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Burma students vow more protests over education law

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:35AM UTC University students march to protest against Burma's National Education Law in Yangon, Monday. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Students in Burma are threatening to hold nationwide protests unless the government amends an education law that they say restricts their academic freedom and prohibits them from engaging in political activities.

Number of foreign students in US hits record high

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 1:28PM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly a third coming from China.

7 creative careers that promise salary and satisfaction

By Tue, Nov 11, 2014 8:25PM UTC Pic: Leeds College of Music.

We say ‘creative industries’; you say village craft fairs, fighting tooth and nail to make it as an aspiring singer-songwriter and spending weekends creating life-sized, completely functional garden furniture out of conkers. As conker furniture production is a pretty niche market, you also say ‘no money’. Au contraire. Gone are

US, China agree to extend length of visas

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 5:45PM UTC A group of tourists from China take in the sights of  the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall National Memorial. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China are agreeing to make it easier for tourists, students and businesspeople to visit each other’s countries.

Study: China’s reliance on coal costs over 600,000 lives in 1 year

By Sun, Nov 09, 2014 3:42PM UTC China coal plant. Pic; FlickrCC.

Coal has proved to be a boon for humans: to this day, it is still used to produce an enormous quantity of energy across the world, which can be used to power anything, from a light bulb to a hospital. Unfortunately, exploiting its potential also kills people, as a recent study by Tsinghua University and the Ministry of Environmental Protection shows.

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