University staff face redundancies as fewer students enrol
Universities are facing their toughest year of the pandemic yet as domestic and foreign student numbers slump.
Flint School Board Member Removed from Presidency After Allegedly 'Brutally' Assaulting Colleague
"I am a very secure person but I do not feel safe," Flint Community Schools treasurer Laura MacIntyre said after allegedly being attacked by now-former school board president Danielle Green
Tokyo care center operator helps elderly people with dementia find fulfillment through work
Takayuki Maeda was once treated as an anomaly among social workers, but now government rules and standards are catching up.
EXPLAINER: How United States is expanding aid to Ukrainian refugees
While in Brussels to meet with European allies, Prez Joe Biden said US would admit up to 1,00,000 Ukrainian refugees and provide $1 bn in humanitarian assistance to countries affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Changing our mindset towards Muslim female leaders — Norazrin Zamri
MARCH 25 — With reference to the recent news report on the appointment of Jakim’s new director-general (DG), which takes effect on March 21, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Datuk Hajah Hakimah Mohd Yusoff. I personally welcome such news as a pleasant surprise. Being...
Canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better looking for volunteers to eventually takeover organisation
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 ― After more than a decade of helming the organisation, the founding directors of canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) want to groom new blood to take over the organisation. MDDB founding director Irene Low said the organisation, which was founded in...
Saying Pakatan at risk of slipping back to ‘square one’, PKR’s Rafizi Ramli offers to run for federal seat in GE15
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli who announced his political comeback from a three-year hiatus is keen to run for a parliamentary seat again in the next general election. The former PKR secretary-general whose star was once rising previously announced his plan to run for the...
Lagos commences grassroots sensitisation on domestic, sexual violence
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) in collaboration with Centre for Women’s Health and Information, Yaba, has commenced advocacy and sensitisation programme on domestic and sexual violence throughout the 20 Local Councils...
China-Solomons security deal 'very concerning' if true - Mahuta
The Foreign Minister says New Zealand's High Commissioner will speaking to the Solomons government, "and we will also be raising our concerns directly with China".
Document indicates China could boost military in Solomons
Under the terms of the draft agreement, China could send police, military personnel, and other armed forces to the Solomons "to assist in maintaining social order" and for a variety of other reasons. It could also send ships to the islands for stopovers and to replenish supplies.
Author disputes last official sighting of pal Annie McCarrick and calls for cold case review into disappearance
Novelist Marisa Mackle – speaking ahead of the 29th anniversary of the American woman’s vanishing on March 26, 1993 – believes a false lead in the case meant it was never solved
To the third power!
Sisters Donnisha, Donya and Donneilla personify the algebraic expression, ‘to the third power’. The three sisters have many things in common, but their love for arithmetic and number theory, geometry, teaching and mathematics take precedence. The...
Family of Jamaican killed in NY pleads for killers to surrender
The family of a Jamaican man killed in Bronx, New York, last Friday after being accused of standing too close to a woman is appealing to the killer and female accomplice to turn themselves in to the police. Stephaun ‘Bigsie’ Stewart, 24, was shot...
Schools welcome maths and literacy pedagogy overhaul
The government will tell teachers how to teach the basics as part of a major overhaul of maths and literacy teaching.
Another police officer testifies in missing suspect case
Similarly, Mr Okonkwo was unable to give the #EndSARS panel any clue about Mr Aniegu's whereabouts on Thursday.
COVID-19 rates plunge as decision nears on U.S. asylum limits
COVID-19 rates are plunging among migrants crossing the border from Mexico as the Biden administration faces a decision to end or extend sweeping restrictions on asylum that are aimed at limiting the virus’ spread
Multi-million pound pledge to fund victim support services
The announcement comes as the Government prepares to publish more criminal justice scorecards.
Masaka murders key suspect goes missing as state struggles with evidence
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Taiwan Legislature approves lowering of voting age to 18
Referendum expected by the end of the year | 2022-03-25 14:33:00
Document indicates China could boost military in Solomons
The Solomon Islands revealed on March 25 that it had signed a policing cooperation agreement with China
Mandate lift anxiety
As outstanding COVID-19 restrictions and mandates are lifted across Canada, residents of the country are starting to get ready for activities that they pursued only sparingly over the past two years.
Dubai ruler abused ex-wife to ‘exorbitant degree’: court
Judge says Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum “consistently displayed coercive and controlling behaviour".
Home affairs takes down passport syndicate, 27 people arrested
Two home affairs officials are among 27 people arrested for their alleged involvement in a syndicate selling fraudulent passports and documents reserved for SA citizens.
Grads go back in person
Daniella Okezie has been practising her strut.
Letter said girl is overweight, week of violence & 'bespoke' home
These are the latest ECHO headlines on Friday, March 25
Two years on, Malaysian healthcare workers share how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their personal lives (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 ― Malaysia is set to transition to the endemic phase in one week after over two years of battling the Covid-19 pandemic. Since Malaysia detected its first Covid-19 case on January 25, 2020, the country has witnessed multiple waves of the infectious disease that not only...
