NAPLAN tests begin across the country

If you are a student in Year 9 and you live in New South Wales, you are about to become part of the most tested generation yet. The state government announced in 2016 that students would be required to achieve a band eight standard in the year 9 NA... More..

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Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

In Paisley's Ferguslie Park, identified a year ago as having Scotland's greatest level of deprivation, the Tories chalked up a councillor. So, the fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections wou...More..

Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

Kimmel displayed a few online publications that decried his heartfelt plea, and labeled him an "out of touch Hollywood elitist creep". "But there were also some not so nice things that people said online, inclu...More..

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Labour loses out as SNP and Tories snap up seats

Ms Sturgeon said the general election in Scotland will be "straightforward choice" between the SNP or Conservative MPs who will "rubber-stamp" Prime Minster Theresa May's hard Brexit and austerity policies. Mea...More..

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach

Sinclair entered an agreement to buy Tribune Media for $43.50 per share, valuing the deal at $3.9 billion. Chris Ripley, president and chief executive officer of Sinclair, made references to the cost-cutting ...More..

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North Korea's detention of U.S. citizen 'concerning' - White House

North Korea warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. Persecution watchdog groups such as International Christian Concern have warned that if the North Korean reg...More..

Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in Raid
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in Raid

Two U.S. Army Rangers also died during the April 27 operation, U.S. officials said. Abdul Hasib was appointed as the leader of IS in Afghanistan previous year after his predecessor was killed in a U.S. The ...More..

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Trump Administration Defends Travel Ban in Appeals Court

The president also told the The Washington Examiner on April 26 that he has "absolutely" considered breaking up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the left-leaning judges have already blocked his two exe...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

GOP's new health care plan will only hurt consumers, experts say

Though Ryan defended the House plan, he acknowledged that the Senate version is likely to differ significantly. While the Bill's fate in the Senate is uncertain, its House passage could boost Mr Trump's hopes...More..

France's New President And His Wife Have A Rare Age Gap
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

France's New President And His Wife Have A Rare Age Gap

Trogneux is about 24 years older than Macron ― a fact that much of the media can't stop obsessing over, although little fuss is made when older men marry younger women . "She will be next to me because she has...More..

Justin Trudeau, Trump discuss trade dispute between Canada, U.S.
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Justin Trudeau, Trump discuss trade dispute between Canada, U.S.

The Prime Mininister and the President reaffirmed the importance of the mutually-beneficial Canada-US trade relationship. Freeland's sharp reminder: We like to be nice, but don't mess with us. dairy farmers o...More..

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Boko Haram-Chibok girls swap, 'boost for insurgents' - Opposition

Mr Buhari, 74, returned from the United Kingdom in March after seven weeks of sick leave. Other Nigerians, including some parents of the kidnapped girls, gathered in Abuja at the Unity Fountain to celebrate t...More..

Belt and Road Initiative gaining support from around the world
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Belt and Road Initiative gaining support from around the world

After the framework agreement, Nepal will negotiate with China on various intricacies of OBOR including connectivity, trade regime, investment and others. The CPEC is for promoting economic cooperation and conn...More..

DFA: No leader brought up sea row during ASEAN Summit
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

DFA: No leader brought up sea row during ASEAN Summit

But the final version retained a reference to division among ASEAN leaders on how to deal with Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. Duterte's foreign policy strategy is a stunning reversal of tha...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Kushner's kin woo investors in China, offer green card in return

SINGH: And how big of an issue is this for critics of the Trump administration who've long protested conflicts of interest with the Trump White House? Promotional materials distributed at the event introduced...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

The White House confirmed Monday that Barack Obama - who fired Flynn as defense intelligence director in 2014, reportedly due to his "chaotic management style" - also warned Trump against appointing him as ...More..

US Developer With Trump Connection Courting Chinese Investors
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

US Developer With Trump Connection Courting Chinese Investors

Chinese staff wait for investors at a reception desk on Sunday in Shanghai, China, during an event promoting investment in a Kushner Companies development. The EB-5 visa program has proven especially popular a...More..

Census activities resume in Chaman
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Census activities resume in Chaman

Pakistan dispatched truckloads of relief supplies Saturday to villages along the southwest border with Afghanistan, where Pakistan closed a border crossing in response to fighting that killed 11 of its people, ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Senator: FBI Director James Comey 'as popular as cholera' right now

He also declined to say who was under investigation in the Russia-Trump associate investigation. He said Russian Federation represents "the greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intention and capa...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Russian Federation collusion story 'a total hoax'

Separately, preliminary discussions about Flynn's prospects for immunity in the FBI investigation also have yielded no agreement. Yates's warning to the White House about Flynn wasn't what ultimately led to F...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

US citizen detained in North Korea

Kim works for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. "A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes", it added. North Korea previous year sentenced University ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song , an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday. The university's co-founder Chan-Mo Park said Kim...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Scottish Tories target 15 seats at Westminster

The Conservatives returned 276 councillors north of the border, well over double the tally they secured in the last local government elections five years ago. Ms Davidson spent the day campaigning in Gordon, wh...More..

Annual postal food drive is Saturday
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Annual postal food drive is Saturday

All food collected in the food drive - the largest one-day food drive in the nation - will go to local charities and food pantries. "With our community's help, we collected over 255,000 pounds of food past ye...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Russia: Syrian safe zones plan comes into effect

Syrian state TV said rebels shelled the central government-held town of Mahrade but had no immediate word on casualties. Turkey, the third sponsor, is a major backer of opposition factions and has also sent t...More..