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Global pension funds warm to India's solar power ambitions

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India's solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is targeting $100 billion in investment in the next five years.

Melania Trump helps open garden at children's hospital

First lady Melania Trump visited Children's National Health System in Washington on Friday, her second visit there in as many months, to help the hospital mark the official opening of a healing garden dedicated to the first ladies of the United States.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration

In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.

Trump, you can stop the use of child soldiers

President Donald Trump's foreign policy priorities remain uncertain nearly 100 days into his administration. Early indications, however, point to human trafficking as one area of focus.


Pregnancy complications await childhood cancer survivors

(Reuters Health) - Women who manage to conceive after surviving childhood cancer may encounter treatment-related pregnancy and labor complications if they got radiation for their malignancies, a recent study suggests.


India's antitrust watchdog orders probe into Roche cancer drug

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's antitrust regulator has ordered a probe into Swiss drugmaker Roche for allegedly using anti-competitive practices to restrict cheaper copies of a blockbuster cancer drug from reaching patients.

Facebook removes video reportedly showing child's death

Facebook has removed video that reportedly showed a man in Thailand killing his 11-month-old daughter, the social media company said Tuesday.

Mom writes children's book to explain IVF to son

Jo Zmood wanted to find a book to help explain to her son how she brought him into the world.


UPDATE 2-India's Wipro growth forecast hit by healthcare, weak retail

* CEO says healthcare, retail clients weighing on growth (Adds CEO comment, details)

Single, childless and nearing 40, I saw one real option


U.N. seeks to avert famine in Yemen, where a child dies every 10 minutes

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations needs massive funds to avert famine in Yemen and warring parties there must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday as he opened a donor conference in Geneva.

Court documents give details of female genital mutilation procedure on child

A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for "doing good."


Poorest preschoolers most vulnerable to fatal child abuse

(Reuters Health) - Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study finds.


UPDATE 2-India's Reliance lifts Jio investment above $30 bln after record year

MUMBAI, April 24 (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries plans to spend a further $2.8 billion on its Jio telecoms business in the current quarter, it said on Monday, taking its investment in the venture to more than $30 billion.


Childhood death of sibling might affect survivor’s lifespan

(Reuters Health) - Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say.

Ex-child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect wildlife

He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."

India's most exciting new luxury hotel

From atop a granite hill, the Alila Fort Bishangarh hotel surveys the rolling hills below.

Fires and Firefighters

House Fire Kills 5, Including 3 Children, in Queens

The fire, in a home on 208th Street in Queens Village, killed two adults; two boys, 2 and 9; and a teenage girl, law enforcement officials said.


Small children among five dead in New York house fire

(Reuters) - Five people, including small children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.


Severe intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with new diagnoses increasing the most among Canadian children younger than 5, new research has found.


At least 17 school children killed in minibus crash in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 17 school children were killed when the minibus they were traveling in crashed into a truck and exploded into a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, north of the capital Pretoria, emergency services said on Friday.


Havana walls brought to life with murals of wide-eyed children

HAVANA (Reuters) - The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighborhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban artist Maisel Lopez.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)

The Children of Fukushima Return, Six Years After the Nuclear Disaster

In Naraha, some classrooms have as few as six students, but the school’s reopening is a powerful sign of renewal for the town, which was evacuated after the meltdown in 2011.


French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug

PARIS (Reuters) - An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France's drug regulator said on Thursday.

Child Care

Working Families: How Child Care Enriches Mothers, and Especially the Sons They Raise

Government spending on high-quality day care in early years delivers an economic boon that lasts three generations, research finds.


India's Paytm in talks with SoftBank to raise $1.2-$1.5 billion: report

(Reuters) - Electronics payments provider Paytm is in talks with Japan's SoftBank Group to raise $1.2 to $1.5 billion in cash, making the latter one of the largest shareholders in the fintech start-up, Mint newspaper reported on Wednesday citing sources.


India's Paytm in talks with SoftBank to raise $1.2 to $1.5 bln - report

April 19 (Reuters) - Electronics payments provider Paytm is in talks with Japan's SoftBank Group to raise $1.2 to $1.5 billion in cash, making the latter one of the largest shareholders in the fintech start-up, Mint newspaper reported on Wednesday citing sources.

India's most expensive film ever to cost ...

With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever.


