An annual international comparison from the OECD shows long classroom hours for UK teachers and high fees for students.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has wrapped up a three-day state visit to Cambodia, which was part of the Kremlin's push for a stronger role in Southeast Asia. Abby Seiff reports from Phnom Penh.
Lord Ashdown accuses the government of failing to put pressure on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states which he said were funding jihadism.
Yogita Limaye reports from Anand, the town in Gujarat unofficially dubbed India's surrogacy hub.
Three new acts are tipped for success in 2016 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
We've just been informed by the developers of the Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution about the general availability of the first stable release of the ARM port of the OS for Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs (single-board computers).
A Russian warplane has been shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets after it violated Turkish air space. The aircraft was reportedly flying close to the Syrian border and repeatedly ignored warnings.
Engineering group Rolls-Royce is to give details of a "major restructuring" of the business, after having announced five profit warnings in less than two years.
Cartoon for Today, Nov 24, 2015
sciencehabit writes: The war against malaria has a new ally: a controversial technology for spreading genes throughout a population of animals. Researchers report today that they have harnessed a so-called gene drive to efficiently endow mosquitoes with genes that should make them immune to the malaria parasite—and unable to spread it. On its own, gene drive won't get rid of malaria, but if successfully applied in the wild the method could help wipe out the disease, at least in some corners of the world. The approach "can bring us to zero [cases]," says Nora Besansky, a geneticist at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, who specializes in malaria-carrying mosquitoes. "The mosquitoes do their own work [and] reach places we can't afford to go or get to."
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UNHCR struggling to cope with refugees fleeing Burundi violence +++ South African broadcasters refuse to air award-winning Marikana documentary +++ Beekeeping in Cameroon
Five people are set to go on trial in the Vatican over the leaking and publication of secret documents revealing mismanagement in the Holy See.
A military court in Thailand has charged two men accused of carrying out a bomb attack at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 and injured 120 more. Officials describe them as Uighurs from China's Xinjiang region.
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