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Dubai Airshow: Boeing wins $15bn order from Emirates


Boeing kicked off the first day of the Dubai Airshow by announcing the first big sales news of the five-day event. Emirates flies more than 160 Boeing 777 planes – Photo: EMIRATES Emirates has ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal worth about $15bn (£11.3bn) at list prices. The Dubai airline’s chairman, Sheikh Ahmed ... Read More »

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region


A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than a hundred people. Many Baghdad residents left their houses for the streets when the quake struck. At least 129 people have died in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, officials told state media. Four more have been reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is ... Read More »

Students who shun physical education are said to be “lazy”


VietNamNet Bridge – Educators believe that poor facilities and unreasonable curricula are why students dislike physical education lessons. But others blame it on laziness.  Nguyen Tung Lam, headmaster of Dinh Tien Hoang High School, said that students and curriculum designers are mistaken about the role of physical training. He said everyone, from preschool to university, needs physical training and exercises ... Read More »

Education quality assurance holds key to qualified workforce: workshop


VietNamNet Bridge – Quality assurance to uplift higher education will ensure a country has a highly qualified workforce, Assoc Prof Nantana Gajaseni, acting chairwoman of the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA), has said. The Viet Nam National University-HCM City. The university has the largest number of programmes assessed by the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance. — Photo ... Read More »

Harry Potter game is Pokemon Go creator's next trick


The maker of Pokemon Go has revealed it is working on a Harry Potter-themed follow-up that will also include augmented reality features. Niantic continues to add features and characters to Pokemon Go Niantic said players would find and fight fantasy beasts in real-world neighbourhoods in the smartphone game, which has yet to get a release date. Pokemon Go reportedly had ... Read More »

Delhi reintroduces car rationing to curb pollution

The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, has reintroduced car rationing to curb alarming levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will only be allowed on alternate days from 13 to 17 November. Car rationing was trialled last year, but it’s not clear whether it helped to bring down pollution. Pollution levels are 30 times the ... Read More »

Universities to be warned over false course adverts


Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students. The University of Reading had to stop saying it was in the top 1% in the world.– Photo: UNIVERSITY OF READING With hundreds of thousands of sixth formers in the process of applying, universities are going to be warned by the advertising watchdog ... Read More »

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'


Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Photo: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40% risk of it coming back. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce ... Read More »