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Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order ending the practice.The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills which fund President Trump's proposed border wall and reduce legal migration.But Democrats oppose them and it is uncertain that they will pass.Mr Trump reversed his policy after a public outcry at home and globally over the policy, widely seen as inhumane. The order calls for the families to be detained together while their cases are considered.More on child migrants crisisBut the fate of families already separated by the policy is not clear.US immigration officials say 2,342 children w...
Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Health
Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests.A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating. And this was due to parental behaviours including giving upset children their favourite food to soothe them. But eating-disorder charity Beat says parents shouldn't be blamed for children's eating issues.Emotional eating "indicates an unhealthy relationship to food", said senior lead researcher Dr Clare Llewellyn."Rather than finding more positive strategies to regulate their emotions, they're using food," she said."A tendency to want to eat more in response to negative emotions could be a risk factor for the development of obesity. A...
Children sleep on floor in cages of US border 'prison'

Children sleep on floor in cages of US border 'prison'

World
Young migrant children, many of whom have been taken from their parents' arms, are being kept in cages in facilities along the southern US border, according to journalists who were allowed inside. The Border Patrol responded to criticism and protests over US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigrants by allowing the visit to the facility in south Texas.Photos from inside a former warehouse the media were given access to showed people divided into separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own and mothers and fathers with children. Image: A young girl is given some soup at a migration centre in Texas Associated Press reported that the lights stay on for 24 hours a day and the...
Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Technology
Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.Three parents contacted the ASA after their children saw ads for Insidious: The Last Key - rated 15 in the UK.One ad for the film was shown before videos of songs from Frozen, instructions for building a Lego fire station and a clip from the cartoon PJ Masks.The ASA has upheld the complaints.In a second ad, the ASA said a young woman was seen "lying on a floor immobile, bloodied and distressed while a humanoid creature crept towards her and then probed at her with claw-like fingers and pierced her skin".Screaming womenFurther horror-themed imagery followed, including a sequence of women screaming.Thi...
Children burned in Guatemala volcano eruption to be treated in US

Children burned in Guatemala volcano eruption to be treated in US

World
Guatemalan children who were seriously burned in a deadly volcanic eruption in their home country will be brought to the United States for treatment, officials said. Shriners Hospitals for Children, a Florida-based charity providing pediatric specialty care in 22 non-profit medical facilities, said in a statement Tuesday that it will admit several children who are in critical condition with burn injuries from Sunday's eruption. The U.S. military was expected to move the children more than 1,500 miles to the Galveston Shriners Hospital pediatric burn center in Galveston, Texas, according to the charity. The U.S. Southern Command confirmed to ABC News that six children were scheduled to be airlifted Wednesday from Guatemala City. The Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Guatemala o...