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UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse

LONDON: The British government said on Tuesday it was asking all national sporting governing bodies to increase their efforts to protect children, following allegations of young boys being sexually abused at professional soccer clubs. English soccer’s governing body said on Sunday it had appointed an independent lawyer to oversee an internal investigation after former soccer… Read More »

France starts moving out remaining 'Jungle' camp children

CALAIS: French authorities on Wednesday (Nov 2) started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living near the razed “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais to reception centres around the country. A first bus carrying 43 minors left the area around 8:30 am (0730 GMT), rapidly followed by a second one. More than 70 buses have… Read More »

School out of reach for nearly one in 10 children worldwide, UNESCO says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Some 263 million children worldwide, nearly one in 10, do not go to school, posing a daunting hurdle to the United Nations’ efforts to educate all children by 2030, the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO reported on Friday. The number is “staggering,” yet marks an improvement from 2000 when some… Read More »