(THAILAND) #ThaiCaveRescue As the ‘ Football Coach ‘ apologies to parents over taking children into cave just prior to the ‘ Monsoon Season ‘ after its reported on Friday that Saman Ku nont, a ‘ Brave Navy Seal ‘ has died after running out of oxygen during the operation to res cue 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside a cave complex #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.07: On his way back he lost consciousness,” Thai Navy Seal Commander Apakorn Yookongkaew was quoted as saying by AFP, adding that another diver had tried to help bring him out: However, Thai Navy Seal Commander stressed that “even though we have lost one man, we still have faith to carry out our work.” ……………….On Wednesday, Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said it was ready to help rescue junior football team who has been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for almost two weeks #AceNewsDesk reports

“Just teach the Thai boys to cave dive and get them out how hard can it be?”

ERR… NOPE, NOPE, AND HELL NOPE…#ThailandCaveRescuepic.twitter.com/8voGZcvLfw
— Mr Scribble (Elite) (@5cribblesvurt) 5 июля 2018 г.Rescue workers are seen in Tham Luang caves during a search for 12 members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, June 27, 2018.
© REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun
WATCH: Thai Authorities Examine Ways to Get 12 Children Out of Flooded Cave

“The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation is ready to render the necessary assistance to Thai colleagues in the rescue of children trapped in the cave.” In case of an official request from the authorities of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Russian rescuers will be sent to participate in the rescue operation,” the ministry’s press service said in a statement

The governor of Chiang Rai province, said earlier that the rescue operation was too dangerous, adding that the rescue operation could be carried out in stages, depending on the situation in the cave and the physical state of each person trapped there.

On June 23, several hours after the 12 boys and their coach entered the Tham Luang cave, heavy rains prevented them from leaving. Over 1,000 Thai military personnel, rescuers and volunteers from both Thailand and other states participated in the operation to find the group.

Thai military use the water being pumped out of the flooded cave to wash their gear. pic.twitter.com/mhc0E5DOn9

— Rian Maelzer (@rdamael) 5 июля 2018 г.Breaking144 Just tweeted ********************************************** Rescue #diver dies at #cave where Thai #children being trapped – reports https://t.co/Be15xMKYHnhttps://t.co/x90ctxPIu1 — Sputnik July 6, 2018Thai #coach of children trapped in #cave offers ‘apologies’ to parents – reports #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/wKB6QhoUwD— Sputnik July 7, 2018: Ace Newsroom Live https://ift.tt/2KU9tZ6

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VIDEO:SYRIA: ‘ Fire at small clinic kills 27-people mostly children ‘

#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:May.31: A fire at a small clinic in the north east of Syria has killed 27 people, the majority of whom are children, according to the SANA news agency, cited by AFP.

It is believed dry branches caught fire and the blaze subsequently spread to a nearby fuel tank, which then exploded. “At least 27 people were killed … and at least 30 people are being treated for burns,” the news agency stated, citing a doctor at the scene.

The fire occurred at the Maysalun clinic in the city of Qamishli, which is located on the border with Turkey.



#children, #fire, #killed


#AceWorldNews- Update: PAKISTAN:Jan.12: Pakistani children returned on Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, AP said.

The terrorist attack on December 16 in Peshawar was one of the worst Pakistan has experienced.

A ceremony was held at the school to mark its reopening, with classes restarting on Tuesday.


#children, #peshawar, #taliban


#AceWorldNews – CANADA:Dec.31: A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton in what the police chief on Tuesday called the western Canadian city’s worst mass murder AP reported.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference late Tuesday night that there was no suggestion of gang involvement and said the motive for the “senseless mass murder” appears to have been “planned and deliberate” domestic violence.

“It’s terrible for the city,” Knecht said. “The scene … has been described as chaotic, horrific. Particularly when there’s children involved, it has a tremendous impact on our folks.”

Knecht did not release the name of the suspect, but said the man was well-known to police and had a criminal record dating back to September 1987.


#adults, #children, #edmonton, #killed


#AceWorldNews – AUSTRALIA:Dec.22 – The house where an Australian mother allegedly killed eight children, most of them her own, will likely be demolished, Reuters quoted a government official as saying on Monday.

The move is in keeping with indigenous culture to make way for a memorial.

The Queensland government agreed to the demolition of because of the horrific nature of the killings, according to Queensland MP Gavin King.

A judge denied a request to transfer the murder case against 37-year-old Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday to Queensland state’s Mental Health Court.


