While the rate of new H.I.V. infections has been falling across the Asia-Pacific region in recent years, in the Philippines it is soaring. The biggest increase is among gay or bisexual men under 25.
The government’s determination to turn higher education into a marketplace and allow private universities to proliferate has come up against furious opposition in recent weeks. Traditional universities are concerned about how the newcomers will be regulated, and the House of Lords is doing its best to scupper the government’s plans.
My conception of blackness soon turned out to be pretty naive. When I moved into halls in London, I was surrounded by white people. They were early starters, 17-year-olds like me, who had come from abroad or from the farthest corners of the UK.
After a swelling tide of protests, the president of Yale announced on Saturday that the university would change the name of a residential college commemorating John C. Calhoun, the 19th-century white supremacist statesman from South Carolina. The college will be renamed for Grace Murray Hopper, a trailblazing computer scientist and Navy rear admiral who received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Yale.
The global scale of the Catholic clergy’s sexual abuse scandal becomes harder for the Vatican to deny with each shocking national inquiry. The latest, from Australian government investigators, found that from 1980 to 2015 there were 4,444 victims of abuse and at least 1,880 suspected to be abusers, most of them priests and religious brothers.
Phong tục lì xì đã có từ lâu tại Việt Nam trong những ngày Tết nguyên đán. Tại miền Bắc người ta thường không dùng từ lì xì mà là mừng tuổi. Đây là một phong tục mang tính chất gia đình, khi mà vào ngày đầu năm mới người lớn trong gia đình tặng cho trẻ em những phong bì nhỏ, thường là màu đỏ, đổi lại những lời chúc thọ, sống lâu trăm tuổi.
A movement to pressure and isolate Israel was dealt a setback on Saturday when the Modern Language Association, the United States’ largest scholarly group, took a step toward rejecting an academic boycott of Israeli institutions.
Chiều nay (13/1), Ngoại trưởng Mỹ John Kerry sẽ có buổi trò chuyện cùng với sinh viên, thanh niên của chương trình Thủ lĩnh trẻ Đông Nam Á (YSEALI) tại trường ĐH Sư phạm kỹ thuật TPHCM. Đây là một phần trong lịch trình của ông Kerry đến thăm TPHCM dịp này.
The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.
In 1755 a New York City newspaper carried an account of the swearing-in of the governors of the newly founded King’s College, which later grew into Columbia University. At the bottom of the page ran an advertisement for a rather different occasion: the sale of “TWO likely Negro Boys, and a Girl.”