Education

Cambridge offers places only for deprived

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Cambridge University is to offer places in the clearing process after A-level results for the first time this summer, in a deliberate bid to increase the number of disadvantaged students.There will be about 100 places available but only deprived students from the UK will be allowed to apply.The university has faced accusations of being socially exclusive.Cambridge says the scheme reflects its wish to recruit more
US & World

Nissan ex-boss Ghosn released on bail

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has left prison in Japan on bail, more than three months after being arrested.A Tokyo court made the surprise decision to allow his release on Tuesday, setting bail at 1bn yen (£6.8m; $8.9m).Mr Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct and aggravated breach of trust, but denies wrongdoing.Previous requests for bail were rejected and his lengthy detention has drawn international criticism.The
Business

Just Eat profits up amid merger pressure

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Food delivery service Just Eat has defended itself against a disgruntled shareholder by reporting a sharp rise in 2018 revenue.Fund manager Cat Rock has been calling on the delivery company to seek a merger with a rival.But Just Eat's chairman Mike Evans said the "strategy set out last year is working".Revenue rose 43% to £779.5m, while it reversed a loss in 2017 to report profits
US & World

LGBT in India: What it’s like six months after gay sex was decriminalised

[ad_1] Image caption Nitish Anand - known to his friends as Tish - is believed to be India's youngest drag queen at the age of 20 Up until six months ago, 20-year-old Tish felt like a criminal.He faced long-term prison time in India because he was an out and proud gay man, but then his life changed.Gay sex was decriminalised by the Indian Supreme Court on 6 September 2018.It overturned
UK News

Early menopause: I’m going through it at 15 and won’t have kids

[ad_1] Two years ago, Annabelle's periods stopped. Since then she's been told she has early menopause and found out she won't be able to have children.Only one in 10,000 women under the age of 20 are diagnosed with early menopause.Despite being one of the unfortunate few, Annabelle says she knows "there are people going through worse". She's told her story as part of the BBC's Young Reporter project.You can find
UK News

Knife crime: Javid in strategy talks with police chiefs

[ad_1] Image caption Yousef Makki and Jodie Chesney, both 17, were killed in separate knife attacks two days apart Home Secretary Sajid Javid is meeting later with police chiefs from seven forces most affected by violent crime.It follows a spate of fatal teen stabbings which has prompted a debate about falling police numbers.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said there is "obviously" a link between violent crime and falling police
US & World

Iraq and Kurds hold 1,500 IS child suspects – HRW report

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters About 1,500 children are held in detention in Iraq and the country's Kurdish-run areas for alleged links to Islamic State, Human Rights Watch says.In a report, it says the suspects are often arbitrarily arrested and tortured to force confessions.HRW urges the Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to amend anti-terror laws to end such detentions, saying they violate international law.Iraq and the Kurdish authorities have so far made
Business

Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code for all employees

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Goldman Sachs is relaxing its dress code, as the Wall Street giant moves toward a more casual workplace. The investment bank announced the "firm wide flexible dress code" in an internal memo, urging employees to use "good judgement" in their fashion choices.Goldman Sachs loosened the dress code for its tech division in 2017, in a bid to appeal to top talent.Other banks like JP Morgan
Entertainment

‘This is not me!’ R. Kelly tearfully denies sex abuse charges

[ad_1] In his first TV interview since being granted $100,000 (£76,000) bail in Chicago, singer R. Kelly emotionally claimed he was innocent of charges of sexual abuse. On the CBS This Morning programme, he insisted that he was not guilty of 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time.The singer has faced decades of sexual abuse claims without being convicted,