Philippines vote campaign starts amid violence, coronavirus fears
Nearly 66 million Filipinos in the country and more than 1.6 million abroad have registered to vote in the May 9 elections for more than 18,000 local government and congressional posts
Not all refugees are equal: do the Dutch have double standards?
Local authorities in the Netherlands are using double standards when it comes to providing accommodation for refugees, says Jaap Velema, the mayor of Westerwolde where the refugee reception centre of Ter Apel is based. ‘It is great that my colleagues in other council areas are queuing up to provide housing for tens of thousands of refugees from Ukraine,’ he told current affairs show Nieuwsuur. ‘But it is shameful that no other local authority at all has offered to provide care...
APC Convention: Buhari’ll need to campaign for preferred candidate – Kayode Fayemi
“...the president is well within his right to have a preferred candidate but in our party, let him come and campaign for that candidate...''
Japanese national in Poland opens home to Ukrainian refugee families
Until three weeks ago, Yugo Azuma was just another graduate student in Poland, but after the invasion of Ukraine he felt compelled to come to the aid of those fleeing the country.
Election of new ILO chief wide open
Observers say that former Togo prime minister Gilbert Houngbo appears to be in a strong position, with backing from most of the Africa and labour representatives. Former French labour minister Muriel Penicaud is also said to have a good shot, with backing from European countries.
Grant Shapps will host Ukrainian refugee family of three: Cabinet minister offers his home to mother, son, six, grandmother, 75, and their pet DOG after they fled war-torn Kyiv
The cabinet minister will be hosting the three-generation family from Kyiv, a mother, her son, six, and grandmother, 75, and their dog Max at his home in Hertfordshire.
Two men face 20 years in prison over $1.1 million NFT rug pull scam
The Department of Justice is charging 20-year-olds Ethan Nguyen and Andre Llacuna for allegedly running the Frosties NFT project, which saw its 8,888 NFTs, each priced at...
Home Affairs takes down passport syndicate, 27 people arrested
Two home affairs officials are among 27 people arrested for their alleged involvement in a syndicate selling fraudulent passports and documents reserved for SA citizens.
Prisoner calls to Samaritans helpline increased by 60% during pandemic
Calls to the charity’s dedicated prison line rose from 266,076 in 2019 to 424,509 in 2021, according to data obtained by the PA news agency.
Exhibition about the Nazi persecution of Roma people opens in Sligo
A touring exhibition highlighting the Nazi persecution of the Sinti and Roma people will be hosted by IT Sligo from 22 March to 1 April. Entitled: “…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…”, the exhibition shows photographs taken in the mid 1930’s by photographer Hanns Wentzel, of the lives of nine Sinti/Roma families in Germany before their deportation to concentration camps and their tragic death.
Tiny Texas town of Carrizo Springs bears brunt of migrant releases at border
AUSTIN, Texas — Emergency management officials in a remote area near Texas's border with Mexico are rushing to figure out how the 5,000-person town of Carrizo Springs can handle backdoor releases of migrants into their community.
COVID-19 Rates Plunge as Decision Nears on US Asylum Limits
One by one, a voice called out the names of 169 people just released by U.S. Border Patrol. Migrants rose from folding chairs in a clinic warehouse and walked to a table of blue-robed workers, who swabbed their mouths.
2023 Karnataka assembly polls will be my last, but will continue in politics: Siddaramaiah
The Leader of Opposition in the state assembly said he is yet to decide on the constituency from where he will contest the next election, and will abide by the party's decision regarding the Congress' chief ministerial face for the polls.
Govt Should Come Out With Legislation, On Crypto Soon: Gogoi
Expressing concern over unregulated virtual digital assets such as cryptocurrencies, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Friday said the government should come out with legislation soon to prevent their misuse for purposes such as terror financing and drug smuggling.
U.S., European Union announce new partnership to undercut Russian energy
U. S. President Joe Biden asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin uses energy to “coerce and manipulate his neighbours” and uses the profits from its sale to “drive his war machine.”
On the frontline: Birmingham MP at Ukrainian border meets refugees forced to flee their homes
Birmingham Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill talks about her visit to Przemysl in Poland, near the border with Ukraine, where many thousands of refugees have arrived
Left-wing California lawmaker takes another swing at golf in name of housing and climate change
Liberal California lawmakers are teeing off on golf courses again.
Heads say using SATs as part of Ofsted judgment on curriculum makes ‘no sense’
Most parents do not feel SATs are a good way for the Government to hold schools to account, according to a survey.
Usman Mirza, four others sentenced to life in Islamabad couple harassment case
Two suspects acquitted; the convicts have to pay a fine of Rs200,000 each.
Young people demand action to tackle climate change
Young people have taken part in the Fridays for Future climate strike around Ireland.
Man stopped and searched by police ‘for wearing several layers despite warm weather’
Footage of a black man being stopped and searched by police in a London street 'for wearing several layers of clothing despite the warm weather' has sparked outrage.
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