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Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Rally calls for post-secondary education to be a priority Special

Edmonton - Several hundred students from three cities in Alberta gathered at the Legislature on November 17 to call for their education to be a priority.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gwangju - Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Mexico's 43 students dreamt of teaching before tragic end

Apango - The 43 college students left behind empty dorm rooms and dreams of becoming teachers before embarking on a trip that ended tragically in southern Mexico.

Edmonton's Mexican community protests student disappearances Special

Edmonton - A few members of Edmonton's Mexican community came together on November 5 for a candlelight vigil for missing students in Mexico.

Op-Ed: Three ways outgoing students can make the most of fall

As fall rolls in, thousands of high school students from all over the US are getting ready for college application season.

Missing Mexico students not among 28 in mass grave

- DNA results show that 28 bodies found in a mass grave in southern Mexico are not those of a group of missing students, the country's attorney general said Tuesday.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

University student buys house boat to avoid accomodation costs

Charlotte Tindle was worried about facing living costs of £1,000 a month in Fulham, London, whilst studying at the London University Tech Music School - so instead she renovated a disused houseboat.

Indian PM Modi interacts with kids on Teacher's Day

Indian Prime Minister engaged in a unique sort of communication with children across India, when he gave a live, televised address to students on the occasion of Teacher's Day on September 5.

The Manhattan Institute challenges the traditional college path Commissioned

Today, college graduates are facing a very different reality from their parents: staggering student loan debt, a sluggish economy, and a surplus of job seekers with post-secondary degrees unable to find employment in their chosen field.

'Hovelstay' allows students to book hovels for vacation

College students can search and book rundown places via Hovelstay, which is a brand new start-up that specializes in hooking up people with cheap accommodation.

Op-Ed: Koch’s plague against the minds of students

The Koch brothers have a program in schools with the cover of giving entrepreneurial power to students, however the real objective soon becomes clear.

Thai students mobilise to resist junta rule

Bangkok - Huddled around a table at a university canteen, six Thai students draft a newsletter celebrating democracy -- a meeting that would have barely attracted a glance two months ago, but could now land them in jail.

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.

Student science heads for space

Houston - Mission 5 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 11. The investigations represent a diversity of subjects from bacteria to tadpole shrimp and locations from Massachusetts to Arizona.

India searches for students washed away in river surge

Shimla - Rescuers found five bodies Monday and were searching for 20 more people feared dead in northern India after they were swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam, officials said.

'Tickler' breaking into college student's homes

Boston - Police and several alleged victims have confirmed that a man, nicknamed the tickler, has been breaking into homes of students who live near Boston College, and tickling their feet or watching them sleep.

Video captures students final moments on S. Korea ferry

The heart-breaking video, taken on a cellphone, shows the last moments of the South Korean school children who tragically lost their lives aboard the sinking ferry.

Ferry that sank off South Korea was overloaded

Incheon - The ferry that sank off South Korea last week, killing as many as 300 passengers, was carrying three times as much cargo as recommended and might have been dangerously unstable.

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Teacher threatens unruly class with Game of Thrones spoilers

If there’s something more dangerous than the threats within the universe of HBO hit Game of Thrones, it’s the spoilers that can exist outside of it.

Marijuana birthday cake sends 11 Madrid students to hospital

Madrid - Eleven students from Madrid’s Alfonso X University ended up in hospital on Saturday night after eating a birthday cake baked with marijuana. One student is still in a serious condition.

Students lead the way in Venezuelan protests

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro accuses them of being instruments of a "fascist" coup.

Hazing turned tragic? Death of 6 students perplexes Portugal

Lisbon - Was it freak seas? Hazing amounting to a crime? Or something else?

Why Swedish schools allow cellphones in classrooms

According to Sweden's National Education Agency, there is no general rule prohibiting Swedish school children from using their cellphones during lessons. That is, as long as it doesn't actually disturb the lesson.

Study: Students who cheat more likely to want government jobs

Bangalore - A new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that people who cheat are more likely to want government jobs.

New warning about ‘study drugs’

A new warning has been issued about the dangers of taking prescription medicines as ‘study drugs’, to enable students to stay up late and cram for examinations.

The necessary back-to-school technology

With the introduction of higher-performance laptops with varying form factors, the back to school laptop market offers numerous options which may make choosing the right device for your needs more difficult then before.
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UBC s Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver Pride Parade.
UBC's Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver Pride Parade.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Kim Harvey, from Angels and Doves, with a group of students at a school
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Students with technology provided by private businesses.
Students with technology provided by private businesses.
From left  Benjamin  Ken Hua and   the assistant monitor of the class  Yu Ming
From left, Benjamin, Ken Hua and , the assistant monitor of the class, Yu Ming
University of Arkansas students take time to relax.  Fayetteville  Ark.
University of Arkansas students take time to relax. Fayetteville, Ark.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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University students relaxing near their quad
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
My private language school students pose around my old computer
My private language school students pose around my old computer
Students in an elementary school classroom. Photo taken May 23  2008.
Students in an elementary school classroom. Photo taken May 23, 2008.
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Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Thailand students do homework at school somewhere in the Thai jungle.
Thailand students do homework at school somewhere in the Thai jungle.
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Protest signs in London  relating to outrage over government cuts to education
Protest signs in London, relating to outrage over government cuts to education
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