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“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

Heaping praise on struggling students could make them less likely to succeed, a recent study has shown. The study, “What makes great teaching”, reviewed over 200 pieces of research into teaching methods and their results, targeted [read more]

DEC launches unprecedented Ebola aid appeal as death toll surpasses 4,500

DEC launches unprecedented Ebola aid appeal as death toll surpasses 4,500

An unprecedented aid appeal has been launched by the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) after the group announced it has but 60 days to save West Africa from an Ebola human catastrophe. DEC warned it needed to secure millions of pounds of [read more]

Zambian president Michael Sata dies in London after heart attack

Zambian president Michael Sata dies in London after heart attack

The 77-year-old Zambian president Michael Sata died on Tuesday 28th October in London’s King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness. Sata left Zambia for medical treatment in London on 19th October, [read more]

MP calls for “gender balance and fairness” in sport prizes

MP calls for “gender balance and fairness” in sport prizes

UK’s minister for sport Helen Grant has called for a “battle for gender balance and fairness” after a BBC Sport study found that a number of the world’s most popular sporting competitions still reward men with greater prize money [read more]

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have provided important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. By monitoring the function of cells in 12 tissues in mice, they found vast [read more]

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

A marking boycott is to be imposed on as many as 69 UK universities in coming weeks, according to the University and Colleges Union (UCU). The boycott is due to start on the 6th November and comes amid disputes regarding the reform of [read more]

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

On average English local authorities are spending less than 1.4% of their public health budget on preventing mental health problems, with some councils spending nothing, a research by the charity Mind has found. 86 out of the 152 local [read more]

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

An Iranian woman was executed today in a Tehran prison for killing a man she claimed had tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old interior designer, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, and [read more]

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is now officially free of the Ebola virus, according to a declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. The announcement comes six weeks after the last reported infection in the country. The WHO heaped praise on the [read more]

Exiled US Nazis still receive pension payments, finds report

Exiled US Nazis still receive pension payments, finds report

Dozens of Nazi war criminals are still receiving their US social security payments despite living overseas, an Associated Press investigation has found. Many German Nazis fled to the US at the end of the World War II and over time became [read more]

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