Nov 13, 2014

Tolerating the voices of children

People must realize that children are the future of rapidly graying Japan and work to create an environment in which their presence is not only welcome but encouraged.

Nov 13, 2014

Slender Man devotee called competent for trial in stabbing

A state doctor believes the mental condition of one of two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man has improved, and the 12-year-old is fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge said Wednesday. Judge Michael Bohren ...

Malaysia's parents pay the price for Shariah law

Nov 11, 2014

Malaysia's parents pay the price for Shariah law

It was the last round of a recurring argument: M. Indira Gandhi’s husband wanted her to convert to Islam. A committed Hindu, she refused. He threatened divorce. Both started shouting. Neighbors came looking. Suddenly, he snatched their 11-month-old daughter from the arms of an ...

47 boys in Nigeria killed by suicide bombing

Nov 10, 2014

47 boys in Nigeria killed by suicide bombing

Boko Haram were suspected of killing nearly 50 pupils Monday in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. The explosion at the all-boys school in Potiskum is the latest in a series ...

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

Nov 8, 2014

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

Forty-six people, including schoolchildren, were taken to hospital on Saturday morning following an accident involving three buses and a motorcycle on Tokyo’s Metropolitan Expressway, the fire department said. They were taken in for minor injuries after a motorcycle crashed into the side of a ...

Nov 5, 2014

Islamic State abused captive children: report

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch based its conclusions on interviews with several children who ...

South Korean children finish last in happiness survey

Nov 4, 2014

South Korean children finish last in happiness survey

South Korean children are the least happy in study among developed countries, the government said Tuesday, citing the stress of the country’s educational pressure cooker. South Korea ranked at the bottom among 30 countries in terms of children’s satisfaction with their lives, the health ...