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Generation X-Soviet: young Russians conflicted over past

Moscow - Just when Irina Chubkovets was coming into the world, the country her parents and grandparents had lived in was slipping out of it.

'The gallows are ready': Sierra Leone reconsiders death penalty

Freetown - For almost 20 years, Sierra Leone has avoided using the death penalty. But spurred by public outrage over ritual murders and gang violence, the government is moving once again to hang offenders.

U.S. kids facing obesity ‘epidemic’

Children in the U.S. rank 47 out of 50 countries measuring aerobic fitness, a sign of overall health and one connected with obesity. In light of this, Dr. Elaina George has provided Digital Journal readers with some health-related tips.

EU mulls free InterRail passes for 18-year-olds

Strasbourg - The EU said Tuesday it was exploring the idea of providing all 18-year-old Europeans with InterRail passes allowing them to travel around the continent for free for a month.

Trammin' in the name of the Lord: Pope takes a ride

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis became the first pontiff to hop on an ordinary city tram on Thursday, on his way to the opening ceremony of an international Catholic extravaganza in Poland.

Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling on an altar step during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, without injury.

Pope gets mystical with Poland's Black Madonna

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis visited Poland's most revered monastery Thursday, home to an ancient Catholic icon believed to work miracles, ahead of a trip by tram to meet young pilgrims from the world over.

Pope tells young to 'make some noise!'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis told cheering crowds of young pilgrims Wednesday to do their duty and "make some noise" as he kicked off an international Catholic festival in Poland.

Pope Francis says 'world at war', but not a religious conflict

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis said Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France.

Pope Francis says 'world at war', but religion not cause

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis said on Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a Catholic priest in France.

Young Vietnamese quiz Obama on rap, weed and good looks

Ho Chi Minh - Barack Obama fielded questions Wednesday on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the US leader as a far cry from their staid Communist rulers.

Pope tells teens 'happiness not an app'

Vatican City - Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth."Freedom is not always about doing what you want.

Pope Francis hears teenagers' sins

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday heard confessions from 16 teenagers after a surprise appearance in St Peter's square to greet thousands of young people attending his holy year youth day.

Beleaguered Molenbeek struggles to fend off jihadist recruiters

Brussels - In Molenbeek, the rundown Brussels neighbourhood with the unenviable reputation as a haven for jihadists, residents are struggling to confront the threat of radicalism as recruiters increasingly go underground to prey on the area's youngsters.

Muslim mothers fight 'toxic' merchants of terror

Vienna - There were small signs that her son was changing: He prayed more and swapped jeans for traditional long tunics."But I wasn't worried. Not for one second did Syria enter my mind," Fatima Ezzarhouni told AFP.

Review: New on DVD for March 22 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of excellent TV series; a loyal adaptation of a childhood favourite; a comedy that exceeds expectations of hilariousness; and an Oscar winner’s feature follow-up.

Gaza rockers and rappers struggle to carve out a space

Gaza - Khamiss Abu Shaban's band would love to wow the kinds of crowds seen elsewhere, but in Hamas-run Gaza they struggle to find venues and instruments, let alone get permission to play.

Norwegian teens play refugees for a day

Norway - In a dark snowy forest, two military vehicles thunder by, the wailing sirens waking those who have just dozed off. Exhausted, the group must quickly pack up camp and resume their night march.

U.S. 'affluenza' teen faces Mexico deportation soon

- A US teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly Texas drunk-driving accident could soon be deported from Mexico after dropping an appeal, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Mother of US 'affluenza' teen arrives back in US

Washington - A Texas woman accused of helping her teenage son flee the US in violation of his probation for killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in the US Thursday after being deported from Mexico, news reports said.

U.S. 'affluenza' teen wins Mexico deportation delay

- A fugitive US teenager on Wednesday won a three-day delay from deportation from Mexico where he was detained weeks after fleeing probation imposed for a deadly drunk-driving crash in Texas.

US 'affluenza' teen detained in Mexico

Guadalajara - A notorious Texas teenager has been detained in Mexico with his mother, weeks after holding a "going-away party" and fleeing probation imposed for a deadly drunk-driving crash, officials said Tuesday.

The street drug wreaking havoc in South African townships

- More than two decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa's youth hoped to be reaping the benefits of the country's fresh start, but a potent drug is taking a heavy toll on the most vulnerable.

Fed up and angry, Generation Oslo leads Palestinian unrest

Ramallah - An 18-year-old Palestinian, his face covered with a black-and-white keffiyeh, is fed up with talk about negotiations.

'Alexis betrayed us': Young Greeks turn their backs on Syriza

Atenas - Greece's radical-left Syriza party channelled the anger and hope of a generation when it swept to power in January -- but winning young voters over again in Sunday's elections will not be so easy.

Pope signs up for World Youth Day using iPad

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday became the first person registered for next year's World Youth Day festivities, using an iPad to sign up while addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists in Saint Peter's Square.

Young Hong Kongers seek new path in democracy battle

Hong Kong - With the defeat this week of the Beijing-backed political reform plan they slammed as "fake democracy", Hong Kong's young protesters are questioning how to take their fight forward as the gulf between them and mainland China widens.

Disengaged or disillusioned: Millions opt out of UK vote

Manchester - Inside the Paradise Mini-Mart, older residents of Manchester's notorious Moss Side district are taking a young man to task for his refusal to vote in next month's British election.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

Op-Ed: National service program: Better than today's Executive Action Special

President Obama has signed an Executive Action, allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the United States with their parents prior to age 16, to serve in U.S. military forces.
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