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Schoolchildren hold rival protests in Greece over Macedonia deal

Atenas - Hundreds of schoolchildren took part in rival protests in Greece on Thursday over the country's name deal with Macedonia aimed at ending a three-decade dispute but which has sparked controversy.

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills has school named after him

Lawrence - American track and field icon and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills has a major reason to be proud. A public school was named in his honor.

How homework is affecting students’ sleep

A new survey from Sleep Cycle has found that children are not getting the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Nearly half of parents report that their children get 7 hours or less of sleep each night. One reason for this is homework.

Italy migrant kids back to school after far-right exclusion

Rome - Migrant children who were barred from eating school lunch by their Italian town's draconian anti-immigrant council were able to go back to the canteen on Tuesday thanks to donations.

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.

War drills on the school curriculum in eastern Ukraine

Sartana - Huddled in a basement, dozens of children cover their heads with their hands, practising what to do if their school comes under attack in eastern Ukraine's war.

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.

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

Washington - Nikolas Cruz, the now infamous shooter behind February's Parkland school massacre, filmed his disturbing plans to attack his former school in footage released by Florida prosecutors Wednesday. "It's going to be a big event.

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

Karachi - Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday.

Texas considers how to prevent school shootings

Chicago - Texas Governor Greg Abbott met Tuesday with experts and politicians to discuss how to prevent school shootings, five days after a teenage gunman killed 10 people at a high school in the southern US state.

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Deadly Texas school shooting gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Santa Fe - Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting.

Texas students take solace in baseball after school shooting

Deer Park - Thirty-six hours after several classmates were gunned down in a massacre, Santa Fe High School athletes took the field Saturday to partake in a longstanding and, for at least one evening, healing Texas pastime: baseball.

'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourns daughter killed in Texas shooting

Karachi - Abdul Aziz learned about the US school shooting in which his 17-year-old daughter was killed from CNN, with the story airing live as he broke his Ramadan fast thousands of miles away in Pakistan.

'It was terrifying': Students reel from latest US school shooting

Santa Fe - Evan San Miguel, a freshman at Santa Fe High School, said he was in his art class early Friday when a fellow student burst in and yelled "Surprise!" Then the shooting started."It was terrifying, terrifying," Evan recalled hours later.

Latest shooting revives US arms control debate

Washington - The shooting at a Texas high school has revived the perennial hot-button issue of arms control in the United States, and the ease with which weapons can be purchased.

Texas shooter had 'born to kill' t-shirt

Santa Fe - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who police say shot 10 people dead Friday at his Texas high school, recently posted a picture of a black t-shirt on his Facebook page that read: "BORN TO KILL.

Texas school shooting: What we know

Santa Fe - The latest mass shooting at a US school unfolded Friday in the Texas town of Santa Fe, where least 10 people were killed by a heavily armed student.

The relentless cycle of school shootings in the United States

Santa Fe - The United States is the only developed country in the world that suffers from a relentless cycle of school shootings, such as the rampage that took yet more lives at a Texas high school on Friday.

Ten dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

Santa Fe - Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school Friday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States.

Deadliest recent mass shootings in the United States

Washington - At least five people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday.

One hurt in school shooting near Los Angeles, 14-yr-old arrested

Palmdale - Police in California arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a shooting at a high school near Los Angeles on Friday that left one hurt, the local sheriff's department and education officials said.

At least one hurt in school shooting near Los Angeles: report

Washington - At least one person was wounded after a shooting at a school near Los Angeles on Friday, local media reported.The shooting was reported at Highland High School in the town of Palmdale, 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles said.

US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Tampa - Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.

Florida school shooting survivor rejects 'hero' label

Miami - A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed "Iron Man" for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a "hero," as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities.

Civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike on madrassa

Kunduz - An Afghan airstrike on a religious school in a Taliban stronghold on Monday caused multiple casualties, including civilians, Afghan officials and witnesses said.

Millions of Indian students to resit exam after test leaked

New Delhi - India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals.
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