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Why China is Banning Kids From Playing Online Video Games More Than 3 Hours a Week

31 Aug 2021

Since 2019, China has had a video game curfew for gamers under 18. Which meant from 10pm to 8am everyday its government enforced switch off time. China says it's worried about gaming addiction the impacts it can have on physical and mental health and that it might stop kids from learning at school. And now things are getting even stricter! There's going to be a new limit of three hours of gaming, a WEEK. And under 18s will only be allowed to game between 8:00pm and 9:00pm on Fridays, weekends and on public holidays. Well, they're using things like facial recognition technology and age restricted log ins to identify young gamers breaking the rules. While some support it, gamers are sure to be a little frustrated and are already finding ways to get around the bans.

America says its 20-year war with Afghanistan is over after the last plane carrying US troops left Kabul airport this morning. Thousands of soldiers had spent the past two weeks helping get Americans and their allies onto planes and out of Afghanistan. But to make their evacuation deadline some people had to be left behind.

Hurricane Ida's left a trail of destruction across the state of Louisiana. People there are still dealing with floodwaters, and many don't have power. The category four hurricane's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. But it's caused a lot of damage.

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People say they'll go above and beyond for the ones they love...and these lovebirds sure took that literally. This couple spent three days climbing this snowy mountain so they could get married at the top of this 6,000-meter-high summit! They both love nature and say this is the perfect way to honor that. And I guess it's cool to see that the cold and snowy weather didn't get in the way of the dress code!

Now getting up or down a mountain can be hard at the best of times, but especially, it turns out if you're a cow. Yep, after spending the summer in the Swiss alpines, it's time for these cows to head home. But while some managed it on their own, others stuck in difficult spots or who just needed an extra hand with a helicopter ride.

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