US & World

Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump announced the troop withdrawal last month A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from
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Brexit: Ministers speak out against no-deal exit

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amber Rudd raised concerns about a no-deal Brexit at the first cabinet meeting of the year Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, has said history will take "a dim view" of ministers if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. Ms Rudd told a cabinet meeting earlier that the UK would be less safe if there was a no-deal Brexit. Business Secretary Greg
Education

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

[ad_1] Image copyright Durand Academy Image caption Durand Academy had infant and junior schools in south London and a boarding school in Midhurst, West Sussex (pictured) Ofsted has won an appeal against a ruling that a damning inspection report was unfair.The Durand Academy, which ran a school in south London and one in West Sussex, was found to be "inadequate" in 2017.It claimed it was unable to effectively challenge the
Health

Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV

[ad_1] Image caption In Namibia, organised groups of people with HIV provide essential support for each other Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia. "Welcome, welcome, it's been so long since we've had visitors," he exclaims at the two health workers.The 79-year-old summons his wife, Ruth Nasidengo, who is 40, from their home. She emerges with two
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The tiny German town fighting back against neo-Nazis

[ad_1] Image caption "Fed up with Nazis" - Ostritz's residents are rallying against their visitors Eva Hauptfleisch returned to her parents' old house last month in the tiny town of Ostritz, in Germany's east, to join a resistance effort against neo-Nazis. She was not alone. Some 3,000 supporters turned out to oppose a Shield and Sword (SS) festival taking place in a hotel on the outskirts of the town, metres
Politics

Ian Austin: No action against Labour MP over anti-Semitism policy row

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Ian Austin was reportedly involved in a heated exchange with the party's chairman over the issue Labour will not be taking disciplinary action against an MP involved in a row over how it is tackling anti-Semitism.Ian Austin, the MP for Dudley North, faced possible suspension following an argument with chairman Ian Lavery in which he called the party's code of conduct on anti-Semitism a
Technology

Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK's data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The social network says that because the regulator found no evidence that UK users' personal data had been shared inappropriately, the £500,000 penalty was unjustified.Last month, the watchdog said Facebook's failure to make suitable checks on apps and developers amounted to a "serious breach of the law".It
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Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images New measures to protect NHS staff are to be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults on them that take place every year.Staff are to be given better training in dealing with violent situations and offenders will be prosecuted more quickly.Health Secretary Matt Hancock will set out further details later.He says the NHS will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to violence against its