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Nepal teen IPL breakthrough boosts domestic cricket hopes

Kathmandu: Teenage leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane could boost the sagging fortunes of Nepal’s scandal-tainted domestic cricket with his breakthrough deal to become part of the Indian Premier League, officials said on Monday. Lamichhane, 17, made history Sunday becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to land an IPL contract when he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils…

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January 29, 2018


Indian teen sets herself on fire over dark skin taunts

NEWS DESK: A 14-year-old girl succumbed to her burns in Hyderabad, India, on Monday, after she was allegedly harassed by her classmates over her dark skin, reported The News Minute. M Lavanya, who was studying in class nine, set herself on fire on January 2, after she was taunted by her classmates for being dark-skinned…

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January 9, 2018


A shark was going to eat this Aussie teen!

NEWS DESK: An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to “eat her”, reported AFP. Sarah Williams, 15, was fishing for squid from a kayak off the South Australian coast near Normanville on Sunday when the shark…

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October 23, 2017


Children with alcoholic parents more likely to have violent dating relationships as teens: study

NEWS DESK: Growing up with a parent who has an alcohol use disorder increases the chance of having violent dating relationships as a teenager, a study has shown, reported The Independent. According to research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, the root causes of dating violence in teenagers can be identified as…

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October 22, 2017


Teen depression — a reality of society

By Maha Shakil In the present world, depression in under-age people in our society has become a reality and this is one of the most alarming facts, which is getting common among youngsters. It’s not unusual for young people to experience the blues or feel down in the dumps occasionally; adolescence is always an unsettling…

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February 24, 2017


Parents of Murree teen reject police report, plead for CJ’s notice

ISLAMABAD: Parents of Islamabad teen burned alive for refusing a marriage proposal rejected a police report and appealed to Chief Justice to provide justice. The teenage girl Maria Sadafaqat actually committed suicide, police said in its report yesterday. The death of 19-year- made international headlines after claims she was tortured then set alight in the…

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July 2, 2016


Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

NEW DELHI: An Indian teenager accidently shot himself in the head with his father’s gun while trying to take a “selfie” photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents. The 15-year-old is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and is expected to survive, said the city’s deputy police…

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May 1, 2016


Ahmed Mohamed is moving to Qatar with his family

DALLAS: The Texas boy arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb is moving to Qatar, his family said on Tuesday, a few hours after he was at the White House for an astronomy night hosted by President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a bespectacled ninth-grader who became an…

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October 21, 2015


Lahori teens exhibit amazing dance moves

Enthusiastic youths from Lahore love to dance in Pakistani style. Watch Tehmina Ahmed’s report.

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September 28, 2015


Extra screen time drags down teenagers’ exam grades

LONDON: Teenagers who spend an extra hour a day surfing the internet, watching TV or playing computer games risk performing two grades worse in exams than their peers who don’t, according to research by British scientists.

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September 4, 2015


Mom attempts suicide after killing two teen daughters

SAHIWAL: In a shocking incident on Sunday, a mother slaughtered her two daughters and attempted to kill herself in Sahiwal town of Punjab, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the tragic incident took place in Sahiwal’s Ghala Mandi locality where a mother in a poor family slaughtered two teenage daughters with a sharp-edged dagger in…

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August 23, 2015


Homespun drone-gun triggers US investigation

NEW YORK: The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating a viral Internet video showing a home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside. The 14-second video called “Flying Gun,” which has been watched nearly two million times, has sparked fresh debate about the still largely unregulated world of civilian drones in the…

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July 22, 2015


HIV cure hopes get boost after breakthrough discovery

VANCOUVER: A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world-first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday. The young woman, now 18, is not considered cured, but is doing perfectly well off treatment, said the research led by Dr Asier…

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July 20, 2015


US teen hikes to freedom after plane crash

LOS ANGELES: A teenage girl survived a plane crash and then used knowledge picked up from watching survival shows on television to hike for two days out of the wilderness, US media and her parents said. Autumn Veatch, 16, was in hospital after the small plane she was traveling in with her step-grandparents Saturday plunged…

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July 14, 2015


Mexican girl returns home after mistakenly sent to US

SILAO: A 14-year-old Mexican girl grabbed by police at school and sent to the United States in a case of mistaken identity was reunited with her emotional parents Wednesday, a happy ending to a saga that captivated the country. A video of the April 16 operation shows Alondra Luna Nunez screaming as officers shove her…

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April 23, 2015


US students march to protest black teen's killing

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of US teens walked out of school and thronged a protest at Wisconsin's state Capitol after a police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old black youth who allegedly assaulted him. A banner reading “Black Lives Matter” was slung over a railing in the heart of the legislative building, while students marched on the…

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March 10, 2015


Watch how this Lahore teen was beaten to death

Tragedy knew no bounds as Murtaza, 16, died in the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) after he was ruthlessly beaten up by a gang of hostile youths in Lahore cantonment's Askari 10 market Tuesday. Nothing but a heated argument led to the knock-down-and-drag-out brawl that caused the death of young man. A complaint was duly lodged…

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February 11, 2015


No charges for US policeman who shot black teen

FERGUSON: The policeman whose killing of an unarmed black teen sparked weeks of riots in the US town of Ferguson will not face charges, the county prosecutor said, amid mounting anger in the streets. The tearful family of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August, expressed profound disappointment after St Louis County prosecutor…

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November 25, 2014


Teen criminals arrested

After an encounter with gangsters, police arrested two teenage boys involved in heinous crimes in the city. Wasim Haider reports from Karachi

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November 14, 2014


French teen girl stopped 'on way to jihad in Syria'

VILLEFONTAINE: A 15-year-old French girl was in police custody Sunday after she disappeared from her family home in southern France, suspected of wanting to travel to Syria to wage jihad. Assia Saidi was “found on Saturday night by her parents in a bar, near Marseille station, where she had been working for a few days,”…

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October 5, 2014


Unarmed black teen killed by police was shot six times

NEW YORK: A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, the New York Times reported on Sunday night. Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former chief medical examiner for the City of New…

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August 18, 2014

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