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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military back ex-general facing trial over disappearance of student activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:37pm by RIASSA ROBLES

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Association backs retired major general, who faces charges over the abduction and disappearance of two student activists in 2006 Military supports ex-general over ... in Bulacan province just outside Manila, where university students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan went missing eight years ago. His courage saved lives … His sacrifices should be taken into account ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students studying abroad must strike a balance between study and social life

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by Karen Pittar

    ... on a journey to a place I had never heard of." Students like Yang have settled into college life in a strange land well. But many others feel overwhelmed by the challenges it can pose: will they be able to fit in and make new friends, keep up academically and cope with being homesick? "It is challenging for all students to leave home, develop independence and make decisions," ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Zhang, who loves playing basketball. With more than 333,000 of its students in US postsecondary institutions, China has long been the top feeder of international students in the United States. Now Chinese high-school students are following suit in astonishing fashion: Last year US schools welcomed 50 times as many of them than they did just eight years earlier. The high schoolers ...

  4. News - China - MACAU

    Macau academic sacked for 'imposing his political beliefs on students'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:53am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... to be ousted Academic in political row will lose his job A University of Macau academic suspended for "imposing his political beliefs" on students will not have his contract renewed ... imposed his views on students. Chou said he was also accused of discriminating against students and disobeying his superiors. The disciplinary process ended with Chou being suspended without pay ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Student's website used for jihadist propaganda

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Student's website used for jihadist propaganda The rapid advance of Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq this year has been notable not only for its barbarity ... propagandists are web-savvy. That is how a 26-year-old Polish student's website has become an essential part of its propaganda machine. JustPaste.it, owned and managed by Mariusz Zurawek, is being ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'I was never a top student': Scholarism leader Joshua Wong to study at Open University

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... admitted to a politics programme at the Open University of Hong Kong, ending rumours he had secured places at a few highly sought-after local institutions. The 17-year-old student activist also ... remarkable. There were reports that the student activist was given a place and a conditional offer by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University respectively. Wong obtained a level ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Local label Izzue and Tsinghua University join forces to support design students

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela divia.harilela@scmp.com An award by local label Izzue and Tsinghua University attracts design students from around the world, writes Divia Harilela All eyes East Some ... thing about this competition is that it allows people from different backgrounds to communicate. It's a platform to bring them together, encouraging our own students to open their minds ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California campus boosts security after killings of three Chinese students

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Los Angeles Deaths of three Chinese in two years puts pressure on University of Southern California to better protect its international students USC boosts security after 3 killings The University of Southern California has announced new measures aimed at better protecting its large international student population- as well as the rest of the campus- after ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism duo among students to secure Jupas-funded university places

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:07pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Almost 64,000 school leavers learned whether they had won subsidised university spots on Friday, with only 30 per cent successful Prominent student ... for subsidised university places had been successful. A total of 27,943 school leavers, including the two core members of student activist group Scholarism, achieved or surpassed the minimum exam scores ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TAIWAN

    Student, 19, dies after he is trapped in flat blaze

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Hongkonger and two other students in Taiwan caught in fire on 14th floor Student, 19, dies after he is trapped in flat blaze A 19-year-old student from Hong Kong died after becoming trapped in a high-rise fire in Taiwan yesterday. The teenager, whose surname was given as Lun in Taiwan media, was among three Tamkang University students trapped ...




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