Mana Kaizaki

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Syria Children Killed, Forced to Fight In Record Numbers: UNICEF

The suffering of Syria’s children reached grim milestones in 2016, with record numbers being killed, maimed and forced into fighting — including acting as suicide bombers and executioners — in the country’s civil war, according to UNICEF.<p>At least 652 children were killed in the conflict last year — …

Philippine president Duterte says may follow Russia's ICC withdrawal

MANILA/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he might follow Russia and withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to Western criticism of a rash of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.<p>Duterte said the ICC was “useless” and expressed …

New Delhi shuts schools, halts construction as India attempts to tackle pollution

India's capital announced a slew of measures Sunday to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including closing down schools, halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle dust.<p>New Delhi, one of the world's dirtiest cities, saw levels of …

French president had called for Britain to consider its ‘moral duty’ and take its fair share of the 1,500 asylum-seeking children left in Calais<p>Theresa May has declined to make any extra commitments on receiving child refugees affected by the demolition of the Calais refugee camp, after the French …

Calais

Calais 'Jungle' children with nowhere to sleep

<b>Dozens of unaccompanied minors were left in the "Jungle" camp in Calais overnight, despite French officials declaring the camp now empty.</b><p>Aid workers say about 100 young people slept rough, but the head of the regional government said it was 68.<p>Fabienne Buccio also claimed some of those who remained …

Dozens Dead In What UNICEF Calls One Of Worst School Bombings In Syria's War

Warplanes repeatedly bombed a complex of three schools in northern Syria on Wednesday in what UNICEF is calling one of the deadliest attacks on schools since the conflict began more than five years ago.<p>"This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime," said UNICEF Director …

Middle East

UN says school attack in Syria may be potential war crime

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for an immediate investigation of an attack on a school in Syria's Idlib province …

ISIS Forcing Civilians to be Human Shields in Mosul: Reports

ERBIL, Iraq — ISIS militants are reportedly forcing civilians in their self-declared caliphate to relocate to Mosul, in what is likely preparation to use them as human shields ahead of a planned allied assault on the city.<p>Fighters for the extremist group are going door-to-door in towns and villages …

Vancouver child soldier survivor creates foundation for change in Sierra Leone

At eight years old, kids are usually thinking about what mom is making for dinner and how long they can get away with playing video games.<p>Fazineh …