Belgian boy off to university aged 8

Belgian boy off to university aged 8

A Belgian boy has graduated secondary school aged eight after completing six years’ study in just a year and a half. Laurent Simons, whose father is Belgian and mother Dutch, and has an IQ of 145 according to his parents, collected a diploma with a class of 18-year-olds. Speaking to Belgium’s RTBF radio, Laurent said […]

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Italy says ‘No’ to migrant-saving NGOs

Italy says ‘No’ to migrant-saving NGOs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? Migrants saved by boats run by non-governmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy, rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. Mr Salvini has often accused the NGOs of encouraging the trafficking of migrants. He told Corriere della Sera these […]

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US braces for migrant separation protests

US braces for migrant separation protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do Trump supporters make of the family separations? Tens of thousands of people are expected to join nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration’s strict migrant policy. More than 630 events are planned calling for migrant families split up at the US border to […]

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MA in mansplaining? No worries, mate

MA in mansplaining? No worries, mate

Image copyright ShitAdelaide Image caption The poster allegedly portraying a “mansplaining” scene A “mansplaining” advertisement for an Australian university has drawn mockery and criticism from social media users. The image, for the University of Adelaide, shows five women listening while the only man holds forth. The university said it had not supplied or approved the […]

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Great white shark spotted off Majorca

Great white shark spotted off Majorca

Image copyright EPA Image caption Scientists with Spanish conservation group Alnitak recorded the shark for over an hour For the first time in more than 40 years, a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca. A wildlife conservation group captured footage of the shark wandering around the Cabrera […]

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Trump narrows down Supreme Court candidates

Trump narrows down Supreme Court candidates

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump spoke to journalists during a flight to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey US President Donald Trump says he plans to announce his nominee for a new Supreme Court judge on 9 July. He told reporters on board the presidential aircraft Air Force One he had […]

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Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Image copyright EPA There has been a surge in UK citizens acquiring the nationality of another EU country since the Brexit referendum, according to data obtained by the BBC. In 2017 a total of 12,994 UK citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states from which the BBC has received figures. This […]

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Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tata owns the UK’s largest steelworks at Port Talbot Unions have welcomed a merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp which will create Europe’s second-biggest steelmaker. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata’s UK plants are merged into a pan-European venture, which includes the UK’s biggest steelworks at Port Talbot. Tata […]

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