UK police arrest suspect in connection with murder of female teacher Sabina Nessa

British police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the murderer of a teacher who was killed in a London park as she made a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub. Sabina Nessa, 28, left her home in south London just before 8:30 p.m.… Read More UK police arrest suspect in connection with murder of female teacher Sabina Nessa

At least six dead, several injured following shooting at university in Russia

A student armed with a hunting rifle opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding many others, law enforcement said. Panicked students leapt from first-floor windows to escape Perm State University around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, landing heavily on the… Read More At least six dead, several injured following shooting at university in Russia

Taliban leader says role of women in Afghanistan to be decided by Islamic scholars

A senior Taliban leader has said that the role of women in Afghanistan, including their right to work and education and how they should dress, would ultimately be decided by a council of Islamic scholars. “Our ulema (scholars) will decide whether girls are allowed to go to school or not,” Waheedullah Hashimi, who has access… Read More Taliban leader says role of women in Afghanistan to be decided by Islamic scholars

Kidnappers demand ransom payment for eighty schoolchildren abducted in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million naira each to release around 80 children snatched from a boarding school in northern Nigeria last month, according to a pastor involved in the negotiations for their release. The attack on the Bethel Baptist High School in the state of Kaduna was the 10th mass school kidnapping… Read More Kidnappers demand ransom payment for eighty schoolchildren abducted in northwest Nigeria

Italian literary titan Roberto Calasso dies at 80

The Italian writer and publisher Roberto Calasso, “a literary institution of one” whose erudite explorations of myth and literature were translated into more than 20 languages has died at 80, his publishing house Adelphi said on Thursday. The son of an antifascist university professor, Calasso was born in Florence in 1941 and quickly displayed a… Read More Italian literary titan Roberto Calasso dies at 80

Bandits release students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Six students and two officials who were kidnapped last month from a school in Nigeria’s Kaduna state were released after relatives paid ransom money, a school official and parent said on Friday. Kidnappings by armed men, commonly referred to in Nigeria as “bandits”, have become endemic in northern Nigeria, disrupting the education of hundreds of… Read More Bandits release students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Gunmen raid school, abduct scores of students in northwest Nigeria

About 150 students are missing after armed men raided a boarding school in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, a parent and an administrator said on Monday, and police said they were in hot pursuit alongside military personnel. The attack on the Bethel Baptist High School is the 10th mass school kidnapping since December in northwest Nigeria, which… Read More Gunmen raid school, abduct scores of students in northwest Nigeria

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming donates $77.35million to China’s Longyan city for education

The founder of TikTok owner ByteDance will give 500 million yuan (an equivalent of $77.35 million) to the Chinese city of Longyan for education, city authorities said on Tuesday, the latest charitable donation by a tech business leader as the sector comes under scrutiny. Zhang Yiming’s donation to his hometown in Fujian province will go… Read More ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming donates $77.35million to China’s Longyan city for education