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Conservatives flex Trump-era might on US campuses

Boston - US universities are often bastions of progressive Democrats, but Donald Trump's election has spurred a growing number of conservative students to step out of the shadows and become increasingly vocal.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Babies with engaged fathers learn faster

London - Babies with involved fathers during the first few months of life learn faster, a new study into the psychology of early learning has found.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Alone in Maiduguri: the orphans of Boko Haram

Maiduguri - After a night on the streets, the pack of young boys move into Maiduguri's abandoned amusement park in the early morning to play on the broken-down rides.

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have said 66 of the country's universities were affected by the global ransomware attack, but have rejected reports of widespread damage in higher-education computer systems as "malicious" hype.

Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Moscow - Russian student Sergei Chaikovsky was expecting an ordinary history lesson when he entered the classroom at his high school in Siberia.

EU official angers Hungary with 'anti-Semitism' charge

Budapest - Hungary told European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to quit on Friday after he was quoted suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's animosity towards billionaire George Soros was driven by anti-Semitism.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Microsoft goes after classrooms with $189 'Windows 10 S' laptops

Microsoft has announced a new version of Windows 10 designed to compete directly with Google's Chromebooks. Aimed at classroom environments and younger users, Windows 10 S is a cut-down Windows that only supports apps from the Windows Store.

Op-Ed: Trump stupid quote of the day: 'Why was there the Civil War?'

This writer nearly choked on her coffee after listening to audio of President Trump's interview with a conservative news site that aired Monday morning. My biggest take on the interview was Trump's ignorance of American history.

Hungary's Orban defiant on education law despite allies concerns

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Saturday that no agreement had been reached over a controversial higher education law that could close down a Budapest university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary's Orban accepts EU rights demands: party

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told concerned allies in the EU's powerful centre-right political group that he will quickly meet EU rights demands over a controversial education law, the group said Saturday.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Pitesti - Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Stanford backtracks on Trump photo for sex assault conference

Los Angeles - Stanford University has backed down in a months-long row with one of its professors over the use of a photo of President Donald Trump for a flyer promoting a conference on sexual assault.

Microsoft's 'CloudBooks' to step up the fight against Chromebooks

Microsoft has announced a new hardware event for early next month in which it's widely expected to switch the focus from its premium Surface devices to low-cost education PCs. The company will unveil a range of Windows laptops to rival Google Chromebooks.

University protests 'secondary' to migration: Hungary PM

Budapest - Facing protests at home and abroad over controversial new laws on universities and nongovernmental organisations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said protests were "secondary theatres of conflict" compared to his battle against immigration.

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Peshawar - Eight Pakistanis involved in the mob lynching of a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said, as condemnation grew.

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Peshawar - Eight Pakistanis involved in the mob lynching of a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said, as condemnation grew.

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Peshawar - Eight Pakistanis involved in the mob lynching of a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said, as condemnation grew.

Pakistani mob beats liberal student to death: police

Mardan - Hundreds of Pakistani students beat to death a classmate known for his liberal views on a university campus in the country's conservative northwest Thursday, police and witnesses said.

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Ottawa - Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, as she called on the country to be bold in advocating for girls' education.

Chile students clash with police at demo

Santiago - Clashes erupted Tuesday as Chile's raucous student movement held its first protest of the year for free education, with students hurling stones and police firing tear gas.

Taking the web to children in India's remote salt desert

- Sheltered beneath a canvas sheet to escape the blistering desert sun, miles from any roads or power lines, a group of Indian children huddle around a tablet and experience the internet for the very first time.

Taking the web to children in India's remote salt desert

- Sheltered beneath a canvas sheet to escape the blistering desert sun, miles from any roads or power lines, a group of Indian children huddle around a tablet and experience the internet for the very first time.
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