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  1. News - China

    Party scolds official for blaming lead poisoning of 300 children on 'chewing pencils'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:14pm by AFP

    ... school pencils. The real cause turned out to be water contamination from a local chemical plant, according to Xinhua news agency. But Su Genlin, the chief of Dapu township, had told stated broadcaster CCTV: “Kids use pencils in school and chewing pencils could also cause the excessive [lead] levels.” Lead levels as high as three times national standards were found in the blood ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's Nazi-themed restaurant reopens its taste offensive

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... making the country home to the world's biggest Islamic population. The Jewish population in Indonesia is tiny, but historians have blamed poor schooling in the country for the lack ... years until its Nazi theme was highlighted in the English-language media. The reports prompted fierce criticism from overseas, particularly from Jewish organisations, including the US-based ...

  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks global support for charter change

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... was ambassador to India and Nepal. She then moved to Kathmandu in 1973 with her husband, British scholar Michael Aris, and their baby boy Alexander, and taught English at a Buddhist school for several ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Was football first played in China? The jury is still out

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... of a beaming Fifa president Sepp Blatter and a small blue certificate in the Chinese city of Zibo proclaim it as the birthplace of football, to the fury of English experts. A map in Zibo's Qi ... called "harpastum", which was then transported to Britain. There the modern game was born when the Football Association rules, drawing on a public school mob game, were written ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Time to put bad start behind us, says Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was a creditable result in the circumstances. But Serbian defender Vidic acknowledges United have been well below their best so far, and he believes his defence must provide a solid foundation to allow ...

  6. News - Asia

    Whisky flows freely in Indian election as candidates offer poll perks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... elections, alcohol has been secreted in water tankers and cash stashed in ambulances. K.G. Suresh, a fellow at New Delhi's Vivekananda International Foundation think tank, says it is easy ... promised free laptops to high school students. The party won handily in the state, which is one of the key battlegrounds for the 2014 polls because it sends 80 out of 543 MPs to parliament. ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard declares A$14.5b plan to boost funding for Australian schools

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... (HK$118 billion) plan to boost funding for schools in one of the country's biggest education reforms in decades. Under the proposal, the extra cash will be made available over six years from next year, with the government setting a goal for Australian schools to be among the world's top five in reading, numeracy and science by 2025. "A world class school system is a key ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    British study finds that regular exercise boosts learning for children

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Regular exercise 'boosts learning for children' Regular exercise boosts teenagers' school grades- and particularly helps girls in science, a British study finds. The more physically active they were, the better children performed in school, according to findings published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Physical activity ...

  9. News - World

    Prominent poet and statesman Kofi Awoonor killed in Westgate attack

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... belonged. Awoonor wrote in both English and Ewe, a language predominant in Ghana's east and other parts of west Africa. Much of his best work was published in Ghana's immediate ... 1970s, Awoonor was chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York. He was also Ghana's ambassador to Brazil and Cuba in the 1980s, the foundation ...

  10. News - World - LITERATURE

    New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Prize Foundation said that next year, the prize would be open to all novels written in English and published in Britain, whatever the nationality of the author. That decision prompted ... shortlist that also included English writer Jim Crace, Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo, Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri, Canadian-American novelist Ruth Ozeki and Ireland's Colm Toibin. ...




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