anger over Scottish exam grades likely to be repeated across the UK – Channel 4 News

Students in deprived areas of Scotland were more likely to have their grades pulled down by the exams regulator than those in well-off parts of the country, it emerged this week. Some otherwise high-achieving students complained of being marked down in all-important Highers exams – not because of their own ability or attainment, but because their school had performed badly in the past. Schools...

Prince Harry ‘left shaken’ by terrifying LA earthquake that struck after latest appearance | Royal | News

Royal observers watching Prince Harry's latest appearance only just missed the moment the Duke of Sussex was left shaken by a terrifying earthquake. In the early hours of Thursday morning, a huge 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles. ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie, and author of the new controversial biography Finding Freedom, revealed that Harry "would definitely have felt...

Coronavirus live news: US reports 5,000 deaths in five days as Australia sees record new cases | World news

The Hong Kong government is on the defensive over its extensive quarantine exemptions which have now been identified as driving much of the current outbreak. More than 1,400 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 this month – more than half of Hong Kong’s total infections in the coronavirus pandemic. Medical and testing systems in the city are overwhelmed. Hong Kong has had strict entry...

Passengers injured as US fighter jet comes close to Iranian plane | News

Several passengers on an Iranian airline have been injured over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US fighter jet, according to Iranian media, but the United States military said its F-15 kept a safe distance. The Iranian plane, belonging to Mahan Air, was heading from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday when the pilot staged a safety manoeuver, in an incident that Iran's...

Statue of slaver Edward Colston unofficially replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester – Channel 4 News

A statue of a woman making the black power salute has appeared on the plinth where Bristol slaver Edward Colston once stood. Artist Marc Quinn secretly created a sculpture of protester Jen Reid, who was at the protest which saw Colston’s statue pulled down and thrown in Bristol Harbour. A photo of Ms Reid stood on top of the plinth making the black power salute then went viral. The team...

EU on brink: Bloc’s ‘fake mind’ exposed amid bitter dispute over climate change | World | News

Naomi Seibt, the German teen on a mission to explore the arguments against climate change, launched a vicious assault on the bloc and its "one-sided" views on the issue. Her exclusive comments to Express.co.uk came amid the announcement that Brussels intended to create new legislation in order to eliminate carbon emissions to become the world's first "carbon neutral continent". Ms Seibt, who has...

Coronavirus updates: Trump says increase of cases is ‘great news’

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide. Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages,...

Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria suburbs lockdown continues as Eden-Monaro byelection looms – latest updates | Australia news

A comprehensive testing program has found no traces of SARS-CoV-2 in Canberra’s sewage system. The testing program, carried out by experts from The Australian National University (ANU), examined Canberra’s sewage water for traces of the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. Testing sewage is a rapid and inexpensive way of tracking the coronavirus and potential community...

Modi says India’s coronavirus spread at critical juncture – Live | News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country's COVID-19 death rate is under control, but that the country is at a "critical juncture." A global trial designed to test whether the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent infection with COVID-19 is to restart after being approved by British regulators. World Health Organization...

Sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp on replacing the fallen Edward Colston statue – Channel 4 News

Now could six steel life sized figures that tell the story of slavery be put on the plinth once occupied by the slave trader Edward Colston? That you’ll remember was torn down by protesters in Bristol. Now the scupltor Sokari Douglas Camp, who made ‘All the World is now Richer’ to show how Africans were bought and sold, says she’d like her creation to occupy the empty plinth. Source link...