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Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams

Mobile and web connections were stopped for two hours on Wednesday to coincide with the start of two high school diploma tests

Akon to build new city in Senegal with own currency called AKoin

The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creative festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future

Science pupils at Derbyshire school lose track of pudding launched into stratosphere

The tasty treat was flying high somewhere above the county this week as a result of an ambitious school science project

Widely mocked Cristiano Ronaldo statue replaced by new model at Madeira Airport

Critics on social media said the original looked more like Quinn than Ronaldo, who is as renowned for his well maintained image as he is for his goal-scoring exploits

World Cup 2018: Mexico fans may have caused earthquake celebrating win over Germany

Tremors were recorded in Mexico City after Hirving Lozano fired the winning goal past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in Russia, according to seismic monitoring agency Simms

Twelve-year-old super tall basketball star dominates court

The junior basketball player Oliver Rioux, who plays for the Frenchy Phenoms, is able to dunk the ball into the net without even taking his feet off the ground

‘Shock’ as 23-stone porbeagle shark caught off Welsh coast

It was believed to be one of the biggest of its kind caught off Welsh waters

‘Dead man’ returns home alive after family wrongly ID body in Japan

The man's wife and her relatives mistakenly told police in Japan that the body of a man found in a river was him and officers even handed it over to them

Russian women should ‘fall in love and have children’ with World Cup football fans,...

Member of parliament Mikhail Degtyaryov is urging Russian women and visiting football fans to hook up, fall in love and have children as the tournament kicks off in the country

Messi hair: Barber shaves player’s image into fans’ hair for World Cup

Mario Hvala, a barber in Serbia, is offering fans a "hair tattoo", shaving the likeness of players including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo into the backs of their heads


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