This child died because a feeding tube was placed in the wrong spot, his family wants answers

A Syrian refugee family that travelled for years through refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey before arriving in Leamington, Ont. is searching for answers after their five-year-old son died following a routine procedure at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Obese child placed in foster care after mother made her ‘dangerously overweight’

A severely-overweight 12-year-old has been taken from her mother after doctors found her Body Mass Index (BMI) was “dangerously high.” The child, who can’t be named for legal reasons, is now in care. Medical and social services staff feared for the child’s safety, advocating that the child be removed from her mother’s guardianship and placed […]

A Photographer’s Exploration of Italy’s Randomly Placed Statues

Milan-based photographer Stefan Giftthaler documented the overwhelming number of statues throughout Italy, many of which appear in strange or mundane places. Giftthaler’s road trip around the Mediterranean country led to some interesting encounters with the statues that, as Ignant put it, could be “a tribute to Italy’s heritage — the preservation of art within the […]

Victims forcibly placed with new families as kids & abused there to be paid off in Switzerland

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 00:34 The so-called ‘contract children’ who were taken away from their parents and passed on to other families, often finding themselves in abusive conditions, will begin receiving compensation in January, the Swiss government has said. The state-backed program, which authorities now describe as a “dark chapter in the social history […]

Debtors in China are placed on a blacklist that prohibits them from flying, buying train tickets, and staying at luxury hotels

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China lists the names and personal details of 8.8 million debt defaulters on a public website. Those defaulters can’t fly or use high-speed trains, book fancy hotels or enroll their children at expensive schools. Naming and shaming is growing across the country, with automatic messages playing on mobile phones and the names […]

Maryland shooter kills 3 & remains at large as 5 schools placed on lockdown

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 15:10 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 15:36 At least three people have been killed and two others critically injured in Maryland after a shooter opened fire at a business park in Edgewood. The lone shooter remains at large. A number of schools in the area are on “modified lockdown” Harford […]

Who is best placed to decide the fate of terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard?

Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The tragic case of Charlie Gard will be reconsidered by the High Court in London on July 13. Since its first ruling in April, baby Charlie’s plight has attracted international attention, including comments from the Pope and Donald Trump. The case is significant for its poignancy and its international profile, but […]

Snap acquires Placed to measure how ads perform in real life

Snapchat parent company Snap has acquired marketing campaign tracking company Placed, which tracks things like store visits and offline purchases. A study by Placed of the habits of two million Snapchat users last August, for example, breaks down most popular stores for Snapchat users by age, gender, and ethnicity. Placed will help improve Snapchat offerings like Snap […]