haram-kidnapped girl appeals to US via RT

A mother of one of 219 Nigerian girls still in Boko Haram captivity is begging the US to help find her daughter and other schoolgirls abducted in 2014. The woman spoke exclusively...

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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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