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World

Allies Disagree With U.S. On Sanctions Against Iran

Yesterday at 22:09 PM, via NPR

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other U.S. officials say new sanctions against Iran have begun. Not only does Iran reject that move, but so do America’s usual allies.

Education

One-third of children in UK ‘have heard racist comments at school’

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Survey suggests children are most likely to have experienced racism by age of 13

Almost a third of children have heard racist comments at school, according to research by an anti-bullying campaign that suggests they are most likely to have experienced racism by about the age of 13.

A poll of 1,000 six to 15-year-olds found that while, overall, about 32% children had heard someone be racist at...

Education

Woman fights sacking for objecting to son’s LGBTQ+ classes

Yesterday at 19:51 PM, via The Guardian

Kristie Higgs tells tribunal in Bristol she was defending ‘Bible truth’ against ‘harmful doctrines’

A woman sacked from her job as a school assistant after flagging up concerns about the teaching of LGBTQ+ rights has told a tribunal it was her Christian duty to speak out to defend the “Bible truth”.

Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by the state secondary school where she...

Education

Students locked down after illegal parties at UK universities

Yesterday at 18:24 PM, via The Guardian

St Andrews, Edinburgh and Manchester Metropolitan among institutions dealing with coronavirus outbreaks

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Students are in lockdown in their halls of residence and facing periods of self-isolation and disciplinary action as universities grapple with increasing Covid-19 cases just days into the new term.

At least seven universities across...

Entertainment

Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via CNN

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.

Entertainment

‘Filthy Rich’ is the kind of trashy soap that could win loyal converts

Yesterday at 18:24 PM, via CNN

“Filthy Rich” is a bit of a Franken-soap, seemingly stitched together from pieces of other series. Yet it works, at least kind of, as a guilty pleasure, unabashedly embracing its trashiness with sly wit and reasonably clever twists. As kickoffs to the broadcast TV season go, Fox could have, and indeed has, done worse.

Science/Tech

Major Activision Hack Reportedly Compromises Over 500,000 Call of Duty Players

Today at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: According to reports, more than 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked with login data being compromised. The eSports site Dexerto has reported that a data breach occurred on Sunday, September 20. The credentials to access these accounts are, Dexerto said, being leaked publicly, and account details changed to prevent easy recovery by...

Science/Tech

Samsung Cancels Developer Conference Due To Ongoing Pandemic

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

Samsung announced today it has canceled its annual developer conference citing the need to prioritize the safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. XDA Developers reports: There had been speculation that the South Korean tech giant would axe the show, not just due to the ongoing pandemic but because there isn’t much to announce. In previous years, Samsung had used the event to...

Science/Tech

Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 deaths as England pubs face curfew

Today at 00:55 AM, via The Guardian

European stocks post worst fall in three months; UK cases pass 400,000; More than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US. Follow the latest updates

US nears 200,000 deaths‘Landmark moment’: 156 countries agree to vaccine allocation dealTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus...

Nature

Saving Cumbria’s plastic-lined river

16 September at 10:24 AM, via BBC News

The River Keekle was lined 20 years ago to protect it from pollution but the plastic became the problem.