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Belarus orphanage children found on brink of starvation

A criminal inquiry is underway after 100 children in homes in Minsk were discovered seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.

A criminal inquiry is underway after 100 children in homes in Minsk were discovered seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.

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'Alarming' rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombings

In the first three months of this year, 27 children have blown themselves up for the Islamist militant group, three times more than in the same period a year ago.

In the first three months of this year, 27 children have blown themselves up for the Islamist militant group, three times more than in the same period a year ago.

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Drunk driver launches car, and her 19-month-old child, over roundabout

A 32-year-old woman has been jailed for dangerous driving after speeding and launching her car nearly 5 metres into the air after “crashing into a…

A 32-year-old woman has been jailed for dangerous driving after speeding and launching her car nearly 5 metres into the air after “crashing into a…

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Germany to outlaw child marriages

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

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Fake Justin Bieber charged with more than 900 child sex offences

Police in Australia Justin Bieber fans be extra vigilant online after charging a man for posing as the singer and soliciting explicit images

Police in Australia Justin Bieber fans be extra vigilant online after charging a man for posing as the singer and soliciting explicit images

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Self-harm, drugs, suicide: the future of Syria's children?

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

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Irish PM set to widen probe into Church-run homes

Ireland is expected to widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers on the orders of the country’s prime minister.

Ireland is expected to widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers on the orders of the country’s prime minister.

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Invisible wounds of Syria’s war-scarred children

We are seeing a mental health crisis among Syrian children and if we do not act now, it will be very difficult to undo the damage done.

We are seeing a mental health crisis among Syrian children and if we do not act now, it will be very difficult to undo the damage done.

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How weak links in justice system hit Europe's most vulnerable children

Sexually-abused children are among European youngsters whose suffering is being exacerbated by failings in the justice system, a ground-breaking new report…

Sexually-abused children are among European youngsters whose suffering is being exacerbated by failings in the justice system, a ground-breaking new report…

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Madagascar: reintegration centre gives young people fresh start

In Ambohidratimo, a town some 15 kilometres from the Madagascan capital, a reintegration centre receives 150 children and teenagers night and day.

In Ambohidratimo, a town some 15 kilometres from the Madagascan capital, a reintegration centre receives 150 children and teenagers night and day.

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Fears of paedophilia cover up as English Football Association launches sex abuse inquiry

The English Football Association has launched an independent internal inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by coaching staff against youth players, amid fears of a wide scale cover…

The English Football Association has launched an independent internal inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by coaching staff against youth players, amid fears of a wide scale cover…

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'Keep the refugees and we'll send you blankets'

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

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Pollution is silently killing 600,000 under-fives a year

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

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UK to accept children from Calais Jungle camp 'within days'

British and French authorities have begun the process of registering unaccompanied minors with relatives in Britain for transfer to the UK.

British and French authorities have begun the process of registering unaccompanied minors with relatives in Britain for transfer to the UK.

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The heartbreaking reality of child marriage

It’s the magic moment that people will remember for the rest of their lives – the day they pledge their undying love for each other in front of their nearest and…

It’s the magic moment that people will remember for the rest of their lives – the day they pledge their undying love for each other in front of their nearest and…

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Video of bloodied Syrian boy captures horror of Aleppo

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t

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Afghanistan: Children's circus act brings joy to Kabul residents

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…