N.Y. man gets 25 years to life for 1979 missing child murder

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former delicatessen worker who killed 6-year-old New York City boy Etan Patz in a 1979 slaying that helped raise national awareness about the plight of abducted children was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison.


Georgetown University renames buildings to atone for slavery ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgetown University moved to atone for its historical links to slavery on Tuesday by holding a religious service and renaming buildings after African-Americans, including for...


India's monsoon rains seen at average levels in 2017: weather office

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's crucial monsoon rains are expected to be average in 2017, a senior official at the weather office said on Tuesday, easing concerns over farm and economic growth in the world's leading producer of an array of agricultural goods.


N.Y. man to be sentenced for murder in infamous 1979 missing child case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, nearly 40 years after the boy's disappearance in New York City helped raise national awareness about the plight of abducted children.


German Merck aims to role out child formula for schistosomiasis drug

GENEVA, April 18 (Reuters) - Merck KGaA said it is developing a children's formula of its drug to treat schistosomiasis, a parasitic worm disease that infects millions of poor people in Africa and Asia.


The Checkup: Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?

We need to study the health consequences of the modern and more “hygienic” built environment, which is clean but by no means sterile.


Roche's emicizumab hemophilia drug shows positive results with children

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG's emicizumab drug for treating hemophilia A showed positive interim results in a phase III study with children with inhibitors to clotting protein factor VIII, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday.


Roche's emicizumab haemophilia drug shows positive results with children

ZURICH, April 17 (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG's emicizumab drug for treating haemophilia A showed positive interim results in a phase III study with children with inhibitors to clotting protein factor VIII, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday.


BRIEF-Genentech announces positive interim results for Emicizumab in phase III study of children with Hemophilia A

* Genentech announces positive interim results for Emicizumab in phase III study of children with Hemophilia A

They could change India's skylines forever

"India is the place to be," said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis.

Birth Rates

Fewer Children in Greece May Add to Its Financial Crisis

Demographers in Europe say lower birthrates in the south will mean weaker growth and productivity, producing fiscal problems.

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American Aid Worker Is Cleared of Child Abuse Charges in Egypt

Aya Hijazi, who founded a nonprofit to care for street children in Cairo, was accused of human trafficking in a case rights groups called “a travesty.”


Child crushed to death in accident at Atlanta revolving restaurant

(Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries at a rotating restaurant atop a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta when his head became lodged between a stationary wall and a table affixed to the slow-moving floor, officials said on Saturday.

Child dies at rotating restaurant

A 5-year-old died after getting stuck in the rotating floor of the Sundial restaurant in Atlanta.

Assad, Bashar al-

Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked

President Bashar al-Assad doubled down on denials of responsibility for the attack, contending the episode had been staged as a pretext for a U.S. strike.


Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has won the first major battle in his war on illegal immigration, and he did it without building his wall.

EPA regulation cuts likely to hurt children most, experts say

Many things a child does -- from playing outside to sprawling out on carpets and lawns -- puts them at greater risk for exposure to environmental hazards such as pollution in the air, pesticides on grass and treatments on rugs.


India's biggest film franchise hot on Hollywood's heels

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Dozens of animators work into the night in India's southern city of Hyderabad, fueled by caffeine and huddled over computer screens in a darkened studio to put the finishing touches on India's biggest and most ambitious film.

Trump, Donald J

Spicer Spinning Spicer

Sean Spicer, the press secretary for President Trump, went on the defensive after making poorly received comments that compared President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to Hitler.


Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Mireille Enos Reads ‘A Child of Two Worlds’

This week, the star of ABC’s “The Catch” reads Rachel Pieh Jones’s story about choosing to give birth in Djibouti, despite difficult conditions.

Agriculture and Farming

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s ‘Slavery’

Paola Clemente, 49, died in 2015 of a heart attack at a vineyard. An investigation found female laborers were routinely exploited and their pay skimmed.


Child suicide bombings surge in Boko Haram conflict: UNICEF

ABUJA (Reuters) - The use of children as suicide bombers by the insurgents of Boko Haram has surged in 2017, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.


U.S. judges pulled from Mexico border as crossings by women, children fall

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two U.S. immigration judges recently sent to the Mexico border to process asylum requests from migrant women and children are being recalled as they have so few cases to hear, according to two people familiar with the matter.


India's Strand Life Sciences launches blood test to detect cancer

BENGALURU, India (Reuters) - A small Indian company launched on Tuesday a blood test to detect a wide range of cancers at a fraction of the cost of similar diagnostics available in the United States.

