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24 more abducted Nigerian students free: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 03:05

A Nigerian education official says 24 more schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped. That means 44 are free and 85 are still missing.

Nitish govt announces free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 23:28

After free bicycles, the Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced distribution of sanitary napkins among girls in government schools in an effort to check their drop out rate and to impart a lesson in health and hygiene.

In Malala Yousafzai`s home, schoolgirls pray for her Nobel in secret

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:16

In Malala Yousafzai`s home town in Pakistan, schoolfriends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this week -- but they dream in secret, under pressure from a society deeply ambivalent about the teenage activist.

Qaeda tells Syria schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothes: NGO

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 01:11

An al Qaeda front group in Syria says girls in a village it controls will not be allowed to attend school unless they wear Islamic clothing, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

100 Afghan schoolgirls hit by gas poisoning

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 10:59

As many as 97 girls at two schools in northern Afghanistan have fallen sick after a suspected gas poisoning.

Bihar to train one million schoolgirls in martial arts

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 15:48

The Bihar government has decided to train one million schoolgirls in karate, an official said on Friday.

Bus accident in Iran kills 26 schoolgirls

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 22:59

The driver lost control of the bus due to the slipperiness of the road, which led to the accident to happen.

‘Gaddafi raped, beat kidnapped schoolgirls’

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 11:28

According to the paper, Gaddafi repeatedly raped, beat and urinated on the teenager during her five years in captivity.

Bihar: Two schoolgirls killed for resisting molestation

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 16:16

Two schoolgirls who resisted a molestation attempt were deliberately hit and run over by a jeep leading to their deaths in Bihar`s Nawada district.

Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 22:54

Since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, which banned education for women and girls, females have returned to schools, especially in Kabul.

Schoolgirls die in Vietnam boat sinking: official

Last Updated: Saturday, September 03, 2011, 13:37

There were seven girls on board the bamboo boat. None of whom were able to swim. Locals could rescue only one.

‘Generous’ Oprah Winfrey funds her SA schoolgirls to White House

Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 18:39

Oprah Winfrey recently arranged a United States trip for her South African schoolgirls.