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Passengers hospitalised after suspected cholera case on Algeria-France flight

TOULOUSE: French authorities evacuated 141 passengers and crew from a flight arriving in the French city of Perpignan from Algeria on Wednesday after a child on board was suspected of being infected with cholera, the fire brigade said. The eight-year-old child was taken to hospital for checks after suffering bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea during the flight, a fire brigade official said. A police source said the child’s mother and several passengers sitting near them were also hospitalised. Another child remained on…

Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

ALGIERS: Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the start of two separate school tests, AFP journalists in Algiers said. A third hour-long internet shutdown was planned for later on Wednesday, according to a schedule issued by public operator Algerie Telecom. Internet services were cut "in compliance with…

Man sentenced for dangling baby out of window to ‘get 1,000 Facebook likes’

ALGIERS: A man has reportedly been jailed for two years after he dangled a baby out of a window in a bid to get ‘likes’ on Facebook in Algeria. The man, who has not been named, posted a picture of himself holding the baby from a high-rise building – gripping on to just the child’s clothing. The image was captioned: ‘1,000 likes or I will drop him’. Following the posting, a number of social media users contacted the police, demanding he was arrested for child abuse. Police later arrested the man in Algeria, and…

Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

The Caliphate Soldiers, a group linked to Islamic State militants, published a video on the Internet soon after the French ministry's announcement on Monday, claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and showing a man who identified himself as Herve Gourdel, 55, from Nice in southern France. The group said it would kill Gourdel if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq. The French foreign ministry later confirmed the video was authentic. In New York, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the taking of a French…

Algerian football team receive warm welcome on their return

Algerian football team received warm welcome on their return from Brazil after participating in the 2014 World Cup. Algeria , who had broken their own record by passing the knock-out stage into round of 16 game, in which they faced the mighty team of Germany. The Algerian team played with confidence throughout the 90 minutes, denying the Germans a victory till extra time.The final result was 2-1 to Germany but the spectacular play of the Algerians won the admiration of many spectators, not least at home. Algerian…