China will step up testing of livestock feed as well as powdered milk as its seeks to root out use of melamine, a chemical blamed for killing three babies and sickening thousands who drank tainted milk powder.
Chinese state media reported the death of a second baby due to a spiralling contaminated milk-powder scandal that has sickened nearly 500 babies. The product was recalled after melamine was found in the powder.
During a mass in Sydney, Pope Benedict XVI issued a much-awaited full, public apology for the sexual abuses of children by some Catholic priests in Australia, calling for those responsible to be "brought to justice".
Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable, three of the biggest US Internet providers, have agreed to block access to sites and discussion groups featuring child porn in an agreement that covers the entire United States.
China marked "Children's Day" on Sunday, but offered little consolation to orphans or to grieving parents still seeking answers for the widespread collapse of school buildings in Sichuan after the earthquake.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that 468 children seized from a polygamist sect must be returned to their parents, saying state child welfare officials had overstepped their authority. (Report: C.Norris-Trent)
The British charity Save the Children has reported that humanitarian workers in countries like the Ivory Coast, Sudan, and Haiti, were sexually abusing "the very children they are meant to protect." (Report: R. Tompsett)
The Paris Musée en herbe is a pioneering centre dedicated to teaching the arts to children in a fun way. Play has a central role here; once the explanation is over, children dress up and imagine they are in the painting.