Cosby's children books targeted for censorship

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby's award-winning children's books series has landed on the American Library Association's list of top 10 books targeted for removal from school libraries.


India's Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's top e-commerce firm Flipkart has raised $1.4 billion from Tencent Holdings Ltd, Microsoft Corp and eBay Inc, the company said in a statement on Monday.


BRIEF-India's Flipkart raises $1.4 bln in its biggest ever funding round

* Flipkart announces investment of $1.4 billion from consortium of global blue chip tech companies


‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Sets Olivier Awards Record

The theatrical sequel to J.K. Rowling’s novels won nine prizes at London’s top theater awards ceremony.


Three people killed, several injured during protests in India's Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India's disputed Kashmir region, an official said.

Trump grandchildren perform for President Xi

President Trump's grandchildren performed a Chinese folksong for President Xi Jinping during his visit to Mar-a-Lago, a sign Time Magazine contributor Jay Newton-Small says shows just how much Trump values family ties.

Education (K-12)

PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California

An experiment in distributing parents’ contributions equally across a district is one reason Malibu residents want to separate their schools from Santa Monica’s.


Seattle mayor denies child sex abuse claim, vows to stay in race

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Friday denied as "simply not true" allegations in a civil lawsuit that he once paid a homeless, drug-addicted teenager for sex in the 1980s, and he vowed to press on with his re-election campaign.


Kansas lawmakers approve amusement ride law following child's death

(Reuters) - Kansas lawmakers on Friday approved legislation that would tighten regulations of amusement rides following the death of a state representative's son last year on the world's tallest water slide.


‘I Buried My Own Children’: A Syrian Father’s Grief

One Syrian man said he lost at least 25 members of his extended family in the chemical attack on Tuesday, including his wife and twins.


Man convicted in 1979 N.Y. missing child case loses bid for new trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday rejected a request from a former delicatessen worker to throw out his February conviction for murdering Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy whose disappearance in 1979 became one of the country's most infamous missing child cases.

Fines (Penalties)

U.K. Court Upholds Fine for Dad Who Took Child From School for Disney Trip

The heavily debated case pit the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit against stiff truancy laws in a nation where school attendance is compulsory.

Presidents and Presidency (US)

Telling Trump’s Story to Children: For Book Publishers, It’s Tricky

Presidential biographies aimed at young readers hit bookshelves every four years. But the latest round has posed a unique set of challenges.


Exclusive: India's Ganges clean-up in a shambles, Modi intervenes

NEW DELHI/KANPUR, India (Reuters) - India's $3 billion plan to clean the holy Ganges river is badly behind schedule with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, according to government officials and documents seen by Reuters.

Schwarzenegger accuses Trump of 'robbing (children) blind'

Arnold Schwarzenegger found himself in familiar territory Wednesday: taking aim at President Donald Trump.


Trump administration says no longer considering separating women, children at border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is no longer considering separating women and children at the southern U.S. border as a means of deterring their migration, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said on Wednesday.


India's Dr Reddy's says FDA raises fresh concerns at Srikakulam drug plant

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has outlined two more concerns with the company's Srikakulam drug-making plant after an inspection of the facility.

South Sudan

‘Duop, Can You Hear Me?’ A Child Soldier Tries to Go Home Again

The teenage boy had seen things no child should ever witness. Now he would see his mother for the first time in six years.


Under pressure, India's Snapdeal woos staff with promises of profit

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, April 4 (Reuters) - Seeking to calm employees rattled by reports of a cash crunch, the founders of Indian online retailer Snapdeal have gone directly to them with a string of townhall meetings in past weeks, according to sources, promising profit and brushing off takeover talk.


Progress uneven as global child death rates fall

(Reuters Health) - - Deaths among children and adolescents became less common between 1990 and 2015, but not all countries benefited equally from the improvements, according to a new analysis.

Slavery still exists in the land of the free

More than 150 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, slavery is illegal almost everywhere. But it is still not abolished -- not even here, in the land of the free. On the contrary, there is a cancer of violence, a modern-day slavery growing in America by the day, in the very places where we live and work. It's called human trafficking. The time has come for a new abolitionist movement to confront this oppression and turn it back.


Turkey's Erdogan says Turks in Europe should defy 'grandchildren of Nazism'

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Turkish voters in Europe to defy the "grandchildren of Nazism" and back a referendum this month on changing the constitution, comments likely to cause further ire in Europe.


