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Internet Addiction Lands Teenagers In Jail
2013-01-07 04:20:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apparently, some teenagers REALLY love using the Internet. A 16-year-old California girl is being investigated by local police after she and a 15-year-old friend reportedly drugged her parents in order to get around a curfew preventing the two teenagers from going online after hours. The unnamed Rocklin native and her alleged accomplice were attempting to get around the household's 10pm ban on Web surfing by spiking her parent's...

2011-05-05 11:22:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a sign of improving security, The General Command of the Bahrain Defence (BDF) announced today that it has reduced curfew hours in the capital city, Bahrain News Agency reports. According to a statement issued today, the new curfew, which will be effective starting Thursday, May 5th, covers a busy section of Manama and will be imposed from midnight to 4 a.m. This curfew had previously been six hours, from 10 pm to 4 am. In a...

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2009-06-05 19:45:00

A judge in England sentenced a teenage girl to stay home every night of the week but Saturday for an assault she committed at a party. Judge William Hart told Lisa Partington, 19, she had a curfew from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day for the next two months -- except Saturdays. I give you one day off a week because it is summer and I don't think it is necessarily in your interests for you to be confined to your home every evening of the week for the next two months, the judge was quoted by the...

2005-11-16 04:37:55

PARIS (Reuters) - Disturbances rocked French suburbs for the 20th straight night but police said on Wednesday the number of vehicles destroyed fell to a new low of 163 after lawmakers backed an extension of emergency powers. France has been hit by its worst civil unrest in almost 40 years as youths angry over racism and unemployment set fire to thousands of cars and attacked public buildings. Police said four times as many vehicles were destroyed overnight in provincial towns and...

2005-11-09 06:10:00

By Jon Boyle PARIS -- France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives senior government officials the power to impose curfews, although official figures showed a sharp drop in unrest. Police said 617 vehicles were set ablaze across the country...

2005-11-09 05:45:46

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives senior government officials the power to impose curfews, although official figures showed a sharp drop in unrest. Police said 617 vehicles were set ablaze across...

2005-11-08 09:04:29

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - The French government approved emergency measures on Tuesday to allow curfews to be imposed in riot-hit areas after youths torched more than 1,000 vehicles in a 12th night of unrest across the country. The protests, blamed on racism and unemployment, receded in the Paris region after shots were fired at police the previous night but continued unabated in other parts of France in the early hours of Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said. Turkey...

2005-11-08 09:05:35

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - The French government approved emergency measures on Tuesday to allow curfews to be imposed in riot-hit areas after youths torched more than 1,000 vehicles in a 12th night of unrest across the country. The protests, blamed on racism and unemployment, receded in the Paris region after shots were fired at police the previous night but continued unabated in other parts of France in the early hours of Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said. Turkey...

2005-11-08 08:20:44

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - The French government approved emergency measures on Tuesday to allow curfews to be imposed in riot-hit areas after youths torched more than 1,000 vehicles in a 12th night of unrest across the country. The protests, blamed on racism and unemployment, receded in the Paris region after shots were fired at police the previous night but continued unabated in other parts of France in the early hours of Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said. Turkey...

2005-11-08 02:35:00

By Tom Heneghan PARIS -- Ignoring the government's threat of a curfew, youths rioted for a 12th successive night in France, torching more than 800 vehicles around the country and injuring four police, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The nightly protests against racism and unemployment dropped markedly in the greater Paris region, where violence had escalated to the point of shooting at police, but continued unabated in other parts of France, a ministry statement showed. The renewed...


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