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France launches trial of Macron's new national service for teens

Paris - Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers Sunday began trialling a new national service, a pet project of French President Emmanuel Macron.

From Greta to Luisa, youths spearhead climate movement

Stockholm - They're the faces of the climate alert that propelled Green parties to strong gains in EU elections: Greta, Luisa and Leah lead a generation of youths that have put the planet atop the political agenda.

One in five Arab Mediterranean youths hopes to emigrate: study

Madrid - One in five youths in several North African countries and Lebanon would like to emigrate in search of better prospects, including those with university degrees, according to a survey conducted for the European Commission.

New study finds weed and alcohol reduce teens’ mental faculties

New research performed on 6,509 middle and high students from Southern California found that alcohol and marijuana use can be detrimental to the youths’ mental health and academic outcomes.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

Brazil retailers demand govt support on flash mobs

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian retailers on Monday said they were seeking support from President Dilma Rousseff after several shopping malls were closed to stop weekend flash mobs.

Brazil militants slam bid to bar poor teens from malls

Braz - Scores of black and leftist militants staged a boisterous rally here Saturday to protest attempts to bar underprivileged youths from shopping malls in middle-class areas.

Brazil's flash mobs by teens turning political

Braz - Flash mobs at shopping malls by thrill-seeking underprivileged youths are increasingly taking political overtones in Brazil, raising fears of a replay of last year's nationwide social turmoil.

Youths allegedly beat couple in racial attack

Brooklyn - Police say that last Monday a group of 10 young black individuals beat a white couple in Brooklyn in what seems to be a racial assault.

Unique ritual helps youths in India's conflict zone find peace Special

Raipur - For years, communist ultras have been raging an anti-state war in India that has claimed thousands of lives. In the backdrop of this unrest, youths in a central Indian state are reviving a forgotten ritual that binds them into eternal friendship.

Video: Youth mob goes on rampage in McDonald's, abuse staff

Wigan - A mob of about 100 teenagers went on rampage at a McDonald's outlet in the UK. The youths jumped over the counter, stole food, chanted obscene songs at female workers and threw litter and food in the restaurant at Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Chinese Health Ministry Halts Electric Shock Therapy to Net Addicts

The Health Ministry of China has ended the practice of electric shock therapy for Internet addiction at a Linyi Mental Health Hospital.

Christmas 07' Is Dark For 25 London Families

While most people will be making plans and resolutions for the New Year’s, it will be the darkest for twenty-five families in what is supposed to be a festive season.

A New Wave Of Teenage Film Makers Shoot Crimes For Web Entertainment

A new past time seems to be sweeping the younger generation. No expensive outlay needed, only a mobile phone and a crime to film

Bomb killed children gathered to play football in Iraq

A car bomb exploded near a football pitch killing 18 people most of them children

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