Children & Youth

By benim
In Children & Youth
May 5th, 2011
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A 15-year-old girl and a boy, 17, were filmed giving a live ‘sex show’ at a High School house party, police said today. Des Moines police are investigating whether Mount Rainier High School students filmed the teenagers on their cell phones, before sending the lurid scenes to other classm...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 5th, 2011
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More than half of parents do not think sex education should be taught to children at school, according to a new survey. Many think it is inappropriate to teach children about sex, whilst others think it should be a parents’ choice to inform their own child, according to a poll by baby product w...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 3rd, 2011
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Children who sit down to eat with their families are less likely to be overweight and eat unhealthy foods, according to researchers. They found youngsters who ate with their parents at least three times a week were 12 per cent less likely to be overweight. The children were also 20 per cent less like...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – The U.N. children’s agency says snipers are targeting children in the besieged rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the global body has received “reliable and consistent reports of children being among the p...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Apr 1st, 2011
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Liknesh was in labour for five days before her baby was delivered stillborn in Ethiopia. “The child came out of my womb dead. I didn’t have the assistance of a birth attendant – only my family helped me,” she said. Ninety-four percent of women in the Horn of Africa country giv...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 29th, 2011
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South African children aged 12 to 17 are more likely to be raped than people of any other age, in a country where the incidence of rape is among the world’s highest, a minister said Tuesday. The women’s minister, Lulu Xingwana, said the finding was based on a study of people who sought he...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 14th, 2011
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Juba – More than 100 orphans were caught in the middle of gunfire in an attack on the capital of south Sudan’s oil-producing Upper Nile state that killed more than 42 combatants, aid and military officials said. Renegade fighters attacked Malakal on Saturday in the latest violence to stok...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 13th, 2011
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Babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent, scientists suggested yesterday. Just four weeks on their mothers’ milk can have a ‘significant’ effect on a child’s development in primary and secondary school, research has found. Those who have been breastfed do better at reading, writing and...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 11th, 2011
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Yesterday the Ethiopian government announced that it is dramatically reducing the number of foreign adoptions it approves each year, ostensibly to improve supervision and ferret out corruption. This is bad news both for waiting parents and for thousands of children who will languish in orphanages for...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 7th, 2011
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Lead poisoning linked with illegal gold mining has killed a further 400 children in northern Nigeria since November, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday. The latest figures suggest the death toll from the crisis in the northern state of Zamfara is rising after the United Na...