Philippines' Duterte says he would kill drug dealers to protect children

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told school children on Monday he would not hesitate to kill to protect them from the scourge of drugs and encouraged them to enlist in the army to defend the country from its enemies.

Missing black and Latina children are a crisis for all


Child killed, 12 people injured by carbon monoxide in Michigan motel

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy was killed and 12 people were taken to hospitals for treatment due to a carbon monoxide leak in a Michigan motel on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.


Dalai Lama arrives in India's northeast on his way to region disputed by China

GUWAHATI (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama arrived in India's northeastern state of Assam on Saturday ahead of a visit to neighboring Arunachal Pradesh, a region run by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing.


India's Reliance Jio signs up 72 million paying customers

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Jio, the telecom unit of Reliance Industries, said on Friday it had signed up 72 million paying customers under its Prime plan, and added it had extended the enrolment deadline for the plan until April 15.


British robot helping autistic children with their social skills

LONDON (Reuters) - "This is nice, it tickles me," Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of London.


UPDATE 2-Rosneft-led deal to buy India's Essar delayed until April

* First signed in Oct, completion now expected in April (Adds VTB comments)


India's top court bans sale of older-technology vehicles from April

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Wednesday banned the sale of vehicles running on older Euro III fuel technology from April 1, a decision that led to a sharp fall in shares of major automakers sitting on unsold inventories.

Trump, Donald J

Mysterious Buyer of Trump’s Childhood Home Said to Be From China

A stream of Chinese visitors reportedly stopped to see the house between when it was listed for auction in January and when the sale closed last week.


Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected

(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children.


Childhood lead exposure linked to lower adult IQ

(Reuters Health) - Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests.

Transgender child's mom: love your kids, period

Four years ago on a summer afternoon in late July, I was making cucumber soup in my kitchen when a wisp of light blue flashed across my yard. I dropped my peeler and saw through the window our four-year-old son wandering around the garden dressed like Cinderella.


Soccer: Ronaldo nicknamed "cry baby" by childhood team mates

(Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood team mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball,


Trump's childhood home fetches tidy sum for savvy New York investor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York real estate investor has taken a page out of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" by selling the president's boyhood home for $2.14 million, or 54 percent more than the $1.39 million he paid in December, an auction house said on Monday.

Activists go undercover to expose India's illegal sex-selective abortions

A pregnant woman sat in a hospital consultation room in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.


Communal strife in home state of India's Modi kills one, 14 hurt

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Sunday.

Cop convicted in fatal shooting of child

A Marksville, Louisiana, marshal has been found guilty of manslaughter for the shooting of a young boy who was killed in the passenger seat of his father's car after a police pursuit, prosecutors said Saturday.


India's market regulator accuses Reliance of wrongful share trading

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's market regulator accused Reliance Industries on Friday of having committed a "fraud" in taking a short trading position at the time of selling a stake in a subsidiary in 2007, ordering it to surrender 4.5 billion rupees ($69 million) plus interest in "unlawful gains".


India's monsoon likely to escape El Nino unscathed: weather office

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is likely to emerge unscathed from the El Nino weather pattern as it is expected to set in only during the latter part of the four-month monsoon season, a top weather official said, indicating a timely arrival of crop-nourishing rains.


Hungarian law risks exposing migrant children to sex abuse: watchdog

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's new law to detain migrants in transit zones on its southern border will put children on the move at risk of exposure to sexual abuse, the watchdog Council of Europe said on Friday in a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orban.


BRIEF-Carlyle Group acquires significant minority stake in India's Delhivery

* Carlyle Group acquires significant minority stake in Delhivery


Heavy car means crash diet for Force India's Perez

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has been on a crash diet ahead of Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix after Force India asked him to shed some kilos to compensate for an overweight car.


India's Snapdeal searches for funds, takeover speculation grows

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online retailer Snapdeal is seeking investment to shore up its finances after unsuccessful talks with Chinese funds and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as it battles to remain competitive, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.


Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital

BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.

Will fruit juice make your child gain weight?

Sugar can easily sneak into the diet, both for you and for your child, even through 100% fruit juices.

Travel and Vacations

What a Child Actually Sees On Vacation

See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.

Vaccination and Immunization

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.


Migrant, refugee children live in 'abysmal conditions': European watchdog

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Migrant children reaching Europe are exposed to sexual abuse and forced labor and lack access to education or healthcare, with some put in detention centers in a violation of their rights, the watchdog Council of Europe said on Wednesday.


