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  1. News - Asia

    Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:40am by AP

    ... of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water bottles — small bits of ordinary school life now infused with heartbreak. There is fury as parents and students lash out at the swarming news media. Horror, too, as they picture loved ones trapped in the cold and dark of a flipped, submerged ferry. Most refuse ...

  2. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... their love and fear Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people- most of them students and teachers from Danwon high school in Ansan, near Seoul- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. "Sending ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ignore our wishes for 2017 and we'll occupy, students warn government

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... and we'll occupy: students Student leaders warned yesterday that they would not rule out engaging in non-violent civil disobedience if the government rejects their proposal to allow the public to nominate candidates for the chief executive election. Student-led activist group Scholarism and the Federation of Students issued the warning as they tabled a joint reform proposal for the 2017 ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    Calgary police baffled at knife attack that leaves five students dead

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Calgary Authorities baffled over lack of motive for knife rampage in Calgary against a group of students – the worst mass killing in city's history Police ... as medical examiner staff brought three bodies out on stretchers. Neighbour Doug Jones said about a dozen students had been drinking beer in the back yard earlier in the night, but they were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Student minds the language gap in MTR station names

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:53am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Passengers pulling into ‘Little Bay’ and ‘Apricot Estate’ as alternative map goes viral The next stop might be “Horse Urine” or “Oil Pond’ depending on how literal you want your MTR journey to be. Justin Cheuk, a 20-year-old London-based university student, has created an alternative Hong Kong MTR map with station names translated literally ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Dictation classes teach students to memorise, rather than understand

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Dictation classes teach students to memorise, rather than understand I believe dictation is a ritual performed by teachers who are not resourceful. Consequently, parents and students all suffer, while gaining very little. As a father and a secondary school English language teacher, I have little respect for this commonly practised "tool of learning". My two ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan’s student movement is a lesson in how democracy works

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:34pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says Taiwan's student movement sets us a fine example A lesson in how democracy works- not how it fails What lessons should Hong Kong draw from ... that an open judicial process had the ability to jail a former president for his misdeeds in office. The student-led but not exclusively student-composed Sunflower Movement is first and foremost about ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Student activists urge pan-democrats to stand firm on public nomination

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:28pm

    ... officials, student activists urged pan-democratic lawmakers not to “kneel down” in their pursuit of public nomination of the chief executive during their exclusive meeting. The activists – from the Alliance for Direct Nomination, formed by 12 groups including student-led group Scholarism and the Hong Kong Federation of Students – staged a petition at the Hong Kong International airport before ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts Science students embroiled in plant safety debate The latest public protests over ... the definition of PX on Baidu Baike, the Chinese version of Wikipedia, had been repeatedly revised by Maoming residents and some Tsinghua University students majoring in chemistry. Beijing risks harming ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Police arrest woman who killed 2 kindergarten students with poisoned pizza rolls

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 06:17pm by Alice Yan

    ... was in police custody when the poisonings happened. The case is the latest safety scandal involving kindergarten students in recent weeks. Last month, some 10 preschools in Shaanxi, Jilin and Hubei ...




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