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The US is no longer among the top 5 death-penalty countries in the world

That was the finding of Amnesty International's annual report on the world's death sentences and executions in 2016. Compared with 2015, the human rights group found that capital punishment had decreased by 37 percent. In the US, the number of people executed - 20 - fell to levels not seen since …

Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

With her 8-year-old son's head resting in her lap, Zubaida was sitting at home with some other women from her village in western Myanmar's Rakhine state when the military came — and the gunfire started.<p>"All the men from the village started running away, and my son ran with them," Zubaida, 25, says. …

Asia

Why are Hong Kong students committing suicide?

With long study hours and heavy workloads, it is easy to blame the education system for a recent spate of student suicides. But experts say there are …

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

George W. Bush Calls Foreign Aid A Moral And Security Imperative

President Trump's budget blueprint is all about "hard power" — increasing the country's military might by slashing foreign aid. The proposed cuts are in contrast to the dramatic boost to foreign aid under President George W. Bush.<p>Bush dedicated billions to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa with a …

Former sharia judge draws outrage for suggesting marriage as a better way to ward off a ‘bleak future’<p>Rape victims can ward off a “bleak future” by marrying their rapists, an MP and former judge has suggested in the Malaysia parliament.<p>Former sharia judge Datuk Shabudin Yahaya made the comments at …

Asia Pacific

A coal company just abandoned plans to ruin a river and a bunch of people’s lives in Alaska.

The company, PacRim Coal, suspended all permitting processes for the proposed $600 million Chuitna coal mine last week after investors fell through, …

Mining

A high school principal quit after student journalists investigated her credentials

The Pittsburg High School students looked into Amy Robertson shortly after she was hired in March, The Kansas City Star reported on Tuesday.<p>"She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials," Trina Paul, an editor at the …

How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law.

BERLIN — Germany officially unveiled a landmark social-media bill Wednesday that could quickly turn this nation into a test case in the effort to combat the spread of fake news and hate speech in the West.<p>The highly anticipated draft bill is also highly contentious, with critics denouncing it as a …

One week, three more Trump-Russia connections

<b>(CNN) —</b> In December, Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser met privately with the head of a Russian bank under U.S. sanctions.<p>In January, a major Trump donor with ties to his administration flew to a remote island and conferred with a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>And four …

After teen’s online suicide is watched by many, schools chief Carvalho blasts Facebook

<i>This story has been updated. Please see the note at the bottom of the story</i><p>Users of Facebook Live watched last Monday as Naika Venant readied herself …

Miami’s fight against rising seas

Just down the coast from Donald Trump's weekend retreat, the residents and businesses of south Florida are experiencing regular episodes of water in the streets. In the battle against rising seas, the region – which has more to lose than almost anywhere else in the world – is becoming ground …

Trump Vacation Costs: Mar-A-Lago Trips A Major ‘Financial Burden’ On Florida District, Democrats Say

President Donald Trump’s weekend visits to his Florida estate have been a source of great “financial burden” on the local government, Florida …

Heroin Use Spikes Fivefold in U.S.

The number of people trying and abusing heroin has gone up by nearly five times in the U.S. since 2002, and white men are especially affected, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>It might be because it's more socially acceptable, they said.<p>It’s no secret that America is going through a crisis of both …

Medicine

Italian Cops Arrest 34 in Race to Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari's Corpse

An Italian drug gang needed money, so it devised a bizarre plot, Italian police said — it would dig up the body of legendary automaker Enzo Ferrari and hold it for ransom.<p>In a massive raid involving hundreds of officers, 34 people were arrested Tuesday in Sardinia and northern Italy just as the …

Enzo Ferrari

Aide to warlord Kony surrenders as US pulls from mission

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A key aide to warlord Joseph Kony has surrendered to Ugandan forces, the military said Thursday, shortly after the U.S. …

Bangladeshi fruit pickers shot at by Greek farmers win human rights case

The European court of human rights has issued a landmark judgment vindicating a group of migrant strawberry pickers who were shot at by employers for asking for their wages after months of unpaid labour.<p>Ruling in favour of the 42 Bangladeshis, the court ordered the Greek state to pay damages of up …

Human Rights

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for approving Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several environmental groups filed lawsuits against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.<p>In two separate filings to a federal court in Montana, environmental …

10 Conditions Where You Don't Have to Repay Federal Student Loans

10 Conditions Where You Don't Have to Repay Federal Student Loans<p>Know Your Options When It Is Time to Repay Student Loans<p>Updated March 30, 2017<p>Trying …

Dear Donald Trump: 'Clean coal' doesn't exist

"Clean coal" is an oxymoron. Even if you took a hunk of coal, doused it in bleach and scrubbed it for six hours with a soapy horsehair brush, it would still cause lung cancer and fill the air with carbon emissions when you burned it. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.<p>However, the phrase "clean …

Father and 2 sons given prison for sex trafficking underage girls

Like most American teens, Chicago-area twin brothers Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett hung out a lot at the mall.<p>But they weren't there to gossip with friends or have a soft pretzel and a smoothie. Federal prosecutors say the Lockett brothers were sent to shopping centers by their father, Nathan …

Crime

Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On 'Embryoids'

How far should scientists be allowed to go in creating things that resemble primitive human brains, hearts, and even human embryos?<p>That's the question being asked by a group of Harvard scientists who are doing exactly that in their labs. They're using stem cells, genetics and other new biological …

A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions

As biological research races forward, ethical quandaries are piling up. In a report published Tuesday in the journal eLife, researchers at Harvard Medical School said it was time to ponder a startling new prospect: synthetic embryos.<p>In recent years, scientists have moved beyond in vitro …

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

<b>Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET Thursday</b><p>Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.<p>Beginning last Thursday, Boston Public Schools administrators have been sending social studies teachers in the second, seventh and …

Geography

The Most Influential Education Blog in the UK

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Education

Top Tips for Building a Successful EdTech Company

Every day, technology innovations transform the way children learn and how educators teach. In the last few years, the education field has attracted …

Education Technology

10 Free Online Science Courses to Learn a Little of Everything

Science encompass the farthest reaches of space and the ground beneath your feet, the future, the past, and everything you’ve seen or experienced. …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Former ISIS sex slave demands justice for Yazidis

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as a sex slave by ISIS told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice.<p>Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human …