Australia's Rinehart children cleared to sue billionaire mother

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The children of mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, Australia's richest person, have been cleared by a court to sue their mother for what they describe as mismanagement of a multi-billion dollar family trust, in a long-running family feud.


Review: Instead of a ‘War Horse,’ This Time a Lost Cat Opens a Child’s Eyes

In “946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,” Emma Rice directs a fanciful adaptation of another novel by Michael Morpurgo, the author of “War Horse.”

Grown children, the health law's Achilles' heel?


Oklahoma state senator to resign after child prostitution charges

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma state senator charged with hiring a teenage boy as a prostitute intends to resign as a lawmaker by Wednesday, the senator's lawyer said on Tuesday.


Cheerios maker General Mills' sales fall for seventh straight quarter

(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported its seventh straight quarterly sales decline on Tuesday, hurt by weak demand for its yogurt and baking products, as the company discounted less amid pricing competition in the United States.


UPDATE 1-Cheerios maker General Mills' sales fall for seventh straight qtr

March 21 (Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported its seventh straight quarterly sales decline on Tuesday, hurt by weak demand for its yogurt and baking products, as the company discounted less amid pricing competition in the United States.

Travel and Vacations

Family Travel: The Dutch Way: Tulips, Windmills and Barnyard Animals

A mother recalls a favorite ritual with her young daughter, visiting some of Amsterdam’s many neighborhood children’s farms or petting zoos.


Trump's son Eric and his wife expect first child in September

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Trump, the 33-year-old middle son of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday that his wife Lara was expecting to give birth to their first child in September.


Health and behavior problems can linger after child abuse

(Reuters Health) - - Children who have suffered from abuse or neglect may have physical or behavioral health problems even after the mistreatment stops, new guidelines for pediatricians emphasize.


Even Penguins Have Children Who Won’t Leave the Nest

Even fully fledged chicks will hound their parents for food, researchers find.

President Trump's ninth grandchild is on the way

Today Eric and Lara Trump, both 33, announced they're anticipating the September arrival of their first child, a boy.


Studies shed light on opioid exposures among U.S. children and young adults

(Reuters Health) - Between 2000 and 2015, poison control centers in the United States received 188,468 calls about prescription opioid exposures in children and teens, a new study finds.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: Travel Apps and Games for Children on the Go

Long airplane and car trips are the time to let your children binge on apps — especially those that get them thinking.


Sleep apnea in children tied to changes in brain

(Reuters Health) - In children with a common condition that causes them to periodically stop breathing during sleep, areas of the brain involved with thinking and problem-solving appear to be smaller than in children who sleep normally, a study finds.


Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made against Australia's Anglican church

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The head of Australia's Anglican Church expressed sorrow and shame after a government report published on Friday said close to 1,100 people had filed child sexual assault claims against the church over a 35-year period.


Exclusive: Children among hundreds of Rohingya detained in Myanmar crackdown

SITTWE, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest.

Secret Service face investigation over conduct while protecting Trump grandchild

Two Secret Service agents are facing an internal investigation over their alleged conduct last week while they protected a grandchild of President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter tell CNN.


Foster Parent Diary: Starting Over With a New Foster Child

The next child doesn’t replace or displace. The next child adds to.


UPDATE 2-India's IOC buys its first Hibernia crude from Canada's Suncor

CALGARY, Alberta/NEW DELHI, March 16 (Reuters) - Indian Oil Corp became India's first refiner to buy light sweet Hibernia crude from Canada's largest oil company, doing the deal after the opening of the arbitrage for Canadian oil to flow to Asia.


Save the Children finds rising self-harm, depression in Greek camps

ATHENS (Reuters) - Children stuck in Greek migrant camps are cutting themselves, attempting suicide and using drugs to cope with "endless misery," international charity Save the Children said on Thursday.


Syria sanctions indirectly hit children's cancer treatment

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - In the cancer ward at Damascus Children's Hospital, doctors are struggling with a critical shortage of specialist drugs to treat their young patients - and it's not just due to the general chaos of the Syrian civil war.


Syria's unaccompanied children biggest victims of war: UNICEF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Children have suffered the most in Syria's six-year war, and among them the most vulnerable are those separated from their families, a senior Unicef official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Child's DNA used to identify Kim Jong Nam's body, police say

The body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slain last month, was identified using a DNA sample from one of his children, Malaysian authorities said Wednesday.

