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Turkey to stop teaching evolution theory in high schools: education board

Added: 25.06.2017 3:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

Turkey is to stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official said, a move likely to alarm secular Turks. Critics say President Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party are undermining modern Turkey's secular foundations by pushing a conservative agenda, including tighter regulation of alcohol and other restrictions, since coming to power in 2002. A chapter entitled "Beginning of Life and Evolution" will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in schools and the material will be available only to students who go on to university studies from age 18 or 19, Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board said in an online address this week.

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Added: 25.06.2017 3:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt toward mainland China.


Professor's response to student's absence: Bring the baby

Added: 24.06.2017 23:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

A University of Tennessee student got a heart-warming surprise when she emailed her professor about missing class last week.

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Teen charged in Ohio school shooting enters insanity plea

Added: 24.06.2017 21:52 | 0 views | 0 comments

17-year-old boy charged wounded two students in shooting at Ohio school.

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US student hails professor for childcare offer

Added: 24.06.2017 20:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

A single mother received a heartwarming letter after missing a class for a lack of babysitter.

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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

Added: 24.06.2017 19:23 | 1 views | 0 comments

The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."


AA Design & Make students test the limits of timber in tensile woodland canopy

Added: 24.06.2017 18:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

A sculptural, tensile timber canopy has been constructed in Dorset woodland by five students from the Architectural Association as part of the school's Design & Make programme. Built on the school's Hooke Park forest campus in Dorset, England, Sawmill Shelter provides rain cover for the campus' sawmill and its operator. However, it also forms part of

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U.S. student Otto Warmbier dies after being released by North Korea in a coma

Added: 24.06.2017 6:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early Thursday, June 22 for Otto Warmbier, the U.S. student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal.

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North Korea: Otto's death 'is a mystery to us'

Added: 23.06.2017 23:37 | 3 views | 0 comments

Days after the death of US student Otto Warmbier following 17 months detention in North Korea, the country's state media claimed his death was a "mystery."


Turkey to stop teaching evolution in high school

Added: 23.06.2017 23:31 | 2 views | 0 comments

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution.


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