Aug 12, 2014

Australian upset by photo of grandson with head

The Sydney grandfather of a 7-year-old boy pictured clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier has urged the Australian government to bring the boy home, newspapers reported Tuesday. Truck driver Peter Nettleton told The Australian newspaper that he was “gutted” to see on ...

Jul 27, 2014

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows: police

Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy that resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families. A tiny number of families own huge tracts ...

Nigerian journalists fear state censorship

Jul 21, 2014

Nigerian journalists fear state censorship

Nigeria’s press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone — whether it’s true or not. But reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down, especially on coverage of the battle against Boko Haram. After 15 years of democracy, journalists ...

Jul 20, 2014

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Beirut Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults. In the footage, which could not be independently verified by AFP, the ...

Private nursery schools strive to offer novel services

Jul 20, 2014

Private nursery schools strive to offer novel services

With the number of privately run nursery schools increasing in Japan, many such facilities are working to come up with novel services to survive, including original educational materials and English conversation classes. While the number of children on nursery waiting lists remains high, nursery ...