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The life of a shark scientist

Image copyright Melissa Marquez Image caption A marine biologist, in her natural habitat What do marine biologists do all day? It’s not all about time in the ocean, though Melissa Marquez often wishes it was! A marine biologist and shark researcher based in Sydney, she has given BBC News a quick guide to ocean research, […]

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Pole-dancing at Chinese nursery shocks parents

Pole-dancing at Chinese nursery shocks parents By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Global Times Image caption Both parents and children watched a pole dancer perform at a Chinese preschool A Chinese nursery has come under fire for having a pole dancer perform at its welcome ceremony, it’s reported. According to […]

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Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

Image copyright ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Image caption Messages from survivors were published by the inquiry last year The Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquiry’s recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. The five-year inquiry found tens of thousands of children had suffered […]