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World Anti-Child Labour Day

‘Child labour is a major deterrent to a nation’s growth and there should be greater awareness placed on child rights’. This is the message being spread across the Regions during World Anti-Child Labour Day, today June 12th. Statistics show that children below the age of 14 are employed in the Silver Anklet industry, Coir Manufacturing units, Brick units and unorganized sectors. ...

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Putin Backs Russian Ban on US Adoptions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended a proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children. At a live televised news conference Mr. Putin said the bill, backed by Russian MPs on Wednesday, was "appropriate". He is said in US cases involving allegedly mistreated Russian children the authorities refused to let in Russian representatives as observers. ...

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Multiple deaths reported in shooting at Connecticut elementary school

Authorities say at least 26 people, including 18 children, were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school. A law enforcement official said the shooter, who is dead, is believed to be a father of one of the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. An official with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the man apparently had two guns. ...

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Three dead in U.S. mall shooting

A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre near Portland, Oregon, killing two people before shooting himself in what police say seems to be a random attack. The masked gunman worked his way across the mall, terrifying holiday shoppers who had no clue where he'd fire next. "I thought I was going to die," mall employee David Moran said. "The gunshots were so loud, it was very scary. ... Kids were crying. Paren ...

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