Students from an Islamic boarding school attend a Koran recitation ...
Aug 10th, 2011
(Reuters) - Students from an Islamic boarding school attend a Koran recitation during Ramadan in a mosque in Medan of the Indonesia's North Sumatra province August 10, 2011. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Y.T. Haryono (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY) -
BEIJING (AP) - As a ninth-grader, Shanghai's Li Sixin spent more than three hours on homework a night and took tutorials in math, physics and chemistry on the weekends. When she was tapped to take an exam last year given to half a million students around the world, Li breezed through it. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
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By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Workers digging in back of a Philadelphia elementary school have discovered several wooden coffins, likely from a century-old cemetery, authorities said. The caskets, along with headstones, were found as workers were preparing to plant grass for a green space at the William Dick Elementary School, authorities... [Full Article]
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