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World 24 Nov 2020 | 1:30 AM

Federal fiscal stimulus critical to NYC recovery: mayor

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously undercut the economy of New York City, and relief money from the federal government is urgently needed to help the city restore its vigor, said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday.

World 09 Oct 2020 | 3:26 AM

Poll shows California parents have deep concerns about distance learning amid pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A new poll of California registered voters, including parents, shows they have deep concerns about distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

World 19 Feb 2018 | 11:55 PM

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.

Education 05 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

A ticking time bomb for Nigeria

Africa’s most populous country needs to take urgent action to prevent an entire generation of children missing out on education.

World 15 May 2014 | 7:25 AM

Nigeria rejects swap of Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls - UK official

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's president has rejected an offer from Islamist rebel group Boko Haram to exchange schoolgirls it abducted for imprisoned militants, but the government is open to broader talks with the rebels, a visiting British minister said.

Education 22 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Safer technology in schools

IT IS important that we implement safe school policies and practices, in order to safeguard the health and development of children and help boost their interest in learning.