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Erasmus becoming an unaffordable dream for Spain's students

 
Austerity has hit Spanish students particularly hard. The Government’s decision to cut scholarships for participants in the European study abroad program – known as Erasmus – is yet another example. But on social networks, angry students are rising up in rebellion. Read more...
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Chinese students get paid to pose as policemen

 
A massive forced demolition operation took place in Guiyang, in southern China, on October 12. As always in these cases, scores of policemen were deployed. But can you tell the real policemen from the university students in disguise?
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Power blackouts force young Guineans to study in gas stations

 
How do you study for your exams if you don’t have any electricity at home? Every evening, students in the Guinean capital Conakry try to find a solution to this problem. Faced with power cuts that plunge the city into darkness after nightfall, the students take to the streets to study in the few public places where there are streetlamps that remain lit. Read more...

On the menu at Egypt’s most prestigious university: maggots and nails

 
Students at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo are furious. They have been protesting against the dismal hygienic conditions at their university after several hundred students fell ill due to food poisoning. Read more…
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Philippine students are lying down to stand up for what they believe

 
An unusual form of protest is sweeping the Philippines. Demonstrators gather in a specific location, and lie face down on the floor with their arms by their sides. It’s a way to get political messages across, and it appears to be working – one congressman has already called for “planking” to be banned. Read more and see photos...
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In Aleppo, people protest at night and get back to business by day

 
While smaller Syrian cities such as Deraa and Banias are ablaze with violent protests, Aleppo, the country’s second largest city, remains surprisingly calm. Our Observer explains why…
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Police shut down college block party with pepper spray

 
It was meant to be a party to celebrate the upcoming end of the school year at Western Illinois University. Instead, the Wheeler Street block party in the rural Midwestern town of Macomb got out of hand resulting in hundreds of partygoers red-eyed from pepper spray, injured police officers, dozens of arrests and lots of confusion over who was to blame. Read more...
 

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