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Scientists create embryo-like research model to help them study the earliest stages of human development
science

Scientists create embryo-like research model to help them study the earliest stages of human development

The model overcomes the ethical restrictions of using embryos for research and allows scientists to study something they have never directly observed before.

Students excessively using phones experience isolation, depression and anxiety
science

Students excessively using phones experience isolation, depression and anxiety

After an hour of phone usage, children have low curiosity, emotional stability, and lesser self-control.

Children are going to love the new guidelines set out, for their playtime, by WHO
science

Children are going to love the new guidelines set out, for their playtime, by WHO

Children should stay away from screens and spend more time playing outside and sleeping, say experts

Donald Trump doubles down on alleged child molester Roy Moore, says electing a Democrat in Alabama 'would be a disaster'
World

Donald Trump doubles down on alleged child molester Roy Moore, says electing a Democrat in Alabama 'would be a disaster'

Donald Trump made clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs repulsion at the prospect of electing Roy Moore, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Madhya Pradesh to enact law for giving death sentence in rape cases where victim is aged 12 or below
India

Madhya Pradesh to enact law for giving death sentence in rape cases where victim is aged 12 or below

The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the state.

54 percent Indian parents have discovered that their child has visited inappropriate websites: McAfee
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54 percent Indian parents have discovered that their child has visited inappropriate websites: McAfee

McAfee has released a new report after conducting a global study to research about the behaviour, habits and attitude of families towards evolving technology.

Facebook removes accounts with fake child-cancer posts
News & Analysis

Facebook removes accounts with fake child-cancer posts

Facebook has deleted two accounts following a complaint from a mother of a three-year-old, whose stolen photos were being falsely used to claim he had cancer.

Maternal depression may reduce empathy in kids, says study
Life

Maternal depression may reduce empathy in kids, says study

Mothers' early and chronic depression may increase the risk of children developing social-emotional problems as well as impact their brain's empathic response to others' distress, a study has found.

Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul
| Reuters
World

Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul | Reuters

By Stephen Kalin | KHAZIR, Iraq KHAZIR, Iraq One wrong word to an Islamic State fighter in Mosul last year was all it took to set in motion a harrowing chain of events for an Iraqi woman who became so traumatised that she trembled in fear even after escaping the group's control.The widowed mother was being vetted to receive a pension from the ultra-hardline Islamists a few months after they seized the northern city in 2014 and turned it into the Iraqi capital of their self-styled caliphate."I made the mistake of telling them my husband had been a victim of terrorism," she said in an interview on Tuesday at a government-run camp in Khazir, east of Mosul.

Impoverished families flout Guatemala's child marriage ban - experts
| Reuters
World

Impoverished families flout Guatemala's child marriage ban - experts | Reuters

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after Guatemala passed a law banning child marriage, poor families who regard girls as a financial burden are still marrying them off as prolonged drought plunges many into deeper poverty, campaigners say.Guatemala has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Latin America, long driven by poverty and cultural acceptance especially among the country's Maya indigenous communities, with around one third of girls married by 18.Each year more than 15 million girls worldwide are married before they turn 18, campaign group Girls Not Brides says.Under the new law, the minimum age for marriage in Guatemala was raised to 18 but children can still get married at 16 with a judge's permission.Since the ban on child marriage, judges have approved 12 of 37 requests for marriage for children aged 16 or 17.In one petition for marriage that was overturned by a judge, a 16-year-old girl told the judge her father was forcing her to marry a man more than double her age so he could pay off a debt."The girl told the judge she wanted to have nothing to do with the man and that she was getting married because her father needed to pay a debt," said Debora Cobar, head of charity Plan International in Guatemala and a former children's state prosecutor.In some rural communities, girls are still sold off in exchange for cattle, cash and or plots of land, Cobar said.Others are living with older men, pushed into marriage as families struggle to put food on the table or break with long-held traditions, she said.

Let your money grow with your child and reap its benefits when your child needs it
Investing

Let your money grow with your child and reap its benefits when your child needs it

Your money grows along with your child. To reap the benefit, you need to give your money that much time.

'No question' boy grabbed by gator in Florida is dead - sheriff
| Reuters
World

'No question' boy grabbed by gator in Florida is dead - sheriff | Reuters

There is "no question" that a 2-year-old boy who was dragged by an alligator into a lagoon at Walt Disney World resort in Florida is dead, the local sheriff said on Wednesday. "We know that this is a recovery effort at this point," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told a news conference, about 15 hours after the child was attacked by the gator.

Moscow woman brandishing child's severed head, arrested by authorities
World

Moscow woman brandishing child's severed head, arrested by authorities

MOSCOW Russian police wrestled to the ground a woman in a hijab brandishing the severed head of a child outside a Moscow metro station on Monday and charged her with murder, in an incident that stirred fears of an Islamist terrorist attack. The macabre episode was caught on camera by passers-by, with footage showing the unnamed woman in a black hijab wandering around in the street holding an infant's severed head high in the air

Delhi: Alone at home, 5-yr-old boy dies in fire
India

Delhi: Alone at home, 5-yr-old boy dies in fire

A five-year-old boy was burnt to death on Monday as fire engulfed the room where he had been left alone while his mother went to get back her daughter from her school, police said.

Blame poverty: 40% of all children stunted, 30% underweight in India
India

Blame poverty: 40% of all children stunted, 30% underweight in India

In India, nearly 40 percent of all children are stunted or of extremely low height for their age, and nearly 30 percent are underweight.

I said no pictures! Kim K and Kanye's two-year-old North West loses her cool at paparazzi
Entertainment

I said no pictures! Kim K and Kanye's two-year-old North West loses her cool at paparazzi

Just another day in the life of celebrity child North West. She has to deal with paparazzi and more paparazzi. And even that can get too much for a two-year-old.

Holland's first Muslim immigrant mayor offers refugees shelter and hope
World

Holland's first Muslim immigrant mayor offers refugees shelter and hope

Ahmed Aboutaleb knows what it's like to arrive as a child destitute in a strange land.

French couple die of heat in US desert, but ensure their nine-year-old son survives
World

French couple die of heat in US desert, but ensure their nine-year-old son survives

The boy was dehydrated but in remarkably good shape when he was found alongside his dead father on a trail in the White Sands National Monument.