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Mother of 17yo Denver girl slain by police demands independent autopsy
The mother of Jessica Hernandez, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot Monday by Denver police, has called for an independent autopsy to be carried out on her daughter’s body to counter any potential bias that may come from the official investigation.

29.01.2015 15:27

French police question 8yo in Nice for praising terrorists
An eight-year-old boy in the southern French city of Nice has been questioned by police following comments in which he expressed “solidarity” with the Charlie Hebdo gunmen.

29.01.2015 08:02

‘National moral disgrace’: Over 1 in 5 US children on food stamps & living in poverty
Over 20 percent of US children ‒ an estimated 16 million youths ‒ are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures. That number has almost doubled since the Great Recession began in 2007. Nearly a quarter are living below the poverty line.

28.01.2015 23:02

​Give modern slavery victims petty crime immunity, build case against traffickers – UK govt
Offering victims of modern slavery immunity from state prosecutors so they can give evidence about exploitation will aid the fight against powerful criminal syndicates, according to a leading chief constable.

28.01.2015 12:56

12yo Russian girl commits suicide after argument over porn use with parents
A Russian girl of twelve has taken her own life, jumping out of the window of her flat in St. Petersburg after her parents discovered she had been watching pornography and a subsequent argument.

28.01.2015 13:07

​RT’s Paula Slier from Auschwitz: ‘We each take from the Holocaust something personal’
I’ve been to Auschwitz three times. Yesterday was my fourth. But whereas before I visited to say the mourner’s prayer at the unmarked graves of my murdered family, yesterday I went as a journalist.

28.01.2015 12:35

Fake church set up in Australia to evade vaccination for children
New “no jab, no play” childcare laws introduced in two Australian states have prompted a controversial anti-vaccination group to create a “church” of its own that rejects vaccination, but is actually merely a business, according to local media reports.

28.01.2015 10:03

Protests held for teen girl killed by Colorado police while driving stolen car
Activist group Anonymous has joined Colorado protesters in asking for transparency during the investigation into the death of a teenage girl shot by police. The 16-year-old was driving a stolen car, which Denver police say she used to strike an officer.

27.01.2015 20:38

17yo girl ‘brandishing weapon’ shot dead by cops in Texas
Three officers with the Longview, Texas Police Department have been placed on leave for the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl who “came at the officers" with a yet unnamed weapon, police said. Longview’s mayor, though, said the weapon was a knife.

26.01.2015 19:34

Russian student invents bracelet to tackle computer addiction
Russian students have invented a unique bracelet capable of preventing kids from spending too much time in front of a computer. Tracking children’s biorhythms, it can even autonomously switch off computers, averting possible health-related consequences.

26.01.2015 17:58

Boy’s death confirmed as first case of brain-eating amoeba in tap water
Researchers have discovered the first confirmed case of someone contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri through tap water. Prior victims were infected after swimming in warm bodies of freshwater.

26.01.2015 17:52

‘Shameful’ UK scheme to resettle Syrian refugees condemned
A group of prominent UK celebrities have written a strongly-worded open letter to PM David Cameron denouncing Britain’s resettlement program for Syrian refugees, suggesting it lacks compassion and humanity.

26.01.2015 15:51