1 dad, 2 moms get custody of child

An unconventional family produced a child before becoming tangled in a lengthy custody battle that ended last week when a New York judge awarded shared custody of the boy to his dad and two "mothers."


BRIEF-General Mills declared quarterly dividend of $0.48/share

* Says board of directors declared a quarterly dividend at prevailing rate of $0.48 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


As Greek crisis grinds on, children pay price

ATHENS (Reuters) - In Greece's grinding economic crisis, a home for abused children is now taking in those whose parents are struggling to feed them.


India's Sun Pharma says FDA to lift ban on Mohali drug plant

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday that U.S. regulators plan to lift a ban on its Mohali plant in northern India, allowing the company to restart supplies from there after four years.

It's #MyFreedomDay: All over the world, students are fighting slavery

It's here: March 14 is #MyFreedomDay. Today, students around the world are doing amazing things to raise awareness of modern slavery.

Colors fly in India's Holi festival

Ancient legends are brought to life in this Hindu festival of dazzling color.

Travel and Vacations

The Checkup: Traveling With Adult Children

You may be dazzled to see that they are truly grown up, and yet you may still need to take care of them.


A Children’s Museum ‘Surprise Blockbuster’: A Show on Islam

“America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, is designed to educate young visitors and prevent bias.


A Push to Restrict Child Marriages in New York

Legislation backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would revise current law that now allows children as young as 14 to marry in New York.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

2 of a Farmer’s 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third — and the Land?

Opioid addiction is ravaging America’s farmland, tearing at communities and posing a new threat to families that have worked the same soil for generations.


Jordan soldier who shot Israeli schoolchildren freed after end of sentence

AMMAN (Reuters) - A Jordanian soldier who was convicted of killing seven Israeli school girls two decades ago has been released from prison after serving his sentence, family sources said on Sunday.


Death toll from Guatemala children's shelter fire rises to 39

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The number of girls who died after a fire at a Guatemala children's shelter rose to 39 on Saturday, with several still in critical condition after one of the country's worst tragedies in recent years.


Modi's one-man show triumphs again in India's battleground state

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sensing his party's drive for votes in India's most politically prized state had stalled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared his schedule and thrust himself into the heart of the battle.

Trump, Ivanka

Even Child Care Divides Parties. Ivanka Trump Tries Building a Bridge.

Ms. Trump is in an unusual position: working on issues traditionally championed by Democrats by forging alliances with Republican women.


Modi wins landslide election victory in India's biggest state

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most important battleground state on Saturday, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.


Backpage’s Sex Ads Are Gone. Child Trafficking? Hardly.

The website, under pressure, dropped the ads, many of which featured minors. But the unanticipated result is that prostitution can now be even riskier.


India's Modi eyes victory in biggest state election as counting begins

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Early voting trends in a state election in Uttar Pradesh favored Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to television networks, though it was premature to call the outcome in the race for control over India's most populous state.


India's Modi eyes victory in biggest state election test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will learn on Saturday whether his popularity is sufficient to clinch a win for his party in the country's most populous state, where its sights are set on an absolute majority to consolidate its position.

Wills and Estates

Retiring: Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake

It’s easy to procrastinate on drawing up the document, but it isn’t all that difficult to take charge of the chore.

Children crash a live TV interview

Professor Robert Kelly was interrupted by his kids during a live BBC interview.


Six years on, Fukushima child evacuees face menace of school bullies

Gesturing as if with guns, two boys in Tokyo repeatedly taunted a girl whose family fled to Japan's capital to escape radioactivity unleashed by the Fukushima nuclear crisis of 2011.


State-backed rivals force India's e-payment firms to step up

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Electronic payment firms got a big boost when India abolished most of the country's banknotes last year, but rival state-sponsored e-payment services are forcing them to raise their game to hang on to their new customers.


Jewish Children's Museum in New York evacuated for bomb threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Jewish Children's Museum in New York City was evacuated for a few hours on Thursday after it received a bomb threat by email, police said, the latest in a rash of recent threats to U.S. and Canadian Jewish organizations.

Facebook Inc

Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images

The move by Facebook highlights a growing debate over how and when the social network should moderate the mass of content on its site.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Justin Bieber Impersonator Is Charged With Child-Sex Crimes

The police in Australia said the 42-year-old man had pretended to be the pop star as a way to lure explicit images from children online.


