Monday , September 25 2017

5-year-old boy suspended for making ‘terroristic threats’ against school

A 5-year-old kindergartner, Jackson Riley was suspended at the Great Valley Academy, a California elementary school after he joked that he had a bomb in his backpack. The little boy was in his third week of school when he made threats. Great Valley Academy officials said that the ordeal unfolded …

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Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labor group, on Monday, as a victory against sexism and pain. The labor department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping …

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‘Kingsman’ sequel wins the weekend as ‘It’ breaks more box-office records

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The weekend box office was won by secret-agent sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but it was second-place film It that keeps generating buzz and breaking records. Director and co-writer Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle — the sequel to 2015’s surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service — lived up to expectations with a big opening weekend, …

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Ghana wins three-year maritime boundary dispute case against Ivory Coast

The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Saturday unanimously ruled that Ghana did not violate the rights of the Ivory Coast in oil exploration within and beyond 200 nm (nautical miles). The Hamburg-based court also ruled that Ghana is not entitled to pay any reparation to …

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Street children offered job to clean up Kenya’s capital for rent allowance

The Governor of Kenya’s capital Nairobi has offered to pay a month’s rent for street children if they join an operation to clean up the city. Mike Sonko told a group of street children at the City Hall on Thursday that the offer is on the table only if they …

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Pope Francis accused of spreading heresy

A section of conservative Catholic theologians are accusing Pope Francis of spreading heresy regarding marriage, moral life and the sacraments. The Pope hasn’t yet responded to the 25-page letter that was addressed to him last month, with 62 signatories including theologians, priests and academics. The official document provided, talked of …

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