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More than 80 children killed in worst flu season to hit US in decades

US federal authorities have reported 22 more child deaths in the nationwide flu epidemic. That brings the total to 84 in the worst outbreak in decades. Most of the children who died from the flu this season were not vaccinated. The epidemic has affected 48 states and shows no signs of dying down, according to the health authorities. Friday’s update ...

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‘We all love our children’: Cristiano Ronaldo issues call to help Rohingya refugees

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has called on the world to help Rohingya children living in refugee camps as a result of the crisis in Myanmar which forced thousands of people from their homes. In Twitter post, the four-time Champions League winner published two pictures: one showing him surrounded by his four children, and the second depicting a barefooted refugee ...

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‘Children pick up things that explode in their hands’ – HRW calls for Raqqa de-mining efforts

Raqqa residents are desperate for more support from the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition for de-mining efforts as hundreds of people have already been killed, says HRW’s Nadim Houry. Hundreds of civilians, including over 150 children, have been killed by homemade landmines in Syria’s Raqqa since its liberation from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according ...

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Shocking footage shows alleged Libyan children mimicking ISIS-style execution (VIDEO)

A video has emerged apparently showing Libyan children enacting a mass execution, resembling those carried out by Islamic State, with one child shooting kneeling “prisoners” in the head with a toy gun. The disturbing footage is said to have been filmed in the city of Benghazi, with an RT Arabic team confirming the children are speaking with a Libyan accent. ...

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‘1st bomb took my leg’: Yemeni children tell RT of their suffering under Saudi-led strikes

As Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen enter their third year, devastation and misery dictate daily life for millions of its citizens. RT spoke to some of the most vulnerable – children, who have experienced the war firsthand. A teenage boy, Hussain Hadi, was walking to a funeral with his father when “Saudi-American” planes suddenly started bombing. “The first strike left me ...

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Crypto-charity? UNICEF urges gamers to mine Ethereum for Syrian children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has launched “the first ever blockchain fundraising” project, urging gamers to “turn graphics cards into a humanitarian tool” and mine Ethereum to help Syrian children. Over 500 people have already joined the unusual initiative to support Syrian children. UNICEF’s ‘Game Chaingers’ charity project has raised more than 1,500 euros in five days since ...

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Children protest after Israel demolishes only school in Palestinian community (VIDEO)

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have demolished the only educational facility in a Bedouin Palestinian community in the occupied West Bank. The demolition was reportedly aimed at paving the way for an Israeli settlement project. Israeli soldiers backed up by a helicopter knocked down the two-classroom facility located in the Abu Al-Nawwar community situated east of Jerusalem early on Sunday. ...

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ISIS children: ‘Massive threat’ or ‘victims of gruesome upbringing’?

ISIS children returning to Europe shouldn’t be punished for their parents’ crimes, analyst Mohammed Shafiq says. Stephen Morris of the English Democrats Party argues “they’ve been trained to kill.” Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, warned that children of ISIS fighters in the country are “living-time-bombs.” He said they could be recruited for terrorist plots. Maassen added that Germany should ...

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Surveillance of minors could prevent attacks by 'brainwashed' ISIS children – German intel chief

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief is urging Berlin to review laws restricting the surveillance of minors, warning that “brainwashed” children who grew up with Islamic State ideology could be “living time bombs.” Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), spoke to Reuters about the possibility of children who were raised around Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) ...

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Turkish op in Afrin leaves ‘grim tally’ of children killed, ‘fleeing families’ in Syria – UNICEF

The number of children killed in Syria has risen dramatically over the past two weeks, according to UNICEF’s envoy in the country, who said youngsters have been hardest hit. “The grim tally of children killed in Syria in the past two weeks has increased daily as violence escalates in several areas across the country,” Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria, ...

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