School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil militants have killed hundreds of people, including 50 deserters and 180 former Iraqi government employees, around their stronghold of Mosul, UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Friday. The 50 were executed for desertion on Monday at the Ghazlani military base in Mosul, and the 180 died on Wednesday as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was retreating from Kokjali town, she told a regular UN briefing in Geneva, citing “credible reports” from multiple sources, including from Isil-occupied areas. The militants transported 1,600 abducted civilians from the…

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