Australia charges Bieber impersonator with more than 900 child sex offences

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police on Thursday urged fans of Justin Bieber and their parents to stay vigilant on the internet, after they filed charges over more than 900 child sex offences against a man who impersonated the popstar online.


Singapore considers harsher penalties for child sex crimes after public outcry

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is considering harsher punishments for sex offences against minors, the law minister said, after a U.S. martial arts instructor was jailed for four years for having consensual sex with two 15-year-olds, prompting a rare public outcry.


Tennessee bus driver indicted in crash that killed six children

(Reuters) - The driver of a school bus that crashed in Tennessee last year, killing six children, was charged with vehicular homicide in an indictment unsealed on Wednesday, local media reported.

Fires and Firefighters

Fire at Guatemala Children’s Shelter Kills Nearly 20

At least 19 girls were killed in a blaze at a government-run home for abused teenagers, the Guatemalan police said.


At least 19 girls dead in fire at Guatemala children's shelter: police

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (Reuters) - At least 19 girls were killed in a fire on Wednesday in a government-run home for abused teens, Guatemalan police said, with local media reporting that dozens of residents had escaped the overcrowded home following a melee overnight.


India's Flipkart looking to raise $1 billion in latest funding round: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's top e-commerce company Flipkart is holding talks with investors to raise up to $1 billion in one of its biggest funding rounds so far, a source familiar with developments said on Wednesday.


UPDATE 1-India's Flipkart looking to raise $1 bln in latest funding round - source

MUMBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - India's top e-commerce company Flipkart is holding talks with investors to raise up to $1 billion in one of its biggest funding rounds so far, a source familiar with developments said on Wednesday.

Illegal Immigration

In Line for Paperwork, Immigrants Are ‘Scared They’ll Take Away Our Children’

Immigrants have rushed to the city’s Bureau of Vital Statistics to collect their children’s birth certificates. The Times spent a week in line listening their stories.

Willard, Nancy

Nancy Willard, Prolific Children’s Book Author, Dies at 80

Her fiction and poems — including the first volume of poetry to win the Newbery Medal — charmed audiences with their mix of fanciful illusion and stark reality.


Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: which child to feed

MOGADISHU/BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali mothers are facing an agonizing choice over how to divide their shrinking food supply among hungry children as a devastating drought kills off livestock and leaves the Horn of Africa nation facing the possibility of famine.


Two children killed in Yemen drone strike: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two Yemeni boys were killed in a drone strike while walking on a road in central Yemen used by al Qaeda militants who have been subject to repeated strikes by U.S. forces in recent days, residents said on Tuesday.

Kelly: DHS is considering separating undocumented children from their parents at the border

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly confirmed that the department is considering separating children from their parents at the border.


Nine children found in filthy Chicago apartment without heat, food

(Reuters) - Nine children have been removed from a filthy Chicago apartment reported to lack heat or food, and authorities said on Monday they were investigating neglect allegations.


Kelly says considering separating women, children at Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Monday he was considering a proposal to separate women and children who cross the U.S. border with Mexico illegally.


Mental health crisis among Syria's children a living nightmare: Save the Children

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six years of violence and bloodshed have spawned a mental health crisis among Syria's children whose impact will be felt for decades, international charity Save the Children said on Tuesday.

Air India's all-female crew makes history with round-the-world flight

Air India says it has become the first airline to fly around the world with an all-female crew, just ahead of International Women's Day.


Opening a new chapter at India's 'grandmothers' school'

FANGANE, India (Reuters) - Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school in India.


Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Colleges and Universities

Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

Harvard hosts a conference examining a long-neglected topic that has suddenly become urgent.


BRIEF-Bahrain Flour Mills signs strategic partnership with Mondelēz International

* Signs strategic partnership with Mondelēz International Source: ( Further company coverage: )

DHS considering proposal to separate children from adults at border

The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal to separate children from adults when they are trying to enter the country illegally at the southern border, a senior DHS official confirmed to CNN on Friday.


Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.


Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.


Parents fearing deportation pick guardians for U.S. children

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents who immigrated illegally to the United States and now fear deportation under the Trump administration are inundating immigration advocates with requests for help in securing care for their children in the event they are expelled from the country.


India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200 million from Alibaba, SAIF Partners

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200 million from China's Alibaba Group Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon.


India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200 mln from Alibaba, SAIF Partners

MUMBAI, March 3 (Reuters) - India's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200 million from China's Alibaba Group Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon.


