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‘At least 1,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, says the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs.

“Some of these minors were held under administrative detention, while others were sentenced to jail or paid large fine in order to be released,” said the committee in a report released on Saturday.

The so-called administrative detention is a manner of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows the Tel Aviv regime to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods.’

Read more: Palestine committee calls for ending child detentions

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‘It’s been nearly 20 years since the cold-blooded murder of JonBenét Ramsey shocked America.

On December 26, 1996, the lifeless body of a 6-year-old girl, JonBenét Ramsey, was found brutally murdered in the basement of her family home. The grisly discovery stunned a quiet and affluent community in Boulder, Colorado and quickly became one of the most disturbing unsolved crimes in the United States over the past two decades.’

Read more: An American Tragedy: Who Really Killed JonBenét Ramsey?

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‘The internet is increasingly a “playground” for predatory pedophiles, a charity warns, allowing them to groom children, view pictures, and even direct live sexual abuse online.

Social networks and online gaming communities are leaving an increasing number of children and teens vulnerable to grooming and other forms of online harassment and abuse, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said.

ChildLine, the NSPCC’s telephone counseling service, conducted more than 3,700, counseling sessions with children and teens worried about online abuse in 2015-2016 — a 24 percent uptick from the previous year.’

Read more: ‘Pedophile Playground’: Sexual Predators Targeting Increasing Number Of Children Online

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‘Teachers at Christian fundamentalist schools in Britain allegedly performed exorcisms on pupils, beat children in religious rituals and “groomed” girls for marriage, according to former students who say they have decided to speak out now after years of suffering in silence.

The former pupils told The Independent such treatment of children was a “terrifying” part of life at schools in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s in an environment where they felt too afraid to complain for fear of retribution from school staff, evangelical parents and their close-knit Baptist faith community.

One former pupil alleged that in the 1990s pupils at school assemblies would start convulsing amid “blood curdling screams” as prayers were said for the holy spirit to rid children of demons. The alleged abuse is said to have taken place many years ago at a number of schools in the UK that follow the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, a form of learning that originated in the southern Baptist states of the US.’

Read more: Teachers at Christian fundamentalist schools in Britain allegedly performed exorcisms on pupils, beat children in religious rituals and ‘groomed’ girls for marriage

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‘The UN has warned that millions of children with refugee status have been missing out on a chance to get an education, calling on the world to do more to provide the kids with proper schooling.

On Thursday, the United Nations refugee agency released a report revealing that the agency had failed to provide schooling for more than half of the children under its responsibility.

A full 3.7 million school-age children under the agency mandate have no school to attend, said the report.

It added that some 1.75 million refugee children were not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents were not attending secondary school.’

Read more: Millions of refugee kids losing education, UN warns

 

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A former Ohio mayor has admitted raping a four-year-old girl but claimed the victim was a “willing participant”, it has been reported.

Richard Keenan, who has described himself in the past as a “dedicated” Christian, is facing multiple counts of rape and attempted rape of a child.

Read more: Former Ohio mayor ‘admits raping four-year-old girl but claims victim initiated sex and was willing participant’

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