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UK makes £212m Commonwealth education aid pledge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The flags of Commonwealth nations are flying at Westminster ahead of the summit Theresa May is to call for “concrete measures” to ensure girls in Commonwealth countries spend at least 12 years in education. The prime minister will pledge £212m, which Downing Street said …

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NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Harvey Weinstein fell from his position of power in Hollywood after a series of sexual harassment allegations The New York Times and New Yorker magazine have won a joint Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood. The reports brought down film …

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Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer's mystery client

Image copyright Twitter/ Sean Hannity Image caption Sean Hannity (left) and Michael Cohen A Fox News host is the mystery third client of US President Donald Trump’s lawyer, a court has heard. A judge ruled that Michael Cohen, the president’s long-time personal attorney, must reveal he had been retained by …

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Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot

A Singaporean tutor has admitted helping six Chinese students cheat in their exams in 2016 in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. Tan Jia Yan, 32, pleaded guilty to 27 charges of cheating. Three other suspects face similar charges. Ms Tan sat O-Level exams as a private candidate, Facetiming …

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South Carolina prison riot leaves seven inmates dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The deadly riot broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina Seven prisoners have been killed and at least 17 others injured in a riot at a maximum security prison in the US state of South Carolina, officials say. Violence erupted at the …

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Facebook expels alt-right figurehead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A speech by Mr Spencer on the University of Florida’s campus proved controversial in 2017 Facebook has banned the American white nationalist who popularised the term “alternative right”. Richard Spencer’s page on the social network was removed on Friday along with two other pages …

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Primary school places – not got what you wanted?

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of parents are finding out which primary school their children will go to later this year. If the school on offer is unsuitable for some reason, there are a number of things you can do. Think carefully First, read the letter from your …

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Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis

Image caption Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with Rise Like A Phoenix Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst says she is HIV positive, and has been receiving regular treatment for “several years”. The 29-year-old star said she had intended to keep the information private, but an ex-boyfriend had …

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