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Taiwan to recruit extra 300 foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the government’s policy of turning Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (April 10) it would subsidize...

Mexico's private-practice doctors left out on vaccines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many private-practice doctors, dentists and health care workers in Mexico are protesting that they have been left out of a government-run coronavirus vaccine program despite the fac...

China halts new enrollments at business school backed by Jack Ma: FT

Beijing authorities have forced an elite business school backed by Alibaba Group Co Ltd founder Jack Ma to halt enrollments, the Financial Times said on Friday (April 9), citing sources familiar with ...

Puerto Rico to shutter schools amid spike in COVID-19 cases

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s health secretary announced Thursday that all public and private schools in the U.S. territory would close for two weeks amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. ...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and pre...

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became interm...

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, t...

Top Polish judge under fire for tweet about transgender kid

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leading opposition party is asking prosecutors to investigate a constitutional court judge who it alleges has endangered a 10-year-old transgender child by identifying t...

The Latest: Georgia loosens COVID-19 restrictions

ATLANTA — Starting Thursday, Georgia restaurant tables can be a little closer, more people can get together and vulnerable residents are no longer supposed to stay home as Gov. Brian Kemp loosens COVI...

Coronavirus: Entire class quarantined after Swiss students fake COVID test to cut school

Three high school students in the town of Basel in Switzerland falsified a coronavirus test result so that they could skip school for a couple of days, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. Unfortu...

Hackers, glitches mar France's mass return to online school

PARIS (AP) — French children, parents and teachers are battling with internet connection problems across the country after an abrupt nationwide switch to online learning saturated networks and embarra...

Red Nose Day shifts to year-round fundraising amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — What happened to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2020, like so many philanthropic campaigns during the pandemic, was no laughing matter. Back in February of last year, Al...

Greece rolls out free self-testing kits for COVID-19

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kits for self-administered coronavirus tests began arriving in Greek pharmacies Wednesday, with each resident entitled to one free of charge per week as part of efforts to tackle...

California to move to statewide reopening plan in June

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has led the nation’s most populous state through the pandemic using complicated metrics, county-by-county rules and a color-coded tier system dictatin...

Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even a...