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Ten-year-old rape victim denied abortion in India

Monday, 7 August 2017

A 10-year-old girl residing in the Indian city of Chandigarh has been denied an abortion after allegedly being raped repeatedly by a relative, the BBC news agency reported. The girl’s story has taken the country by storm after India’s Supreme Court rejected a petition to pursue an abortion. The plea was rejected on the ground that she is far into her pregnancy at 32 weeks. The rape-victim’s family, who signed on her behalf, expressed disappointment over the court order. ...

Algerian sentenced for dangling baby out of window ‘to get 1,000 Facebook likes’

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

An Algerian court sentenced a man who dangled his baby cousin out of a 15th-floor window in the capital Algiers to two years in prison on Monday. The defendant posted on Facebook a photo of him dangling the baby out of a window with the caption, “1000 likes or I will drop him.” The child appeared to be in a state of fear and bewilderment. After watching the video, many Facebook users demanded that the man be tried on child abuse charges. The defendant carried out the horrific act ...

Report: Child brides are on the rise in India’s towns and cities

Friday, 2 June 2017

An increasing number of underage girls in India’s towns and cities are being married off, a study has revealed, challenging long-held assumptions that child marriage in the country is largely a rural phenomenon. Child marriage is illegal in India, but it is deeply rooted and accepted in society, and remains widespread in parts of the country. Data from the 2011 census shows more than 5 million girls were married before the legal age of 18 - a marginal decrease from 2001. Yet while the ...

Viewers in tears over heartbreaking Egyptian street child with dogs story

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

At Cairo’s downtown square of Talaat Harb lives young Abdulrahaman, accompanied by five stray dogs, whom he says have been “his family” in the past three years.A video of his story, published Tuesday on VideoYoum7, not only attracted lots of viewers on social media, but also prompted a government response to the boy’s situation.Abdulrahman and the dogs were seen dancing in harmony, as he recalled his ordeal of being a street child and how he found that “dogs are ...

WATCH: 'Daddy pick me up', cries Syrian boy who lost both legs in raid

Sunday, 19 February 2017

A video of a Syrian child who lost his legs in a raid on Idlib has sparked outrage across the globe. The disturbing video that went viral shows the Syrian child on the ground, unable to move, as he calls to his father to carry him out of the debris caused by the raid. According to Syrian activists, the raid carried out by Assad forces killed a mother and her three children. Al Arabiya has not verified the authenticity of the video.    

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Egyptian baby affected by horrendous skin disease

Friday, 20 January 2017

Adam, a six months’ toddler, is suffering from rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 out of every 5 million births worldwide

Child’s heartbreaking Christmas letter to dead father goes viral

Saturday, 17 December 2016

A heartbreaking Christmas letter written by a child to their dead father was found tied to a balloon in Scotland and has gone viral online

WATCH: Is this the world’s strongest child?

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A video of a four-year-old girl pulling off difficult athletic stances and moves went viral on social media

When and how to stimulate your baby’s mind as they grow

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

As a parent, you want to make sure you are doing everything you can for your new baby

Rock-a-bye baby: How to ease your newborn into a sleep routine

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Your newborn baby’s sleep patterns will be a challenge for you getting your own rest

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