#children, #killing, #murder


#AceNewsServices – PAKISTAN:Dec.17 – Once, if you wanted to speak with the man known as “Mullah Radio,” you had to travel to the remote, mountainous lands of north-west Pakistan.

' 'Radio Mullah' -- The Pakistani Taliban's New Leader '

‘ ‘Radio Mullah’ — The Pakistani Taliban’s New Leader ‘

There, between radio segments, the man who now leads an insurgency that just killed scores of schoolchildren, would perhaps drop by on his white horse.

That’s what happened when journalist Nicholas Schmidle arrived at the mullah’s compound in 2007.

In 2007, FRONTLINE/World correspondent David Montero traveled to Pakistan’s Swat valley, becoming the first Western correspondent to interview the publicity-shy cleric. At the time, Fazlullah had not yet begun his violent uprising, but he told Montero he hoped to wipe out the darkness of Western ideas and influence. 

At the time, the mullah named Maulana Fazlullah was riding high. 

Tens of thousands of people in the Swat Valley were tuning in to his illegal FM radio station, from which he excoriated the evils of female education and urged jihad.

His influence was growing at such a rapid clip village women donated earrings and bangle bracelets to the cause. A cult figure was born. “He is totally out of control,” one local leader told Schmidle, who found Fazlullah particularly dangerous. “His ambitions exceeded the mere creation of an Islamic emirate in Swat,” Schmidle wrote in the New York Times

By Fazlullah’s twisted logic, the attacks made sense. The killings were a response to a recent military crackdown on Taliban activities following years of ambivalent policies toward homegrown Islamic militants. They reasserted the Taliban’s presence and power to cause mayhem. But the killings also reflected Fazlullah’s desire to obliterate women’s chances to secure an education.

Since 2009, Buzzfeed noted, militants have targeted more than 1,000 schools — a time frame that closely traces the rise of Fazlullah.

This isn’t Fazlullah’s first assault on education. In 2012, he claimed responsibility for an assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, who wrote a widely read anonymous blog describing the horrors of life under the Taliban and was this year’s Nobel Prize Peace winner.

She even wrote an article called ‘ In the Eyes of Malala ‘ about Fazllullah and how she once was one of his biggest fans over reform. So Fazlullah allegedly dispatched a gunman who shot her in the head while she was travelling in a school van.

Then on Tuesday Nov.16 2014 this charismatic man ordered deaths of innocent children. 


#children, #killed, #mullah-radio


#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN:Dec.17 – Pakistan’s months long political confrontation has been temporarily put on hold by the Peshawar school massacre, with government and opposition parties meeting Wednesday in the north-western city.

The gathering of the country’s political leaders was specially convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan began three days of mourning, and as the nation struggles to come to terms with the shocking death toll from the attack.

At least 148 people, including 132 children, died in Tuesday’s Taliban assault on a Peshawar school, according to the military.

Candlelight vigils were being held in cities across the country, the national flag lowered to half mast, as funerals took place.


#children, #dead, #killed, #massacre-2


#AceNewsServices – UPDATE: PAKISTAN(Peshawar) Dec.16 – At least 141 people, mostly children, have been slaughtered in an enormous Taliban massacre at a military school in Pakistan. Survivors described horrific scenes at and outside the school as the gunmen went from class to class after their friends.

“The gunmen shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ [God is the greatest] before opening fire,” one student recalled to AFP from his hospital bed at Lady Reading Hospital, where scores of students had been taken.
“Then one of them shouted: ‘There are so many children beneath the benches, go and get them,’”Khan told the agency. He added that the insurgents were “looking for students and pumping bullets into their bodies.”

“I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me, this guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the benches,” he said. He recalled being shot twice – above both knees: “My body was shivering. I saw death so close.”

The death toll is expected to rise. While the number of wounded remains ambiguous, the figure of 114 had been given by the Health Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mustaq Jadoon, to AFP, before the army announced that the official death toll had risen to 141 from an initial 130.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the attack as a “senseless act of unspeakable brutality” on Twitter.

‘We thought they were kids playing… then we saw guns’

A worker at the school said that the siege began at around 10:00 am local time, when he saw six people climbing the walls of the school. While AP stated that “about half a dozen gunmen” were involved in the attack, after nine hours of fighting, a military source told Reuters that “the operation is complete” and that all nine militants had died in the counter-operation.

“We thought it must be the children playing some game… But then we saw a lot of firearms with them,” Mudassir Awan told Reuters.

