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Black pupils' schooling 'dumbed down over special needs'

Black pupils' schooling 'dumbed down over special needs'

Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, a study says. The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social,...

Friday, 00:52 in Regional
 
Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons...

Friday, 00:47 in Regional
 
Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

The brain function of very late risers and "morning larks" during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with...

Friday, 00:47 in Regional
 
Jody Wilson-Raybould: Three ways this could be a problem for Trudeau

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Three ways this could be a problem for Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure following a report last week alleging political interference in a corruption case against engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. The Globe and Mail newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources, that...

Friday, 00:30 in World News
 
Why Australia's PM is talking of dark threats and 'evil'

Why Australia's PM is talking of dark threats and 'evil'

Australian politics doesn't really do nuance. If a minister wants to get a message through to the voters, they forget the dog whistle and go straight for the foghorn. That tactic has been firmly in action this week, as the government declares that...

Friday, 00:29 in World News
 
Real-life trolling: When a 'roast' becomes harassment

Real-life trolling: When a 'roast' becomes harassment

The US tradition of a "comedy roast" involves trading insults for laughs. But when people try to recreate them online, they can get it badly wrong and even break laws. Here's how. When a Twitter user going by the name of PlainPotatoess...

Friday, 00:29 in World News
 
Sexual harassment: 'I was terrified to report it'

Sexual harassment: 'I was terrified to report it'

When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, the #MeToo movement came along, kicked off by rape and sexual harassment accusations...

Friday, 00:25 in Science &Technology
 
What are the biggest threats to humanity?

What are the biggest threats to humanity?

Human extinction may be the stuff of nightmares but there are many ways in which it could happen. Popular culture tends to focus on only the most spectacular possibilities: think of the hurtling asteroid of the film Armageddon or the alien invasion of...

Friday, 00:24 in World News
 

Quiz of the Week: Who declined to sing at the Grammys?

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days? Click to see content: qotw_15_02_2019 If you cannot see the quiz, click here. To try last week's quiz, click here. Picture...

Friday, 00:21 in World News
 
HMP Nottingham prisoners smuggled drugs in Harry Potter book

HMP Nottingham prisoners smuggled drugs in Harry Potter book

Inmates at a prison condemned for high levels of violence and suicide have smuggled drugs in a Harry Potter book. A copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire found in an HMP Nottingham cell tested positive for a psychoactive substance similar to...

Friday, 00:15 in Regional
 
Trump in good health despite weight in obese range - doctor

Trump in good health despite weight in obese range - doctor

US President Donald Trump has put on weight since his last medical check-up, but remains in "very good health", his official doctor Sean Conley says. Mr Trump had received a higher dose of medicine to lower his cholesterol levels, his memo...

Thursday, 23:23 in World News
 
Lord Ahmed 'took advantage' of vulnerable women

Lord Ahmed 'took advantage' of vulnerable women

A member of the House of Lords has been accused of exploiting his position to pursue sex with vulnerable women who asked him for help, Newsnight reveals. One woman said Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham "took advantage" and began a sexual...

Thursday, 22:37 in Regional
 
Canada teacher guilty of voyeurism for filming students' cleavage

Canada teacher guilty of voyeurism for filming students' cleavage

Canada's top court has found a teacher guilty of voyeurism for taking pictures of his teenage students' cleavage. Ryan Jarvis, who filmed his students using a camera pen, had been acquitted by two lower courts. In his first trial, the judge ruled it...

Thursday, 21:24 in World News
 
Slovenia MP quits after stealing sandwich

Slovenia MP quits after stealing sandwich

A member of the Slovenian parliament has stepped down after stealing a sandwich from a shop in Ljubljana where he says he was ignored by staff. Darij Krajcic told local media he was annoyed at being "treated like air" and decided to test the...

Thursday, 21:10 in World News
 
Trump 'to declare emergency' over wall

Trump 'to declare emergency' over wall

President Trump will declare national emergency to get funding for border wall, says top Republican This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive...

Thursday, 20:32 in World News
 


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