Sexual violence guide created for Scottish universities

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Practical guidance to help Scottish universities and colleges tackle sexual violence and harassment on campus is to be published. The guide offers advice and training for staff and highlights the need for well-publicised support information for students. It follows a campaign by the mother of a student who took her own life after being in an
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A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Asaram Bapu carried out the 2013 attack at his ashram in the northern city of Jodhpur, the court ruled. He is expected to appeal. The guru, who is 77, has 400 ashrams around
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French police are trying to evict environmental activists from a wooded site in western France where a new airport was to have been built. Police used tear gas at the Notre-Dames-des-Landes site against hundreds of activists, who built makeshift barricades and set some ablaze. In January the government scrapped the controversial project to build a
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The Syrian government and its ally Russia have blamed Israel for a deadly attack on a Syrian military airport. Monday’s attack hit the Tiyas airbase, known as T4, near the city of Homs. Observers say 14 people were killed. Israel, which has previously hit Syrian targets, has not commented. Syria initially blamed the US for
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Some of the children Johan van Hulst helped rescue were so young that they no longer remember the daring acts that saved their lives. Van Hulst, who died on 22 March aged 107, was a key part of the network that helped at least 600 Dutch babies and children escape the Nazis. Those children survived
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France has offered to mediate in the conflict in northern Syria, where Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in January. Ankara is battling to drive out the Kurdish YPG militia, which it sees as an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). President Emmanuel Macron met members of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic
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A Palestinian farmer has been killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, Palestinian officials say, hours before a major protest by Palestinians along the border is due to start. The strike happened near the town of Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza. The Israeli military said a tank had fired at two suspects after suspicious activity
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An Indian journalist has been charged with people smuggling after he allegedly helped eight people enter Australia using fake media credentials. The group told officials at Brisbane airport that they had arrived to cover the Commonwealth Games. If convicted of human trafficking, the journalist, who had a valid media pass, faces up to 20 years
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The recent kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls from Nigeria shows that Boko Haram is still a dangerous force in Nigeria – despite President Muhammadu Buhari claiming that the group had been technically defeated. BBC Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo looks at the strength of the militant Islamists, and their links to the Islamic State group. Was
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For oncologists worldwide, India can look like a puzzling outlier when it comes to cancer. For one, despite reporting more than 1.5 million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate remains lower than, say, the economically advanced US. That’s about 100 cases per 100,000 people compared with 300 in the US. This may be easier
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