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England’s schools face ‘severe’ teacher shortage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are particular shortages of science teachers England’s schools are facing a “severe shortage” of teachers, with bigger class sizes and more subjects taught by staff without a relevant degree, says the Education Policy Institute (EPI). The independent think tank says that as schools ...

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Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Argentine peso is continuing to lose value against the US dollar Argentina’s government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri said the move was designed to restore ...

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Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond resigns from party

Image copyright PA Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has resigned from the party amid allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement he said he wanted to avoid internal division within the SNP, which has faced calls to suspend him. He has denied any wrongdoing, and said he intended to apply ...

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Don McGahn: Trump says White House counsel to depart

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn (left) is to leave the White House in the autumn, according to Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has said White House lawyer Don McGahn will leave his post in the coming months. The president tweeted that Mr McGahn would depart after the ...

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Devizes death crash woman, 21, was ‘fantastic mum’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Karly Heweson was killed in a car crash in Devizes on Monday evening A woman who died in a car crash has been described as a “fantastic mum” to her young son. Karly Heweson, 21, from Devizes was killed in a crash on the ...

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Myanmar rejects UN accusation of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar Myanmar has rejected a UN report which called for top Burmese military figures to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Government spokesman Zaw Htay said the country didn’t agree with or ...

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