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World Food Program running out of food
Rations aren’t sumptuous parcels. But in October, some people’s portions may be halved. Others may not receive theirs at all. The World Food Program’s money problems could make the agency less capable when most needed.

September 27, 2009 10:53

Russian mother’s rights violated, French NGO claims
The French human rights organization “Stop Violence” has accused the French and Hungarian governments of violating the rights of Russian citizen Irina Belenkaya and her daughter Eliza Andre.

May 12, 2010 14:10

Kid drowns 9-month-old brother in bath
Moscow police are considering launching a criminal case against a mother who left two siblings in the bathroom unwatched, leading to the death of one of them, Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reports.

September 25, 2009 16:33

Swine flu closes first school in Russia
A school in Murmansk region in Russia’s Far North has become the first in the country to be closed for quarantine due to swine flu.

September 24, 2009 12:16

Child custody battles turn ugly
In Russia, more and more children are falling victim to the custody battles of their divorcing parents. In some cases, the disputes have resulted in the kidnap of a child by one of the parents involved.

September 24, 2009 08:49

Child beggars still haunt streets of Romania
Children begging for money have long been a common sight in Romanian cities. Although their numbers have dropped in recent years, there are still hundreds of street children in Bucharest alone.

October 31, 2009 05:25

Kindergarten battle royal
Some 200 children together with day-care assistants had to be evacuated from kindergarten after one family decided to have it out with another because of the scuffle between their underage offspring.

September 16, 2009 01:45

Billionaire proposes newborn son for Aeroflot board
Russian businessman Aleksandr Lebedev who, among other assets, owns 30% of Aeroflot’s stock, has suggested introducing his three-month-old son to the company’s board, Reuters reports.

February 03, 2010 18:28

Released GITMO detainee to sue US government
“Facts came out in judicial papers that [Mohammed Jawad] was, in fact, tortured. [This] has really set him apart from the other detainees,” Captain Christopher Kannady, detainee Jawad’s defence lawyer, explained.

September 10, 2009 09:36

Drug tests for pupils is not a long-term strategy
To fight drug abuse among Russian students it is necessary first of all to diminish the availability of narcotics, believes Nodar Khananashvili, Vice-President of the National Association of Charity Organizations.

September 09, 2009 14:15

Rottweilers tear kid to pieces
Doctors are fighting for the life of a 12-year-old child from southern Ukraine who has been severely bitten by two Rottweilers. Intensive care specialists have found more than a hundred wounds on the boy’s body.

December 28, 2009 22:38

Memorial services mark Beslan siege
It is five years since the school siege in the Russian town of Beslan came to an end with a bloody battle. The third of September marks the end of the three-day siege.

June 02, 2010 18:05

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