The Chinese city of Shanghai came top for mathematics, reading and science among teenagers in a study that suggested East Asian schools were driving academic excellence by tackling tough classrooms
Unwanted infant girls in the sterile, sparsely furnished nursery rooms of the Life Line Trust orphanage in Tamil Nadu state, southern India, are considered the lucky ones.
CAIRO: Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, renowned for his revolutionary poetry, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, friends said.
PARIS: French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
SAO PAULO: Brazilian psychic diva Marcia Fernandes on Sunday forecast that Germany will win the World Cup in Brazil next year.
LONDON: Six Manchester United icons including David Beckham on Sunday attended the London premiere of a film celebrating the youth team that would go on to transform the English football club into a g
SYDNEY: A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country’s remote
LOS ANGELES: Fans and fellow actors on Sunday mourned the death of Paul Walker, best known as undercover agent Brian O’Connor in the “Fast and Furious” action movies, in a fiery car crash in Cal
TOKYO: A 60-year-old Japanese man switched at birth says he would like to “roll back the clock,” days after winning a lawsuit against the hospital that mistakenly cast him into a life of poverty.
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