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French schools boost anti-terror defences

Paris - Thousands of police reservists will patrol outside French schools next week as children return to the classroom after a summer overshadowed by two jihadist attacks, the government announced Tuesday.

Report accuses Mexican president of law school plagiarism

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been accused of plagiarizing his law school thesis by a news website which says it detected the work of a dozen others in his writing.

Rights group urges Jordan to get more Syrian children into school

Amman - Human Rights Watch urged Jordan on Tuesday to ease access to education for thousands of un-schooled Syrian refugee children ahead of the new academic year starting in September.

Google's education expert talks education of robots vs. kids

Computers may be getting a better education than students, according to one expert at Google. The good news for our kids is that teaching methods — like programming strategies — can change.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

US campus rape in spotlight again after Colorado case

Los Angeles - Another campus rape victim in the United States has spoken out to denounce what she said is lenient punishment for her attacker, bringing the issue to the forefront again after a Stanford University case that ignited a firestorm.

Pocky hopes to educate young consumers about coding with new app

Have you ever though to yourself, “Hey, don’t you wish chocolatey snacks could teach small children to code via a cartoon-character oriented mobile app?”

Mexican firms freeze $2.6 bn outlay over teacher protests

- A Mexican industrial trade group said Wednesday it was freezing $2.6 billion in investments in regions hit by protests by teachers who have blocked roads and railroads.

Turkish universities feel force of purge

Istanbul - With deans forced to resign and academics in custody or dismissed, Turkish universities are among the hardest-hit targets of the purge launched after the failed coup.

Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

Astana - Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan on Friday warned the Central Asian country over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for this month's coup attempt.

Egypt education system under spotlight as exams leaked

Cairo - High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled.She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam.

Singapore university investigates mock-rape claims

Singapore - Claims that students were subjected to sexually-charged orientation activities, including one simulating rape, are being investigated by Singapore's top university.

Greece to school migrant children from September

Atenas - Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday.

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.
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