post image

French PM calls for independence for ‘people’s republic’

LEBANESE PRESS: A new conservative newspaper has announced a pledge to hold elections as early as next year, in a bid to establish a new republic for the country’s “people’s Republic”.A “new” republic is a political entity which is created in accordance with the Constitution and which enjoys legislative, executive and judicial powers.The party, called

post image

A new breed of online celebrity: ‘Weirdo’ with the perfect fake ID

An Oregon woman was busted for impersonating a police officer when she was arrested last week for trying to pose as a police detective to gain access to her estranged husband’s online dating profile.The arrest comes after a number of celebrities have faced similar charges, including singer-actor Jamiroquai and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.The suspect, who has

post image

Why are some kids having trouble with maths?

A new study has found that children in the UK are more likely to be “underwhelmed” by mathematics, with many saying they’re struggling to comprehend a complex concept.The study was carried out by the University of Reading and the Department of Education and Research at Oxford University.In the UK, about 15 per cent of children

post image

Colombia: ‘I’m afraid to walk down the street’

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, has been plunged into chaos by a wave of violent protests against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.The latest unrest, which erupted on Monday, is taking place in a mostly residential neighbourhood in the city centre.The protests, which started at around midnight, have spread to many parts of the city and

post image

Colombia: ‘I’m afraid to walk down the street’

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, has been plunged into chaos by a wave of violent protests against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.The latest unrest, which erupted on Monday, is taking place in a mostly residential neighbourhood in the city centre.The protests, which started at around midnight, have spread to many parts of the city and

post image

Colombia: ‘I’m afraid to walk down the street’

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, has been plunged into chaos by a wave of violent protests against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.The latest unrest, which erupted on Monday, is taking place in a mostly residential neighbourhood in the city centre.The protests, which started at around midnight, have spread to many parts of the city and