Schools Shut, Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Bears Down on South India

CHENNAI, India, Dec 12 – Authorities in India evacuated tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas and closed schools and colleges on Monday, as a cyclone barreled towards the southeastern coast. Cyclone Vardah is moving westwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to hit Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state,

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Pakistan’s Plan to Cut Disaster Risk Aims At a New Target: Schools

By Saleem Shaikh SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24  – When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock. “I passed out in a matter of seconds in the morning, seeing my school knocked

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Human vs. Machine

Twelve Lebanese children compute faster than calculators By Mostapha Raad In an era when calculators and smart devices have become the most reliable tools to get fast results—slowing our minds in the process due to lack of motivation and exercise—hope springs with children who can solve the most complicated mathematical problems in a split of a

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