The French Penal Code punishes acts of hazing (‘bizutage’) with up to six months in prison and a 7,500 euro fine. Until recently, hazing had been seen as a ‘rite of passage’ symbolising a person’s integration into their peer group, with soldiers, students and workers in some professions subjected to the humiliating and potentially deadly practice.
‘Nirvana’ frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle on 8 April 1994, with police concluding that the rock star had killed himself with a gunshot to his head. But many fans remained unconvinced, and have been seeking the “truth” for decades.
After holding a series of meetings over India's response to record daily surges in Covid cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month announced the opening up of vaccination for everyone above age 18 from 1 May.
According to the UK Defence Ministry, the vehicle will be the UK's first fully-digitised tank.
The members of Congress have requested information on how the company tackles the illegal activity and the mechanisms it uses to engage with federal agencies.
Earlier, two rockets fell in an empty yard inside the Ain al Asad air base in Iraq’s Anbar province.
In a recent televised address to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed reluctance in imposing a total national lockdown unless it is the last resort to contain the spread. While the central government is mulling over the economic repercussions of a large-scale lockdown, many Indian states have urged residents to stay home.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.2 million, with over 156 million cases detected worldwide, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.