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To curb distraction, French pupils no longer to use phones in school

To curb distraction, French pupils no longer to use phones in school

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron’s pledges during last year’s presidential campaign. Senators and National Assembly deputies reached the agreement late Wednesday on the ban for all three tiers of French education (primary, middle and […] …

Police arrest 129 suspects for organising online gambling

Police arrest 129 suspects for organising online gambling

The Police in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality have arrested 129 suspects for organising online gambling, local police said on Thursday. Police in Jiulongpo District confiscated 69 computers and 265 mobile phones and froze more than four million yuan (around 595,000 dollars) involved in the case. READ ALSO: Tory MP urges vote of no confidence in […] …

Migrants go missing in Mauritanian desert

Migrants go missing in Mauritanian desert

More than two dozen Senegalese migrants have gone missing in neighbouring Mauritania after their boat ran aground while en route to Spain’s Canary islands, Mauritanian authorities said. Regional police chief Mohamed Abdallahi Ould Taleb said 26 or 27 migrants are thought to be “on land, hiding in caves, or they have secretly entered” the port […] …

VIDEO: Passenger films horrifying footage of deadly plane crash

VIDEO: Passenger films horrifying footage of deadly plane crash

[video src="http://punchng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Crashed-plane.mp4" poster="http://punchng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Crashed-plane.mp4"]A passenger has posted the horrifying footage of a deadly plane crash. On July 10, the Convair-340 charter plane crashed outside Pretoria, South Africa, soon after take-off from the airport, killing a flight engineer and a person on the ground, while leaving two pilots critically injured. The charter plane, constructed 64 years ago, crashed near […] …

With constitution reform, Cubans may soon have right to own private property

With constitution reform, Cubans may soon have right to own private property

The Cuban Parliament on Wednesday started discussing a planned Constitution Reform that is expected to introduce recognition of the need for private property into the charter. Parliamentary commissions met behind closed doors to discuss the reform, which is expected to be brought before a plenary session on Saturday, the state television channel Cubavision reported. The […] …

BREAKING: Trump says no president has been as ‘tough’ on Russia

BREAKING: Trump says no president has been as ‘tough’ on Russia

US President Donald Trump, facing criticism that he failed to hold Russian leader Vladimir Putin to account at their Helsinki summit, claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as “tough” on Russia as he has. “We’re doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russia,” Trump said at a cabinet […] …

Erdogan files complaints against opposition leader, MPs over cartoon

Erdogan files complaints against opposition leader, MPs over cartoon

President Tayyip Erdogan filed criminal complaints Wednesday against the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and 72 other CHP lawmakers for allegedly insulting him with a cartoon they shared on social media. CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu on Tuesday shared a 2006 cartoon that depicted Erdogan as several different animals on Twitter. He also […] …

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