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Venezuela crisis: Cereal maker Kellogg ends operations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kellogg’s Corn Flakes could now be in short supply in this Caracas supermarket US-based cereal maker Kellogg says it is pulling out of Venezuela because of the economic deterioration in the country. Workers said they were prevented from entering the plant in the central city …

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N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow to talk to North Korea – advice from three North Korean experts North Korea has cancelled Wednesday’s high-level talks with South Korea because of anger over its joint military exercises with the US. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the …

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Bonfire of the Vanities author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

Image copyright Frank Micelotta Image caption Wolfe also pioneered New Journalism Tom Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, has died aged 88, his agent has confirmed. The Right Stuff, about the first American astronauts, was adapted into a film in 1983 with Sam Shepard, …

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Do Sats really matter – and if so, to whom?

Image copyright Getty Images Children in their final year of primary school in England sit their national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, this week – but who is really being tested? Are Sats a test of the school or the child? The tests measure children’s progress, but the results …

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NUS: 'Very worrying' harassment on campuses

Students at all universities should have the opportunity to report incidents of assault or violence, the National Union of Students in Wales has said. It has welcomed a new online system run by Cardiff University which has seen 101 students report incidents since last October. A significant proportion were cases …

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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Life in the Gaza Strip

Home to 1.9 million people, Gaza is 41km (25 miles) long and 10km wide, an enclave bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt. Originally occupied by Egypt, which retains control of Gaza’s southern border, the territory was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew its …

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Sharing of school pupils' data put on hold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The national pupil database compiles data from school censuses The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged. The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database’s approval …

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