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England's children go back to school after virus lockdown

London - Children return to school in England on Monday for the first time since January, as the government begins to ease tough restrictions thanks to a mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus.

Shooting mars reunion of freed Nigerian schoolgirls with parents

Anka - All the 279 Nigerian schoolgirls released by kidnappers this week were on Wednesday reunited with their parents, in an emotional event overshadowed by chaos and shooting by security forces, an AFP reporter saw.

Talks underway in Nigeria to free abducted schoolgirls

- Authorities in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara are holding negotiations for the release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped by criminal gangs last week, sources familiar with the talks said Monday.

Tears, anxiety as kidnapped schoolgirls remain captive

- Humaira Mustapha made no effort to wipe away the tears rolling down her cheeks, as she spoke about her two kidnapped daughters."Whenever I think about my daughters I'm filled with indescribable grief," Mustapha told AFP.

Parents of kidnapped Nigerian children can only wait

Lagos - Parents of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren could only wait for news Saturday, as more than 40 others seized elsewhere 10 days ago were freed.

Victims of mid-February Nigeria school abduction freed

Lagos - Kidnappers have freed 42 people, including 27 children, snatched from a school in central Nigeria 10 days ago, officials said Saturday, a day after gunmen abducted more than 300 schoolgirls in the northwest.

By targeting schools, Nigerian kidnappers put country at risk

Lagos - Jihadists in northeastern Nigeria have long outraged the world with mass abductions of schoolchildren but now armed gangs in search of income are using the same tactic in other parts of the country, sparking warnings that no school is safe.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday the closure of its primary schools, kindergartens and daycare centres amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has saturated the national health system.

Seoul schools go back online over virus fears

Seoul - South Korea on Tuesday ordered all schools and kindergartens in the greater Seoul region to switch to online classes as authorities battle multiple coronavirus clusters.

Ten million kids 'may never return to school' after virus

London - The coronavirus pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned Monday.

Teacher killed in stabbing attack at Slovakia school

Bratislava - A teacher died in a stabbing attack in an elementary school in central Slovakia on Thursday, police said, adding that officers responding to the incident killed the assailant.

Schools reopen in South Korea as virus fears ease

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday as educational establishments started reopening after a coronavirus delay of more than two months.

'Kiss and go': Back to school for New Zealand kids

Wellington - Hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children returned to school Monday after two months of home education as part of a COVID-19 lockdown.

Cheers and tears as Europe's kids go back to school

Den Haag - Excited children greeted their friends and weary parents got used to early starts again as schools in several European countries reopened after a nearly two-month coronavirus break.

Vietnam kids back at school after 3-month virus break

Hanoi - Millions of schoolchildren in Vietnam returned to class on Monday after the country reported its 17th straight day of no domestically transmitted coronavirus infections.

Open-air classes for Denmark's students

Copenhagen - With ancient gods and Danish on the lesson plan, Marie Kaas-Larsen taught her 10 fourth graders in a central Copenhagen park on Wednesday, braving the cold as part of new coronavirus protocols.

Open-air classes for Denmark's students

Copenhagen - With ancient gods and Danish on the lesson plan, Marie Kaas-Larsen taught her 10 fourth graders in a central Copenhagen park on Wednesday, braving the cold as part of new coronavirus protocols.

Danish schools begin reopening after month-long closure

Copenhagen - Denmark began reopening schools on Wednesday after a month-long closure over the novel coronavirus, becoming the first country in Europe to do so.

Italy's parents scramble after schools shut over virus

Rome - Only the footsteps of teachers and administrators echoed along the empty corridors of Rome's Julius Caesar high school on Thursday.

British passenger of virus-hit Japan ship dies

Apo - A British man who was on board a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has died, Japan's health ministry said Friday.

Japan PM calls for nationwide closure of schools over virus

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country's fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Student likeability affects academic stress and depression

Pressure in classrooms is intense and students who struggle in school are less liked by their teachers and peers, opening them up to a risk of depression. In addition, a new survey of U.S. students highlights some mental health issues.

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

Nairobi - At least 13 children died and dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they left their primary school in Kenya on Monday, local police said, with investigators still trying to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.

Boy kills teacher, self in Mexico school shooting

Torre - An 11-year-old boy shot and killed his teacher Friday at a school in northern Mexico and wounded six other people before killing himself, authorities said.

Child dead after killing one in Mexico school shooting: police

Torre - A student at an elementary school in the northern Mexican city of Torreon shot and killed a teacher Friday and wounded five other pupils, and then apparently killed himself, authorities said.

Q&A: Better education starts with better Internet Special

There is a direct correlation between children underperforming in school and their access to reliable broadband Internet, explains Alan DiCicco, Solutions Marketing Senior Director at Calix.

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

Bejing - More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday.

Seven children killed, scores hurt in Kenya school collapse

Nairobi - Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.

Japan raids stores over school uniform cartel

Apo - The cost of school uniforms weighs heavily on many a parent's budget, and in Japan authorities have got involved, raiding one of the country's biggest department stores on suspicion of price collusion.

Another Paris school closed over lead levels after Notre-Dame fire

Paris - A sixth school in Paris has been closed after tests found lead levels above alert thresholds, a source told AFP on Wednesday, as officials continue to monitor for the toxic metal after April's fire at Notre-Dame cathedral.
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