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Student hit in the head with pole in apparent anti-Asian attack in Vancouver

  • A 19-year-old Asian student was hit on the back of her head with a pole by a man on Tuesday in what police are investigating as a racially motivated attack in downtown Vancouver.
  • The perpetrator allegedly hurled anti-Asian racial slurs before fleeing the area.  
  • The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.
  • The suspect remains at large. No arrests have been made as of press time.

A 19-year-old Asian woman was physically assaulted in what police are investigating as a racially motivated attack in downtown Vancouver.

The woman, a student, was walking near Dunsmuir and Cambie Streets at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday when a man hit her on the back of her head with a pole, according to Vancouver police.

Teacher in India apologizes after video of him threatening to beat student over her BTS fandom goes viral

  • A video of a teacher in India has gone viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan. 
  • Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform “Physicswallah,” ridiculed a student after she asked in the live chat if any of her peers like BTS. 
  • In the video, which was posted on Monday, Mishra can be heard saying, “If you don’t eat food, BTS would not come to your house to feed you.”
  • He also says that if the student were not a girl, he would have grabbed her collar and slapped her so that she would not be able to say BTS.
  • ARMY was quick to condemn Mishra, who later posted an apology on his Instagram saying he took his comments too far.

A video of a teacher in India went viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan.

Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform Physicswallah, grew irate after a female student asked in a live chat if her peers like BTS, prompting many other students to respond. 

Chinese student needs 16 stitches after teacher punches him in the face for not paying attention

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  • A physics teacher in northwest China was fired on Saturday after punching a 15-year-old student in the face for not paying attention.
  • Following the attack, the teacher took the student to a local hospital where he received 16 stitches for cuts that resulted from his glasses being shattered on his face.
  • The teacher has reportedly beaten other students in the past.
  • The case has been reported to the local police and is now under investigation.

A physics teacher in China who believed a 15-year-old teen was not paying attention punched the student so hard that his glasses shattered and severely cut his face, requiring 16 stitches.

The teacher at Yuangzhu Middle School in Yulin of northwest China was fired on Saturday after punching the student, Geng, in both the face and chest, reported the South China Morning Post. After the attack, the teacher reportedly took Geng to a local hospital where he received 16 stitches due to several cuts from his shattered glasses, including sutures for a 2-centimeter laceration near his lower eyelid.

NYU student takes to social media to get Campus Safety to act on his assault case

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New York University (NYU) Campus Safety has finally sent a campus-wide Safety Alert email addressing an alleged assault on an Asian student, following days of social media pressure from the victim and other student supporters.

On Feb. 16, 22-year-old NYU student AJ Sun claimed in an Instagram post that he had been assaulted just the day before in front of the university’s Stern building around 4:30 p.m. Sun described his attacker as a “white male” with blond hair who “quickly fled the scene” after he had “punched the left side of [Sun’s] head for no reason.”

Father suffers burns after 5-year-old blows up homework assigned over Lunar New Year with firecrackers

  • A boy in China reportedly blew up his Lunar New Year holiday homework using his grandfather’s lighter and cousin’s firecrackers on Feb. 10.
  • His father managed to put out the fire before escaping with only minor burns, while the rest of the family managed to flee unharmed.
  • The boy’s mother told reporters his school gave him three assignments for the Lunar New Year holiday, and he became unwilling to finish them when he was on his third.

Nobody likes doing holiday homework, but a boy in China took his disgruntledness to a whole new level when he blew up the assignments given to him for Lunar New Year using firecrackers inside his family’s home.

The 5-year-old boy was on his third and last Lunar New Year holiday homework assignment when he suddenly decided to blow it up using his grandfather’s lighter and his cousin’s firecracker on Feb. 10, local Chinese media reported, via AsiaOne.

Report: University of Chicago sees rise in anti-Black sentiment after murder of Asian student

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An increase in anti-Black sentiment has reportedly been observed at the University of Chicago after the fatal shooting of a Chinese international student in early November.

Driving the news: Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, was fatally shot during a robbery in Hyde Park on Nov. 9. Three days later, Alton Spann, an 18-year-old Black man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, as per CBS Chicago.

Authorities investigate Filipino American UNLV student’s death following charity boxing event

UNLV student death investigated

Police have launched an investigation into the death of Nathan Valencia, a junior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) who succumbed to his injuries following a charity boxing event last week.

What happened: Valencia, who never had any proper training in the sport, participated in a boxing charity event organized by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The event was held at the Sahara Event Center on Nov. 19, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Chinese man who ran away because he failed college is reunited with his family after 16 years missing

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A Chinese man who ran away because he failed college due to video game addiction is now back with his family after finding out they reported him missing 16 years ago.

He is back: A video posted by Xiashi News shows the emotional reunion between Wang, 39, and his family in Xi’an city, located in China’s Shaanxi Province, on Tuesday, according to Business Insider. The clip showed Wang crying on his knees while apologizing to his mother, whom he last spoke to in 2005.

Wisconsin man charged with hate crime in alleged attack on Asian student

wisconsin man hate crime attack asian student

A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking an Asian student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last month.

What happened: Gary J. Stephens Jr., 34, reportedly approached the male student at around 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 16. While the student was holding his phone, Stephens went up to him and slapped it, ultimately damaging it.  Stephens also used an anti-Asian slur during the attack, according to campus police.

Chinese student goes viral after he stands up during opera performance to sing male lead

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An opera fan was praised on Chinese social media as a “hero” for his impromptu performance during a concert featuring Cuban American operatic soprano Lisette Oropesa. 

The opera’s hero: During Lisette Oropesa’s encore performance in Teatro Regio di Parma in Italy, opera fan Liu Jianwei stood up from his seat and sang the male lead portion of a song, reported South China Morning Post.