Gunmen abduct students at Islamic school in north-central Nigeria

An armed gang abducted students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday, police and state government officials said. Armed groups carrying out kidnapping for ransom are blamed for a series of raids on schools and universities in northern Nigeria in recent months, abducting more than 700 students for ransom… Read More Gunmen abduct students at Islamic school in north-central Nigeria

Three dead, fifteen injured as roadside bomb hit bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb hit a bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three teachers and wounding 15 others, police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Charikar, the provincial capital of Parwan. The bus was carrying teachers from Al-Biruni university, said a spokesman for the provincial police, Salim Noori. Some of… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured as roadside bomb hit bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities for opposing military junta

More than 11,000 academics and other university staff opposed to Myanmar’s ruling junta have been suspended after going on strike in protest against military rule, a teachers’ group said. The suspensions come as the resumption of universities after a year closed due to the coronavirus epidemic prompts a new confrontation between the army and the… Read More Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities for opposing military junta

Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

A teenager broke into a daycare center in southern Brazil and stabbed three children and two workers to death on Tuesday before being overpowered by police, officials said. Municipal Education Secretary Gisela Hermann described a “horror scene” at the facility in Saudades, a town in Santa Catarina state. She said in an interview that a… Read More Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

Egyptian archaeologists uncover rare pre-Pharaonic tombs

Egyptian archaeologists working on the Nile Delta have uncovered dozens of rare predynastic tombs dating to the period before Egypt’s Pharaonic kingdoms first emerged more than 5,000 years ago. They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to… Read More Egyptian archaeologists uncover rare pre-Pharaonic tombs

U.S. to ease travel restrictions on international students from August 1

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was easing travel restrictions on Chinese and other international students into the United States this fall, a change that could provide financial help to some colleges whose enrollments declined during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. State Department said in a statement it is expanding its national interest exemptions… Read More U.S. to ease travel restrictions on international students from August 1

Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Nigerian criminals have killed two more student captives abducted from a northern university last week, said a state official on Monday, bringing the total number of executed hostages to five. On Tuesday, armed men stormed Greenfield University in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting an unknown number of students, the latest in a series… Read More Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives