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Australian scheme for North Korean students launched

North Korean students who have defected to South Korea are to be sent on a study abroad programme to Australia to improve their English, amid wider concerns that defectors fail to succeed in education after escaping from the Pyongyang regime.

Chicago State University sends layoff notices to all 900 employees

Chicago State University sent notices of potential layoffs to all of its 900 employees Friday, yet another sign of the escalating budget crisis for the Far South Side public institution that stems from the state's budget impasse.

Robot librarian designed by Aberystwyth University students

A walking, talking library robot could soon be lightening – or removing – the human librarian’s load after a prototype was created by robotics students.