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France just lowered its compulsory school age to 3

Updated March 28, 2018 12:53:10 Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron listens to pre-school children in Paris. (AP: Christophe Ena) President Emmanuel Macron has announced compulsory schooling in France will begin at age three, instead of six, as part of new reforms set to shake up the country's education system. "Kindergarten will be a founding moment…

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China confirms Kim Jong-un visit

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. Rumours circulated earlier this week after local media reported a high-profile figure had arrived on a special train. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea, was Mr Kim's first foreign trip since taking office in 2011. Mr…

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Teen hits lottery jackpot on 18th birthday

Image copyright Loto Quebec Image caption Charlie Lagarde won the lottery on her 18th birthday A Canadian teenager has the struck the jackpot after buying her first lottery ticket to mark her 18th birthday. Charlie Lagarde, from the province of Quebec, bought the scratch ticket along with a bottle of champagne to celebrate turning 18…

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Michael Clarke says Australia is in deep s*** after ball-tampering scandal

Updated March 28, 2018 10:13:52 Video: Cricket Australia's James Sutherland delivers preliminary investigation findings (ABC News) Former skipper Michael Clarke has declared that Australian cricket is in "deep shit" in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. Clarke's blunt assessment was delivered after Cricket Australia declared that Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were the…

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Beijing confirms Kim Jong-un visiting China

Email Updated March 28, 2018 11:12:42 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing. (Xinhua) Related Story: Has Kim Jong-un visited Beijing? Map: China North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first foreign trip since taking power. China's state news agency Xinhua…

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‘My gosh, who has seen the Skripals?’: Russian ambassador questions nerve agent attack

Updated March 28, 2018 11:08:42 Video: Russian Ambassador to Australia questions 'alleged' Skripal poisoning (ABC News) Russia's ambassador to Australia has tried to cast doubt on whether a former double agent was attacked with a nerve agent. Key points: Grigory Logvinov questioned whether there was evidence Skripals had been poisoned He repeated denials two Russian…

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