U.K. police brief students at school of Syria-bound girls

Feb 24, 2015

U.K. police brief students at school of Syria-bound girls

British police have briefed students at an east London school attended by three girls believed to be traveling to Syria, their headmaster said on Monday. Mark Keary said the police were part of a “support team” including experts in de-radicalzsation from the British government’s ...

French boy is kidnapped in Madagascar

Feb 19, 2015

French boy is kidnapped in Madagascar

A French boy was abducted from outside his school in southwest Madagascar, authorities said Wednesday. “There were four guys who grabbed him as he was leaving school,” Hajatiana Ralaikoto, a police official in the town of Toliara, said in a telephone interview. The motive ...

Dec 12, 2014

Jewish extremist trio named as being behind Jerusalem school arson

Three members of an extremist Jewish group were named by Israeli security officials on Thursday as being behind an arson attack last month targeting a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet internal security agency said Jerusalem resident Yitzhak Gabai, 22, and brothers Nahman ...

Flash cards help foreign children learn kanji

| Nov 28, 2014

Flash cards help foreign children learn kanji

An elementary school teacher from Aichi Prefecture has developed a unique new way for foreign children to learn Japanese from flash cards. The Niwatori-style kanji cards created by 56-year-old Noriko Niwa let elementary school children learn kanji with their first language. Niwa has also ...

School shelling deaths in Donetsk hurt Ukraine peace hopes

Nov 7, 2014

School shelling deaths in Donetsk hurt Ukraine peace hopes

The shelling of a high school in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk has chilled even the battle-hardened in this weary nation. The killing of two teenagers as they were playing soccer after lunch Wednesday is a stark reminder that the cease-fire agreed upon in ...