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Pupils' school bags searched for unhealthy food

Image copyright Google Image caption The Charles Dickens School says confiscated food and drink will not be returned to pupils Unhealthy food and drinks will be confiscated from pupils during daily bag checks, a school has announced. The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, Kent, said sweets, fizzy drinks and energy …

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Campus free speech fears 'whipped up', says university boss

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption There is little evidence that universities are inhibiting free speech argues Prof Tickell Claims that universities are inhibiting free speech are based on misleading evidence “whipped up to create a moral panic”, a university leader has told a Parliamentary committee. Universities thrive on free …

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California mudslides: Rescuer saves 'muddy doll' baby

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA resident describes how he helped rescue a baby from the mud A rescue worker has tearfully described the toddler he pulled from debris following devastating mudslides in Southern California as a “muddy doll”. Berkeley Johnson said the two-year-old girl was taken …

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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army admits killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Entire villages were burned during the violence that broke out in August last year Myanmar’s army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state. It said an inquiry had found that …

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University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will be barred from being involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not …

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Judge blocks Trump's move to end Daca Dreamers scheme

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Daca supporters have held protest rallies against President Trump’s decision to scrap the programme A US judge has blocked attempts by the White House to end a programme barring the deportation of children brought illegally to the US by parents. In September, President Donald Trump …

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