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Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

Aug 14, 2018

Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

Indoor playgrounds are proving a godsend for parents looking to allow their children to stay active and safe as Japan sweats through a summer of record-breaking heat. Parents are turning to playgrounds in air-conditioned shopping centers and other commercial enterprises when they would typically use ...

Aug 11, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

An 11-year-old child bride has returned to Thailand after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts ...

Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in airstrikes on Yemen market

Aug 10, 2018

Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in airstrikes on Yemen market

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed dozens of people — including children traveling on a bus through a market — in Yemen's Saada province on Thursday, a Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The Western-backed alliance fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi ...

Arrest made in armed stickup of lemonade stand in North Carolina

/ Aug 9, 2018

Arrest made in armed stickup of lemonade stand in North Carolina

North Carolina authorities on Wednesday arrested a juvenile who they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint — a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the young entrepreneur. Tony Underwood, a spokesman for the Union County Sheriff's Office, ...

Chinese parents stage rare public protest over vaccine scare

Jul 30, 2018

Chinese parents stage rare public protest over vaccine scare

About a dozen people held a rare protest outside China's Health Ministry to demand action over a vaccine scandal that has inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs. Video clips of the daring demonstration in front of the ministry were widely circulated ...

U.N. verifies over 7,000 child casualties in Syria since 2013

Jul 28, 2018

U.N. verifies over 7,000 child casualties in Syria since 2013

The United Nations has verified that more than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been injured in the Syrian conflict since 2013 and cites unverified reports putting the number "way beyond 20,000," a U.N. envoy said Friday. Virginia Gamba, the special representative for children ...