A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

International aid was meant to transform Afghanistan`s welfare standards, but orphanages in Kabul reveal that the most vulnerable children, many left parentless by war, have seen little benefit from the billions of dollars spent.

Bihar orphanage head jailed for sexual abuse

A Bihar court Thursday sentenced the head of an orphanage to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse of children, a government lawyer said.

Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt Thai child

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a Thai child whom she met in an orphanage in Thailand.

Child trafficking: IUML resents move against orphanages

IUML, a key partner in Kerala`s ruling Congress-led UDF, on Monday came out strongly against the Home Department and Child Rights Commission for running down orphanages managed by Muslim religious outfits in the context of alleged trafficking of children from eastern states.

Marc Anthony meets Dominican President

Latin singer Marc Anthony has won the support of the president of the Dominican Republic for his revamped children`s orphanage.

Gambhir gives cricketing tips to orphanage children

India cricketer Gautam Gambhir gave away tips to children of an orphanage, adopted by CRPF, during Raising Day celebrations of Northern Sector of the paramilitary force.

Six convicted for sexual abuse of children at Thane orphanage

3 years after sexual exploitation of mentally retarded children in orphanage in neighbouring Thane district came to light, the sessions court here on Thursday convicted six persons including a woman.

Bangalore orphanage case: One detained for alleged sexual abuse

One person was detained for seeking sexual favours from a girl, who was sexually harassed by a 75-year-old South Korean national heading an orphanage here, when she was a minor several years ago.

Orphanage sealed after rape of minor girl

An orphanage operating without proper licence was sealed and four persons were arrested, after a minor girl inmate was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old youth.

Orphanage rape case: Karanjule moves HC against death sentence

A local court had awarded death penalty to Ramchandra Karanjule for the murder of an inmate and gang-rape of five mentally-challenged girls in an orphanage.

China officials take blame in deadly shelter fire

A local Chinese government admitted it had tolerated the existence of an illegally run orphanage where six children and one young adult died in fire.

Inmate`s death prompts forming of squad to visit orphanages

Death of an inmate of an orphanage prompted the Ganjam district administration to form a multi-disciplinary squad to inspect the places and examine problems including hygiene conditions in these homes.

Police investigating death of woman in WB

The police were Wednesday investigating the death of a woman inmate of a private home for orphans and the mentally ill at Khajurdaho in Hooghly district.

Lady Gaga visits orphanage on India trip

Lady Gaga has revealed that she wants to open her own foundation for disadvantaged kids and is using her trip to India to find out more about children’s homes.

Pop singer Madonna to open an orphanage

Madonna plans to open an orphanage in Malawi for 1,000 children.

Malaysia: 16 dead in orphanage landslide

The Malaysian govt has imposed strict rules regarding hillside development.

Four arrested for rape of inmates at Navi Mumbai orphanage

Four persons, including founder director of a private-run orphanage home, have been arrested in connection with the rape of five mentally challenged female inmates there, three of them minors, police said.

Estonia reels as 10 die in disabled orphanage fire

There were a reported 37 children in the wooden building when fire broke out.

Haiti holds 6 US-bound kids: Orphanage director

Six US-bound orphans seized by Haitian police despite having their papers in order remained in a government-run nursery more than two days later, the orphanage director said.

Minor ``raped`` by orphanage employee in Orissa

A minor staying at an orphanage in Cuttack has alleged that she was raped by one of its employees.