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Children

Fast food, slow kids: Eating junk leads to poorer academic results, study shows
Children who eat the most fast-food tend to get significantly poorer scores in math, science and reading tests, a new nationwide study that examined the habits of over 8,500 young Americans reveals.

22.12.2014 11:16

Police investigate 5 Westminster pedophile rings, survivors demand inquiry overhaul
Survivors of alleged Westminster child sex abuse have called on the government to replace the current inquiry with a more powerful body. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the Home Secretary was considering disbanding the investigation entirely.

22.12.2014 09:06

UN predictions fall short: Gaza uninhabitable today
Five months ago the world watched in horror as the bully of the Middle East, Israel, launched the most brutal massacre on the Palestinians of Gaza since the Nakba (perhaps more brutal, Palestinian friends in Gaza have said).

21.12.2014 17:54

'Cartoons kill': Kids' movies show more death than adult ones, study finds
The number of onscreen deaths of main characters in children’s films is two-and-a-half times greater than in movies for adult audiences, a survey that examined 45 of the highest-grossing animated flicks in history revealed.

18.12.2014 18:16

Australian mother charged with murder of 8 children
A 37yo woman in Australia has been charged with the murder of 7 of her children and a niece, who were killed in the northern city of Cairns. Four boys and four girls aged between 2 to 14 were found dead on Friday.

21.12.2014 04:53

Pakistan starts hanging militants in revenge for school massacre
Pakistan has executed two convicted militants after lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in response to the murder of over 130 children at a Peshawar school by the Taliban. It is planning more hangings and airstrikes against militants.

20.12.2014 09:08

‘The highest price’: Over 1.7mn children affected by Ukrainian conflict, UN says
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is having a horrendous impact on as many as 1.7 million children, and hundreds of schools have been damaged or destroyed, according to the latest report by the UN Children’s Fund.

20.12.2014 10:06

Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 – UN
Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

20.12.2014 00:10

Australian mother arrested for murder in mass killing of 8 children
An Australian mother has been arrested for murder in the mass killing of eight children who were found dead in the city of Cairns, seven of whom were hers. The eighth child was her niece.

19.12.2014 21:51

Accident & Emergency ‘worst week ever’ as winter flu spreads
Emergency rooms in UK hospitals experienced an unprecedented crisis this week, failing to meet a record number of their targets, with patients waiting hours for treatment. Nearly half of people in a recent survey think NHS care is deteriorating.

19.12.2014 13:08

Pakistan school massacre: British doctor investigated over Taliban siege links
As Britain’s Pakistani community mourns the massacre of 132 children in Tuesday’s school siege, a British doctor with links to the Taliban is being investigated by Pakistan’s intelligence service, suspected of involvement in the attack.

19.12.2014 10:51

Air pollution in late pregnancy elevates risk of autism – Harvard study
The chance of children developing autism doubles among mothers exposed to high levels of air pollution during late pregnancy, compared with those living in cleaner areas, a major US study reveals.

19.12.2014 08:29