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India: 15-year-old girl jumps from school building after scolding by teachers, dies three days later

A 15-year-old girl died over the weekend at a private hospital from injuries sustained after she jumped off the third floor of her school building in Kerala over alleged harassment on Friday. Gauri, a Class 10 student at Kollam’s Trinity Lyceum School had allegedly objected to her younger sister, 13, being …

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Meet the Man who Swallows Phone Wrapped In Condom To Prove How Easy It Is To Smuggle Phone Into Prison

To prove how easy it is to smuggle a mobile phone into jail, a man decided to swallow a phone by wrapping it in a condom and taking it whole. The miniature HMP mobile used by the man fr the experiment – is a “mini phone perfect for criminals” because …

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Philippine: Five-month battle with IS ends – Defence chiefs

A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,100 lives has ended following a final battle inside a mosque, defence chiefs said on Monday. The conclusion of the conflict ended immediate fears that IS would establish a Southeast Asian base in the southern …

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Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end …

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Gabon students angry at sex-for-grades pressure

In Gabon, they’re called “sexually transmitted grades” — when university teachers use the threat of giving low marks in order to coerce female students into providing sexual favors. “He started coming on to me. I began refusing him, refusing and refusing… until the day when he gave me zero for …

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Kenya: Prosecutors to charge opposition leader’s sister with incitement to violence

Kenyan prosecutors will charge the sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga and an opposition senator with incitement to violence after attacks on election board, the chief prosecutor’s office said on Monday. Odinga has been due to compete against incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in a repeat presidential election on Oct. 26, …

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