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India: Jammu and Kashmir government orders private tuitions to shut down for 90 days
India: Jammu and Kashmir government orders private tuitions to shut down for 90 days

On Sunday, the government of Jammu and Kashmir, India, ordered private academic coaching institutions for students until and including class XII to shut down for the next three months calling those institutions "distractions" for the students; with an exception of coaching institutions preparing students for professional exams.

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Scottish man sentenced over 'grossly offensive' joke on YouTube
Scottish man sentenced over 'grossly offensive' joke on YouTube

On Monday, Mark Meechan of Scotland was fined GBP800 for a joke video he posted on YouTube in which he trained a dog to respond to spoken words such as "Sieg Heil" and "Gas the Jews". He had been facing possible time in prison for the offense.

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India: Cabinet approves capital punishment for rape of girls under age twelve
India: Cabinet approves capital punishment for rape of girls under age twelve

On Saturday, India's Union Cabinet approved capital punishment in an ordinance for the rape of girls under the age of twelve. This comes after nationwide protests that took place in various cities after an eight-year-old girl was gang-raped and killed in Kathua city in Jammu and Kashmir.

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28-year-old Swedish electronic dance music artist Avicii dies in Oman
28-year-old Swedish electronic dance music artist Avicii dies in Oman

On Friday afternoon, Swedish electronic dance music artist Tim Bergling, stage name Avicii, was found dead in Oman's capital Muscat, stated his publicist Diana Baron.

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English football: Arsène Wenger to leave Arsenal at season end
English football: Arsène Wenger to leave Arsenal at season end

On Friday, Arsène Wenger, manager of English capital football club Arsenal FC announced he is to leave the club after the season end.

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