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More than a million child refugees are struggling to cope

Scrappage scheme for old radios announced

A scrappage scheme to encourage people to replace their old analogue radios with new digital sets is to be launched, it was announced yesterday.

Discount for old radios in scrappage deal

A "scrappage scheme" is to be launched to encourage people to upgrade their old analogue radios with new digital sets, it was announced today.

Bangladeshi school caning puts pupils in hospital

A Bangladeshi school teacher has been accused of caning eight of her pupils so hard for forgetting to bring their pencils to class that they needed hospital treatment.

Unicef chief concerned about child trafficking in Haiti

The head of Unicef warned that people may still be trying to smuggle children out of Haiti and said protecting youngsters who survived the earthquake is the top concern of the UN children's agency.

Western paedophiles target Kenya children for sex

Kenya, one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, is being targeted by Western paedophiles who are exploiting the country’s poverty and lax law enforcement to abuse children, an investigation has discovered.

Andrew Buncombe: Speaking for those without a voice in Sri Lanka

I don't think anyone who is concerned about free speech and transparency can be pleased about the news that Sri Lanka is planning to expel James Elder, the spokesman for the UN humanitarian group Unicef, having very publicly accused him of being a propagandist for the LTTE.

UN fights Sri Lanka expulsion order

The United Nations is trying to fight an order by the Sri Lankan authorities to expel a senior official representing the world body’s children’s charity who the government has accused of making “unfounded” statements about the war to crush Tamil rebels.

How we first fell in love with the game

They are three of football's greatest stars, and each overcame huge obstacles on their way to the top. Here, Messi, Gilberto and Ribéry tell their childhood stories.

Professor David Morley: Pioneer in children's health care for more than half a century

David Morley was a driving force for children's health worldwide for more than 50 years, active until the end of his life in advocating the key themes of his career: growth and nutrition, the involvement of parents and children in their own health care, and health-worker education. To many thousands of health professionals around the world he was a very special person: an idealist who practised what he preached and a charismatic role model and teacher. From his early days he believed in a bottom-up rather than a top-down approach, in offering rather than withholding knowledge, and in the empowerment of parents to be the key health workers.

Joan Smith: Women and children are defying the Taliban

The results from Afghanistan are fantastic. I'm not talking about last week's elections, obviously, but the interim results of a survey on the number of Afghan children who are now attending school. Published last month by Unicef, they show a "massive return" of boys and girls to schools around the country, with the number of female pupils going up by more than 90 per cent.

You're never too old for mumps

<b>Rob Sharp</b> was sick, feverish and hallucinating &ndash; and his face wasn't the only body part that swelled to unnatural proportions.

Peter Singer: Change a little to make a big difference

This is the right time to ask yourself: what ought I be doing to help the world&rsquo;s poor?

Sophie Morris: Help women and you can save the world

I usually take no notice when days are arbitrarily dedicated to one cause or another. No Smoking Day next Wednesday, for example, I shall be giving a wide berth to. National Chocolate Week makes more sense, but do I need an official excuse to break out the Green & Blacks?

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Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
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World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

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How to find gold: The Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge

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Singing accents: From Herman's Hermits and David Bowie to Alesha Dixon

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Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
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Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
Wimbledon 2015: Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Serena dispatched her elder sister 6-4, 6-3 in eight minutes more than an hour
Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

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Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

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Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

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