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Children

New Zealand law on cyber-bullying criticized for curbing ‘freedom of speech’
New Zealand’s government has passed a controversial law designed to protect children from cyber-bullying. It will create a new criminal offense, punishable by up to two years in prison, for posting material online that deliberately causes serious harm.

30.06.2015 08:08

Exeter city center evacuated in double bomb scare
A number of streets in the historic southern English city of Exeter were evacuated on Monday morning after the discovery of two suspicious packages.

29.06.2015 13:14

​2-week inactivity may leave kids with pensioner’s muscle strength – study
Parents who allow their kids to ditch football practice for video games may want to re-think their strategy. A new study says it only takes two weeks for children to lose one-third of their muscle strength, putting them on par with someone 50 years older.

29.06.2015 13:21

Lord Janner faces prosecution over alleged child sex abuse
Lord Janner will stand trial over alleged historical child sex abuses, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced.

29.06.2015 09:10

Bavarian school warns girls should dress ‘modestly,’ due to Syrian refugees nearby
A school in Bavaria, Germany, has sent a letter to parents, asking them to ensure their daughters refrain from wearing revealing clothes, because refugee accommodation has been set up next to the school’s gym.

28.06.2015 07:13

‘Arrest us’ for using illegal abortion pills, pro-choice campaigners dare N. Irish govt
More than 200 women in Northern Ireland have said they hope they will be arrested after signing a letter addressed to the government, in which they admit to having used illegal abortion pills.

26.06.2015 13:51

​Police suppressed child sex abuse report ahead of 2010 UK election
Britain’s second largest police force suppressed the release of a report detailing how criminal gangs were sexually grooming vulnerable young girls, over fears its findings would spark racial tensions ahead of Britain’s 2010 general election.

26.06.2015 12:00

‘Further welfare cuts will plunge disadvantaged children deeper into poverty,’ say experts
The number of youngsters living in relative poverty in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since the 1980s, new government figures claim. However, critics say these figures are cherry picked and obscure the true face of child poverty.

25.06.2015 12:58

200% rise in terror arrests among British teens
Arrests of British teenagers on terror offences have tripled in the past year, with authorities fearing the rise of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is responsible for the growing number of youngsters attempting to flee to Syria.

25.06.2015 13:36

​Homelessness crisis: British families forced to live in hostels hits 7-year high
England's homelessness crisis has reached its worst levels since 2008, with 65,000 households forced into temporary accommodation, new figures reveal.

25.06.2015 11:53

Essex Police: 25 officers suspended, handling of child sex abuse cases investigated
Essex Police are investigating 29 officers as the force undergoes an inquiry into its handling of 49 child abuse cases between 2011 and 2015.

25.06.2015 12:52

UK population hits record high amid fears of aging demographic
Britain’s population has hit a record breaking 64.6 million after an increase of nearly half a million people during the past year, prompting fears the ever aging population will cause a skills vacuum.

25.06.2015 10:54