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Gyimah's own student rent debt bailout

Image caption Sam Gyimah faced questions from MPs on support for disadvantaged students The universities minister says he could have been “thrown out of university” as a student at Oxford because he was unable to pay the rent. But Sam Gyimah says his college converted the rent into a loan, …

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China karaoke bar fire kills 18 in Yingde

Image copyright Screenshot/Pear Video Image caption A video circulating online showed bystanders watching as a three-storey building went up in flames A fire at a karaoke bar in the southern Chinese city of Yingde has killed 18 people and left five others injured. The fire broke out inside the three-storey …

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Food bank charity gives record level of supplies

Image caption The Trussell Trust food banks provided 1.3 million packages of three-day supplies of food last year The biggest network of food banks in the UK says it provided record levels of “emergency food supplies” last year. The annual figures from the Trussell Trust charity show a 13% increase, …

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China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Discrimination in recruitment has contributed to a decrease in the proportion of Chinese women working, Human Rights Watch says Leading Chinese tech firms have pledged to address gender discrimination in job ads after a damning report by campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW). Sexist recruitment …

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