“As the firing started our teacher asked us to bend down and we went to a corner of the class. After one hour when firing reduced, an army officer came and rescued us,” A-level student Muhammad Naeem told RT’s video agency Ruptly.

“As we came out we saw on the way in corridors our friends were lying dead on ground hit by bullets – some with three, some with four bullets, they were bleeding,” he added.

Survivors recalled the evacuation process despite the confusion. One student from the seventh grade recalled being moved into the auditorium en mass for safety.

“Seven to eight people attacked us, then an army soldier came to us and he asked principal and teachers to take the children out of the compound from the back gate. There were thousands students in college, they were moved to auditorium,” a student of class seven, Arshad Khan, told Ruptly video agency.

One injured student was with a group of eighth to tenth graders when the violence snowballed. Nobody knew what was happening initially, he told AP.

“Then I saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. I also fell down. I learned later that I have got a bullet,” Jamal, who was shot in the leg, said from his hospital bed.

Hoards of ambulances and armed soldiers manned the area surrounding the school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, and helicopters hovered ahead, as India attempted to come to terms with the horrors of the nine hours.

Pakistani soldiers cordon off the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Pakistani soldiers cordon off the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)

‘God, why did you take my son?’

“My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” one parent, Tahir Ali, cried as he went to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son.

“My son was my dream. My dream has been killed,” he told AP.

Devastation gripped parents who lost their children, some of them preteens.
“O God, why did you snatch away my son?”
a mother of a 12-year-old boy killed in the attack told AFP.

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, comfort each other outside Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, comfort each other outside Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

Several high profile figures have stepped forwards to condemn the brutality of the incident. 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he was on his way to Peshawar: “I can’t stay back in Islamabad. This is a national tragedy unleashed by savages. These were my kids.”
The attack was reportedly in revenge for a major army operation against militants in tribal areas.

“We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. “We want them to feel the pain.”
Six gunmen have been killed following the attack, Pakistani military told the agency.

Nobel Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, added her voice to those condemning the siege. “I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us,” she said on Tuesday.

Sources: AFP – RT – Reuters – Twitter – AP


#children, #killed, #slaughtered


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update: MOSUL:Dec.13- Back in August Islamic State took control of Mosul and by September a number of Yazdi Women were captured and sold by ISIS.

ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with 'unbelieving' women, girls is OKScreenshot from 2014-12-13 15:28:21

ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with ‘unbelieving’ women, girls is OKScreenshot from 2014-12-13 15:28:21

The intention being to destroy the Aryan bloodline. Since then ISIS has bought and sold these same women multiple times and say having sex with unbelieving women and young girls is OK. At Friday prayers Islamic State handed out a pamphlet with the following questions and answers.

' The document was first printed in October or November, then later posted on an ISIS website '

‘ The document was first printed in October or November, then later posted on an ISIS website  

This is just a small extract of the questions asked:

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.

Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.

Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.

People in Mosul — the Iraqi city now under control of the group calling itself the Islamic State — got these and other messages loud and clear after sunset prayers Friday, when armed men handed out a color-printed pamphlet “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom,” three residents told CNN.

The document was first printed in October or November, then later posted on an ISIS website. It has gotten more publicity recently because of the Middle East Media Research Institute, an independent Washington-based nonprofit whose advisory board includes former National Security Agency Director Michael V. Hayden, onetime CIA Director James Woolsey and ex-U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

' Rape of Yazdi Women '

‘ Rape of Yazdi Women ‘

The idea that ISIS is kidnapping, selling and raping women and children is hardly surprising. Many such accounts have surfaced since the group began its often brutal run through Syria and Iraq, including chilling stories from members of the Yazidi religious minority.

And these are on top of other horrific allegations, such as the killings and mistreatment of innocent civilians simply because they didn’t subscribe to ISIS’ extreme take on Sharia law.

Source & Video Link:


#children, #isis, #islam, #killed, #raped


#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – Nov.10 – U.S. poison control centres received more than 17,000 calls – or about one per hour – about children who’d been exposed to chemicals in laundry detergent pods in 2012 and 2013, a new study found. 

Over 700 of the children were hospitalized, and one child died, researchers said.

“This caught us by surprise,” said Dr. Gary Smith, the study’s lead author from the Centre for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

“I’ve seen these cases come through the hospital’s emergency department,” he said. “I was aware of the case reports, but I haven’t seen anyone pull together the numbers.”

