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  • Friday news roundup January 31, 2020

    Top universities have been urged to significantly increase places for disadvantaged students and Hong Kong’s unemployment rate is expected to rise to 4%–5%. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Top universities have been urged to significantly increase places for disadvantaged students and Hong Kong’s unemployment rate is expected to rise to 4%–5%. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • January 30, 2020

    Migrants in Germany are facing housing discrimination

    According to a new study conducted by the federal anti-discrimination office, more than a third of migrants looking for accommodation have experienced discrimination solely based on their origins.
    According to a new study conducted by the federal anti-discrimination office, more than a third of migrants looking for accommodation have experienced discrimination solely based on their origins.
  • January 28, 2020

    EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says new checks on goods entering NI “indispensable”

    Michel Barnier said that new checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain are an “indispensable” consequence of the Brexit deal.
    Michel Barnier said that new checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain are an “indispensable” consequence of the Brexit deal.
  • January 27, 2020

    UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty to visit Spain on fact-finding mission

    Philip Alston, the UN's expert on extreme poverty, will be looking into how Spain’s social protection system works for those in poverty.
    Philip Alston, the UN's expert on extreme poverty, will be looking into how Spain’s social protection system works for those in poverty.
  • Friday news roundup January 24, 2020

    Robots are helping in the fight against lionfish in Florida and the UK's business leaders have asked the Home Secretary to lower the minimum wage requirement for migrants post-Brexit. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Robots are helping in the fight against lionfish in Florida and the UK's business leaders have asked the Home Secretary to lower the minimum wage requirement for migrants post-Brexit. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • January 23, 2020

    Walking to school is not enough to combat childhood obesity

    Children living in England's most deprived neighborhoods, who are at the greatest risk of being overweight or obese, are already walking to and from school.
    Children living in England's most deprived neighborhoods, who are at the greatest risk of being overweight or obese, are already walking to and from school.
  • January 21, 2020

    Poverty and discrimination are denying education to a third of world’s poorest girls

    According to a report from Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, a third of the world’s poorest girls aged between 10 and 18, have never been to school.
    According to a report from Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, a third of the world’s poorest girls aged between 10 and 18, have never been to school.
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