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ORPHANAGE, Eng. law. By the custom of London, when a freeman of that city dies, his estate is divided into three parts, as follows: one third part to the widow; another, to the children advanced by him in his lifetime, which is called the orphanage; and the other third part may be by him disposed of by will. Now, however, a freeman may dispose of his estate as he pleases; but in cases of intestacy, the statute of distribution expressly excepts and reserves the custom of London. Lov. on Wills, 102, 104; Bac. Ab. Custom of London, C. Vide Legitime.

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After a successful decade working in Central and Eastern Europe to help governments shift funding away from institutions, Lumos has widened its focus to include orphanages around the world, launching a demonstration programme in Haiti with the aim that all children can be living in families there by 2030.
The competition will award orphanages that apply the quality standards for care for orphans.
Damascus, SANA -- "Syria Brings US Together" association organized Monday an entertainment activity at al-Aman orphanage in Damascus city in the framework of the activities of World Orphan Week, that is being celebrated all over Syria.
Orphanage manager Dr Anton Romanov told the Mirror: "These children have lost their parents, families, their health, security, love, care and attention.
In Srinagar alone, the floods hit two major orphanages, displacing about 500 orphans who were being looked after there and provided succour in absence of one or both their parents.
According to the arrested accused, the children were being brought to be admitted in two orphanages in Kozhikode and Malappuram.
BEIRUT: The first stage of an art project that launched Sunday in Tripoli's orphanages seeks to combat smoking in the country.
Russia's children's rights ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov, said about 650,000 children are currently in Russian orphanages.
Most live in poor conditions at overcrowded state orphanages and receive very little education.
Haitian government officials recently have talked about cracking down on substandard orphanages amid general concern in the country about parents purposely giving their children to orphanages in the belief they will be better cared for.
Al-Rahma Orphanage, founded in October 2001 through a trust fund started by a Yemeni woman as the first orphanage for girls in the Republic of Yemen, expanded in 2003 to become Al-Rahma Foundation for Human Development, which seeks better laws for all children and operates three orphanages in Yemen.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Under a new project launched by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, specially trained male teachers are to visit orphanages to spend time with orphans and provide them a role model.