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Taliban teachers: how militants are infiltrating Afghan schools

Educators face pressure to give good marks to young fighters while others are swapping chalk for Kalashnikovs after lessons When Afghan teachers are lobbied to give good marks to mediocre students, the pressure does not necessarily come from disgruntled parents. Often it comes from the Afghanistan, militants intimidate teachers to let older boys who fight […]

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Volcano and earthquake museum to open in Iceland

The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajkull volcano, will bring to life the fiery heart of Iceland A new attraction exploring Icelands unique and volatile geology is to launch next month. new ice cave in the form of a 400-metre circular corridor, was cut into the heart of […]

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The 20 best brunch recipes: part 2

Observer Food Monthly chooses its favourite recipes for brunch including steak and eggs, classic pancakes and congee Robert Reids steak and eggs At Balthazar, we use Angus Aberdeen grain-fed beef for this, and we cut the 300g steak from a small loin to ensure a consistent thickness of around 2cm. Before cooking, leave the steaks […]

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British rock band TTNG detained in Hong Kong over visas – BBC News

Related Topics Hong Kong Music Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39841156

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Wife: Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader says ‘we can’t stop’

(CNN)Imprisoned Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on demonstrators to keep alive the mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s goverment, his wife told reporters. “We can’t stop until we achieve our freedom. I’m on the streets with you, in mind and spirit,” he said, according to tweets from his wife Lilian Tintori. Tintori relayed her […]

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Barack Obama urges Congress to find political courage and defend his healthcare reforms

Former president avoids mentioning Donald Trump as he implores Republicans to speak the truth even against their own party For the first time since leaving office, President replacement of Obamacare with a 217-212 vote, a long-promised goal of Republicans who have decried the bill since its passing. The former president was awarded the Profiles of […]

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Brexit campaign group insults Macron after presidential win

Leave.EU, pressure group set up by Nigel Farage before referendum, tweets that French people had rolled over like they did in 1940 A Brexit campaign group poured scorn on France and Emmanuel Macron after the centrist newcomer Leave.EU, the pro-Brexit pressure group set up by Nigel Farage for last years referendum, tweeted that the French […]

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China puts leading human rights lawyer on trial for ‘inciting subversion’

Xie Yang has been accused of conspiring to overthrow Chinas political system and faces a possible five years in prison A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been put on trial for allegedly conspiring to overthrow Chinas political system, just days after the United Nations slammed Beijings ongoing offensive against human rights defenders. Xie Yang, […]

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Caitlyn Jenner on transitioning: It was hard giving old Bruce up. He still lives inside me

As she publishes her book detailing her long journey to transgender womanhood, the reality TV star talks about her failed marriages, raising the Kardashians and voting for Trump A few days before the release of I Am Cait for that, and now theres the publicity tour for the book. The night after our meeting, she […]

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Being Donald: China’s (not) lookalike Trump impersonator is an unlikely hit

Li Liangwei bears no resemblance to US president, cant speak his language and admits to knowing little about his life but his star is rising Li Liangwei may look nothing like the US president but Chinas one, and perhaps only, Donald Trump impersonator does share his tendency to Art of the Deal and says his […]

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