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Children

Russian denied access rights in Finland due to kidnapping scare
Finnish authorities have denied access rights to a Russian citizen, as they are concerned she might kidnap her son and take him to Russia. Meanwhile, the seven-year-old boy has been taken to an orphanage.

March 04, 2010 20:27

Kidnapping – an easy way out of poverty?
Some of India's states are famous for their tourist attractions, others for manufacturing. But in Bihar, rampant kidnapping has given it a less enviable claim to fame.

February 21, 2010 16:35

Jail time for cartoon porn
Christopher Handley is going to prison for six months for possessing a form of Japanese animation that depicts images some consider child porn. Even if the material is obscene, should it be illegal?

April 23, 2010 05:56

Russia steps up fight against child abuse
As part of the week to support victims of crime across the country, a center for missing and exploited children is to be established in Russia.

February 17, 2010 22:24

Man caught with child porn – and gets away with it
The Swedish police were embarrassed to discover that a man who was revealed to possess child pornography turned out to be one of their officers.

February 16, 2010 17:28

Paternity beyond the grave: a grandma's quest
A Moscow woman is attempting to continue the legacy of her dead son by producing grandchildren he will never see. But Russia’s surrogacy law, known as most liberal in Europe, is placing obstacles in the way.

February 23, 2010 22:14

German hooligan sent to post-Soviet state to improve
The juvenile service of one of Berlin’s boroughs has decided to send a 13-year-old hooligan to a Kyrgyz village “to improve” – a last-resort measure and his only chance.

March 02, 2010 19:52

Journalist calls for euthanasia of disabled newborns
The article titled “Finish it off so it doesn’t suffer,” which calls for the euthanasia of disabled newborn children, has caused public outrage in Russia and has led to fierce debates in the blogging community.

September 11, 2010 03:34

Chess wonder part time vendor
Indian chess prodigy aids her mother at the market place to help the family earn its daily bread.

May 21, 2010 20:24

Russia to protect children from Internet risks
This week has been declared as “Safer Internet Week” by Russia, coinciding with the global “Safer Internet Day” which falls on February 9.

February 16, 2010 16:27

Skiing for charity in Moscow
Moscow is hosting the Russian Challenge Cross Country ski competition, but this time round all the physical exertion is for charity.

February 02, 2010 21:02

Boys cut veins to prove they are “men”
Twelve teenagers from a boarding school in the Russian city of Izhevsk have been hospitalized after they slit their wrists. The children allegedly opened their veins following the order of an older boy.

February 04, 2010 12:30