Dec 17, 2014

15 children among 25 dead in Yemen car bomb attack

Fifteen children on a school bus were among at least 25 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shiite militia leader on Tuesday, security sources said. The children were killed when their school bus was caught up in ...

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

Dec 16, 2014

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

More than a year after U.S. regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including their location and even recordings of their voice, according ...

Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Dec 15, 2014

Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Two U.S. babies were born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14. Seven-pound, 14-ounce (3.53-kg) Hazel Grace was born on Saturday morning to Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman at Cleveland’s Fairview Hospital. Her family already knew she’d be born on Saturday’s special date. ...

Defectors speak of North Korea horrors

Dec 12, 2014

Defectors speak of North Korea horrors

When Yeon-Mi Park was 9 years old, she and everyone in her North Korean village were forced to watch in horror the execution of a woman for the crime of watching illegal DVDs, she says. The victim was the mother of one of her ...

Dec 12, 2014

Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse

The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday conceded that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children and said clergy should be given “psychosexual” training. In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse added ...

Newtown shooting survivors still scarred, two years on

Dec 12, 2014

Newtown shooting survivors still scarred, two years on

Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist ...

Dec 10, 2014

Thai junta propaganda film stuns with Hitler scene

An officially sanctioned propaganda film commissioned by Thailand’s junta has caused outrage and bafflement after viewers noticed it used imagery of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The short film — one of a series commissioned by Thai generals to promote “Twelve Values” it wants the ...