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Notre-Dame cathedral site, schools shut over lead fears

Paris - Work to shore up the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was halted Thursday to stop workers being exposed to hazardous levels of lead hours after two nearby schools were also closed because of contamination fears.

Paris closes two schools over Notre-Dame lead fears

Paris - Paris authorities closed two schools Thursday amid fears over high levels of lead detected after the devastating fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in April.

Indian police charge owners as school fire toll hits 20

Surat - Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school which turned into an inferno that killed 20 teenagers, some who died jumping from the building in a desperate bid to escape the flames, officials said.

Sri Lanka Catholics hold first Sunday mass after Easter attacks

Colombo - Thousands of Catholics attended mass in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Sunday amid tight security to prevent a repeat of Easter bomb attacks that killed 258 people.Soldiers armed with automatic assault rifles guarded St.

Parent outrage as sick US teacher forced to pay for substitute

Los Angeles - Parents at an elementary school in San Francisco have expressed outrage after learning that a teacher suffering from cancer and on sick leave is having to pay the school district for her substitute.

Student killed in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Eight students wounded in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - At least eight teenaged students were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, police said, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Meet Chris McCuiston: CEO and co-founder of Goldfish Swim School Special

Chris McCuiston, the CEO and co-founder of the Goldfish Swim School chatted with Digital Journal about the importance of his swim school's mission, in raising awareness on water safety and drowning prevention.

Parents vote on dropping Michael Jackson's name from his old school hall

Los Angeles - Parents at a Los Angeles elementary school have voted on whether to drop Michael Jackson's name from the auditorium after damaging pedophilia allegations made against the late pop singer in a documentary.

Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

Littleton - It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word "Columbine" into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school v...

Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

Littleton - It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word "Columbine" into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school v...

School bus hijack children to get Italian nationality

Rome - Foreign children on the school bus hijacked near Milan last week are to be awarded Italian nationality, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday after a week-long debate.

School bus hijack children to get Italian nationality

Rome - Foreign children on the school bus hijacked near Milan last week are to be awarded Italian nationality, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday after a week-long debate.

Italy bus hijacker wanted kids as human shields for Africa escape: reports

Rome - The driver of a school bus who torched the vehicle to protest Mediterranean migrant deaths planned to use his young passengers as human shields and escape to Africa, Italian media on Friday quoted him as saying.

'Seconds from death': Italy hijack survivors recount ordeal

Crema - "He let us on to the bus and immediately barricaded us in," a teaching assistant said, recounting how the school bus hijacking in Italy unfolded before 51 children escaped as the driver torched the vehicle.

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Crema - Italy was in shock Thursday after the dramatic rescue of 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver who torched the vehicle in protest at Mediterranean migrant deaths.

Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

Nairobi - Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday.

Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in petrol and set it alight apparently in protest at migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

Italy police rescue 51 children as driver torches school bus

Milan - Italian police on Wednesday rescued some 50 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in petrol and set it alight, the authorities said."It is a miracle, it could have been carnage.

Teenager detained over Brazil school shooting

Bras - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a teenager suspected of involvement in planning last week's high school shooting that left eight people dead and shocked a country long-used to deadly gun violence.

Norway school boy threatens staff with knife: police

Oslo - Four members of staff at an Oslo primary school were slightly hurt when a pupil threatened an employee with a knife, Norwegian police said Tuesday.

Eight killed in Brazil school shooting, two suspects dead

S - Two former pupils shot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school near Sao Paulo on Wednesday before turning their weapons on themselves, authorities said.

Eight dead in Brazil school shooting

S - A shooting at a school near Sao Paulo on Wednesday left eight people dead, state military police said, before the two shooters turned their weapons on themselves.

Three students killed in China university lab explosion

Bejing - Three students were killed in a laboratory blast at a Beijing university on Wednesday, the city's fire department said, in an accident that blew out windows and left the building a blackened shell.

Kids in Iraq camps dream big, but can't enroll in school

Al Hamdaniyah - Maareb has big dreams, but she may never get to realise them. Every day, when her friends attend class in the Iraqi displacement camp they call home, she stays behind.

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.
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