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  • 14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally
    14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent. More »

  • Chile's emboldened students back on streets to defy government
    Chile's emboldened students back on streets to defy government Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's students were back on the streets on Thursday, four years after their massive protests won wide public support, this time taking on a left-leaning president whose promise of university reform has fallen short of their demands. After President Michelle Bachelet announced major legislation in May to make university free for hundreds of thousands of Chileans, tens of thousands of protesters marched through Santiago's broad avenues asking for quite a bit more. The return of the demonstrations has raised questions about how the government of one of Latin America's most developed economies deals with a potent political bloc that keeps moving leftward and enjoys far broader support than any traditional party. More »

  • Chancellor says no conspiracy in flying out Saudi students
    Chancellor says no conspiracy in flying out Saudi students Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Tech's chancellor said Tuesday that he did not conspire to fly students involved in a grade-changing scandal out of the U.S., despite recently published Saudi Embassy memos saying he suggested removing them from the country to avoid deportation or arrest. More »

  • Virginia judge approves alumnae plan to save Sweet Briar College Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Sweet Briar College, the 114-year-old all-women’s liberal arts school in central Virginia, will stay open for the next school year after a judge signed off on a mediated settlement to keep the school afloat. Bedford County Circuit Judge James Updike approved the mediated plan today to keep the liberal arts college afloat. The plan, put forward by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, called for endowed funds and money recently donated by alumnae to fund the college’s 2015-16 academic year. More »

  • New graduates face £30,000 debt
    New graduates face £30,000 debt Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    New graduates can expect to face an average debt of more than £30,000 after leaving university, according to a survey. More »

  • Expats live more expensively than everybody else. Why?
    Expats live more expensively than everybody else. Why? Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Luanda, Angola's capital, placed first, with Hong Kong and Zurich following closely behind. The rankings were compiled by the consulting firm Mercer, based on two decades of research and using New York and the US dollar as its base city and currency, reports the BBC. Due to the rising value of the renminbi, for example, there are nine Chinese cities represented in the list of top 30 most expensive cities, and Hong Kong’s property market, which remains the world’s least affordable, was a primary reason for its No. 2 spot, said the report. More »

  • Labour's Corbyn tackles austerity
    Labour's Corbyn tackles austerity Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn will campaign on an anti-austerity platform in the Labour leadership contest after a last-minute surge saw him secure the support needed for a place on the ballot. More »

  • Chile: Riot police deploy tear gas and water cannons as student protest in Santiago …
    Chile: Riot police deploy tear gas and water cannons as student protest in Santiago … Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    A student protest on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship, turned violent. Police in Santiago used tear gas and water cannons against masked stone-throwing protesters. The mass demonstration attracted 200,000 students, despite reports that President Michelle Bachelet had approved new educational reform legislation. More »

  • Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest
    Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship. More »

  • Las Vegas Strip Club Targets High School Graduates In New Recruitment Drive
    Las Vegas Strip Club Targets High School Graduates In New Recruitment Drive Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    A strip club in Las Vegas is actively targeting high school graduates in a new recruitment drive, telling applicants it is the perfect way to pay for university More »

  • Fleeing violence at home, Iraqi migrant finds haven in Cambodia Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    By Astrid Zweynert PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his small restaurant in downtown Phnom Penh, Hashim Fahram serves up fresh, golden falafel having found safety for his family far from his native Iraq. The former blacksmith has been making a living for the past year serving Middle Eastern dishes to residents of Cambodia's capital after fleeing his hometown Fallujah in 2014 with his family to escape fighting between the army and Islamic State militants. "It is much safer here for my family and me," Fahram told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. More »

  • Students 'want tuition fee insight'
    Students 'want tuition fee insight' Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    A "whopping" three quarters of students believe universities do not give them enough information about how tuition fees are spent, according to research. More »

  • Why more college dropouts are trying to emulate Bill Gates Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    For anyone aspiring to go from college dropout to tech tycoon, these three constitute the holy trinity, having abandoned matriculation to carve out their own paths to greatness. Today, more young talents are following in their footsteps, forgoing diplomas for a chance at startup success, the Wall Street Journal reported. Others, however, warn of the pitfalls of choosing entrepreneurship over education, which research shows can increase the chances of succeeding in business and earning more money. More »

  • Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
    Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile Thu, May 28, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it. More »

  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
    Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community Thu, May 28, 2015

    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools." More »

  • McDonald’s workers protest “poverty wages” and demand $15/hour
    McDonald’s workers protest “poverty wages” and demand $15/hour Thu, May 21, 2015

    “Out of the kitchens and into the streets.” More »

  • Dutch students rebel over university's corporate turn
    Dutch students rebel over university's corporate turn Sun, May 17, 2015

    Eviction of students occupying Amsterdam university highlights fight against commercialisation of higher education. More »

  • Suspect in death of 2 Chilean students goes before court
    Suspect in death of 2 Chilean students goes before court Fri, May 15, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The suspect in the shooting death of two youths after a demonstration in Chile was ordered on Friday to remain in custody while an investigation is carried out. More »

  • Deaths in Chile student protests
    Deaths in Chile student protests Fri, May 15, 2015

    Two students die in city of Valparaiso as tens of thousands protest against government education policy. More »

