White supremacist posters targeting students placed at Melbourne high schools

Melbourne school students have been targeted by white supremacists, who placed racist posters around high schools carrying the message “Keep Australia White”. Victoria’s education minister, James Merlino, has labelled the posters “vile and disgusting,” and an investigation has been launched by Victoria police. “This is incredibly concerning for our school communities,” Merlino said. “These sort of vile and disgusting comments and posters are not acceptable in the community and those individuals that placed them should be ashamed of themselves.” He said the schools affected, the private high school Melbourne Grammar and the select-entry…

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White House aide declines to back Flynn over Russia contact

A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the weeks before the inauguration. He denied talking about this issue but later said he could not be certain. Any discussion of sanctions could have violated laws against private citizens engaging in foreign policy. Who is Michael Flynn? The people around the president The controversy comes as Mr Trump faces his first…

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Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

At a time when people are grappling with cash crunch after the scrapping of high value notes, Mumbai’s teachers have complained of harassment from school managements. Reason: Schools are asking their teachers to deposit large sums of money into the latter’s bank accounts. Since the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision, accusations against schools indulging in such malpractices have been pouring in to a mobile application launched recently by a parents’ organisation. At least six teachers anonymously complained that their school management gave them money to deposit into their own…

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