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Cornwall students anxious about 'digital lectures' as they prepare for university life

Cornwall students anxious about 'digital lectures' as they prepare for university life Brian Schmidt, the vice-chancellor of Australian National University (ANU), told News Corp Australia that ANU has resorted to using global student fees to fund its research amid the pandemic. A number of universities' plans were published alongside Universities UK's proposals for a set of principles that universities should consider as they come out of lockdown and start to reopen campuses in ... [Full Article...]

Ex-Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says Trump trying to divide America

Ex-Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says Trump trying to divide America Former defense secretary Jim Mattis has criticised President Donald Trump's response to unrest across the country, stating that the president was trying to "divide" America and failing to provide "mature leadership". "The Nazi slogan for destroying us ... was " Divide and Conquer ". Mattis, a retired Marine four-star general, was selected by Trump as secretary of defense in December 2016 ... [Full Article...]

Australia Unveils A$680 Mln Package For Housing Market

Australia Unveils A$680 Mln Package For Housing Market It was supposed to be a symbol of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's command over the Australian economy, but his press conference today to announce a fourth stimulus package briefly turned comical when he and reporters were told by a local to get off his newly reseeded grass. [Full Article...]

United Nations denounces human rights violations in Philippines

United Nations denounces human rights violations in Philippines The anti-narcotics crackdown in the Philippines, launched by the president after he won the 2016 election on a promise to rid the country of drugs, appears to have resulted in "widespread and systematic" extrajudicial killings, the report says. [Full Article...]

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released He continued: "We expect him to be home with his family in America very soon". Michael White was handed a prison sentence in 2019 but was released temporarily on medical grounds to the Swiss embassy in March. White House and State Department officials have yet to comment on his release. White's release comes after an Iranian scientist, Sirous Asgari , was flown back to Iran on Tuesday, se... [Full Article...]

Looters target luxury stores in NYC

Looters target luxury stores in NYC George Floyd Killing: US First Lady Melania Trump Appeals for Peace and Calm Amid Black Lives Matter Protests . A group of 12 people were busted by cops outside Nike Soho on Broadway as a number of high-end boutiques - and even a Bloomingdale's department store - were looted overnight Sunday. [Full Article...]

Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths

Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths But health experts have continued to warn of the possibility of a second wave of infections if authorities and citizens let their guard down. The Pan American Health Organization director of infectious diseases, Marcos Espinal, said on Tuesday that the steady growth of cases and deaths in Brazil is very worrying. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Alok Sharma met PM and chancellor day before falling ill

Coronavirus: Alok Sharma met PM and chancellor day before falling ill On Wednesday, he was in the Commons chamber while speaking on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. The Johnson spokesman said the meeting with Sharma in Johnson's Number 10 Downing Street offices was also attended by finance minister Rishi Sunak, and that Johnson would follow medical advice if Sharma's COVID-19 test result came back positive. [Full Article...]


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