India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)India is facing another record hot and potentially deadly summer. Hundreds of people died last year as swaths of the country were struck by drought amid temperatures as high as 51 degrees Celsius (124 degrees Fahrenheit). That followed a 2015 heat wave that left more than 2,300 people dead. Precautions While India is scrambling to prepare for the hot weather, experts say the task is complicated by multiple overlapping levels of local and state government with …


How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this week,and a triple-murder suspect recently fell …


Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

… Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement Monday evening that said, in part, “We have asked the US Supreme Court and hope to get a decision later tonight.” The attorney for Davis and Ward requested stays of execution until the US Supreme Court rules on an upcoming case concerning inmate access to independent mental health experts. The justices are set to hold oral arguments on April 24. …


Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… asked about how it affected pupil behaviour, most teachers agreed that it led to an inability to concentrate in class and led to a pupil being isolated from other students or have problems making friends. ‘Expert gap’ Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary warned there was concern among teachers about a gap in the availability of experts and counselling to help children with mental health needs. “It is clear that teachers and school leaders are seeing many more children and …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… by extremists. While U.S. and regime policies have arguably made the extremists more powerful, this has never been fully true, according to experts. A coterie of left-wing and activists, notably journalist Rania Khalek, have joined Gabbard in making this case. The movement cloaks itself in anti-imperialism and dares its critics to defend American overreach. The idea has gained significant traction on the right. Prior to his inauguration, Trump himself doubted whether the U.S. knew who the …


What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

… the Chemical Weapons Convention, the current international treaty against the use of poison gas, but it did sign the 1925 Geneva Protocol, which banned the use of chemical and bacteriological warfare, according to the international Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW.) experts from the agency were part of a UN team that found “clear and convincing evidence” that Sarin was delivered by surface-to-surface rockets “on a relatively large scale” in the …


Celebrities like Steve Martin, Gordon Ramsey teach online classes

April 3, 2017

Composer Hans Zimmer has a MasterClass so you can score the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.Image: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MasterClass If you learn from the best, you’ll become the best. That’s the theory, anyway. The online education site MasterClass is all about finding your inner genius by learning from experts in their fields, even if it is only online. Want to learn tennis via video? Then who could be better than Serena Williams. SEE ALSO: Pornhub wants …