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Thursday 18th April 2019

The Battle for Libya --- A Beginner's Guide

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More than eight years after the start of Libya's uprising that ended Moammar Qaddafi's 42-year rule, the country is in turmoil.
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Thursday 18th April 2019
Thursday 11th April 2019

Teaching about LGBT in English schools: how the arrival of mandatory Relationships and Sex Education has been used to divide schools and the communities they serve

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Whilst Parliament has been gridlocked and cleaved down the middle by Brexit, a few weeks ago it quietly voted 538 MPs in favour and 21 against to update the regulations on the teaching of relationships and sex education.
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Thursday 11th April 2019
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

NATO at 70: Don't retire the alliance yet

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April 4th marks 70 years since the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, the text which created NATO. That anniversary, however, is hardly grabbing the headlines.
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Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Friday 29th March 2019

Improving Livelihoods of Chimpanzees Rescued from Trafficking

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The International Day of Forests was first observed on March 21st 2013, following a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly.
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Friday 29th March 2019
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