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Fallout from failed coup goes global

31-08-2016 Hits:218 News Andrea Perez - avatar Andrea Perez

Matt Salusbury and Josh Devlin write The purge of civil servants following July’s failed military coup in Turkey seems to have hit the education sector hardest. Travel bans and orders to...

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Germany’s vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said it’s a good sign that young Britons are ‘more clever than their bizarre political elite’, the Guardian reports. He pledged to raise the issue of offering dual citizenship to UK students in the country, which is normally forbidden in Germany for non-EU citizens.

Andrea Pérez writes.

The UK has seen a wave of xenophobic attacks since the Brexit referendum, with more than 500 racist incidents recorded in the weeks since the 23 June EU membership vote, the Independent reports. The educational sector has been affected too. A black first-year student found the words ‘monkey’ and ‘nigga’ written on a bunch of bananas in her hall of residence at the University of Warwick, the Guardian reported.

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