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Kidnapping scares spook international schools, expat community in Singapore

Kidnapping scares spook international schools, expat community in Singapore

Singapore – Several international schools across the island issued safety alerts to parents and students, triggering widespread concerns, including on social media, following two separate incidents of female students being asked by strangers to board vans on Jan 11 and 16. Police reports were lodged and there was a heavier presence of cops at some […]

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Iran bans English in primary schools after leader’s warning

Iran bans English in primary schools after leader’s warning

Dubai – Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after the country’s Supreme Leader said early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”. “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, […]

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4 French children killed after train mows into school bus

4 French children killed after train mows into school bus

At least four children were killed and 19 people injured, seven seriously, on Thursday after a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France. The bus, which was carrying around 20 students from a local secondary school, was struck by the train in Millas about 18 kilometres west (11 miles) […]

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Vatican opens fresh probe into ‘sex abuse’ at school

Vatican opens fresh probe into ‘sex abuse’ at school

Vatican City – The Vatican has opened a new investigation into possible sexual abuse committed before 2013 at a private school in Rome for children destined for the priesthood, the Holy See announced yesterday. The probe will be centred on “a former student of the pre-seminary Saint Pius X”, who later became a priest, according […]

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Tahfiz school lacked safety requirements – Tengku Adnan

Tahfiz school lacked safety requirements – Tengku Adnan

Kuala Lumpur – The residential building of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Jalan Keramat Hujung here, which caught fire early today, reportedly lacked the safety requirements said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said based on his observation together with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) at the scene, […]

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Security reviewed at Prince George’s school after arrest

Security reviewed at Prince George’s school after arrest

British police said they were reviewing security at four-year-old Prince George’s school in London on Wednesday after a woman was arrested for attempted burglary from the exclusive establishment. “We are working with the school, which is attended by His Royal Highness Prince George, to review its security arrangements after the incident,” London’s Metropolitan Police said […]

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Shot for supporting education, Malala finishes school

Shot for supporting education, Malala finishes school

A Taliban gunman shot her in the head for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan. On Friday, Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai completed her schooling in Britain, calling the achievement “bittersweet”. “Today is my last day of school and my first day on @Twitter,” she wrote on her newly opened account, which gained […]

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Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Manila – The Philippines military said Islamist militants who had holed up in a primary school in the south early on Wednesday with some civilians had retreated after a gunbattle with troops, and there were no casualties. No students were taken hostage at the school in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province on Mindanao island, […]

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Bomb hits girls’ school in NW Pakistan – Police

Bomb hits girls’ school in NW Pakistan – Police

Pakistan – A bomb exploded outside a girls’ school in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, wounding two police officers but injuring no students as classes had not yet begun, authorities said. The bomb at the school in a suburb of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, detonated as a counter-terrorism police vehicle drove by, officials said. “Two […]

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Traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids

Traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids

Hong Kong – Traffic police in China recently pulled over a seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) van that was found to be carrying 36 school children, a teacher and a driver, the state broadcaster CCTV reported. The driver, surnamed Bai, runs a local kindergarten in Nanyang, Henan province and is responsible for taking the children to […]

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