Children / Youth Issues

Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, and Sesame Street feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, and Sesame Street feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Published 09/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States’ top awards for the arts [more…]

Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Oscar, dies at 85

Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Oscar, dies at 85

Published 08/12/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking [more…]

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992

Published 08/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a [more…]

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Published 07/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid [more…]

Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein’s bail, citing violations

Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein’s bail, citing violations

Published 07/12/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking [more…]

Santa Claus dives into hot climate issue in Paris aquarium

Santa Claus dives into hot climate issue in Paris aquarium

Published 05/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - In a change of scene, Santa Claus is donning flippers and a diving mask along with his traditional red-and-white outfit to scuba [more…]

Earth’s temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: report

Earth’s temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: report

Published 03/12/2019

MADRID (Reuters) - The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Published 01/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to [more…]

Cyber bullying, star suicides: The dark side of South Korea’s K-pop world

Cyber bullying, star suicides: The dark side of South Korea’s K-pop world

Published 28/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - The apparent suicide of a second K-pop artist in a month has cast renewed focus in South Korea on vicious personal attacks [more…]