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  1. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Missing’ mother and children found safe after search

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:17pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Woman calls police from government shelter after she ran away from Tai Po home A 30-year-old woman and her two children, who triggered a police search over ... persons unit mounted a fruitless search across the city for the woman and her children and a public appeal was also made. Shortly before 11am today the woman called police to say they were safe ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Former engineer inspired to start Hangzhou school for autistic children after own daughter diagnosed

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Mother who wanted best for own daughter overcomes hostility, rising costs to help many Founder of school for autistic children battles the odds Ma Chen started a school for children with autism more than a decade ago after her own child, now a teenager, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Autism has been misunderstood, misdiagnosed ...

  3. News - China

    Parents protest against new rules barring non-Beijing children from primary schools

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:05pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com District rule 'threatens children's education' New school entrance rules set by a district-level education authority in the capital are being called discriminatory against those who do not hold Beijing household registration certificates, or hukou. Parents of children affected by the rule say it is biased against low-income ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    'Child-tracker' app company disowns Hong Kong-based trafficking suspect

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Bryan Harris

    ... was a start-up investor in Familonet, a Hamburg-based company that developed a mobile application to monitor the movement of children and family members in 2012. In response to questions from the Sunday ... district, is wanted by Thai police for questioning after he was found to have fathered 15 children through 11 surrogate mothers in Bangkok. The 24-year-old Japanese national fled the Thai city ...

  5. News - World - LITERATURE

    Cover art for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shows dark side of story

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... artist Quentin Blake. But the Modern Classics imprint under which the new edition will be released is not a children's book line. Instead, the sleek yet strange version of Charlie ... might be more interested in the new version, whose cover emphasised Dahl's dark commentary on parents who acted like children and children who must parent themselves. It was a common ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Triplets testify about alleged sex assault by brother, claiming mum refused to believe them as children

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by JULIE CHU

    ... his behaviour when they became adults because their mother did not believe them when they were children, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. Prosecutor Lisa d'Almada Remedios ... to police after they ran away from home when they were 17 years old. Remedios said the triplets were taken into a children's home in 2001, when they were six, after a domestic violence incident ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Beware the negative effects of too much screen time for children

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:21am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... Sunory Dutt life@scmp.com Too much screen time for children is not just detrimental physically but can inhibit communication skills, writes Sunory Dutt Zoned out As a mother screams ... a child's screen time is the best approach. Screen time includes watching television and using the internet and other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and video games. Children get ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Children attacked by knifeman at Hubei school

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:39am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Children attacked by knifeman at school A man with a kitchen knife attacked eight children at a primary school in Hubei province yesterday. The incident took place at about midday when the man attacked pupils at a school in Macheng, a statement from the city's government said. One of the children was seriously injured. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: children's book critic Leonard Marcus to visit city

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:39am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Lessons from the master Leonard Marcus is a living encyclopedia of children's literature who shares his knowledge through the many books that he has written, analysing the authors and artists who have created some of the genre's greatest works. He has reviewed children's books for The Washington Post and The New York Times, judged multiple book ...

  10. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombia charges driver in bus fire that killed 32 children

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Colombian authorities said on Monday night that aggravated manslaughter charges would be filed against a bus driver over the deaths of 32 children from a fire ... left the small bus running with the children on board when he got out to put gas in its tank from a portable container. Twenty others were hospitalised, with about half in a delicate state, ...




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