Tag Archives: Education

03Jul/15

Solar powered backpack helps South African children cope with rolling blackouts

Made from recycled plastic, an innovative new school bag is assisting students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. Using solar technology, the bags are powered during the day and light up homes which are either not connected to the national power grid or are in the dark because of frequent electricity cuts.

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02Apr/15

Four dead, scores wounded as gunmen storm Kenyan college

At least four people were killed and scores wounded on Thursday when masked gunmen stormed a university campus near Kenya’s border with Somalia, taking students hostage and exchanging fire with security forces over several hours.

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25Mar/15

Disgraced Oklahoma student says ‘deeply sorry’ about racist song

Disgraced Oklahoma student apologized for his action, after a meeting with civil rights leaders, saying he will carry the shame of his words for the rest of his life.

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23Mar/15

Nine UK medical students enter Syria to work in ISIS hospitals

(Next Media Online) – Concern is growing over the fate of nine UK medical students who are believed to have travelled to Syria, where they are said to be working in hospitals in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
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10Mar/15

University of Oklahoma expels two students over racist video

The University of Oklahoma expels two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets.
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