Universities could face ‘no-platform’ fine

Universities could face ‘no-platform’ fine

Image copyright Getty Images Universities must protect free speech and "open minds, not close them," Universities Minister Jo Johnson will say in a speech in Birmingham later. He will say "no-platforming", the policy of banning controversial speakers, is stifling debate. From next April, a new regulator - the Office for Students - will have the…
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Ashes: David Warner hits century on opening day of fourth Test

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day one of five) Australia 244-3 (89 overs): Warner 103, Smith 65* England: Yet to bat Scorecard Australia opener David Warner struck a century as England endured a tough time in the field on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Warner dazzled with some fine…
Why Trump isn’t getting the credit he thinks he deserves

Why Trump isn’t getting the credit he thinks he deserves

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Israel ‘in touch with 10 countries’ over embassy moves

Israel ‘in touch with 10 countries’ over embassy moves

Israel's deputy foreign minister has said her government is "in contact with at least 10 countries" over the potential relocation of their embassies to Jerusalem. Tzipi Hotovely's comments on Monday came a day after Guatemala announced plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem, following a similar decision by the US earlier this month which sparked widespread international condemnation…
Chinese activist jailed for eight years

Chinese activist jailed for eight years

Image copyright You Jingyou Image caption Wu Gan's protests were often designed to shame and humiliate A prominent Chinese human rights activist, best known by the online alias Super Vulgar Butcher, has been jailed for eight years for subversion. Wu Gan has been held since 2015, when authorities arrested or questioned hundreds of lawyers and…
The most popular GIF of 2017 actually perfectly sums up 2017

The most popular GIF of 2017 actually perfectly sums up 2017

Which is to say, it's no surprise that the most popular GIF of 2017 is an expression of confused, slightly offended disbelief. The people behind Tenor, the top GIF-sharing app, searched billions of GIFs used on the app and across social media this year to find the ones people turned to the most. Ultimate honors…
Liberia election: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai

Liberia election: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai

Liberians will head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president in a contested run-off election. The delayed vote pits George Weah, a 51-year-old ex-international football star and Liberian senator, against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has served as the vice president under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the past 12 years. Polls open at 08:00 GMT…
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Liberians vote in delayed run-off poll

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat you need to know about Liberia's electionLiberians are to choose a new president in a run-off vote between Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah. Mr Weah, 51, won the first round, but did not secure the required 50% of the vote for an…
Crystal Ball: What will happen next year?

Crystal Ball: What will happen next year?

Each December, we ask a group of CNN contributors and commentators for their predictions on some of the big events in the coming year. Some picks are expected, some surprising, and sometimes even our fearless prognosticators admit they have no idea what to pick! In February, the world will be watching the Winter Olympics in…
Why this German man opened a hotline for the far right

Why this German man opened a hotline for the far right

It was early 2016 and 20 refugees had arrived in the east German town of Clausnitz. An angry mob greeted the bus that carried them, blocking the road with their cars and shouting at the visibly distressed refugees. The scene was captured on video, which was first uploaded by users of an anti-refugee Facebook page.…

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