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India appeals for calm after 32 Muslim women, children are shot to death in their sleep

India urges calm after at least 32 Muslims killed (via AFP) The Indian government appealed for calm on Sunday after at least 32 Muslims were shot dead in the northeastern state of Assam in attacks targeting women and children and blamed on tribal separatists. As more than 5,000 soldiers and…

10 million children in Mideast to get polio vaccine: UN

Millions of children in the Middle East will be vaccinated against polio this month after the crippling disease resurfaced in conflict-hit Syria, the United Nations said Sunday. Mass vaccinations have already been launched in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and……

New campaign focused on fighting sexualization of children in the media

The use of images of children in tabloids has increased in recent years. But campaigns, both in the UK and the US, are trying to put a stop to the practice ‘Kids shouldn’t be tabloid fodder,” said California state senator Kevin de Leon last September, as his bill, limiting paparazzi…

Six Pakistani children killed while playing with grenade

Six children from the same family were killed and one injured Sunday while playing with a hand grenade in northwest Pakistan, officials said. The children, aged five to 12, were playing near their house in the town of Hangu when the grenade exploded……

Maine’s GOP governor: I started working at 11 years old, so why can’t other kids at 12?

Maine’s conservative governor said the state was not using one of its greatest resources by keeping children out of the workforce until they were nearly old enough to join the military. “We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go…

Maddow: Do not accept that we are helpless to stop gun violence against kids

Friday night on her show, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out that the U.S. could make significantly more effort to protect our children from guns. She issued an impassioned plea to the U.S. public not to accept the idea that Americans are helpless in the face of gun-happy politicians and wealthy…

Researchers raise red flag over surge in ADHD diagnoses

Doctors sounded a warning Tuesday over a rise in ADHD diagnoses, saying some children may be needlessly taking powerful drugs intended to correct a poorly understood disorder. Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers noted treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had risen massively in recent years, even though…

Glenn Beck on raising children: ‘They need to be pushed up against the wall once in a while’

Talk radio host Glenn Beck urged his listeners Wednesday to forcibly push their children against a wall to teach them how their rights are granted. Beck explained at length that the Bill of Rights had been written to show that individual rights are granted by God, not government, and ended…

Do big balls make for bad dads? New study compares testicle size and fathering habits

A US study Monday measuring fathering habits and testicle size suggested that bigger may not be better when it comes to the day-to-day raising of small children. The research involved 70 US men of varying ethnicities — most were Caucasian, five were Asian and 15 were African-American. All were the…

8 children die, 60 others hospitalized after eating bad school lunch

Eight children died and 60 others were taken ill, some hospitalised, on Tuesday after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India, officials said. “The eight children died after consuming the midday meal in their school,” local Bihar state administrator Abhijit Sinha told AFP by telephone.…

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