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When school's not safe: Afghan war takes toll on kids

Kabul - Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs.

Peer-to-peer student site Brainly raises $30 million in funding

Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers, has announced it has raised more than $30 million in funding to power their U.S. expansion.

When school's not safe: Afghan war takes toll on kids

Kabul - Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs.

Australian unis become battleground over Hong Kong protests

Sydney - Tensions in Hong Kong have rippled across Australian universities, as supporters of the pro-democracy protests have been targeted and harassed by "patriotic" mainland students -- with the tacit backing of Beijing.

In Berlin, refugees get classes on sexual consent

Berlin - In a classroom workshop, students watch a video of a man and woman meeting in a nightclub. They drink, laugh, dance and kiss.

Why should you specialise your MBA? Commissioned

The demand for leaders with industry-specific knowledge has never been greater. Learn how a specialised MBA can give you a competitive advantage.

Discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust

Vilnius - Jewish community leaders in Lithuania on Thursday announced the discovery of an 18th-century memorial plaque bearing Hebrew inscriptions that detail trips made by Jewish residents of Vilnius to the Holy Land at the time.

Discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust

Vilnius - Jewish community leaders in Lithuania on Thursday announced the discovery of an 18th-century memorial plaque bearing Hebrew inscriptions that detail trips made by Jewish residents of Vilnius to the Holy Land at the time.

Israeli education minister backtracks on gay therapy comments

Jerusalem - Israel's education minister backtracked Tuesday on his earlier comments endorsing controversial therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality, following protests and demands for his sacking.

Training journalists in the era of fake news

Paris - As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation -- or fake news.

Acquiring digital skills is fun at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

This summer, Microsoft Store Summer Camps will be offering digital skills learning with a magical twist. The camps will offer kids a chance to learn the STEM-related skills that will be in high demand for the jobs of the future.

Calls to sack Israel education minister over gay therapy comments

Jerusalem - Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz has spoken of his belief in therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality and claimed he has engaged in the practice, leading to calls for him to be sacked.

Lost lessons: N. Koreans get 're-education' in South

Seoul - One of the first things North Korean defector Ri Kwang-myong did after reaching the South was to go back to school -- 12 years after finishing his education.

Dutch order kids' playfield closure over noise

Den Haag - Dutch authorities have ordered a primary school football field to close because children using it were too noisy, in a move that has sparked protests and questions in parliament on Wednesday.

Journalism students advised to look beyond traditional media

Professors are warning students of journalism that their skills are increasingly in short demand and they should set their horizons on job roles outside of the traditional news media.

Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities

Bejing - Caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war, Chinese students are looking for alternative study destinations -- threatening to turn off an important source of revenue for American universities.

French strike delays final exam results for thousands

Paris - Thousands of high-school students in France received only provisional results from their baccalaureat exams on Friday due to a strike by hundreds of teachers who have refused to return marked papers.

France's first lady calls out 'relentless' bullying

Paris - Brigitte Macron, wife of France's president and a former teacher, on Thursday lashed out at online bullying, denouncing it as "relentless" in remarks to G7 education ministers.

Kabul students pick through debris after deadly blast

Kabul - Kabul students picked through the debris of shattered schools on Tuesday looking for books, backpacks and other possessions, a day after a massive bomb ripped through the Afghan capital.

Kabul students pick through debris after deadly blast

Kabul - Kabul students picked through the debris of shattered schools on Tuesday looking for books, backpacks and other posessions, a day after a massive bomb ripped through the Afghan capital.

Hungary passes controversial science sector reform bill

Budapest - The Hungarian parliament passed a bill Tuesday enabling the takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which is accused by critics of seeking to control key institutions and sectors.

35 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - At least 35 people were killed Monday when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

35 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - At least 35 people were killed Monday when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

Robot babies tackling teenage pregnancies in Colombia

Caldas - "Anthony" cried so hard at night that Susana Ortegon couldn't sleep. The weekend felt like an eternity for the 13-year-old.So when she handed back her "robot baby" it was with great relief.

Marxist Minds: At Party School, China grooms future leaders

Bejing - In a secretive school in China's capital rows of students face a giant video projection of Xi Jinping, making careful notes on the lecture on their leader's guiding principles.

S. Korean opposition promotes women's rights... by dropping shorts

Seoul - An event to promote women's rights in South Korea featuring female opposition party supporters pulling down their shorts has drawn widespread criticism, with many saying the stunt revealed a patriarchal culture in the party and Korean society generally...

France launches trial of Macron's new national service for teens

Paris - Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers Sunday began trialling a new national service, a pet project of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Bhutan to double teacher pay

Thimphu - In many countries teachers have a rough time but not in Bhutan, the small Himalayan kingdom famous for striving for Gross National Happiness, where their pay is being doubled.

Hungary scientists 'alarmed' at planned government takeover

Budapest - Hungary's top scientific body warned Wednesday that a planned takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban "threatens" academic freedom and provides an "alarming" blueprint for other EU governments to follow.

US says it welcomes Chinese for 'legitimate' studies

Washington - The United States said Monday it was committed to welcoming Chinese nationals for "legitimate" studies but acknowledged increased visa scrutiny after Beijing warned its students of risks.
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