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Giants return to Liverpool to mark WWI commemoration

Giants return to Liverpool to mark WWI commemoration

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered today on the streets of Liverpool to welcome back giant marionettes that will narrate the story of World War One. The three huge figures marked the opening of a three-day commemoration parade [read more]

Ethnic minority students less likely to win a place at university, finds research

Ethnic minority students less likely to win a place at university, finds research

New research into UK university applications has found that non-mixed minority group candidates are less likely to receive university offers than their white-British counterparts. The study, conducted by researchers from the London School [read more]

New drug therapy provides hope for TB and HIV patients

New drug therapy provides hope for TB and HIV patients

A brand new combined-drug regimen revealed at the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne will allow for the concurrent treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, claim researchers. Scientists from the Global Alliance for TB Drug [read more]

PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

Prime minister David Cameron is holding Britain’s first Girl Summit to address the issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriages. The Girl Summit is co-hosted by UNICEF and the UK government and will feature [read more]

Tesco replaces boss Philip Clarke with Unilever CEO “drastic Dave” Lewis

Tesco replaces boss Philip Clarke with Unilever CEO “drastic Dave” Lewis

Dave Lewis steps in as Tesco’s chief executive to revive sales after worst performance in decades Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke, 54, will step down in October to make way for Dave Lewis, the head of Unilever’s personal care [read more]

Bond star Ben Whishaw replaces Colin Firth as new voice of Paddington Bear

Bond star Ben Whishaw replaces Colin Firth as new voice of Paddington Bear

James Bond star Ben Whishaw has taken over Oscar-winner Colin Firth as the new voice of the infamous Paddington Bear in the upcoming film Paddington. Colin Firth was initially set to voice Paddington, but in June he respectfully stepped [read more]

Sharp rise in online child abuse reported in July, says US watchdog

Sharp rise in online child abuse reported in July, says US watchdog

There has been a striking rise in the child abuse images being posted online a US watchdog has revealed. Figures show the number of cases reported to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the first week of July [read more]

Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people shot down by a missile on Ukraine-Russia border

Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people shot down by a missile on Ukraine-Russia border

A Malaysia Airlines plane, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 295 people has crashed near Ukraine-Russia border. The Ukrainian interior ministry has advised that none of the 295 passengers could survive the crash. The [read more]

Scientist Stephen Hawking backs assisted dying

Scientist Stephen Hawking backs assisted dying

Professor Stephen Hawking, who branded assisted death as “a great mistake” in 2006, has changed his stance dramatically and backed the Assisted Dying Bill due for debate by the peers on Friday. The 72-year-old scientist has been cited [read more]

Mexico police rescues over 450 abused children held captive in orphanage‏

Mexico police rescues over 450 abused children held captive in orphanage‏

La Gran Familia (the Big Family), an orphanage in the Mexican city of Zamora was today raided by the police after investigations found children in the home were forced to beg for money and endure sexual abuse. Tomas Ceron de Lucio, from [read more]

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