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High unemployment may fuel US school shootings: study

Paris - Surges in US school and university shootings strongly overlap with periods of economic insecurity, said researchers Monday, offering a partial explanation for a phenomenon experts have been grappling to understand.

California student forced to pee in bucket gets $1.25 mn

Los Angeles - A former high school student in California has been awarded $1.25 million for having been forced to urinate in a bucket after being denied a bathroom break.

Pupil shoots, injures classmates in Mexico school

Monterrey - A 15-year-old boy shot at his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, injuring at least five people including himself, officials said.

Five killed as air strike hits Yemen school: medics

Sanaa - An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in rebel-held northern Yemen on Tuesday killed five people including two children, medical and military sources said.

Internet use in class leads to lower test scores

New research provides a warning to school children who like to use the Internet in class. Surfing the Internet in class has been linked to poorer test scores.

In Iraq village, children reclaim their school after IS

- "One bullet plus one bullet equals? Two bullets!" This is how the children of the small Iraqi village of Jaraf were taught mathematics during two years of jihadist rule.

Female student killed in Canada school stabbing attack

Montr - A young man stabbed two female students at their high school in western Canada on Tuesday, killing one and wounding the other, who was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Children 'forget Ukrainian' as schools drop classes in rebel area

Donetsk - Valeriya Turbay says she's forgetting how to speak Ukraine's official language as schoolchildren in the bastion of the pro-Russian rebels get fewer lessons after two years of war and an onslaught of Kremlin-inspired instruction.

Canada schools evacuated over unsubstantiated bomb threats

Montr - Some 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday over a series of bomb threats, including one received by police, that appeared to have been bogus.

Fewer than half of world's refugee children in school: UN

Geneva - Fewer than half of the world's some six million refugee children are in school, making them five times less likely to get an education than the global average, the UN warned Thursday.A full 3.

Veiled Muslim mothers prevented from entering French school

Marseille - Two Muslim mothers wearing headscarves were accosted and prevented from entering a nursery school on the French island of Corsica on Monday by two other parents, officials said.

Danish Turks withdraw children from 'Gulen-linked' schools

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish Turks have withdrawn their children from Danish schools with alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding last month's attempted coup, Danish media reported Friday.

17 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand

Bangkok - Seventeen girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, with a survivor describing fleeing as flames engulfed the building.

U.S. Muslim girl identified as 'Isis' in school yearbook

Los Angeles - A California school has recalled its yearbook after wrongly identifying a Muslim student as "Isis," an acronym for the extremist Islamic State group.

Semiautomatics for 'proactive' U.S. school security team

Los Angeles - A school district in the US state of Colorado will arm its security staff with semiautomatic rifles to protect teachers and students, an education official said.

Does the month of birth affect ADHD likelihood?

Taiwan - New research suggests a seasonal pattern to ADHD. The youngest children in a school grade are more likely to be diagnosed with attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder compared with the oldest children.

Boko Haram seized 300 children in second 2014 school attack: locals, HRW

Kano - Boko Haram seized hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria in late 2014 but initial calls to report the kidnapping were ignored with locals fearful of the government's response, residents told AFP on Wednesday.

Catching up with Jeff McBride: Master workshops and Criss Angel Special

Las Vegas - World renowned magician Jeff McBride chatted with Digital Journal about his latest endeavors for 2016, Criss Angel, as well as his Magic & Mystery School.

Town mourns school's victims on Germanwings crash anniversary

Haltern - The German town of Haltern am See observed a minute's silence on Thursday, a year to the day after a Germanwings plane carrying 16 local students and two teachers slammed into a mountainside.

French students encouraged to smoke in school to stop terrorism

A few weeks ago, schools in France started to allow students to smoke on their grounds to prevent themselves from becoming targets of terrorist attacks.

Columbine shooter's mother 'saw no signs of his mental distress'

Washington - The mother of a teen involved in the deadliest high school shooting in US history said she saw no signs of her son's mental distress ahead of the 1999 Columbine massacre.

20 French, British schools evacuated over bomb threats

Paris - Six prestigious schools in central Paris and 14 schools in Britain were evacuated on Tuesday following hoax bomb threats.The Paris schools received practically identical calls between 10:20am (0920 GMT) and 11:20am, French police said.

Canada school shooter indicted over deadly attack

Ottawa - A high-school student was formally accused Monday over the murder of two teenage brothers and two teachers in a remote Indian community in Canada plagued by poverty and boredom and a growing loss of cultural identity.

Teenage Canada shooting suspect charged with murder

Montr - A 17-year-old male student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a shooting spree that left two brothers and two teachers dead in western Canada, authorities said Saturday.

Four dead in Canada school shooting: police

Ottawa - Four people were killed when a gunman stormed a high school in a remote western Canadian town, police said, revising down an earlier death toll.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said five people were killed and two were critically injured.

School caves to ACLU, will no longer say 'God bless America'

Haddon Heights - For more than 10 years, students at Glenview Elementary School started their day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and then concluded it by saying God bless America.

U.S. school district shut after threats over Arabic homework

Washington - The homework assignment at a US high school asked students to reproduce a sample of classical Arabic handwriting, to help broaden their appreciation of its "artistry.

Pakistan vows revenge one year after Taliban school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan's leader, speaking beneath portraits of children killed by Taliban bullets, called Wednesday for vengeance as the country marked the first anniversary of a school massacre that killed 151 people in its worst-ever extremist attack.

Racist school attack in Sweden claims third victim

Stockholm - A third victim has died six weeks after a racially motivated attack at a school in western Sweden, police said Friday.

'No forgiveness' as Pakistan hangs men behind school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taliban's massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved "no forgiveness" as the attack anniversary approached.
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