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Los Angeles school shooting by girl, 12, 'was unintentional'

A shooting by a 12-year-old girl at a Californian school in thought to be unintentional, Los Angeles police say. Police checked students as they were evacuated from classrooms — Photo: CBS The girl has been charged with “negligent discharge of a firearm” after the incident left five injured. A 15-year-old boy, who was shot in ... Read More »

The ‘teachers’ valley’ in Khanh Hoa province

VietNamNet Bridge – Quang Duc hamlet in Cam Lam district in Khanh Hoa province is called the ‘teachers’ valley’ as it has 470 households and more than 200 teachers. There are more than 200 teachers in the teachers’ valley of Quang Duc Tran Minh Te, head of Quang Duc hamlet, said that in 1973-1974 about 300 households from Trieu Phong ... Read More »

Skywatchers see 'super blue blood Moon'

The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday 31 January, with a lunar event being called the “Super blue blood moon”. The Moon appears red in a lunar eclipse as sunlight is filtered through Earth’s atmosphere — Photo: SPL For Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe, there was a lunar eclipse, as the ... Read More »

Larry Nassar case: USA Gymnastics doctor 'abused 265 girls'

The number of known sexual abuse victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has grown to 265, a Michigan judge has said. Photo: REUTERS At least 65 victims are set to confront Nassar, 54, in court this week in the last of three sentencing hearings, prosecutors say. He was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in prison ... Read More »

Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

Eleven people have been killed after a fire at a Japanese residential facility for people in financial difficulty. Firefighters managed to save five of the 16 residents — Photo: REUTERS TV footage on the country’s public broadcaster NHK showed the house engulfed in flames late on Wednesday night. Of the 16 people living in the home, five were rescued by ... Read More »

State-owned schools complain about restrictions in autonomy policy

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-three state-owned universities are following the autonomy policy on a trial basis under a government resolution. However, they say they don’t have the right to make decisions on personnel and budgeting.  Twenty-three universities are following the autonomy policy Under Resolution No 77 dated in 2014, these schools can enjoy autonomy in issues related to training, scientific research, ... Read More »

Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's

LaVonne Moore has Alzheimer’s disease, but her doctors hope her dementia symptoms could possibly be kept in check by a new type of treatment. Tom Moore helps take care of his wife, LaVonne — Photo: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Electric wires implanted deep in her brain stimulate areas involved with decision-making and problem-solving. Unlike many long-term dementia patients, LaVonne, 85, can ... Read More »

Facebook bans all cryptocurrency ads

Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services. The company said it was open to emerging technologies but many companies were not acting in “good faith” when extolling the virtues buying into virtual currencies. Recently, a wave of new currencies have emerged, seeking to piggyback Bitcoin’s huge increase in value. Facebook urged users to report ... Read More »

Nat’l reforms make teachers redundant

There will be more than 40,260 redundant teachers when the new national curriculum for general education is implemented from 2019, according to the Ministry of Education and Training. Computer Science is taught at Le Quy Don secondary school in Hau Giang Province.  The largest redundancy is predicted to be at the secondary level. Secondary schools currently have nearly 311,000 teachers ... Read More »

Schools in Vietnam to enroll students through assessment tests

VietNamNet Bridge – Some secondary schools in HCMC plan to select students with aptitude tests rather than traditional exams, while several universities have decided to enroll students based on SAT and IELTS results. Some schools have decided to enroll students based on SAT and IELTS results Since MOET (the Ministry of Education and Training) released a decision on prohibiting entrance ... Read More »