A moist breath zone is the area in which you can feel or smell someone else’s breath. Photograph: iStock

It is regularly cited as the most hated word in the English language and even Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has visibly struggled while using(...)

epa08356906 Workers wearing protective face masks walk at Leishenshan Hospital, in Wuhan, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

China is cracking down on publication of academic research about the origins of coronavirus, in what is likely to be part of a wider attempt to contro(...)

Singapore has halted the use of Zoom’s video-conferencing application for home-based school education following reports of hackers breaching some of the sessions

Singapore has halted the use of Zoom’s video-conferencing application for home-based school education following reports of hackers breaching some of (...)

The  Sorbonne University in Paris is one of a small number of “target universities” which has benefited from a  €10 billion investment programme under the French government’s initiative d’excellence or Idex. Photograph: iStock

Global university rankings have been with us since Shanghai Jiao Tong University started its list of the world’s best universities back in 2003. The a(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe unveils the details of a pension reform plan before the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, on Wednesday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/EPA

“You can’t stop a mobilisation by waving a magic wand in a speech,” French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned deputies from President Emmanuel Mac(...)

The qualifications of teachers who qualified abroad are assessed by the Teaching Council to ensure they are of a comparable standard to Irish  programmes. Photograph: iStock

I secured my teaching qualification abroad several years ago. I’ve since relocated to Ireland and want to teach, but have been told I need to be regis(...)

China’s Ministry of Education, in a notice late on Thursday, directed the publishing regulator to limit the number of new online video games

Tencent Holdings’ market value slumped by around $20 billion (€17 billion) on Friday after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming citing risin(...)

A woman walks through Beijing’s Beihang University, where professor was recently fired for sexually harassing students. Chinese women are rallying behind the #WoYeShi hashtag inspired by the #MeToo movement. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Inspired by the #MeToo movement in the US denouncing sexual harassment, former doctoral student Luo Qianqian decided to go public on how her professor(...)

A father picks up his child from RYB Kindergarten in Xintiandi, Beijing: a female teacher (22)   has been detained on suspicion of abusing children at the kindergarten. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Police have detained a 22-year-old teacher suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kindergarten, as China was still reeling from a series of accusa(...)

Tributes have been paid to Eimear Noonan from Co Clare who died while out running in southwestern France.  Photograph: via Facebook.

The French department of justice has issued a burial permit enabling the family of a young Irishwoman Eimear Noonan to bring her remains back to Irela(...)

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