UPDATE 1-India's GAIL signs 1st time-swap deal for U.S. LNG with Gunvor

* Shares rise as much as 2.5 pct (Adds share price, analyst comment)


India's GAIL signs 1st time-swap deal for U.S. LNG with Gunvor

NEW DELHI, March 3 (Reuters) - State-run gas company GAIL (India) Ltd has signed a time-swap deal with Swiss trader Gunvor to sell some of its U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), sources said, as the Indian firm tries to ease the burden of its costly foreign LNG supplies.

United States Politics and Government

Melania Trump Reads Dr. Seuss to Children in First Solo Outing as First Lady

To celebrate National Read Across America Day, Mrs. Trump visited a hospital pediatric wing and read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Melania Trump reads to children at NYC hospital

First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Thursday, meeting and reading to children in the pediatrics unit playroom.


Children of depressed mothers at risk for unintentional injuries

(Reuters Health) - Children under age 5 are more likely to accidentally get injured if their mothers are having a depression or anxiety episode, according to a study in the UK.

Boko Haram cannot crush the spirit of children

In early February, I traveled to Diffa in southeastern Niger to better understand the impact of Boko Haram on the people living there. The Diffa region alone currently hosts over 240,000 internally displaced persons, refugees and returnees, including 160,000 children.


Children give Oscars fashion the pint-sized treatment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's high fashion on a small scale, as the Oscar gowns worn by some of Hollywood's biggest names got re-imagined into child-sized versions by a Los Angeles photographer.


Oregon house fire kills four children, injures three others

(Reuters) - An early morning house fire in western Oregon on Wednesday killed four children and left three other members of their family who were present at the time hospitalized with severe injuries, authorities said.

They didn't think they could parent a child without limbs

The lives of a small but growing family in Utah have forever been changed thanks to a tiny, bright-eyed toddler from the Philippines named Maria.

Trump's child care plan is called a gift to the rich

Trump's current proposal, which he is expected to reiterate tonight, will do little to help the working families who need the most relief. That's according to a new analysis from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.


Clashes in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kill child: state news agency

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes between gunmen in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon killed a child on Tuesday, the latest casualty in several days of violence, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Couple gets prison for racial threats at child's birthday party

A Georgia couple who rode with a Confederate flag-waving group that made armed threats against African-Americans at a child's birthday party were sentenced to prison Monday.


China considering offering financial incentives for second child: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed that economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand families, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported.

Preparing refugee children -- and their moms -- for life in US

Of the thousands of refugees who come to the United States annually, some end up in Clarkston, Georgia, a diverse Atlanta suburb with a history of accepting immigrants.

Slavery (Historical)

Underground Railroad: In Ohio, a Warrior Against Slavery

John Parker, a former slave, was a daring conductor on the Underground Railroad. His home in Ripley, Ohio, helps to tell his story.


Founder of India's $4 smartphone firm arrested on allegations of fraud

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The founder of an Indian tech firm that shot to prominence by offering a $4 smartphone has been arrested on allegations of fraud, after a handset dealer accused the company of not refunding him for an unfulfilled order, the police said.

Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare

Treadmills Add to Evidence in Arrest for Dog Fighting

In addition to the caged and battered dogs in a garage in Queens, officials found training equipment suggesting the dogs were being trained to fight.


India's MobiKwik to invest $45 mln to expand user base

MUMBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Indian digital payments firm MobiKwik will invest 3 billion rupees ($44.89 million) this year to expand its user base and rack up $10 billion worth of transactions on its platform, it said in a statement on Thursday.


India's Snapdeal to cut 600 staff, founders forego salary

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online marketplace Snapdeal is to lay off 600 employees and its founders will forego their salaries as the company struggles to turn a profit in a market increasingly dominated by rivals Flipkart and Amazon .


BRIEF-Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc says extending its genomics collaboration with center for applied genomics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

* Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc says extending its genomics collaboration with center for applied genomics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as an editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over old comments that condoned at least some intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.

Administration for Children's Services (NYC)

De Blasio Picks David Hansell to Lead New York’s Child Welfare Agency

Mr. Hansell will take over as head of the Administration for Children’s Services after its previous commissioner stepped down amid a wave of criticism.


Fructose tied to advanced liver disease in children and teens

(Reuters Health) - Obese youth who have some buildup of fats in their livers and a diet high in fructose may be more likely to develop serious chronic liver damage common in adult alcoholics, a recent study suggests.


U.N. says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.