vulnerable children

Flat seized from Italian mafia to become kids’ home

September 7th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) Authorities in the Italian capital are converting an apartment that belonged to a mafia boss into a shelter for vulnerable children, officials said.The director of the ... Read more...

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Notice to governments over child rights

August 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and the city governments on a plea which said that authorities have failed to create ... Read more...

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Pakistani society careless about kids’ safety: Media

August 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The primary responsibility for protection of children falls on the family -- but families in Pakistan seem to be the "nodal point" for child abuse, two ... Read more...

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Thousands of British kids vulnerable to sex abuse

July 3rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Thousands of vulnerable children are being dumped in British care homes surrounded by sex beasts, a report has claimed.Some homes are specifically targeted by abusers, says ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli

May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Children homes should be strictly monitored: NCPCR

January 26th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Wednesday emphasised the need for strict monitoring of children's homes following revelations of sexual abuse of minor ... Read more...

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Unicef seeks help for 1.25 mn Somalian kids

July 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) The Unicef Friday asked people to support efforts to help around 1.25 million children in Somalia, who are in need of "life-saving interventions".In a statement issued ... Read more...

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Chronically ill kids ‘88pc more likely to suffer physical abuse’

February 18th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that children with chronic health conditions are 88 percent more likely to suffer physical abuse than healthy children.They are also 154 percent more ... Read more...

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New phone app to identify potential paedophiles

January 25th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new phone application to identify potential paedophiles.The software, called Child Defence, enables kids to scan webchat on their mobile phones to verify the ... Read more...

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Urgent steps sought for saving world’s poor children dying of neglect

January 5th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 5 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to save the poorest children dying of neglect and failed government policies, well known religious statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) ... Read more...

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Guess How Much Did It Cost A Fan To Meet Robert Pattinson?

December 10th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Pattinson, 24, is currently filming the first part of the final installment of the 'Twilight' Saga, “Breaking Dawn”, which is scheduled for a 2011 release. Of late, this tabloid sweetheart has ... Read more...

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I wish to do films where women are shown stronger: Rani

November 20th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji enjoys being a part of women-centric films and says she would like do a movie where a woman is projected as a ... Read more...

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‘Better implemention of laws needed to protect children’

November 9th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Delhi Minister for Women and Child Development Kiran Walia Tuesday said that instead of new laws, better implementation of the existing ones was needed to protect children's ... Read more...

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Why young children sexually abuse siblings, friends

October 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kids who are born into families in which abuse, violence and neglect is common are more likely to indulge in sexually abusing ... Read more...

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Kids with lung disease prone to serious infections at daycare

September 27th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory ... Read more...

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NGO condemns discriminatory practices against HIV patients

August 20th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20(ANI): The Naz Foundation Trust, an NGO based here has condemned the discriminatory practices by the Global Arts Village against people living with HIV.The Naz Foundation Trust has organized ... Read more...

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Australian teacher avoids jail due to cancer

July 29th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 29 (IANS) A teacher at a school for deaf in Melbourne who allegedly made students expose themselves in class has avoided prison because he has cancer. The unnamed man, 55, asked ... Read more...

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Rise in African kids accused of witchcraft

July 18th, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of children accused of witchcraft in parts of Africa is increasing significantly, with orphans, street children and disabled mostly at risk, Unicef has said. A new Unicef ... Read more...

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Urgent need to tackle child abuse: experts

April 1st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) There is an urgent need to tackle child abuse, still considered taboo in society, and educate adults on how to protect vulnerable children, experts have said. The "Protect Childhood ... Read more...

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I’ve followed Gandhi’s maxim: Shakira

March 4th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira, who was awarded a medal by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for her work to promote social justice and the advancement of children worldwide, ... Read more...

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Florida to use real-time technology to enhance safety of children in foster care

February 20th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by BNO News
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida caseworkers responsible for children in foster care will use real-time technology, such as mobile computing devices, to record information on the safety and well-being of children ... Read more...

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Kaunda seeks Indian assistance to combat HIV-AIDS pandemic in Africa

January 7th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLusaka (Zambia), Jan.7 (ANI): Former Zambian President Dr. KennethDavid Kaunda on Thursday sought Indian assistance in providing hiscountry with drugs, particularly for combating the HIV-AIDS pandemiceffectively.Issuing the appeal during an ... Read more...

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Zuma’s wives can accompany him on engagements

January 7th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Jan 7 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma can choose any or all of his wives to accompany him on public engagements. It is the prerogative of President Jacob Zuma to choose ... Read more...

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Coldplay holding “End of Decade” auction for charity

December 12th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Coldplay are selling their gear and memorabilia in an "End of Decade" auction on eBay.The band are offering stage equipment and costumes from the Vida La Viva ... Read more...

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Scientists expose biology of emergent Salmonella

December 1st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have characterised a new multi drug resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium that is causing life-threatening disease in Africa.Such type of Salmonella bug normally causes diarrhoea and is ... Read more...

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Govt-backed UK madrassas may be grooming kids for Islamic terrorism, fear critics

November 7th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 7 (ANI): Critics have expressed fears that madrassas backed by the UK Government might be grooming vulnerable children for Islamic extremism or even terrorism.Under a pilot scheme, the Open Madrasah ... Read more...

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Climate change can kill ‘a quarter of million kids’ next year

November 2nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A quarter of a million kids might lose their lives next year due to adverse effects of climate change, warns a charity.Save the Children insists that figure could ... Read more...

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Madonna snapped ‘waving’ hand sanitiser at Malawian orphans

October 31st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Madonna made a rather 'clean' faux pas when she was pictured waving with a bottle of hand sanitiser at orphans in Malawi.The ill-timed photograph was taken as ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand girls represent India at UN child rights meet

October 13th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Basking in glory after representing India at the United Nations Child Rights Convention meet in Geneva last week, two teenage girls from Uttarakhand want the government to ... Read more...

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Actor Orlando Bloom named Unicef goodwill ambassador

October 13th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 13 (RIA Novosti) Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom has been appointed by United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) as its Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his commitment to children's rights, a ... Read more...

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Kolkata Police set up blog for popular feedback

September 20th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to become more people friendly, Kolkata Police have started a blog where people can express their thoughts about the city police. "One can express ... Read more...

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Unicef slams Sri Lanka’s decision to expel official

September 8th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 8 (DPA) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said it was extremely "concerned and disappointed" with the Sri Lankan government's decision to expel the organisation's chief of communications in Sri ... Read more...

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‘Birth registration prevents exploitation of children’

June 10th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) It is important to achieve 100 percent registration of births in the country to prevent the exploitation of children, a senior official said Wednesday. "We need ... Read more...

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Not tourism, migrant labour spread AIDS in Goa, says NGO

May 7th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Migrant labour and not tourism was responsible for the rise in AIDS numbers in the coastal resort state of Goa, an NGO said Thursday. Gaurishankar Ghosh, chief executive ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog…’ makers donate $744,000 for impoverished Indian kids

April 16th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The producers of multiple Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" are hoping to change the lives of children living in Mumbai slums with a $744,000 programme aimed at ... Read more...

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