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Rugby League player Ottio dies aged 23

Kato Ottio (in yellow) played against England at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Widnes Vikings centre Kato Ottio has died at the age of 23 after suffering “a sudden health issue” in training. Ottio joined Widnes from Canberra in December and was part of the Papua New Guinea side …

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Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran’s supreme leader has criticised foreign influence through languages in the past Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a “cultural invasion”. The education ministry “envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary …

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Damian Hinds is new education secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Damian Hinds arriving this evening in Downing Street Damian Hinds has been announced as England’s education secretary in the prime minister’s Cabinet reshuffle. He will replace Justine Greening, who is leaving the government. Ms Greening, the Conservatives’ first comprehensive-educated education secretary turned down a …

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Egypt police detained after custody death triggers protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Egyptian security forces have been accused of routinely torturing and mistreating detainees Prosecutors in Egypt’s capital Cairo have ordered the detention of two police officers after the death of a prisoner triggered violent protests. On Saturday, people tried to storm a police station in the …

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Maria Caulfield: MP's new women's role sparks backlash

Image copyright UK Parliament Equality and abortion rights campaigners have criticised Theresa May’s decision to appoint an MP who opposed the decriminalisation of abortion to a role representing women. Maria Caulfield is now vice chair for women, but has said decriminalisation would lead to “abortion on demand”. Abortion provider BPAS …

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US gives 200,000 Salvadoreans deadline to leave

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Immigrants rallied outside Congress in December The Trump administration has decided to cancel permits that allow nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the US. They were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after earthquakes rocked the Central American country in …

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Somaliland passes first law against rape

Image copyright AFP Image caption Victims were forced to marry their rapists in the past For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. …

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Educational support for deaf children 'in disarray'

Image copyright NDCS Image caption Specialist staffing levels have dropped 14% over seven years, despite a 31% rise in the number of deaf children children requiring support Support for the 45,000 deaf children in England is in “complete disarray” as staffing levels fail to match increased demand, a lobby group …

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