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UK teachers face increasing online abuse from students, parents – report
Teachers in the UK are facing an onslaught of abuse on social media sites, including sexual abuse and allegations of incompetence, and have videos taken of them without their consent, according to a new report.

21.04.2014 02:20

​Leaked inspectors report: UK schools discriminate against non-Muslims
Schools in the UK city of Birmingham are discriminating against non-Muslim students, practice forced sex segregation and invite extremists to promote Islamic values among the children, says an official report leaked to The Telegraph.

19.04.2014 05:52

Last words of executed Texan: 'It does kind of burn'
Texas executed its seventh inmate this year on Wednesday, after the prisoner’s attorneys failed to convince the Supreme Court he was mentally ill and should not be killed.

17.04.2014 18:37

Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind.

16.04.2014 13:05

​Unequal development: What’s the social cost of the BRICS’ economic growth?
After the frantic GDP growth of the past decade in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, experts are trying to assess how far the benefits of this growth have trickled down to their citizens.

16.04.2014 12:10

​Junk food ban in schools set to begin but could create black market
Students around the US can blame First Lady Michelle Obama and the US Department of Agriculture when they can’t get their junk-food fix, or have to rely on fruit juice to satisfy their sweet tooth next school year.

12.04.2014 02:02

Florida 'arbitrarily and unfairly' prosecuting children as adults – Human Rights Watch
Florida has been unfairly and arbitrarily trying children as adults, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. The research slams Florida for funneling thousands of children into the state's adult justice system more than any other US state.

11.04.2014 11:55

Ten dead, dozens injured in horrifying California crash (VIDEO)
A deadly accident in northern California has taken the lives of 10 people – half of which were high school students – after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus heading towards a local university.

11.04.2014 15:25

World Bank estimate of 1 bln people in poverty 30% ‘too low’
The current international poverty line of $1.25 per day used by the World Bank is “too low” and “artificial,” say researchers from Bristol University, adding that the total number of poor people worldwide would increase by 30 percent in future.

11.04.2014 10:57

​Scores of children killed, crippled by explosives left by US, NATO in Afghanistan
After 13 years of war, the US military and allies will leave thousands of square miles of unexploded grenades and other ordnance littered around Afghanistan. In recent years, most casualties from unattended explosives have been children, the UN found.

11.04.2014 00:38

Tennessee adopts legislation to criminally prosecute drug-addicted pregnant women
A new bill just passed by Tennessee’s state legislature would allow law enforcement to bring criminal charges against pregnant women if their drug addiction causes their children to be born with a dependency.

10.04.2014 14:48

Mother gets 20 years for infant’s death due to ‘negligent breastfeeding’
​In an unusual case a South Carolina woman has been sentenced to prison for the involuntary death of her young infant, stemming from her decision to breastfeed, and the resulting death of her daughter due to a drug overdose.

10.04.2014 01:16

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