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Firebrand pundit Ann Coulter cancels UC Berkeley talk

Los Angeles - Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter on Wednesday canceled a planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, saying she had lost the backing of the groups that had sponsored her talk.

Groups sue UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance

Los Angeles - Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech.

Berkeley reverses decision to nix speech by right-wing commentator

Los Angeles - The University of California at Berkeley on Thursday reversed its decision to cancel a talk by right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, offering a new date and venue for the event.

UC Berkeley headed for showdown with right-wing commentator

Los Angeles - The University of California at Berkeley appears headed for a showdown with right-wing commentator Ann Coulter after her planned appearance at the school was canceled over security concerns.

Spanish academics charged for selling 'fake' cancer drug

Madrid - Two Spanish university professors and three other suspects have been charged over the alleged sale of a "fake" cancer drug that raked in more than 600,000 euros, police said Tuesday.

Chinese university buys campus space near Oxford

London - China's Peking University is buying a 19th-century manor house near Oxford in southern England to use as a campus in a multimillion-dollar deal, the estate agent handling the deal told AFP on Thursday.

Migrants get crash course in French university life

Lille - A lawyer from Sudan, a footballer from Iran, an aeronautical engineer from Eritrea: They are among 80 migrants who have traded France's "Jungle" tent camp for a chance to earn a French degree and a new life.

Controversy on campus as Erdogan handpicks Turkey rectors

Istanbul - The direct appointment of university rectors by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since July's failed coup has stirred up tensions on campus and prompted claims of political interference in the education sector.

Uganda university shut down after student protests

Kanpala - A day after Uganda's president ordered the closure of one of Africa's oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel.

Which institution produces the most Nobel Prize winners?

Which is the best university in the world? This can be judged on many levels, from academic quality to the student experience. How about the proportion of Nobel Prize winners?

Google now shows you university information in search results

Google has announced a new style of card it's adding to its search results. Searching for a school or university will now show relevant data within the search page, letting you check details like graduation and acceptance rates without leaving Google.

Dozens of Turkey academics held in post-coup crackdown

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday detained dozens of academics suspected of backing Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last month's failed coup, while pressing ahead with raids on businesses linked to the US-based Muslim preacher.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Lessons in love: Chinese university teaches seduction

Tianjin - Chinese university tutor Xie Shu's core subject is Communist ideology, but he has diversified from the dry annals of political doctrine for a more hands-on subject: seduction.

Leader of Garissa University attack killed in Somalia raid

Mugadishu - A senior Shabaab commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya's Garissa University has been killed in a special forces raid in southern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday, as the Al-Qaeda-linked group launched a deadly assault on a ...

Kenya marks Garissa university massacre anniversary

Garissa - Kenyans on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of a terrorist attack that killed 148 people, mostly students, at a university in Garissa in the country's worst massacre since 1998.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

University of Texas allows guns in classrooms

Chicago - The University of Texas at Austin begrudgingly agreed Wednesday to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, months after state lawmakers passed a bill outlawing gun bans at public universities.

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford college despite race row

London - A statue at Oxford University of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes will not be taken down despite protests, the college at the centre of the dispute said Friday, to the fury of campaigners.

Swedish university closed after 'massacre' threat

Stockholm - The University of Orebro in central Sweden said it would close on Monday after an anonymous threat raised fears of a planned massacre.

Erdogan warns Turkey academics they will pay price over petition

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on academics who criticised his policies in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, warning they would pay a price after falling into a "pit of treachery".

Chemistry teacher defies Taliban in Pakistan university attack

Charsadda - A chemistry teacher who tried to shield his students by opening fire on Taliban militants during a deadly attack at a Pakistani university was known as "The Protector" even before his death in a hail of bullets Wednesday.

Death toll in Pakistan university attack rises to 21, operation ended

Charsadda - The death toll in a gun and explosives attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 21, police told AFP, adding that security forces had ended the operation against the gunmen.

Students trickle back to Kenya university nine months after massacre

Garissa - Students trickled back on Monday for classes at a university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed by Islamist gunmen nine months ago.

Oxford statue row stirs ghosts of British colonialism

London - The toxic legacy of colonialism in Africa has stirred up a heated debate in Britain involving a prestigious Oxford University college, some high-powered alumni and a student campaign boosted by social media.
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