Education

Thai university riled by lecturers' criticism of government

Feb 28, 2017

Rights groups urged a university to drop an investigation of a group of lecturers who criticized Thailand's military junta, calling the university's response an attack on free speech and academic freedom

Philippine officials say 14 mostly college students have died after bus slams into concrete post

Feb 20, 2017

Philippine officials say 14 mostly college students have died after bus slams into concrete post

Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

Jan 30, 2017

A 23-year-old dental student from France has won the Miss Universe crown in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines

Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

Sep 19, 2016

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis

US tycoon's China scholarship project opens doors in Beijing

Sep 10, 2016

A new scholarship program intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships and build understanding between China and the world has opened its doors at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University

Bombing Thailand's south kills 3, including 4-year-old girl

Sep 6, 2016

Police say a bomb outside a school in southern Thailand has killed three people, including a 4-year-old girl

Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant

Sep 1, 2016

On her first visit to China as Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May will seek to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite a delay on a decision over whether to approve a Chinese-backed nuclear power plant in southern England

Thailand embarks on program to ensure citizens speak English

Aug 31, 2016

Thailand's Ministry of Education has embarked on a program to ensure that all primary schoolchildren are able to speak enough English to handle everyday situations within 10 years

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

Aug 27, 2016

Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia

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