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  • U.N. denounces mortar attacks on schools in the Syrian capital

    U.N. denounces mortar attacks on schools in the Syrian capital
    BEIRUT — The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured. “These barbaric...
  • Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth

    Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth
    The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • Japón eleva hasta 52,1 millones de dólares su ayuda humanitaria a Filipinas

    Japón eleva hasta 52,1 millones de dólares su ayuda humanitaria a Filipinas
    El Gobierno nipón decidió hoy incrementar en 20 millones de dólares su monto de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia para paliar los efectos del devastador tifón Haiyán en Filipinas, con lo que el total de asistencia proveniente de Japón se eleva hasta los 52,...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show: 5 items Alyssa Milano always takes on a plane

    While you've been watching Alyssa Milano on TV shows from "Who's the Boss?" to "Mistresses," she's been busy -- as a UNICEF ambassador witnessing the hardship of life in such places as Angola, India and Kosovo in the past decade. You can meet the...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 9, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, villagers react as their village is hit by ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western...
  • Michael Douglas Honored at 2014 UNICEF Ball, Matt Damon Receives Surprise Award

    Just two days after winning a Golden Globe for his role in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Michael Douglas received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award on Tuesday evening at the 2014 UNICEF Ball, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Douglas became a...
  • Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Ghada Irani honored at UNICEF Ball

    Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Ghada Irani honored at UNICEF Ball
    The event: Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub teamed up Tuesday to emcee the 2014 UNICEF Ball, so often going off script in their lively, largely impromptu dialogue that at one point Damon turned to Weintraub and, referencing Sunday's Golden Globes...
  • Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle underscores precious resource: Water

    Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle underscores precious resource: Water
    Earth Day 2013 gets its own Google Doodle today, an honor that kicks off a day dedicated to reminding us to tread gently on this planet that we all share. The Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a scenic mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a...
  • Angie Harmon becomes UNICEF ambassador

     
    Angie Harmon has a large fan base for “Law & Order” and TNT's “Rizzoli & Isles.” Now she'll be putting her stardom to use as a UNICEF ambassador. Through public-service announcements, she will try to raise awareness about child...
  • Happy birthday, Superman! A look back at 75 powerful years

     
    It's an auspicious occasion for the Man of Steel. Exactly 75 years ago today, Superman made his debut in “Action ......