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Free education would be bad for Africa

One of the ways in which Gordon Brown and Tony Blair think they can help Africa is by offering free education to everyone. It sounds like an obviously good thing. Wouldn't it be marvellous if every young African could learn to read, write and learn much else besides, as well as coming out of …

The Unstoppable Desire for a Good Education

A UN group has been asking people in roughly 200 countries to set their own priorities for human development in an online survey called "My World." Overwhelmingly, participants have ranked a good education as their greatest priority, even amongst huge ongoing challenges to eradicate deadly disease, …

Malala Yousafzai

What makes good education?

<b>Our education system is heavily and unnecessarily exam-oriented, observes Vatsala Vedantam.</b><p>So, at last, the tension and anxiety of completing a …

Africa - The Hunger Project

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"Free" Education and Literacy

A common view promoted by advocates of "free" or public education is that a system primarily based on fees would cause many children to forego an …

War in Syria

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Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Donald Trump appears to criticise neighbours and classmates as more details of …

In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan

Uber, the company that makes hailing a car and paying for it as easy as dropping a pin on a smartphone, has recently launched a new feature that brings another level of luxury and service to the experience, Wifi in cars.<p>Through a partnership with Italian startup WiMan, Uber in Italy now offers free …

Apple acknowledges iMessage delivery issues, is working on a fix

A number of iOS 7 users have reported problems sending and receiving using iMessage (not that it's the first time), and tonight Apple has responded. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has a statement from the company claiming the issue affects "a fraction of a percent" of its iMessage users, and says it will …