Laundry detergent pods were introduced to the U.S. market in 2012. The all-in-one packets contain detergent that’s released in the wash, so users don’t have to measure detergent in a cup.

Smith and his colleagues write in the journal Pediatrics that doctors have previously reported on kids who’ve eaten or burst the pods with serious consequences, such as being hospitalized and put on a ventilator for several days.

To get a better understanding of how many children are being exposed and possibly harmed by the pods, the researchers analyzed data from 2012 and 2013 from the National Poison Data System, which catalogs calls made to U.S. poison control centers.

Overall, the centres received 17,230 calls about children younger than six who were somehow exposed to the liquid in laundry detergent pods.

That’s roughly four calls per 10,000 children in that age group, according to the researchers.

About a third of the calls involved children between the ages of one and two years.

“This is an age group that has newfound mobility,” Smith said. “They’re curious and they don’t sense danger.” Children may think the colourful pods are candy or filled with juice, he said.

About 80 percent of all calls involved children swallowing the pods or their liquids.

In 2012, for example, Tide said it would add a safety latch to its detergent pods, after a child was hospitalized for swallowing the contents. (See Reuters story of May 25, 2012, here:reut.rs/1sua9AJ.)

Smith does not think any current packaging is truly child resistant, however.

“These are continuing examples of a systemic problem we have in this country,” he said. “It’s that our products are designed by adults for the use and convenience of adults.”

SOURCES: bit.ly/uFc4g2 Pediatrics, online November 11, 2014, and bit.ly/1uQ1I8J Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, October 2014.



#children, #hospitalised, #laundry, #poison-control-centres


#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – October 06 – The Russian Investigative Committee (SKR) has opened a criminal case over a shelling of a school in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where children were killed.

'Donetsk republic mourns children killed in school shelling '

‘Donetsk republic mourns children killed in school shelling ‘

The killing is qualified as an international crime that involved the use of illegal methods of warfare, TASS reported, citing SKR spokesman Vladimir Markin.

Also on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights and the supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said that those responsible for the killing of children in Donetsk are to be punished severely.


#bombing, #children, #donetsk, #killing, #moscow


#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – November 05 – At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday when a school bus crashed into three other vehicles on a desert road in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, Reuters reported.

Mostly children were killed, and 18 people were also wounded in the crash.

The accident came less than a month after 30 people died in a bus crash in southern Egypt.



#children, #crash, #eygpt, #killed, #school-bus


#AceWorldNews – TURKEY – November 03 – A total of 24 people have been killed and another 7 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the northern coast of Istanbul.

' Boat Sinks off the Bosphorus '

‘ Boat Sinks off the Bosphorus ‘

With a further 12 are missing, AP reported.

' Boat Sinks Killing 24 Mostly Children '

‘ Boat Sinks Killing 24 Mostly Children ‘

A rescue official said most of the dead were children and that the boat had been carrying between 30 and 40 migrants.

Six people are known to have been rescued by the Turkish coastguard, while 10 bodies were recovered.

According to local reports, the refugees were believed to have been heading for Romania.



#boat, #bodies, #capsized, #children, #migrants, #turkish

SEA: ‘ Rise of the Child Soldiers of Pakistan ‘

#AceNewsServices – PAKISTAN – October 11 – The phenomenon of “child soldiers” is not new to this globe. From the far western shores of Americas, to Africa and Asia, the world continues to witness the rise of soldiers that are mere children

' Child Soldiers of Pakistan '

‘ Child Soldiers of Pakistan ‘

The world is stunned beyond limits to see that humanity has fallen to this level in the exploitation of young innocent children as child recruits for fundamentalist agendas.

The use of child soldiers has spread to almost all the global armed conflict. Though an exact number is impossible to define, thousands of child soldiers are illegally serving in armed conflict around the world.

According to Do Something Org, many countries are allegedly reported on use of under-age soldiers, these include Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Thailand, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and more.

 I am sure many are already geared up with the anti-Pakistani stereotypes that deem that whole of Pakistan is a terrorist country and on this list,  I get this hatred towards Pakistan is a global trend but not many of you know the dynamics of child militia here. And am taking this opportunity to shed some light on various important areas.

Pakistan|Trending Local Child Soldiers issue

The growing phenomenon of child militants in Pakistan is a horrific reality, one mirrored in various conflicts throughout history. Young innocent children are targeted because they can be easily brain washed by militant groups.

