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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ... followed by Portugal (32 per cent), and the Republic of Ireland and Spain (both 30 per cent), the WHO’s European Union data shows. The figures for children are alarming, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: children of all ages love to read about dinosaurs

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Annie Ho

    ... There were robotic dinosaurs and a "petting zoo" where the children took turns prodding a stick at an animated Agilisaurus that responded with short forward lunges, swishing its tail or baring its teeth. Children love to learn dinosaur names, and this point has not been lost on book publishers The reconstruction of a fossil dig showed the important work done by palaeontologists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1434177/between-lines-children-all-ages-love-read-about-dinosaurs
  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Six children in Shanxi drown after skating on thin ice

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:45am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Six children drown after skating on thin ice Six children, aged from five to 11, drowned while skating on a frozen river in Pingyao county, Shanxi province, on Saturday afternoon. The children fell into the water as they skated on the thin icy surface of the Nanzheng village section of the Huiji River, a tributary of the Fen River, the county ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433871/six-children-shanxi-drown-after-skating-thin-ice
  4. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Tragic tale reveals cold-war spies' theft of children's identities

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and abandoned children and used them to create aliases for their foreign agents. The details have come to light in a German documentary that tells the tragic story of a Polish man whose identity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1187746/tragic-tale-reveals-cold-war-spies-theft-childrens-identities
  5. News - Asia

    Railway children cast shadow over the new India

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... scavenging plastic bottles for reselling. "I used to go to school but when my mother died everything was shattered," he says. India's "railway children" have swelled ... still attracts the railway children to the big cities. With India on course to have the world's youngest population by 2020, their plight is a signal that the country could fail to exploit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431205/railway-children-cast-shadow-over-new-india
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear Hazardous chemicals have been found in designer children's wear by eight upmarket brands, including Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. The findings by Greenpeace will surprise some parents who try to buy nothing but the best for their children and believe the high cost and big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430621/toxic-chemicals-found-top-childrens-wear
  7. News - World - CHARITY

    US volunteers pack two million meals for hungry children around world

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Novi, Michigan US volunteers pack 2 million meals for hungry children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines Marathon effort feeds children in far-flung places They came from all walks of US life- Girl Scouts troops, National Guard units, financial planning offices- to spend three days packing food for thousands of hungry children they will never meet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430461/us-volunteers-pack-two-million-meals-hungry-children-around-world
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong children happier, but less able to handle adversity, survey finds

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Drop in ability to cope needs to be 'attended to', Lingnan University researcher says HK children happier last year, but less resilient Hong Kong children were happier last year despite a "worrying" decline in their ability to cope with the kind of adversity that might have led to suicides, researchers say. The child happiness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429896/hong-kong-children-happier-less-able-handle-adversity-survey-finds
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Legal Eye: how to lessen the impact of divorce on children

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by WITHERS

    ... Rita Ku and Angie Todd life@scmp.com Mediation and collaboration benefit children during divorce It's not news that divorce and the legal process of separation have a negative impact on children. In recent years, as this has become more apparent, courts and governments in many parts of the world have attempted to minimise the knock-on effects for youngsters. In Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1429662/legal-eye-how-lessen-impact-divorce-children
  10. ENVIRONMENT

    Children's clothing from luxury brands contain harmful chemicals, concern group says

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:13pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Ballerina shoes, clothes and other children’s products sold by luxury fashion brands contain hazardous chemicals, according to an environmental group. ... to achieve a “zero discharge level” of all hazardous chemicals by 2020. Greenpeace last month said it had also found NPE in children's clothing from 12 other brands sold in 25 countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1430219/childrens-clothing-luxury-brands-contain-harmful-chemicals-concern-group-says

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