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EXPLAINER: How a primary got Hong Kong activists in trouble

EXPLAINER: How a primary got Hong Kong activists in trouble

World
Hong Kong democracy supporters are being locked up in jail, charged with being a threat to national securityByThe Associated PressMarch 1, 2021, 10:03 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONG KONG -- Hong Kong democracy supporters are being locked up in jail, charged with being a threat to national security.Their arrests come under a new security law imposed on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory by Beijing that has largely silenced dissent in Hong Kong. China says the city needs stability after months of anti-government protests in 2019. Those now facing charges held a primary election for legislators picked through one of the last vestiges of direct democracy in Hong Kong.Some key questions about the arrests:HOW CAN A PRIMARY ELECTION THREATEN NATIONAL SECU...
Primary care doctor visits down 60% since start of COVID-19 pandemic, analysis finds

Primary care doctor visits down 60% since start of COVID-19 pandemic, analysis finds

Health
May 20 (UPI) -- Visits to primary care doctors declined by as much as 60 percent as the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in early April, an analysis released Wednesday has found. The impact on health, even as practices begin to reopen for non-coronavirus patients, has been significant, experts say. In research conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit focused on healthcare access and affordability, researchers found that although patients starting to see primary care doctors again in late April, overall visits are down by roughly one-third from normal levels since the start of the year. A separate analysis published this week by the New England Journal of Medicine found the number of people hospitalized after having a heart attack in northern California dropped by ...
20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

World
A male attacker injured 20 children Tuesday inside a primary school in China's capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account, adding that the attack took place at 11:17 a.m. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched, the statement said. All of the injured children are receiving hospital treatment. Authorities did not say what weapon, if any, was used. Police in Xicheng, a major district of Beijing, declined to comment when reached by phone. The primary school, Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School, was founded in 1908. According to the school's website, it has 2,537 students and 199 teaching personnel. Many sc...
France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting in September 2018

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting in September 2018

World
Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his government are trying to enact the new measure for the start of the next school year in September 2018. Last Sunday, French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer discussed the issue on French radio station RTL radio. "We are working on this issue, and it can take different forms," Blanquer said. "You may need a mobile phone, for example, for educational purposes, for emergency situations, so perhaps the phones can be confined somewhere inside the school." The measure will apply to all French students from the time they start school at age of six, up to roughly 15 years of ...
Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's quake, the government says.The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country.Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing.Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation to rescue her is under way. Dozens of buildings collapsed across the country, including several churches where worshippers were killed.Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the capital overnight. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly...