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Reading the runes: Denmark's tough citizenship test

Copenhagen - What was written on King Harald Bluetooth's rune stone around the year 965? What is the Danish ballet La Sylphide all about?

Turkey bans academics from work trips abroad

Istanbul - Turkey's higher education council has banned academics from work trips abroad and urged those overseas to quickly return home, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

'Crisis' in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Birut - Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

Lessons in love: Chinese university teaches seduction

Tianjin - Chinese university tutor Xie Shu's core subject is Communist ideology, but he has diversified from the dry annals of political doctrine for a more hands-on subject: seduction.

No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp

Rent - "B for book, C for car..." repeat a dozen six and seven-year-olds in an English class taught by two refugee volunteers in a makeshift classroom at a Greek migrant camp.

Bangladeshi rich kids who grew up to be jihadists

Dhaka - Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas.

Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

Sydney - One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.

Who fired first? Mexico town recalls police clash

Asunci - Oscar Luna's coffin lay in the living room, surrounded by flowers, while a folk band sang outside for the Mexican man who was among eight killed during weekend clashes involving police.

UN rights body condemns violence in Mexico protests

- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into deadly demonstrations in Mexico as the government announced talks with protesting teachers to prevent more violence.

Mexico probes if police bullets killed protesters

- Mexican authorities said Monday they were conducting autopsies on six people who died during clashes between officers and teachers to determine if any were killed by police bullets.

Six die, 100 injured in Mexico teacher protests

Oaxaca De Ju - At least six people were killed, including a journalist, and more than 100 injured in southern Mexico when unknown gunmen opened fire during clashes between police and teachers, authorities said.

Mexican teachers protest over reform, arrests

- Thousands of Mexican teachers from a radical union marched in Mexico City to protest an education reform and the arrest of two of their leaders.

Degree of uncertainty? Turkish row over Erdogan academic record

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who this month picked up no less than the 44th honorary doctorate of his political career, likes nothing more than to give one of his trademark political speeches in full academic regalia.

Stanford graduation ceremony overshadowed by rape case

Palo Alto - Prestigious Stanford University's graduation ceremony has been overshadowed by a sex assault case that prompted a brief protest by students.

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at U.S. campuses

Los Angeles - A high-profile sex assault case in California reverberating across the globe has prompted soul searching in America and reignited a debate about rape culture on US college campuses.

South Korea holds fathers after children's teacher raped

Seoul - Three men have been detained in South Korea for allegedly gang-raping a teacher on a remote island, police said Thursday, with two of the suspects believed to be parents of the woman's students.

Court action to quell student protest in Papua New Guinea

Sydney - A court in Papua New Guinea has granted an injunction preventing students from protesting on campus with the country on high alert Thursday after violent clashes in the capital Port Moresby.

Wide support for petition to oust U.S. judge in sex assault case

Los Angeles - Nearly half a million people had signed a petition calling for the ouster of a California judge who has sparked outrage for his lenient sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case.

Papua New Guinea police open fire on protesting students

Sydney - Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on students protesting against the prime minister on Wednesday, with witnesses saying at least four people had been shot.

Papua New Guinea police open fire on protesting students

Sydney - Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on students protesting against the prime minister on Wednesday, with witnesses saying at least four people had been shot.

Papua New Guinea police open fire on protesting students

Sydney - Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on students protesting against the prime minister on Wednesday, with witnesses saying at least four people had been shot.

Japanese man, 96, is world’s oldest university graduate

Kyoto - A 96-year-old Japanese born in the year when the Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles has been recognized as the world’s oldest university graduate.

Japanese man, 96, becomes world's oldest college graduate

Toukyo - A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world's oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts.

Damning new 'Trump University' documents unsealed

Washington - Newly unsealed court documents in a case against White House hopeful Donald Trump's "university" reveal allegations that the now-defunct business preyed on the uneducated and misled consumers with aggressive marketing that amounted to fraud.

Clashes as Chile students step up demos

Santiago - Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education.

Syrian students finally sit exams after escaping IS clutches

Tanriverdi - Before jihadists seized his hometown and turned his school into a prison, Syrian teenager Ahmad Mohammad never imagined he would be excited about sitting his final exams.

Muslim pupils must obey teacher handshake rule: Swiss canton

Geneva - Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher's hand, authorities in a northern Swiss region ruled Wednesday, reversing one school's controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim pupils unwilling to touch the opposite sex.

For Allah, China and Marx: theological mix for young imams

Yinchuan - Every morning on his way to class at one of China's largest Islamic institutes, Wang Yue is reminded that the state comes before Allah.

Drought-hit Indian kids to get free meals over holidays

New Delhi - India's top court Friday ordered state governments to provide free meals to schoolchildren even during the summer break as the country reels from the impact of one of the worst droughts on record.

Rural midwives on front line of Sierra Leone maternity crisis

Makeni - It is final exams season at Masuba midwifery school in rural Sierra Leone, and 70 more students are about to begin working life at the sharp end of the country's maternal health crisis.
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