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Education

Vice-chancellors urge action to stop predicted 60% fall in EU students

UK university leaders demand the government rethink international fees of up to £20,000 for those from EuropeUniversities, including the world-renowned London School of Economics, are drawing up lists of courses that could face closure after Brexit and l

Education

In UK universities there is a daily erosion of integrity | Stefan Collini

The Bologna statement, which defines the very purpose of universities, doesn’t seem to apply to the UK any moreIn 1988, to mark the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna, Europe’s oldest university, 388 rectors and heads of un

Europe

Culture Trip picks up $80M for its millennial-focused travel site

While a lot of travel startups (Airbnb, Ctrip, Kayak, to name a few) have made waves by disrupting how people search for and buy accommodation, flights and other travel services, the ongoing interest in building out strong content plays to attract audienc

Education

The UK has turned the right to education into a charitable cause. How 19th century | Louise Tickle

Cake sale, plant sale, quiz … austerity is causing school fundraising to get out of handMy nine-year-old son looks at me anxiously. “Mum, you definitely, definitely have my sponsor money plus an extra pound, which I need for the fundraising games. We

Travel

Angling for calm: why I love wild fishing

The opportunity to be in the moment and still in nature hooked Annalisa Barbieri on fishing – never more so than in the wildernesses of Dartmoor and the Highlands of ScotlandFive of the best fly-fishing spots in the UKI am not a natural stander-stiller.

Touring

Rookie Supercars star crucial to Reynolds' title bid

De Pasquale has excelled in an impressive field of Supercars rookies this year, capped off by a breakthrough performance at Phillip Island last weekend.It started with an impressive seventh place on Saturday, De Pasquale finishing just a few tenths behind

Australia

Black lives are not safe in this country. What more do white people want? | Nayuka Gorrie

Despite 95% of Australian leaders being white, some conservatives feel under threatAs I write this, I am at a public library. Next to me are a table of Aboriginal people in their early teens using the free internet, as I am. They are laughing and on socia

Business

Vodafone named UK's worst mobile phone provider by Which?

Mobile operator hits bottom in consumer group’s annual survey for seventh consecutive yearVodafone has been named as the UK’s worst mobile phone provider by the consumer group Which?It is the seventh year running that Vodafone has come bottom of the c

Food

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

This storecupboard essential forms the base for a no-fuss – and nearly instant – version of this classic puddingIt’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow a

Technology

Facebook urged to use face recognition to block scam ads

Media committee chair says Martin Lewis’s case shows yet another failure to protect usersFacebook is facing calls to deploy facial recognition technology to block scam adverts featuring celebrities, after consumer campaigner Martin Lewis launched legal

America

Paraguay election: Mario Abdo Benítez victory recalls brutal dictatorship

Abdo Benítez, son of Alfredo Stroessner’s private secretary, defeats centre-left coalition in narrow win for the rightAn election campaign that revived memories of Paraguay’s bloody 1954-89 dictatorship has ended with Mario Abdo Benítez – son of t

Health

Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience | Joshua Cunningham

The global network of 85,000 members runs on goodwill and a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy, allowing riders to navigate the lonely and sometimes testing side of cycle touring and connect with kindred spiritsImagine you’re nearing the end of another lon

Asia

Rana plaza, five years on: safety of workers hangs in balance in Bangladesh

Progress has been made but fire safety initiatives are soon to end, unions are being stifled and wages are still the lowest in the worldFive years ago, Asma Khatun pushed through the crowds that had formed around the Rana Plaza building, determined to see

Australia

What is HTLV-1? The devastating health crisis afflicting central Australia

Between 5% and 10% of those with the virus will develop a rapidly fatal form of leukaemia Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 is spread through contaminated blood, unprotected sex and breastmilk. Like HIV, there is no cure. Like HIV, the virus causes potent

Australia

'People are scared': the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

HTLV-1 is endemic across central Australia. But testing takes six months and is not government-fundedAn Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. Bu

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