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The agency said that the 652 children killed represents a 20 percent rise from 2015, with the statistics showing that 255 of those children were killed in or near a school.
According to the report, some 12,600 kids crossed active conflict lines in Syria to sit for their final school exams, many traveling for days from hard-to-reach areas.
"Targeting of health facilities and health staff increased sharply in 2016, killing and injuring hundreds of medical personnel and civilians", Bachir Tajaldin, an internist in Syria, said in the UNICEF report. Children are recruited as fighters on the frontline, and in the previous year increasingly as executioners, suicide bombers or prison guards. "Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down".
"Verified instances of killing, maiming, and recruitment of children increased sharply a year ago in a drastic escalation of violence across the country", the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published March 13.
It has labelled the depth of suffering "unprecedented", adding that "Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences on their health, well-being and future".
There were 87 attacks on schools or education personnel a year ago, and 225 children were killed at or near school. More than 1.7 million children are out of school, and one in three schools have been either destroyed or repurposed to shelter displaced families or to serve the military.
DOJ seeks more time on Trump wiretapping inquiry
In the interview with the Bergen Record , Conway was asked about Trump's unsubstantiated claim Obama spied on him. The allegation was swiftly denied by a spokesperson for the former president.
Dollar advances as Fed widely expected to raise rates
A buoyant construction industry meant 235,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, more than expected. In January, the USA consumer price index (CPI) was 2.5 percent higher than the reported CPI of January 2016.
Pascal Pape, one of the most senior players in the team announced that the team are to go on strike as a result of the move. Due to play this weekend against Castres, it looks like Stade will not fulfill the fixture as a result of the strike.
The smaller parties did not offer support the Congress because they were not sure how Congress would treat them. Salve: "They [Congress] are saying you [BJP] are a very powerful party and you can manipulate a majority".
The Twitter accounts hijacked included those of the European Parliament and the personal profile of French politician Alain Juppe. It appears the breach happened after hackers gained access to a third-party Twitter application called Twitter Counter .
Although Colombia put the Dominicans on the edge of their seats, they rallied under the extra-inning rules to win 10-3. Ricky Nolasco went four innings in the start for the Angels, giving up four hits and allowing three earned runs.
Nearby Fort McKay First Nation urged residents to remain indoors and keep their windows and doors closed due to prevailing winds. A fire at Syncrude Canada's Mildred Lake facility was caused by a line failure that allowed a liquid hydrocarbon to leak.
Thursday can bring a Limited Ice Accumulation Risk, with continued hazardous conditions for Small Craft through Sunday. But because lake-effect bands are only about 10 to 15 miles wide, snow totals can greatly vary over short distances.
They allegedly targeted Yahoo accounts of Russian and USA government officials, as well as Russian journalists. Belan escaped arrest in Europe by fleeing to Russian Federation before he could extradited, the report says.
The Proteas should field an unchanged line-up on a Basin Reserve wicket which isn't expected to offer any surprises. Du Plessis admitted the squeeze will be on Broom, a veteran batsman but one feeling his way into test cricket.
Mr Maas said the law could apply to fake news articles if they proved to be slanderous, defamatory or libellous. The individual could personally be fined up to €5m (£4.4m) if the company doesn't meet the standards.
Finally, Pandora's introducing an on-demand streaming service
Therefore, Pandora Premium has a big challenge to get subscribers and build critical mass amidst two very strong competitors. Premium is available now for iOS and Android, in the vehicle via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and on Google Chromecast.
Dutch PM Rutte beats back controversial far-right leader
He previously said that the "patriotic revolution" would continue to take place, and "the genie will not go back into the bottle". That's because 28 parties are participating in the election, and no one party is expected to win the majority of seats.
SNL Weekend Update expands with 30-minute weekly telecast
" Saturday Night Live " may just have found the secret to finally winning an Emmy this year after a 24-year drought. In the 2009-2010 season, they were supposed to air six primetime episodes as well, but only ended up showing three.