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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 to Relax One-Child Policy

China boasts the largest number of people in the world with almost 20% of the population, and since the 1970s have tried to curb this amount with a “family planning policy”, which restricts each family to only one child each. Now, China’s government has said it will be making some long overdue reforms, one of which will be allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. Three d ...

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Hawaii Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

In another victory for gay rights, Hawaii has become the fifteenth state to legalise same-sex marriage in the US. The move was strongly supported by the Governor, and former member of Congress, Neil Abercrombie, who said the law is a basic human right. Supporters are also well aware of the money-making potential from the wedding and honeymoon travel market, already pretty impressive, will surely get an even ...

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Nelson Mandela

The word “hero” is thrown about freely these days, but if there is one person who has truly earned the title it is Nelson Mandela. The remarkable man who carved his way into the history books by saving the world and destroying apartheid has passed away at the age of 95, after a full life of proving that some people in the world are inherently great. Apartheid, which literally translates to “apartness”, was ...

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Independent Living Fund Here to Stay

Five people have succeeded in a legal challenge to the government’s decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund. The £359 million Independent Living Fund (ILF) provides support for nearly 19,000 disabled people in the UK, allowing them to live independent lives within their communities. On December 18 2012, ministers decided to close the fund, which High Court judge Justice Blake rules as lawful in Apri ...

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Spain Emerges from Two Year Recession

Only a year ago, Spain was stuck in the middle of both an economic and constitutional crisis. Madrid had to seek help for its declining banks from eurozone partners. The fragile relationship between Catalonia and the central Spanish government was threatened. Now, the Spanish economy is slowly starting to mend itself, starting to grow instead of shrink for the first time in nine quarters. State statistics a ...

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Immigrants Receive Less Benefits and Pay More Taxes

According to a new study, immigrants actually pay more tax and receive fewer benefits than people from Britain, contributing a substantial amount to the British economy. The study carried out by University College London’s Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration found that newcomers to our country have contributed £25 billion in tax, which is more than they received in state benefits. It was also foun ...

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Greenland Awards London Mining with Huge Iron Ore Project

Greenland has awarded a groundbreaking and exclusive 30-year licence to UK-based London Mining, allowing it to build and run a huge iron ore mine in what is being called the largest commercial project in Greenland’s history. London Mining states on its website that it is expecting the £1.5 billion Isua project to produce 15 million tonnes of high quality iron ore concentrate that it can deliver to the globa ...

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Syria Destroys Its Chemical Weapons

Syria has disabled all of its chemical weapons facilities, making sure they can no longer produce the banned armament, in accordance with a deal made with Russia and the US. This was the second stage of the operation and needed to completed by November 1, a deadline which inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, known as the OPCW, announced to have been met the day before. T ...

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Million Mask March – A Peaceful Protest

 Thousands of people around the world including some MPs and celebrities such as Russell Brand took part in the Million Mask March on November 5th to protest against everything they feel is wrong in the world. Organised by Hacktivist group Anonymous, protesters gathered to express their discontent on a wide range of issues, including the badger cull, government surveillance and genetically modified food. Th ...

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Female Prisoners Will be Given Sentences Closer to Home

There are currently around 4,000 women in prison in England and Wales, and many of them are too far from home to receive family visits. This means that children are separated from their mothers for extended lengths of time. Although many people will consider the women to be at fault for breaking up their families, the Ministry of Justice wants to make it as easy as possible for families to be together. A sc ...

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