Education

The Latest: Official says school applied for safety approval

Sep 14, 2017

A fire department official says the initial investigation into a fatal dormitory fire in Malaysia showed the school had just applied for building safety approval

Chinese imprisoned for 2 years after teaching about Islam

Sep 12, 2017

A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam

More students attend 2nd year of Schwarzman China program

Sep 8, 2017

A study program at an elite Chinese university that was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship is entering its second year with an endowment of more than $500 million and more participants

Independence banners on Hong Kong campus renew tensions

Sep 6, 2017

Banners supporting independence for Chinese-controlled Hong Kong have appeared on a university campus at the start of classes, rekindling tensions over free speech in the semiautonomous city

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

Aug 17, 2017

Hong Kong gives Joshua Wong, two other young democracy activists prison time, overturning earlier ruling

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

Aug 10, 2017

A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it

Thai activist on trial for Facebook share of king profile

Aug 3, 2017

A court in Thailand's northeast has begun the closed-door trial of an activist law student arrested for sharing a BBC article about his country's new king on Facebook

Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path

Aug 2, 2017

A former Islamic militant in Indonesia who says he regrets his past has opened up a school for the children of extremists with the hope of steering them away from the paths of their fathers

Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed

Jul 28, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Jul 26, 2017

Human rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels

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