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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 ...

Same-Sex Marriage Registration Now Open

In the penultimate step to marriage equality and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, same-sex couples were able to start registering their notice of intention to marry from Thursday 13 March in England and Wales. The announcement was posted on the government’s official website on Wednesday, saying that those couples who wished to be married on the 29 March and be among the first same-sex couples to le ...

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“Love Bombing” Counter-Attack Against Nazi Vandalism

The Stockholm community has hit back against hate by “Love Bombing” a school that was vandalised with Nazi graffiti over last weekend. Vasa Real, a secondary school in central Stockholm, has more than 800 students between the ages of 11 and 15. Some of the pupils are Jewish, and while they still follow the same curriculum as everyone else in Sweden, they also learn Hebrew and Jewish studies. When the childr ...

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Possible New Zealand Flag Change to Reflect Long Time Independence

New Zealand have be using their current flag for almost 150 years, but is it now time for a change? According to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key it is, and has asked for the nation to vote officially on the change within the next three years. The current flag of New Zealand depicts in red the four brightest stars of the Crux star constellation, more commonly known as the Southern Cross, which line up to ...

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Gamblers To Set Own Limits on Gaming Machines

In a global first, people playing on high-stakes betting terminals in England and Wales will be able to set their own time and money limits. Until now, gamblers have been able to bet £100 ($170) every 20 seconds on gaming machines with fixed odds. With the introduction of a new code designed by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), these betting terminals will have mandatory alerts when a player has ...

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Belgium Approves Euthanasia For Terminally Ill Children

After a vote in Parliament, Belgium has become the first country to pass a bill allowing terminally ill children of any age to receive euthanasia. The bill was voted in favour by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstaining from voting. The amendment to the law still needs to be signed by the king, but it means that terminally ill children in Belgium who are in so much physical pain that they repeated ask to be allow ...

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Declaration Against Wildlife Trade Signed

Government officials from around the world have signed a declaration at the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade on Thursday, vowing to take action against the heinous activities that are wiping out some of the most amazing, but declining, animals on our planet. Representatives from 46 countries and 11 UN organisations, including Princes Charles, William and Harry, met at the largest ever confere ...

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Smoking Ban in Cars With Children

In 2007, it was made illegal to talk on your mobile phone when driving because of the dangers and risks of an accident. Now, though a different form of danger, Parliament has voted on whether or not there should be a ban on smoking in a car when a child is present, in England and Wales. After an overwhelming majority of 269 votes (376 to 107), MPs voted in favour of the Labour legislation banning smoking in ...

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Scotland Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

After a historic vote in Scottish Parliament at Holyrood on Tuesday, Scotland has now become the 17th country to vote in favour of a new bill, allowing same-sex couples to wed legally. The bill was brought forward by the SNP after a consultation, when the government asks for the public’s input in a matter, which produced a record number of responses - 77,508 to be exact. In turn, this led to the matter bein ...

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Latin America and Caribbean Declared “Zone of Peace”

On Wednesday, the final day of a two-day summit of Latin American (middle and South America) and the Caribbean, the region declared itself a “zone of peace”, denouncing the use of violence and arms to resolve conflicts between each other, pledging to resolve any differences they might have between themselves. The joint declaration was read by current CELAC (Community of Latin America and Caribbean States) P ...

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UK to Take in “Most Vulnerable” Syrian Refugees

Some of the most affected victims from the Syrian civil war will be able to come to the UK seeking refuge, in a deal agreed last night. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, has said that those most traumatised by the conflict will be resettled temporarily in the UK. The civil war in Syria has been taking place for almost three years now, and after weeks of talks between the Tories and Lib Dems about just what ...

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