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Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state -

Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano stateMusician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu broadcast a song about Prophet Muhammad in March.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:38:52 -0400

Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrest -

Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrestChicago officials say over 100 arrests have been made after a night of violence and looting.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:53:07 -0400

'If I die from the virus, it was just meant to be': 250,000 descend upon tiny South Dakota town for world-famous motorcycle rally -

'If I die from the virus, it was just meant to be': 250,000 descend upon tiny South Dakota town for world-famous motorcycle rallyExperts worry the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could overwhelm rural South Dakota and create a super-spreader event as people return home.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:37:57 -0400

Sturgeon sorry for exams fiasco and admits student outrage a 'bigger problem' than grade inflation -

Sturgeon sorry for exams fiasco and admits student outrage a 'bigger problem' than grade inflationNicola Sturgeon has issued an apology to teenagers hit by this year’s results day fiasco and promised to fix the "unfair" system. After spending much of last week defending the arbitrary downgrading of 124,000 qualifications, under a “moderation” process put in place following the cancellation of this year's exams, the First Minister on Monday confirmed a government u-turn over results. Opposition parties said the First Minister’s apology did not go far enough, and claimed the reversal was motivated by a desire to keep her under-fire Education Secretary and deputy, John Swinney, in his job. The furious row over school qualifications threatened to overshadow the reopening of Scottish schools, for the first time in almost five months, from Tuesday. Many are welcoming pupils back on a “phased” basis over the coming days ahead of a full-time return next week. The EIS, the country’s largest teaching union, said a major survey of almost 30,000 members showed that only one in five were confident that schools are currently safe, with two thirds believing face coverings should be made mandatory among older pupils. However, on school qualifications, Ms Sturgeon admitted: “We did not get this right and I'm sorry for that.” Details of an overhauled system will be unveiled on Tuesday at Holyrood. It is likely that many, if not all, of the 124,000 downgrades will now be reversed. Ms Sturgeon said she had come to the conclusion that the injustice and disillusionment felt by teenagers was a “bigger problem” that the impact widespread grade inflation would have on the credibility of this year’s results.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:22:35 -0400

Catholic bishop rejects idea Trump is ‘pro-life’, saying president is ‘only concerned about himself’ -

Catholic bishop rejects idea Trump is ‘pro-life’, saying president is ‘only concerned about himself’A Kentucky bishop has claimed Donald Trump cannot be pro-life, because he is “only concerned about himself”.Reverend John Stowe, the Lexington Diocese Bishop in Kentucky, questioned the president’s stance on abortion during a Facebook Live panel with Catholic organisation Pax Ramona.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:07:31 -0400