Gerry Rheuby Tindle

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In Syria, war is woven into childhood

The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his shoulder. The rifle was pointed down and his hand occasionally cupped the muzzle, far from the proper way to carry a gun.<p>He stood just a few inches taller than the wafer …

The scandal of children lured to war in Syria by Islamist rebels

Nora was 15, Sarah a year or so older. In January and March, they left their homes, in different towns in southern France, as if to go to school.<p>Both …

Syria crisis: Children 'killed in Aleppo school strike'

<b>At least 18 people, including 10 children, have been killed in a Syrian government air strike in the northern city of Aleppo, activist groups say.</b><p>A missile struck Ain Jalout school in the Ansari district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.<p>Images showed blood on corridor walls and …

Polio: Syria’s War on Children

Although the virus’ origin is uncertain, one thing is clear: The unconscionable promulgation of conspiracy theories has hampered prevention and …

Public Health

Man Arrested for Trying to Sell North Miami High Girls as Sex Slaves

Yesterday, the State Attorney's Office Human Trafficking Unit, Miami-Dade Schools Police, and a SWAT team all converged on a 15th-floor apartment …

Brazil tackling child prostitution for World Cup

The newly-renovated Castelao football stadium looms into sight up ahead. Driving just past it, we see women standing on street corners, leaning into cars and flashing nearly naked bodies in the low light.<p>We're in Fortaleza in the northeastern corner of Brazil, one of the World Cup host cities but …

Burundi's child sex slaves: 'I feel like I have been used and tossed away'

Child intermediaries working for pimps recruit young girls who are then either forced into prostitution or sold abroad<p>Pamela comes from an affluent family and was doing well in one of Bujumbura's best-performing high schools – until two years ago, when she became a sex slave.

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Boko Haram Could Make Good on Threat to 'Sell' Nigerian Girls

If Islamic terror group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, as its leader claims, the kidnappers could fulfill their reported threat to “sell” the girls into slavery by tapping that nation’s thriving human-trafficking market, experts say.<p>On Monday, the French news agency AFP …

Ukraine close to war, says Germany

Germany has formally advised its citizens to leave east and south Ukraine because it is just a "few steps" away from war<p><b>Ukraine</b> is only a "few steps" away from "military confrontation", the German foreign minister warned on Tuesday, as his country formally advised its citizens to leave the eastern …

Ukraine Activists Flee Death Threats And Kidnappings

"The danger isn't going to knock on my door and tell me it's coming in 15 minutes."<p>DONETSK, Ukraine — Olena Tkachenko told her 9-year-old daughter they were going on vacation; as she zipped up their overstuffed bags on Monday evening, jamming a chocolate bar into the girl's backpack, she tried hard …

Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting

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Russia

Body of woman found in East Ukrainian Village

The body of a woman believed to be in her 20s was discovered this morning on the Near West Side in East Ukrainian Village.<p>Officers were called about 7:15 a.m. to the 1000 block of North Wood Street, according to Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.<p>The woman was 23 years old, but no …

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war

KRAMATORSK/ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine accusing each other of tearing the country apart.<p>Tuesday was generally quieter than past days in most of eastern and southern …

Ukraine crisis: Russia rules out new Geneva talks

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Russia

In New Video, Boko Haram Leader Declares War On World Leaders And Abraham Lincoln

In a new clip released online, the leader of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram declares war on the West, denouncing a number of world leaders, as well as Abraham Lincoln.<p>The grainy video was released by the New York Times on Monday and shows a gun-toting Abubakar Shekau reading from a script …

UPS delivers government drone to unsuspecting man

There are times at which I wish psychiatrists hadn't permanently co-opted the phrase: "How did that feel?"<p>For there must have been a fine panoply of emotions beating inside the body of a man who received a package from UPS and discovered that the government knew where he lived.<p>Indeed, the …

Drones

The Vatican Defrocked 848 Priests For Child Abuse in the Past 10 Years

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For the first time, the Vatican has revealed a statistical picture of the internal fallout from the …