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22 Soldiers Die in South Sudan-Sudan Border Battle

A clash between Sudan and South Sudan troops kills 22 soldiers as combat spreads into a new area along the nations' tense border.

(AP) Juba - South Sudan's government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin said Wednesday that the fighting took place near the town of Meiram, along the border with Sudan's South Kordofan state and South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

Benjamin said the clash started when a Sudan soldier shot a South Sudan soldier who was getting water from the river that divides the two sides. Benjamin said seven South Sudan soldiers and 15 Sudan soldiers were killed.

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India Higher Education Inferior Complex: Where Are The Foreign University Campuses?

The proposed UGC guidelines are ill-conceived and populist, and hardly take note of the educational and financial interests of foreign universities.

Image of a group of five people sitting on the grass inside of the Indian Institute of Technology campus.

The IIT - Indian Institute of Technology - Campus

M.M Ansari and Mohammad Naushad Khan

NEW DELHI — Nearly 800,000 young people from India attend foreign universities every year in search of quality education and entrepreneurial training, resulting in a massive outflow of resources – $3 billion – to finance their education. These students look for greener pastures abroad because of the lack of quality teaching and research in most of India’s higher education institutions.

Over 40,000 colleges and 1,000 universities are producing unemployable graduates who cannot function in a knowledge- and technology-intensive economy.

The Indian government's solution is to open doors to foreign universities, with a proposed set of regulations aiming to provide higher education and research services to match global standards, and to control the outflow of resources. But this decision raises many questions.

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