The cycle of poverty, large family size and economic hardships are factors that leave vulnerable parents little choice but to send children in local madrassas as they are free of cost.   The constitution Article 25-A says the State shall provide free and compulsory education to children between ages of 5 to 16. However that’s not being followed as millions of children are out of school and our literary rate is appalling low at 48%.

"Madrasa" is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious.

“Madrasa” is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious.

Most people have no choice but to send their children to religious schools or madrassas as. Moreover, there are huge discrepancies because education in Pakistan is heavily influenced by religion and in recent times Wahabi agendas.

The main source of funding for these madrasa groups is coming from Saudi Arabia. In fact, this whole phenomenon that we are confronting, which Al Qaeda is a part of, is very closely associated with Saudi Arabia’s financial and religious projects for the Muslim world as a whole. Its in greater interests to keep Pakistani children stuck into poverty cycles as they serve a greater agenda, shame on Pakistani government for colluding against its own.

Local madrassas cater Pakistani children as well as international students who avail the lucrative scholarship fundings  from Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. 

However coming back to Pakistan, the different militant groups including TTP, LeT and so on have been able to harness the young Pakistani children in scores through enticing tactics.

Local Militant Recruitment Mechanism

The militant have sinister agendas however on the forefront they are able to cajole and manipulate young children by reminding them the sufferings of the Muslim world and that they have to play a role in eradication of misery; through this jihad.

"Madrasa" is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious.

“Madrasa” is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious.

Upon meeting some under-age boy militants in Swat, I found out that for years they have attended the madrassas whose lecturers and mentors taught them things like ” The Pakistan Army is the ally of the Western capitalist world; they the  imperialists are all the enemies of Islam. The fight against them is justified; they are apostates, the friends of the infidels.”

The second message drummed into them is one which the world is facing today. The increasing intolerance towards Muslims and followers of faith Islam within their own regions and in the western world. Sadly this is capitalized upon very well by the militant groups. The young recruits are taught that they have to stand up against the helplessness of Muslim women, daughters and sisters that are getting dishonored by non-Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine etc.

They also watch videos purportedly showing the killing of Muslims by non-Muslims in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Instructors tell them that a war is being waged against Islam.

' Child Soldiers Recruited by Saudi Arabia as Terrorists as young as five '

‘ Child Soldiers Recruited by Saudi Arabia as Terrorists as young as five ‘

That the western world is at war with Islam has given a trump card to Pakistan’s militants for this sort of radical enticement of vulnerable children.

These main themes in lectures are taught to in both the senior recruits camps (ages 16 and older) and junior ones (ages 7 to 15), all are centered on vengeance and the need to do something for the wronged Muslims.The children are completely isolated from the normal outside world.

The young would-be suicide bombers are also persuaded by the promise of Paradise. This is, I repeat a huge blasphemy against the real teachings for if have to view from Islamic point of view; suicide is strictly forbidden along with the killing of innocent persons. Allah, God is the author of life that has granted us the gift of life and we mere humans don’t have the authority to take it.

This using of innocent children by militancy has to stop now. But. The inability of the Pakistan army to meet internal security challenges effectively is a particularly worrying factor. Three generations of Pakistani children are suffering due to the impact of this futile jihadi indoctrination.

It is time to seriously put an end to this madness, before it consumes us within the dark abysses of hatred and destruction.I am so exhausted to waking up in the mornings with the first thought in mind,What the hell happened Pakistan? And then trying to fix it some how in my way.

Though, we can’t bring back the already dead Pakistani children militants and can hardly ease the misery of the grieving parents, it is time for Pakistan to asses the complex root causes behind this phenomenon and design solutions for protection of children from becoming part of militancy.

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AUSTRALIA: ‘ Investigating Allegations of Sexual Abuse Claims of Refugees at Nauru Detention Centre ‘

#AceNewsServices – AUSTRALIA (Naru) – October 03 – The Australian government said Friday it would investigate sexual abuse claims at its refugee detention centre on Nauru.

Ten aid workers are also to be removed from the South Pacific island following reports of coaching detainees to commit self-harm protests, Reuters reported.

Some asylum seekers reaching Australia by boat are being sent to camps in impoverished Papua New Guinea and Nauru, to face long periods of detention while they are processed.

Refugee advocates this week said women in the Nauru centre were regularly required to strip and exchange sexual favours with guards for access to the showers, prompting calls for an investigation by the opposition Labour and Greens parties.

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said there were also accusations children had been forced to have sex in front of guards at the centre.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told reporters an independent investigation headed by a former integrity commissioner and working with the Nauru government had been appointed to look into the claims.

