Children draw their future job ambitions

Image caption Many girls in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia and Indonesia aspired to be a doctor Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in …

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand prime minister in October New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their child in June, after which she planned to take a six-week break. …

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Turpins: The 'happy family' at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright facebook Image caption The Turpin family with an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, where they renewed their vows They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and posed together on family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing, imprisoning and endangering their 13 children presided …

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Nurseries admit asking parents for voluntary contributions

Parents are subsidising a new flagship “free” nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. The Pre-School Learning Alliance says only a third of providers are able to deliver the 30-hour free childcare scheme without asking for additional contributions.

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Syria 'ready to down Turkish jets attacking Kurds Afrin'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkish tanks have been massing along the border with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin Syria has threatened to shoot down Turkish warplanes in its airspace, as Turkey prepares to carry out a possible assault on a Kurdish enclave. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said any …

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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Image caption Nancy and the Meerkats face up to some harsh commercial realities, before battling Kitty and co A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its …

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University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

Image caption Dame Julia Goodfellow was awarded £25,000 for “remarkable leadership” A retiring University of Kent vice-chancellor received a final pay packet of £324,000, sparking criticism it is “one rule for the few at the top and another for everyone else”. Dame Julia Goodfellow was given an extra £45,000 in …

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Turpin case: Parents of captive children due in court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Investigators have not so far found evidence of sexual abuse or mental illness, but caution that the case is its in early stages A Californian couple accused of keeping their 13 severely malnourished children captive in their suburban home are due to appear in …

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