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Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools in UK

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and U.K. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on using the internet ...

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Salim Khan: Indian Muslims need schools, not mosques

BOLLYWOOD legendary scriptwriter and film producer  said that a school should be built on the proposed 5-acre land in Ayodhya, instead of a mosque. Reacting to the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute on Saturday, Khan, 83, said Muslims in India desperately need schools, not a mosque, according ...

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Empty classrooms as some schools re-open in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Some Kashmir schools re-opened on Monday but were largely empty following weekend clashes in Srinagar, two weeks after India removed the restive region’s autonomy and imposed a lockdown. The authorities said they were re-opening 190 primary schools in the city yet few children could be seen at half a ...

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Over 100 Malaysian schools shut after toxic waste dump

Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending hazardous fumes across a wide ...

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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

BANGKOK: Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern. The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking social media criticism ...

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Shoaib Akhtar schools Indian journalist over mocking attempt

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has schooled an Indian journalist after she tried to mock the Pakistan cricket team over its defeat against India in the Asia Cup. In a video making rounds over the internet, Akhtar tells the anchorperson to speak to him with respect after she ...

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Microsoft GitHub services completely free for schools

LONDON: GitHub has announced that they are expanding their offering to teaching-focus institutions by now offering them both GitHub Enterprise and Business Hosted accounts for free in addition to all of the previously available free services. A special page has gone up on the official GitHub Education website where anyone ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife. Mr Khan says the four deaths resulting from stabbings over New Year have reinforced his “determination to rid London’s streets of ...

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France ponders phone ban in schools

PARIS: French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Express magazine, the minister suggested that pupils might be asked to deposit their phones in secure boxes ...

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