This Website Puts Boisterous Children and Noisy Neighbors on the Map

Noisy children skateboarding on the streets. Couples arguing in their homes. People gathered on the sidewalk, gossiping for long hours. Some people would describe these activities as noise pollution. A new website in Japan has put perpetrators on a map, spurring debate about targeting those who disturb the peace. The website, DQN Today, describes itself […]

Negotiations under way in Nigeria to free abducted children

Officials are believed to have made contact with kidnappers through community leaders. Negotiations are under way between Nigerian officials and the armed gang that kidnapped 42 people, including 27 children from a boarding school in the Kagara district of Niger state, on Wednesday. Heavily armed men in military uniforms raided the Government Science College in […]

Oxford University to test COVID vaccine response in children

About 300 volunteers to be enrolled in the first study on immune response in children to the AstraZeneca vaccine. The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca in children for the first time. The new mid-stage trial will determine […]

France blames children missing swimming lessons on ‘separatism’

The government is launching an inquiry into chlorine allergy certificates, suggesting families have ‘conveniently’ used them to prevent girls from swimming. Paris, France – Rights groups have criticised France’s decision to crack down on allergy certificates used to exempt students from swimming pool lessons, saying the move was an “Islamophobic” gesture. France’s education and interior […]

Half of Yemeni children face acute malnutrition: UN

The number of children in danger of death from lack of food has increased to 400,000, the UN agencies say. Nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year in war-torn Yemen, UN agencies have warned, as the United States steps up efforts to end six […]

The children colonial Belgium stole from African mothers

Monique Bitu Bingi, 71, has never forgotten how it happened. It was 1953 when the white colonials came for her in Babadi, a village in the Kasai region of what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), then a Belgian colony. She was four, the child of a Black Congolese woman and a […]

Five Children and One Man Are Killed in Oklahoma Shooting

Five children and a man were killed and a woman was seriously injured after they were shot at a home in Muskogee, Okla., early Tuesday morning, the police said. Officers arrested a man at the scene. The police said they believe that the victims were a family and that the shootings were not random, but […]

Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy

In a post on Facebook, the couple described their story and need to find an unpaid volunteer who would be willing to help them have a baby. Ms. Vermilye, 35, who also lives in Grand Rapids, read the post and sent them a note saying she was interested. “My husband and I had talked about […]

UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria camp

The United Nations counterterrorism chief urged countries to repatriate the 27,000 children stranded in a huge camp in northeastern Syria, many of them sons and daughters of ISIL (ISIS) fighters who once controlled large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Vladimir Voronkov told an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday that “the horrific […]

Opinion | Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

There’s a wave of anti-intellectualism sweeping America. There are people across the country who deny evidence, invent their own facts and live in their own fantasyland. We saw it in the Republicans who denied the reality of the Biden election victory and we see it now in the teachers unions that are shutting down schools […]

Billions in aid needed to help Afghan children in 2021: NGO

Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organisation says, calling for billions in new funds for aid. Just more than 18 million Afghans, including 9.7 million children, are badly in need of lifesaving support, including food, Save the Children said in […]

In Ireland, Lifting a Veil of Prejudice Against Mixed-Race Children

It was helping her mother work merchandise tables at some of Dublin’s most respected venues that Jess Kavanagh first got a taste for the music scene. When she started doing gigs herself, a petite singer with a belter of a voice, people would come up after to tell her that she sounded “like a Black […]

‘Unacceptable’ Food Packages for Poorer Children Prompt Outcry in U.K.

LONDON — The food package, spread out on a carpet, included a can of beans, an assortment of fruit, vegetables, snacks, and sliced bread and cheese — provisions from a government program that provides low-income students with free lunches. But when pictures of the packages, delivered to students at home as lockdowns have shuttered schools […]

Children among civilians killed in northern Cameroon attack

A dozen people from a village in northern Cameroon killed in attack blamed on Boko Haram. At least a dozen civilians, including eight children, were killed in a village in northern Cameroon on Friday when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in an armed attack blamed on Boko Haram. Mahamat Chetima Abba, the traditional chief […]

‘Our children die in our hands’: Floods ravage South Sudan

On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters that swept away latrines and continue to rise. Nearly a million people in the country have been displaced or isolated for months by the worst flooding in memory, with the intense rainy season a sign of climate […]

Norway: 10 missing, including children, after landslide disaster

The landslide struck a residential area north of the capital, Oslo, forcing some 700 people to evacuate. At least 10 people, including children, are missing after a landslide in southern Norway swept away more than a dozen buildings in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. A rescue operation continued overnight with drones and helicopters, […]

Pope: Syria, Iraq, Yemen children should ‘touch all consciences’

In Christmas message, Pope Francis highlights the plight of children caught in wars and pleads for COVID vaccines to be made available for all. Pope Francis has highlighted the plight of children caught up in wars, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in his Christmas message. “On this day, when the word of […]

Lone children among hundreds in Malaysia immigration detention

In December, Rafiullah’s fears were realised when his 14-year-old nephew was caught trying to enter Malaysia on foot and detained. The boy is now among 756 children Malaysia’s home minister reported to be in immigration detention across the country as of October 26, and like 405 of them, Rafiullah’s nephew is on his own. “This […]

In Pictures: Ethiopian children at refugee-run school in Sudan

An Ethiopian girl sings to her classmates, who are huddled together on a straw mat on the sandy ground of a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. Shielded from the hot mid-afternoon sun in a makeshift classroom built from wood and straw, the children sing back in unison. When they finish, they laugh as they break […]

Moderna plans to test COVID-19 vaccine on children

Trial will include administering two doses of vaccine within 28 days to 3,000 children aged 12 to 17. Moderna is planning to test the effects of its COVID-19 vaccine on children. Its study will include administering two doses of the vaccine within 28 days to 3,000 children aged 12 to 17. Earlier this week, the […]

Moderna Plans to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children

The drugmaker Moderna said on Wednesday that it would soon begin testing its coronavirus vaccine in children ages 12 through 17. The study, listed Wednesday on the website clinicaltrials.gov, is to include 3,000 children, with half receiving two shots of vaccine four weeks apart, and half getting placebo shots of salt water. But the posting […]

COVID-19: 10 million Iraqi children back to school

Elementary students to attend class one day a week, while older children will be required to go twice. Iraqi schools have opened their doors to 10 million students for the first time since the country entered a COVID-19 lockdown in late February. Iraq’s public schools are expected to operate six days a week, instead of […]

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Citing concerns over COVID-19, the Trump administration has expelled at least 8,800 unaccompanied children since March. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. US District Judge Emmet […]