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Albanian students revolt over tuition costs

Tirana - Thousands of Albanian university students took to Tirana's streets on Tuesday for their biggest show of strength yet in a protest movement demanding lower tuition fees and more investment in public education.

Myanmar and India strengthen ties in key state visit

Nay Pyi Taw - India inked science and tech deals with Myanmar on Tuesday, as well as pledging to train judges and build houses in crisis-hit Rakhine state, as Delhi cosies up to the strategically important Southeast Asian country.

Tear gas, mass arrests as Paris hit by new 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris on Saturday as riot police clashed with "yellow vest" demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

Paris shops, monuments to close as fears of protest violence mount

Paris - The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and scores of shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close as authorities warned Thursday of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

Pakistani held as teacher stabbed to death at French university

Nterre - A Pakistani man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing to death a teacher in broad daylight outside a university in the Paris suburbs.

Soros-founded university says 'forced out of Budapest'

Budapest - Hungary's renowned Central European University announced Monday it had been "forced" to move its most prestigious studies to Vienna after a long and bitter legal battle with Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Fuel supplies, schools hit on Week 3 of 'yellow vest' protests

Marseille - Dozens of French "yellow vest" demonstrators blocked access to a major fuel depot and several highways on Monday on the third week of anti-government protests which led to major riots in Paris at the weekend.

Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English

Reykjav - Two centuries ago experts predicted that Icelandic would be a dead language by now. But the doomsayers can eat their words: Icelandic is alive and kicking despite an onslaught of English brought on by modern technology.

Students march in Hungary for Soros-founded university

Budapest - Students on Saturday marched in support of a university founded by US billionaire George Soros in Hungary, ahead of a deadline for a legal dispute to be resolved.

Q&A: Charity finds novel ideas to inspire young people in STEM Special

Actua — a leading Canadian charity dedicated to increasing the accessibility and uptake of STEM for youth — is exploring novel ideas to promote STEM subjects among young people, based around gifts.

UN urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Paris - The United Nations on Tuesday called on countries to step up efforts to integrate the growing numbers of refugee and migrant children worldwide into their education systems.

Turkey jails academic after raids over imprisoned philanthropist

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Sunday jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a prominent financier of civil society activities who has been imprisoned for the past year.

Turkey frees eight after raids over jailed activist

Istanbul - Turkish police Saturday freed eight academics and activists detained the day earlier in hugely controversial raids on suspects allegedly linked to a prominent financier of civil society activities jailed for the past year.

382 hours on your phone: What else could you do with the time?

New research from entertainment firm PlayUSA has found the top time wasters for the U.S. public, as well as what they could do with the time instead. The biggest time waster, other than TV, is sitting glued to a mobile phone.

Tokyo med school offers spots to unfairly denied students

Apo - A Tokyo medical university that altered entrance exam results to exclude women said on Wednesday it would offer places to dozens of applicants unfairly denied.

In first, French town puts schoolchildren in uniform

Paris - As primary school students returned from their autumn break Monday, some in a town east of Paris were wearing the same polo shirts and sky-blue sweaters -- the first uniforms ever seen in a French public school.

Village in the city tries to save Zimbabwe traditions

Harare - Children entering a hut in a suburb of Zimbabwe's capital gaze in wonder at objects foreign to them -- ancient farm tools, pottery, even the grass roof and reed mats on which they are asked to sit.

STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

Syria parents spurn Kurd schools over university fears

Kamishli - After carefully packing her schoolbag, seven-year-old Rasha scrambles into the van that shuttles her daily from her home in a Kurdish-held neighbourhood of Syria's Qamishli to school in the government-held enclave.

French teen charged over brandishing fake gun at teacher

Paris - A French teenager who was filmed threatening his teacher with a fake gun in a tough Paris suburb was charged Sunday with aggravated violence, prosecutors said.

Pioneering school in Cairo struggles to fund pupils

Apo - Among the poorest of Egypt's poor, the so-called "zabbaleen" who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.

Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in 'school rape' storm

Monrovia - Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

Monrovia - An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

Asia tops World Bank ranking on support for children

Nusa Dua - Asian nations got the highest marks in a World Bank ranking launched Thursday that names and shames countries on how much they invest in their own children, saying neglect was dooming millions to sub-par lives.

US university in Qatar scraps God debate after backlash

Doha - An American university in Qatar scrapped Tuesday a student debate on whether God can be depicted as female after sparking a sharp public backlash by conservatives in the Muslim country.

Advancing the participation of young women in tech

Toronto - A movement called #movethedial has been established, with the aim of advancing the participation and leadership of all women in tech. The organization is now accepting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with a passion for STEM subjects.

Innovative computer science degree program launched

Toronto - The cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, Shopify has partnered with Toronto's York University to expand its innovative computer science program called Dev Degree.

Young girls primary victims of humanitarian strife

Paris - Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are "14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict," the Plan International NGO said Sunday.

Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

Sanaa - The walls are crumbling, the windows shattered, and the boys sit three to a desk. But by being enrolled in classes at all, the pupils are among the luckiest children in war-torn Yemen.

Kurds, Christians split over Syria school curriculum

Kamishli - Kurdish authorities in Syria's diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area's Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority.
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