Jan 30, 2015

UNICEF seeks $3.1 billion aid for 'new generation' of crises

The U.N. children’s agency launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal on Thursday to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly ...

Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2015

Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

A Saudi Arabian Air Force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years in state prison for kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy ...

More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

Jan 28, 2015

More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

About 1,100 children are living rough in underground shelters in Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. “We were able to assess 12 bomb shelters where there are adults and parents with the children,” UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine Giovanna ...

Jan 25, 2015

Tooth decay falling sharply among children, ministry says

The proportion of children with bad teeth has fallen sharply in Japan over the past three decades, preliminary data released by the education ministry shows. The ministry’s fiscal 2014 survey on child health showed that on average, 12-year-old junior high students had one bad ...