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The University of Aberdeen Is Set To Return A Benin Bronze To Nigeria Almost 125 Years After It Was Looted By British Forces

The University of Aberdeen becomes the first institution in more than a century to agree to the full and unconditional repatriation of a Benin bronze. Last week, the University of Aberdeen announced that it will be returning the statue of an Oba (king) to the Benin City in Nigeria. The decision was as a result of an internal review of

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Former Student Raises $27,000 To Help Substitute Teacher Living In His Car

Jose Villarruel – a former substitute teacher in Southern California, was living in his car when he was recognised by his former student Steven Nava.   Noticing a person living in the parking lot near his home, Steven felt that he looked familiar. “Throughout the day, I was just thinking, ‘Wait, wait, wait, I think that’s my substitute teacher.’” Jose Villarruel

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Dyslexic Student William Carter, Who Was Unable To Read At 13, Is Now Studying For A PhD

Unable to read or write at the age of 13, William Carter has defied all odds!  Now at only 22 years-old he is studying for a PhD in political geography at the University of California, Berkeley after having been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. He earned his first class bachelors degree in politics and international relations at Bristol University. During

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A UK Swimming Teacher Becomes The Youngest Woman To Row The Atlantic Ocean solo At 21

Jasmine Harrison is now the youngest woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean at 21-years-old. From Thirsk in North Yorkshire, Jasmine is a part-time swimming teacher and a bartender. She decided to sign up for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic challenge after having watched the finale of the 2017 event. Three years later she began her 3000–mile (4,828km) journey from the

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New Orleans will have its Mardi Gras: The House Floats

The ban of  Mardi Gras parades was announced last November by New Orleans’s Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s office as part of the city’s effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. However, New Orleans have since found a way to plan for a grand Mardi Gras celebration. The city will have House Floats instead of parades. Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in

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