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Source: The Guradian

UN environment chief resigns after frequent flying revelations

Today 20:01 GMT

The UN’s environment chief, Erik Solheim, has resigned following severe criticism of his global travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding.

Sources at the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said that countries unhappy with Solheim’s conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening a financial crisis at the body. A draft internal UN audit leaked to the Guardian in September found Solheim had spent almost $500,000 (£390,000) on air travel and hotels in just 22 months, and was away 80% of the time.

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Source: BBC

Iraqi university rebuilds after IS 'dark age'

Today 20:01 GMT

There is a project with Lancaster University, with the UK university sharing expertise and online technology with their Iraqi academic colleagues.

St Andrews University is running a "library fines donation day" this week - with the fines being donated to Book Aid International to ship books to Mosul University. Earlier this year more than 3,000 books were shipped to Mosul and fundraising efforts are supporting a second shipment.

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Source: BBC

Facebook ads urge its staff to leak secrets

Today 20:01 GMT

Freedom from Facebook says it targeted ads at the technology company's staff, promoting a "safe space" website where they can anonymously submit "whistleblower tips".

The stunt comes a week after the New York Times revealed that a public-relations company used by Facebook had circulated claims that the controversial billionaire George Soros was the hidden backer of the Freedom from Facebook campaign.

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Source: Fox News

University staff told not to use ‘don’t’ or ‘frightening’ capital letters

Today 05:09 GMT

In a bizarre twist, Leeds Trinity University released a statement claiming it had not banned capital letters — but confirmed “it is best practice not to write in all capital letters.” But many social media users pointed out there was little difference between “banning” words and capital letters and asking staff not to use them.

According to UK media reports, the use of capital letters has been banned as well as the “overuse” of the words “do” and “don’t”. In an internal staff memo obtained by the Express, staff are told students’ “anxiety” can lead to academic failure.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump considering changing 'three or four or five positions' in staff shake-up

Monday 20:55 GMT

Donald Trump continued to stoke speculation on Sunday that he is poised to shake up his senior staff – at the expense of chief of staff John Kelly.

Abrams said democracy had failed in Georgia because of underfunding, disinvestment in election polling and training, dramatic discrepancies in absentee ballots and a “purge of voters”.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump Says DHS Secretary Nielsen Needs to Get ‘Much Tougher’

Tuesday 13:36 GMT

President Trump made clear that he isn’t satisfied with the performance of two top officials, saying he wants Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be “much tougher” and that Ms. Nielsen’s biggest defender in the West Wing, chief of staff John Kelly, lacks certain job skills.

Mr. Trump has been particularly unhappy over immigration, one of his signature campaign issues, and has privately criticized Ms. Nielsen for what he sees as a failure to sufficiently reduce the number of migrants seeking asylum from violence in Central America.


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