Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Feb 22, 2017

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” — sexual slavery and abuse of boys — for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant ...

Feb 22, 2017

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case heads to trial

A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain’s dictatorship. In a court document obtained by AFP on Tuesday, a ...

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Feb 19, 2017

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called My Friend Cayla that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device.” Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency, which enforces bans on surveillance ...

Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

Feb 19, 2017

Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

Lisa Marie Presley describes herself as deeply in debt and just out of a treatment facility in court papers that accuse her estranged fourth husband of having hundreds of inappropriate photographs of children on his computer. Their 8-year-old twin daughters are under the care ...

Feb 17, 2017

Air pollution is linked to 2.7 million premature births a year

Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children’s lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other ...

Feb 8, 2017

Iranian baby with heart defect admitted to Portland hospital

An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery arrived Tuesday at a Portland hospital with her family after being temporarily banned from coming to the U.S. by President Donald Trump’s immigration orders. Iranian doctors told the child’s parents weeks ago that she needed ...