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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Barristers call for children to be represented in right of abode case

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Children should be represented in residency case, say barristers Barristers are calling on the justice secretary to appoint a separate counsel to represent children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents who could be affected by a right of abode case involving domestic helpers. The Society for Community Organisation welcomed the Bar Association's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150428/barristers-call-children-be-represented-right-abode-case
  2. Comment

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. Singapore's National Library Board made the decision to destroy three children's books because they were "pro-homosexuality" (even though public outcry forced it to backtrack on two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557150/singapores-censorship-childrens-book-defies-reality-alternative-lifestyles
  3. News - World

    The minor problem at the US-Mexico border- in 9 months, 57,000 children arrested

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Key facts in the debate over the wave of children from Central American nations turning up at the US-Mexico border.   Unprecedented influx: More than ... by the end of September, compared with 39,000 in all of last year, 25,000 in 2012 and 16,000 in 2011. Next year, the government predicts, 145,000 children will be apprehended. The number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557266/minor-problem-us-mexico-border-9-months-57000-children-arrested
  4. News - China - CHILD ABUSE

    China launches drive to protect children in wake of attacks on minors

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:46pm by Anne Yi

    ... Committee has organised an inspection group to strengthen the war on crimes committed against children. The purpose of the group is to oversee the enforcement of the Law on Protection of Minors ... must take the responsibility to protect the rights and safety of minors according to the law, with special emphasis on the protection of the children’s physical and mental safety. Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557165/inspection-group-charged-reducing-crimes-against-children
  5. News - China - CRIME

    Migrant worker stabs one-year-old boy to death in Guangdong, injures two other children

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 01:16pm

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A man wielding a kitchen knife killed a one-year-old boy and injured two other children on Monday morning in the southern province of Guangdong, Xinhua reported. A posting on Xinhua’s Weibo account said the migrant worker, 23, attacked the children in a rented room in Zhongshan city. The injured were a girl, 10, and a six-year-old boy. The account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556964/migrant-worker-wielding-kitchen-knife-kills-one-year-old-boy-injures-two
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Children a fifth of Gaza dead in Israeli bombardment, with nowhere to hide

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... Gaza Strip dead are children Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed ... children make up a fifth of the 341 Palestinians killed in 12 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, where half the 1.7 million people are under the age of 18. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556648/children-fifth-gaza-dead-israeli-bombardment-nowhere-hide
  7. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    80 children were on board flight MH17, UN says, as rebels 'attempt to destroy crash evidence'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 07:11pm by Reuters

    ... the flight. The United Nations said 80 children were aboard. The deadliest attack on a commercial airliner follows the disappearance of flight MH370 in March with 239 passengers. Malaysia Airlines has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556606/rebels-trying-destroy-mh17-crash-evidence-russian-support-kiev
  8. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore halts destruction of gay-themed children's books

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore halts pulping of gay-themed books Singapore yesterday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in city-state. Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim ordered the books moved to the adult section, where parents can borrow them for their children, after another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556516/singapore-halts-destruction-gay-themed-childrens-books
  9. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores Stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods, but cannot put the drug in confectionery, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, say new guidelines. Washington became the second US state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556211/rules-protect-children-issued-marijuana-stores-washington-us
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... shouting: "I want to go to school". He should be starting classes in Beijing this autumn, but has been denied a place along with thousands of other migrants' children, with some ... migrants to Beijing (population 21 million) are increasingly finding their children barred from school, even if they have lived there for decades. Parents and academics say the new restrictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing

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