School where refugees are the teachers

Image caption Mursal Hedayat has set up a firm helping refugees to support themselves as language tutors Teaching his native Arabic to students online has been a game changer for Syrian refugee Sami as he makes a fresh start in the UK. The Aleppo University engineering graduate says that working …

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Week in pictures: 11 – 17 August 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright LUCA ZENNARO/EPA Image caption The Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people. A huge section about 200m (656ft) long collapsed, falling 45m, along with dozens …

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Scarlett Johansson named the world's best-paid actress

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scarlett Johansson’s earnings have risen from $10m to $40.5m in the past year, Forbes said Helping to save the world with The Avengers has helped Scarlett Johansson become the best-paid actress in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Johansson, who plays Black Widow in …

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'I thought my summer job was a punishment'

The long summer holidays. You’ve got weeks and weeks before school/college/university starts. So should you get a summer job to keep you busy? Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey reckons more teenagers should take on holiday jobs to gain “essential skills” and help prepare them for the workplace later in …

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Manafort judge refuses to name jurors over safety fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If found guilty, Paul Manafort could be jailed for life The judge in the trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort says he will not release the names of jurors because of fears for their safety. Judge TS Ellis also said he had received …

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'We're with my disabled brother round the clock'

Image copyright other Fourteen-year-old Jess wants to go on holiday this summer like any other teenager, but she has to be on hand to help to care for her brother. Jacob, 13, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is registered blind so needs care 24 hours a day seven days a …

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Akram Khan retires from solo dance shows

The dancer and choreographer Akram Khan tells BBC Radio 5 Live he is retiring from full-length solo dance shows in part to spend more time with his children. His show Xenos is at the Edinburgh International Festival and will then tour internationally. It marks the dancer’s final performances in a …

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Bangladesh teenagers demanding road safety paralyse Dhaka

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe protesters have brought major routes in Dhaka to a standstill Thousands of Bangladeshi high school students have been protesting for a fifth day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. The demonstrators, demanding justice and road safety measures, have …

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