Scottish primary school stops setting homework

Image copyright Thinkstock A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils. The decision was taken at Highland Council-run Inverlochy Primary in Fort William after the children and their parents voted…


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Palm oil's green body comes under fire from activists

By Emily Chow KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Some activist groups are withdrawing support for the palm oil body that provides sustainability certificates for the industry, saying it is biased toward producers and its complaints panel…


Channel Kremlin

Image copyright Getty Images Many Russians entirely disbelieve what television news tells them – but keep watching anyway. Why? It was dark by the time I arrived at Svetlana Bogdanova’s flat on the first floor…






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Global shares lifted by news FBI not to charge Clinton

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets started the week on a strong note Monday after the director of the FBI said the bureau found no evidence warranting criminal charges against presidential candidate Hillary…