Britain urges France to protect Calais children
Oct28

Britain urges France to protect Calais children

Britain on Thursday called on the French government to look after children stranded in Calais following the demolition of the Jungle migrant camp in northern France. British interior minister Amber Rudd spoke to French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve “to stress the need for children who remain in Calais to be properly protected”, according to a Home Office statement. “Any child either not eligible or not in the secure...

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On Greek islands, children of war hungry for school
Oct18

On Greek islands, children of war hungry for school

Standing with a group of children outside a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios, little Roza can’t wait to get an early start to her day. “Good school, good school!” she beams, her backpack on and pigtails bobbing. Roza, a Syrian Kurd, is one of a small group of children in Greece’s island camps fortunate enough to get some schooling. She is one of some 270 children who are learning English, mathematics,...

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Fedor Emelianenko condemns MMA fights of children at tournament in Chechnya
Oct06

Fedor Emelianenko condemns MMA fights of children at tournament in Chechnya

President of Russian MMA Union and renowned fighter Fedor Emelianenko denounced mixed martial arts fights of children during Tuesday’s Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 tournament in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya. “We all must be first of all be an example for the growing generation and must be taking care of their health,” a statement from the Russian MMA Union, obtained by TASS on Wednesday, quoted Emelianenko as...

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Beaten and burnt: Myanmar’s invisible child servants
Sep22

Beaten and burnt: Myanmar’s invisible child servants

San Kay Khine stares at her burnt, scarred hands, her twisted fingers a reminder of her years as a child slave in Myanmar, one of thousands of young domestic workers feared to be at risk of exploitation and abuse. The 17-year-old was rescued from a tailor’s shop in Yangon this month where she and another girl from her village spent five years as housemaids. There they were allegedly beaten, cut with knives and deprived of sleep...

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Background noise may hinder toddlers’ ability to learn words
Jul26

Background noise may hinder toddlers’ ability to learn words

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning and ignoring what isn’t. A new study has found that the presence of background noise in the home or at school makes it more difficult for toddlers to learn new words. The...

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