FACTS OF THE DAY

24 April 2017

Schools in Zimbabwe are accepting goats as payment for tuition fees.

bbc.co.uk

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Zimbabwe’s mental health problems are tackled by trained but unqualified health workers called ‘bench grandmothers’ who sit and listen to people.

theguardian.com

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Britons are eating less than ever but are also fatter than ever: 63% of Britons are either overweight or obese.

thetimes.co.uk

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Invasive Spanish cannibal slugs, six inches long and resistant to pesticides, are mating with native British species to create a new breed of super-slugs.

telegraph.co.uk

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St George, patron saint of England, had a Turkish father and a Palestinian mother and is revered in the Middle East by Muslims as well as Christians.

independent.co.uk

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New research suggests that the ability to forgive may be biologically determined.

qz.com