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Council of Europe ‘set to criticise France on smacking’

Council Europe smacking France

Europe’s top human rights watchdog is to rebuke France for its failure to explicitly ban smacking children, Le Monde newspaper reports. French law forbids violence against children, but recognises the ...

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14-year-old Alabama girl killed after Facebook spat, planned videotaped fight

14 year old girl facebook fight

The fatal feud started with a squabble on Facebook, devolved into a planned brawl at a park, and ended with a 14-year-old girl dead. Police in Alabama say a group ...

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World’s first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

World lagoon UK

Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK. The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset ...

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UK govt rejects ban on building schools, hospitals in highly polluted areas

pollution hospital UK govt school

The British government has failed to act on air pollution and refused to increase taxes on diesel vehicles or stop new schools from being built in pollution hotspots, a committee ...

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Woman missing at sea after freak waves at Game of Thrones set location

woman missing sea

A Chinese woman is still missing after being dragged by waves into the sea off a Maltese island on Wednesday. The unusually high waves were caused by fierce winds as ...

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Siberia: 20 New ‘Baby’ Craters Appear Near Mystery Hole Turned Lake

craters siberia giant lake

Scientists have discovered 20 ‘baby’ craters which appeared around a giant hole that filled with water in the Yamal Peninsula, according to a media report. This adds mystery to the ...

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Nine dead in gun rampage at Czech restaurant

nine dead Czech restaurant

A Czech shooting has left nine people dead, including the assailant, in the town of Uhersky Brod in the east of the Czech Republic. Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said ...

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Gunmen kidnap French woman in Yemen’s capital Sanaa

French Woman kidnap

A French woman working for an international organisation in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, has been kidnapped, the French foreign ministry says. Security sources say gunmen seized the woman and her Yemeni ...

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Tennessee cold weather linked to 21 deaths

Tennessee, cold, weather, deaths

Officials say the storms and freezing temperatures this past week in Tennessee have caused 21 deaths, including 11 attributed to hypothermia. Governor Bill Haslam elevated Tennessee on Saturday to a ...

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Memphis police department threatens to demote black officers if they complain about racism


The Memphis, Tennessee Police Department is threatening to demote dozens of African American police officers simply because they are standing up to racism in the department. Officials with the Memphis ...

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