Vice-chancellors paid £500,000 or more at six universities in England
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Vice-chancellors paid £500,000 or more at six universities in England

Six universities in England paid their vice-chancellors £500,000 or more in salary, bonuses and benefits last year, while nearly half of all VCs received more than £300,000, according to the higher education regulator’s first survey of senior staff pay. The Open University, London Business School and the University of East London topped the table for…

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Trump ‘unhappy’ with new shutdown deal – live updates
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Trump ‘unhappy’ with new shutdown deal – live updates

10.30pm GMT22:30 This is Gabrielle Canon taking over for Ben Jacobs. Earlier today, newly inaugurated California governor Gavin Newsom gave his first State of the State address, promising to take on the Trump Administration and enact progressive policies championed by his constituents. Saying the President’s state of the union was “fundamentally at odds with California…

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Italy split by Inspector Montalbano’s pro-migrant message on TV
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Italy split by Inspector Montalbano’s pro-migrant message on TV

Italy’s most famous fictional detective has delivered a pro-migrant message on TV, angering supporters of the far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini. In a scene from a new episode of the TV series Inspector Montalbano that aired in Italy on Monday night, the Sicilian investigator, played by the Roman actor Luca Zingaretti, jumps into the…

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El Chapo drug trafficking trial: Mexican cartel boss found guilty
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El Chapo drug trafficking trial: Mexican cartel boss found guilty

The notorious cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty of 10 counts of drug trafficking, at the end of a three-month New York trial that featured dramatic testimony of prison escapes, gruesome killings and million-dollar political payoffs. Guzmán, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to build a drug empire worth billions…

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Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe
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Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe

The Home Office has been condemned for working with the Zimbabwean government to accelerate the deportation of asylum seekers despite high-profile human rights abuses in the country. Asylum lawyers and charities told the Guardian that since Robert Mugabe was forced from power in November 2017, the Home Office has started to push ahead with a…

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