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China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable beha ...

Pope Francis Announces Marriage Reforms

Pope Francis Announces Marriage Reforms

Last week, the Pope made one of the Catholic Church's most significant announcements of the last three hundred years - they are making reforms to their marriage annulment legislati ...

Billionaire Offers to Buy Island for Refugees

Billionaire Offers to Buy Island for Refugees

There is always some crisis or another going on in the world that we want to raise money for or donate to. Often, celebrities and the world's rich folk get involved too, but "civil ...

Iran and World Powers Reach Nuclear Deal

Iran and World Powers Reach Nuclear Deal

After almost a decade of negotiations, world powers have finally reached a deal with Iran concerning its nuclear activity. The negotiations, starting way back in 2006, involve Iran ...

Legal Protection for Apprenticeships!

Legal Protection for Apprenticeships!

Apprenticeships are a way of coaching people in a trade or profession with on-the-job training, combined with work in the classroom. But where apprenticeships differ from other cou ...

Could Sleep Training Rid the World of Prejudice?

Could Sleep Training Rid the World of Prejudice?

When we sleep, our brains process what we have learnt throughout the day. So, is it possible for us to relearn deeply-ingrained prejudices - no matter how big or small - while we a ...

Violence Against Children at Lowest in Annual Survey

Violence Against Children at Lowest in Annual Survey

That's right folks - it's that time again when we learn the results of Cardiff University's annual violence report for England and Wales. For the seventh consecutive year, the figu ...

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable behaviour over the internet, otherwise known as Cyberspace. But in meetings and a joint news conference last week, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to take steps to address cybercrime. The two presiden ...

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Pope Francis Announces Marriage Reforms

Last week, the Pope made one of the Catholic Church's most significant announcements of the last three hundred years - they are making reforms to their marriage annulment legislation. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a lifelong commitment and doesn't recognise divorce. This means that if the marriage wasn't annulled and someone in the relationship goes on to remarry, that person is considered an ...

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Billionaire Offers to Buy Island for Refugees

There is always some crisis or another going on in the world that we want to raise money for or donate to. Often, celebrities and the world's rich folk get involved too, but "civilians" who don't have as much money often wonder why those more affluent don't donate more. Although there are a lot of people out there who could afford to try and make a difference, it's not something you hear about as often as w ...

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Iran and World Powers Reach Nuclear Deal

After almost a decade of negotiations, world powers have finally reached a deal with Iran concerning its nuclear activity. The negotiations, starting way back in 2006, involve Iran and six world powers that have come to be known as P5+1: The US and UK, Russia, Germany, France, and China. Ultimately, what the deal means is that Iran's nuclear activity will be limited in return for the lifting of internationa ...

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Legal Protection for Apprenticeships!

Apprenticeships are a way of coaching people in a trade or profession with on-the-job training, combined with work in the classroom. But where apprenticeships differ from other courses, aside from the training, is they enable the apprentice to build their career as they learn, and gain a licence to practice in their chosen profession. These types of courses are also generally an alternative to university. A ...

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Could Sleep Training Rid the World of Prejudice?

When we sleep, our brains process what we have learnt throughout the day. So, is it possible for us to relearn deeply-ingrained prejudices - no matter how big or small - while we are sleeping? According to a small study of 40 people, published in Science and carried out by Northwestern University in Chicago, it just might be! Bearing in mind how small the study was, the authors believe that any racial or se ...

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Violence Against Children at Lowest in Annual Survey

That's right folks - it's that time again when we learn the results of Cardiff University's annual violence report for England and Wales. For the seventh consecutive year, the figures have improved from the year before. Violence-related injuries are now at their lowest levels since the study began in 2001. The violence research group examines data collected from almost 120 hospital units across England and ...

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Nations Make Climate Pledges to the UN

The US is the latest nation to make a pledge for tackling climate change, making a formal offer to the United Nations. Altogether there are to be 196 of what are being called Intended Nationally Distributed Contributions. The wealthiest nations were given the informal deadline of March 31 to make their pledges, though some have failed to submit in time. This early date was set to make sure the submissions w ...

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“Learning Passports” for Teachers in Wales

Last May, the Welsh government announced that it would be launching what they call a "New Deal for Teachers". Estyn is Wales' schools watchdog, releasing a report every year on the quality of teaching in schools across the country. In the latest annual report, it was found that there were fewer schools with "excellent" teaching than last year. But, it wasn't all bad as schools had made an overall improvemen ...

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Online Justice with eBay-Like Courts?

A new report from the Civil Justice Council has recommended that low-value civil court cases in England and Wales could be dealt with online, in an online disputes system like that used by online marketplace eBay. According to the report, which has been welcome by Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, settling cases up to £25,000 would reduce court-generated costs. The idea is to use a system similar ...

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