How do countries deal with IS returnees?

Shamima Begum, the London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group (IS) in 2015 could be prevented from returning to the UK, the home secretary has said. “My message is clear,” Sajid Javid told the Times: “If you have supported terrorist organisations abroad I will not hesitate to prevent your return.” Shamima Begum is one of […]

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How many substitutes can teams use in the Six Nations 2019 rugby games?

SIX NATIONS' teams are comprised of 23 players – eight of which are substitutes or replacements. Some players enter the fray off the bench due to injuries, while some substitutions are tactical. A normal bench will consist of four forwards and four backs. But this is not absolutely necessary and it is down to the coach's discretion as to who […]

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How a sixty-hour ordeal left Australian hockey teams stranded

Edwina Bone can't help but laugh about the surprise trip home that left her feeling like a "zombie". Delays in Perth and the Sydney storm left the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras stranded in Canberra on Thursday night ahead of their FIH Pro League double-header against Argentina and New Zealand in Sydney this weekend. Canberra’s Edwina Bone will be back in Australian […]

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How ‘suspension schools’ smash the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

We are a small but hearty bunch of New York City teachers. Our classrooms are tucked inside the crevasses of the largest education system in the country, in old Department of Education office buildings and school basements. It takes a certain kind of teacher to work at the DOE’s Alternate Learning Centers. Most people call our sites “suspension schools.” Nowadays, […]

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How do rugby bonus points work and is the rule used in Six Nations 2019?

And after the Welsh's incredible 21-13 win over Eddie Jones' side it could all come down to bonus points. Are bonus points still being used? In a Six Nations first, bonus points were awarded in 2017 in what was designed to be a three-year trial run. But due to its overwhelming success in encouraging attacking, engaging rugby, that trial has […]

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Diplomatic protection: How UK has elevated case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Britain has granted diplomatic protection to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in protest of her detention in Iran. Diplomatic protection is a rarely used tool under international law, which gives a country the right to challenge another state over the treatment of one of its nationals or companies. It is very different to diplomatic immunity, which applies to accredited diplomats and provides them […]

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Racing review: Hotpots and howlers from the last seven days in the world of horse racing

But there's some important stories bubbling away under the surface and here at Sun Racing we've picked through this weeks heroes and villains. There's only one place to start and that's with the howler that is the prize money debate continuing into its second week. The coverage has been largely supportive of the trainers and owners sticking to their guns […]

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How do I find out what secondary school my child’s got into, what time are places announced and how do school admission waiting lists work?

Here’s the low down. How do I find out what secondary school my child got into? Parents wishing to find out which school their child got into can view the outcome of the application on their local council’s website from this evening. The results are released on the council’s website from March 1 but letters will be sent to people’s […]

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