  • Today in History Fri, May 15, 2015

    Today is Friday, May 15, the 135th day of 2015. There are 230 days left in the year. More »

  • Chile: 2 people shot to death after student protest
    Chile: 2 people shot to death after student protest Thu, May 14, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities say at least two people were shot to death after a student protest in the port city of Valparaiso. More »

  • Lib Dem leadership race to begin
    Lib Dem leadership race to begin Wed, May 13, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat leadership race will formally begin today as nominations open for the job of rebuilding the party after the devastating losses inflicted at the ballot box. More »

  • Lamb highlights Lib Dem failures
    Lamb highlights Lib Dem failures Tue, May 12, 2015

    A Liberal Democrat leadership contender has said a failure to stand up to the Conservatives over the bedroom tax and the loss of trust over tuition fees had undermined support for the party. More »

  • Cameron won big by selling stability over fear
    Cameron won big by selling stability over fear Sat, May 9, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron sealed a surprise election win by persuading Britons to choose the security of modestly rising living standards over an implausible pretender many feared could become the puppet of Scottish nationalists. Blending the promise of "the good life" fuelled by a strong economic recovery with fear of resurgent Scottish separatists calling the shots in a country they want to break up, Cameron steamrolled the opposition Labour Party and won his party's first outright majority in 23 years. "We've had a positive response to a positive campaign about safeguarding our economy," said Cameron, as if he had always expected to win so emphatically. Before it became clear he had won, some in his centre-right Conservative Party feared he had run a dull campaign that failed to shift apparently tied opinion polls. More »

  • Pro-European Clegg: A moderate voice in UK politics
    Pro-European Clegg: A moderate voice in UK politics Fri, May 8, 2015

    The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, was brought down by the compromises he had to make in a bruising five years as junior coalition partner in Prime Minister David Cameron's government. More »

  • Clegg Expected To Quit After 'Cruel' Losses
    Clegg Expected To Quit After 'Cruel' Losses Fri, May 8, 2015

    Nick Clegg is expected to quit as leader of the Liberal Democrats within hours, according to Sky sources. Among the party's casualties were Danny Alexander and Vince Cable, who were both ousted from their seats. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the Business Secretary joined former party leader Charles Kennedy and former deputy leader Simon Hughes in losing their seats. The Deputy Prime Minister retained his own seat but saw his colleagues toppled in a series of reverses that could see the Lib Dems reduced to single figures in the Commons. More »

  • UK's Cameron strong as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid
    UK's Cameron strong as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid Fri, May 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — At the outset of a bruising campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron tried a "stay the course" message, arguing that his Conservative Party had brought economic growth back to Britain by sticking to its austerity plan, however painful it might be. More »

  • Can The Leaders Survive The Election Fallout?
    Can The Leaders Survive The Election Fallout? Thu, May 7, 2015

    David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage could all be wondering if they will have a job when the dust settles on the General Election. There is an argument about Nick Clegg's time in coalition that runs along the lines that he is the politician who has achieved the most, with the least power. They need Mr Clegg if they want a Lib Dem coalition. Although Mr Clegg says he has the energy to continue as Lib Dem leader, there's no getting away from the fact he has presided over a crash in party support - even if the Lib Dems perform considerably better than has been predicted. More »

  • Clegg relaxed on 'half-term break'
    Clegg relaxed on 'half-term break' Wed, May 6, 2015

    At times, Nick Clegg's tour of Britain has resembled the world's longest half-term break. More »

  • Schools run mock elections to instill 'British values'
    Schools run mock elections to instill 'British values' Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thirteen-year-old British schoolboy Jeffrey is planning to vote Labour. Not in Thursday's general election, but in a mock vote organised by his school as part of a drive to promote "British values". More »

  • Key dates in Britain's coalition government
    Key dates in Britain's coalition government Tue, May 5, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government came to power in 2010 but could be broken up after Thursday's tightly-fought general election. More »

  • Independent Backs Tory-Lib Dem Coalition
    Independent Backs Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Mon, May 4, 2015

    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm on Thursday. The Independent has surprised political observers by backing a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government if there is another hung parliament. The newspaper, owned by Russian media tycoon Alexander Lebedev, said a minority Labour administration reliant on the support of the SNP would be "a disaster for the country". Ed Miliband's opposition appear "unready for government" and there would be "justified fury" if nationalists wanting to break up the UK were to wield power, it said in an editorial. More »

  • Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle
    Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle Mon, May 4, 2015

    SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama." More »

  • Anti-Establishment Status Draws Young Ukippers
    Anti-Establishment Status Draws Young Ukippers Mon, May 4, 2015

    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm on Thursday. Middle-aged, white and yearning for a return to Britain's glory days. Certainly that demographic was packing out the chairs at UKIP's spring conference at the Winter Gardens in Margate. But meet Charlie Leys. More »

  • Weakened in power, UK deputy PM fights to retain seat
    Weakened in power, UK deputy PM fights to retain seat Mon, May 4, 2015

    Britain's deputy prime minister and leader of the centrist Liberal Democrat party Nick Clegg is fighting to retain his seat in parliament and save his political career in a general election this week. More »