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Teenage writer and ‘Genera+ion’ cast: Not all teen dramas are the same

Teenage writer and ‘Genera+ion’ cast: Not all teen dramas are the same

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- The new HBO Max drama Genera+tion, which premieres Thursday, follows a tradition of HBO teen dramas like Euphoria and We Are What We Are. All three portray diverse groups of high school teenagers, but Genera+ion cast members, and its 19-year-old co-creator, Zelda Barnz, told Television Critics Association members it's a mistake to lump the three shows together. Justice Smith said the teenage protagonists are the only similarities the shows have in common. Smith, 25, plays Chester, an openly gay teenager who gets in trouble at school for dressing too provocatively. Advertisement "These are all very different stories, but we're in a new zeitgeist now where we're accurately depicting what adolescent life is like," Smith said on a TCA Zoom panel. "I'm also grate...
Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage

Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage

World
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a teenage taekwondo enthusiast is using the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting chance at life.“Not many people do taekwondo here, so it’s fascinating for the girls, both married and single. I use it to get their attention,” said 17-year old Natsiraishe Maritsa, a martial arts fan since the age of 5 who is now using taekwondo to rally young girls and mothers to join hands and fight child marriage.Children as young as four and some of Natsiraishe’s former schoolmates who are now married, line up on the tiny, dusty yard outside her parents’ home in the poor Epworth settlement, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of the capital, Har...
Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Health
WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes favored by high school and middle school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market. The targeted flavor ban will also entirely exempt large, tank-based vaping devices, which are primarily sold in vape shops that cater to adult smokers. Together, the two exemptions represent a significant retreat from President Donald Trump's or...
Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

World
The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killedBy SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated PressDecember 16, 2019, 9:55 PM3 min readBAGHDAD -- The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killed. Security officials said the teen was wanted by police on drug-related charges and was running from security forces. Other officials said the teen had fired a pistol in the air in an attempt to get protesters -- who he felt were causing a disturbance -- to move away from around his home. The Associated Press initially reported that Iraqi officials, who frequently speak on condition of anonymity because of ...
TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Chinese-owned social network TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who was blocked from the service after she posted a viral clip criticising China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims.The firm said it had now lifted the ban, maintaining it was due to 17-year-old Feroza Aziz's prior conduct on the app - and unrelated to Chinese politics. Additionally, the firm said "human moderation error" was to blame for the video being taken down on Thursday for almost an hour.TIkTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has insisted it does not apply Chinese moderation principles to its product outside of mainland China. Ms Aziz posted on Twitter that she did not accept the firm's explanation. "Do I believe they took...