“The matters that have been brought to my attention are concerning, certainly the allegations of sexual misconduct are abhorrent and I would be horrified to think that things of that nature have taken place,” Morrison said.

Ten staff from Save the Children Australia were also being removed from Nauru, Morrison said, stressing the move was related to their professional conduct and not suspected misconduct regarding sexual abuse.

“If people want to be political activists, that’s their choice, but they don’t get to do it on the taxpayer’s dollar and working in a sensitive place like Nauru,” Morrison said.

“Making false claims and worse allegedly coaching self-harm and using children in protests is also completely unacceptable, whatever their political views or whatever their agendas.”


#australia, #children, #naru, #save-the-children-australia, #sexual-abuse

MYANMAR: ' Blessed Little Children Come Unto Me A Heart-Wrenching Story of Starvation '

#AceWorldNews – OHN TAW GYI CAMP – Myanmar – August 08 – Born just over a year ago, Dosmeda Bibi has spent her entire short life confined to a camp for one of the world’s most persecuted religious minorities Associated Press reporter Esther Htusan.

​And like a growing number of other Muslim Rohingya children who are going hungry, she’s showing the first signs of severe malnutrition.

Her stomach is bloated and her skin clings tightly to the bones of her tiny arms and legs.

While others her age are sitting or standing, the baby girl cannot flip from her back to her stomach without a gentle nudge from her mom.

"I’m scared she won’t live much longer," whispers Hameda Begum as she gazes into her daughter’s dark, sunken eyes. "We barely have any food. On some days I can only scrape together a few bites of rice for her to eat."

Myanmar’s child malnutrition rate was already among the region’s highest, but it’s an increasingly familiar sight in the country’s westernmost state of Rakhine, which is home to almost all of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims.



#starving, #children, #malnutrition, #myanmar

` Train is set on fire by explosion on the `Rawalpindi-Jaffer ' Express Killing at least Four People '

#AceWorldNews – QUETTA – April 08 – (DWN) – A blast in a train at Balochistan’s Sibi railway station on Tuesday killed at least four persons and wounded several others, DawnNews reported.

The blast set the train on fire and completely destroyed one bogie.

Emergency and rescue teams reached the site and began shifting the casualties to Civil Hospital Sibi.

The victims included women and children.

The explosion occurred in the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar express when it reached Sibi from Quetta. .

Representatives of law enforcement agencies reported that, according to preliminary data, the explosives were delivered into the train car soon after the train arrived in Sibi. A local police officer noted that the train came 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Following the blast, fire emerged, and the train car, where the explosion occurred, completely burned out, while another three cars were damaged by the fire.

The circumstances of the incident, as well as the information on the number of victims, are being specified.


#blast, #children, #fire, #jaffer, #quetta, #rawalpindi, #train, #women

#AceWorldNews Moscow March 29

#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 29

“For instance, while enumerating the violations of human-rights the resolution does not make any mentioning of violence on the part of paramilitaries that was described in the report in detail – mass executions, abductions of women and children, sexual violence, the use of children soldiers, mortar shelling of densely populated areas, as well as the terrorist acts committed by the groupings making up the Syrian Free Army and closely linked to the Islamic Front,” the ministry said.

#ans2014, #children, #human-rights, #mass-executions, #moscow, #sexual-violence, #syrian-free-army, #violence, #women

` Pakistan orders probe into deaths in the `Thar Desert ‘ of 41 Children ‘

#AceWorldNews say that officials in southern Pakistan on Friday ordered a probe into the death of 41 children who reportedly died of pneumonia and malnutrition in a stretch of the Thar Desert, AFP said.

Reports from Mithi, one of the least developed and most remote districts in southern Sindh province, suggested that more than 100 people had died because of malnutrition.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh, ordered the arrest of senior health officials for neglecting their duties.

Poor health and communication infrastructure keeps the Thar Desert, which begins around 300km from Karachi, disconnected from mainstream population.


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` Pope Francis defends the `Churches ‘ record on tackling the ` Sexual Abuse ‘of `Children’ and root out Paedophilia ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Pope Francis has defended the Church’s record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying in an interview published Wednesday that “no-one else has done more” to root out paedophilia.

“The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution to have acted with transparency and responsibility. No-one else has done more.

Yet the Church is the only one to have been attacked,” he said in an interview with Il Corriere della Sera daily.

AFP – #ANS2014

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