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Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
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Netanyahu bans members of US Congress from Israel

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest of Israeli policies, which led to Prime Minister Netanyahu banning both congresswomen from entering the country.
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Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region.
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The rise of “deepfake” technology: Where does it end?

Here, James A. Ingram dives into an ongoing topic of intrigue in modern society: The rise of deepfake technology.
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Chevening Scholarship applications open until 5 November 2019

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted here.
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Irish bogs could be transformed into medical cannabis farms

The Minister for Health continues to tackle the issue of access to medical cannabis, unemployment and sustainable energy via the idea of peat bogs as medical cannabis farms.
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A focus on battery development in Europe

Here, Bo Normark, Thematic Leader Smartgrids & Storage, EIT InnoEnergy explains precisely why the EBA is the catalyst for battery development in Europe.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
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Medicine authority can’t recommend CBD medicines to NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said they need more research into CBD medicines before the NHS can prescribe them in general.
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Exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way

Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at the Foundation For European Progressive Studies shares his thoughts on exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way.
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UK wants easier immigration process for “very best minds”

PM Johnson has proposed that the 2000 people per year limit will be lifted and replaced with an easier immigration process for the "very best minds", purely to further the UK's scientific innovation.
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Are basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir?

Indian authorities have continued to keep measures in anticipation of unrest that put basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir.
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The incoming European Parliament and the European Space sector

Here, the Europe Space Policy Institute (ESPI) talk about what will happen with the European Space sector during the 2019-2024 Parliament.
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The fight against climate change: We all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic

Joseph Cook, Vice President of the UK Polar Network (UKPN) Committee argues that we all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic against climate change.
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Climate change: Science and scepticism

Peter Jansen – Principle Lecturer and sustainable business expert, London School of Business and Finance, explains the science behind climate change and the barriers preventing people and businesses from acting.
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NHS pension change: Senior doctors to have more flexibility

Today (7 August) Matt Hancock will propose an NHS pension change, via a public consultation over rules governing the amount that senior doctors put into their pension.
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Saudi government proposes legal reform for women

The Saudi government has announced legal reforms for women whilst women activists remain locked up, Human Rights Watch said today.
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India: Revoking Article 370 will cause tensions and unrest

India's revoking of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is likely to inflame tensions and increase the risk of violence, Amnesty International India said.
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Is Boris Johnson serious about “doubling down” on UK R&D investment?

Here Greg Falconer, Director of Innovation Policy at Nesta, offers PM Johnson some real advice on how to "double down" on UK R&D investment.
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Why Trump’s draconian refugee policies are nothing new to the UK

Here, Damon Culbert from Axis Solicitors highlights parallels between President Trump's refugee policies and UK laws, whilst exploring the impact of Brexit.

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