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    How to tell if distance learning is working for your kid

    International New York Times, Most parents never expected they'd be in grade school again, and yet, here we are: the alphabet, the multiplication tables, the order of colors in a rainbow . Despite the best efforts of compassionate teachers who are attempting to form connections with their students over Zoom, parents are still playing a big role in online education this fall. They hover...

    • 42 min ago
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    AstraZeneca says Tagrisso shown to slow lung cancer spreading to brain

    Reuters, AstraZeneca's top-selling drug Tagrisso has been shown to slow the spread of a certain type of lung cancer to the brain when diagnosed at an early stage, the British drugmaker said on Saturday. A study with patients diagnosed early enough for the lung tumour to be surgically removed, and who have a mutation of the so-called EGFR gene, found that Tagrisso cut the risk...

    • 50 min ago
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    Homes destroyed as winds push California fire into desert

    AP, Winds pushed an unrelenting wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles deeper into a Mojave Desert community, but firefighters looked to seize on more favourable weather on Saturday to protect homes and make headway into their nearly two-week battle. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another Southern California wildfire...

    • 55 min ago
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    Who benefits from public green space?

    International New York Times, As cities around the world experience the effects of urbanisation and increased density, how and where we provide green space to urban dwellers becomes more important. Proximity to green spaces such as parks and biking trails helps to promote physical and mental health, and should be shared equally amongst urban communities. However, like many public goods, new green space can...

    • an hour ago
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    India, US likely to ink geospatial intelligence pact ahead of November 3 presidential election

    Anirban Bhaumik, The last high-level engagement between New Delhi and Donald Trump's administration before the November 3 presidential elections in America is likely to see India and the United States signing an agreement for sharing of geospatial intelligence between the armed forces of the two nations. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

    AP, America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters. The already parched West is getting drier and suffering deadly wildfires because of it, while the much wetter East keeps getting drenched in mega-rainfall events, some hurricane related and...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Chinese student jumps to death after slapped by mother in school

    PTI, A 14-year-old boy jumped to his death from a school building in the Chinese city of Wuhan after his mother slapped him at school, sparking a heated debate among Chinese netizens about parental treatment of teenagers. The parents of the grade nine student at No. 1 Middle School at Wuhan Jiangxia district was asked by the headteacher to come to school for a meeting after the boy...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

    AP, Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he thought it was 'odd' that Congress hadn't been briefed. He got in touch with high-ranking...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'

    Reuters, A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    UK's Labour ties with Conservatives in support for first time since 2019, YouGov poll finds

    Reuters, Britain's opposition Labour Party has caught up with the governing Conservatives for the first time since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July last year, a YouGov opinion poll showed. Data released late on Friday showed the Conservatives and Labour both on 40 per cent support, based on online polling of 1,618 adults conducted on Sept. 16...

    • 5 hrs ago

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