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Stephen Hawking's death, a blow to the science community: astronomer  Listenfacebook
One of the greatest theoretical physicists in human history, Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of seventy-six. His family said he died peacefully at his home near Cambridge University. Professor Hawking, who was stricken with a form of motor neurone disease as a young man, became possibly the most talked-about scientist since Albert Einstein. British astronomer, Huw James, a science communicator who is in Hong Kong for the Croucher Science Week, said Hawking’s death is a blow to everyone in the science community. He told Annemarie Evans that he will be remembered for getting everyone involved and thinking about science in a completely different way:
Some kindergartens refusing to admit children from ethnic minorities  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission says it has found that one in four local kindergartens refuse or are reluctant to admit children from ethnic minorities. The watchdog said its staff posed as parents looking to find a place for their child at 180 nurseries which take part in the government's Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme. While a quarter tried to encourage them to go elsewhere or rejected their inquiries outright, one in five also said that proficiency in Chinese was part of their selection criteria. Senior Equal Opportunities Officer, Raymond Ho, from the Ethnic Minorities Unit, spoke to Jim Gould:
International Criminal Court might continue probe into Rodrigo Duterte: correspondent  Listenfacebook
The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has withdrawn his country from the International Criminal Court -- just a month after it began looking into his "war on drugs". In a statement, he said allegations made against him were "baseless, unprecedented and outrageous". Several thousand people have been killed either by the police or unidentified attackers since Duterte took office two years ago, promising to rid the Philippines of illegal drugs. The International Criminal Court -- based in the Netherlands -- had launched a preliminary investigation into the deaths. RTHK’s Manila correspondent, Alan Robles, told Annemarie Evans that the court might continue its probe despite Duterte’s decision: