Thursday July 20-th, 2017

Canberra students prepare for NAPLAN testing Canberra students prepare for NAPLAN testing

The HSC minimum standard is part of the NSW Government's Stronger HSC Standards announced in 2016 and requires a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC from 2020. "This is irresponsible education policy that will do nothing to i...

Chinese export, import growth slow in April as rebound cools Chinese export, import growth slow in April as rebound cools

Concerns, however, have been raised that China's pace of economic growth may have peaked amid the weaker-than-expected trade data as well as slower expansion in manufacturing and services sectors. China's trade with the European Union, its largest tr...

18 killed in China coal mine accident 18 killed in China coal mine accident

The news agency reported those responsible for the accident had been detained by police, although it was unclear if those were the same local officials. Some of the rescue team, including the manager himself, were among those miners killed. Those...

Video Purports to Show Anti-Muslim Exchange at Reston Store Video Purports to Show Anti-Muslim Exchange at Reston Store

The woman then began talking about female genital mutilation, and the Muslim woman said "I shouldn't have let you in front of me". When the shopper began filming her, asking her about her behavior, she was told: "I wish they didn't let you in the c...

Bill to declare Israel a Jewish state back on national agenda Bill to declare Israel a Jewish state back on national agenda

Regev then went even further, saying that there is no point of harboring a United Nations compound in East Jerusalem , claiming that Israeli authorities "have been sovereign in the city for 50 years, so there is no need for United Nations monitors"....

Toll in Kulgam encounter touches five Toll in Kulgam encounter touches five

The statement said the Indians also targeted civilians in the village of Thruti with mortars and that Pakistani troops returned fire. He had been on the run since August 2015. The police said Ahmad was motivating youth to join the militant ranks an...

Passengers in car when Jordan Edwards was shot recall ordeal Passengers in car when Jordan Edwards was shot recall ordeal

The driver, Monique Arredondo, not realizing Oliver was a cop, asked him to put his gun away, which only ignited his ire. Arredondo called police "because as far as she knew a man was holding her at gunpoint". Because Jordan was black, the shooti...

Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled

The announcement comes shortly after the company initiated a recall of some frozen food products . However, the good news is that up to this point no illnesses have been reported and the recall was issued strictly "as a precautionary measure".

Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

CBS Denver reports some students still came to the school on Monday as a show of support for the suspended teacher. Students posted videos and photos of the Trump-bashing event to Snapchat , where Roosevelt High parent Lesley Hollywood discover...

Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse

The lightning strike also killed the horse, and injured a 15-year-old girl. The office says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene along with her horse. All three women, experienced horseback riders, saw the storms and were looking for a place ...

Marco Silva laments Hull "tension" in shock loss to Sunderland

Jermain Defoe doubled the lead when he scored in the last minute after a Seb Larsson free kick fell to him. A return home to South Africa to end his career seems likely after the 35-year-old hinted at such in the interview. NEW YORK • American track ...

AAP lied about funds to EC: BJP

Rejecting the AAP's allegation that he has been in touch with BJP leaders, Mishra also dared the party to prove the same, adding that whoever raises voice against AAP leaders, he or she is called "a BJP agent". Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishr...

Pakistan protests over unprovoked firing at Chaman border Pakistan protests over unprovoked firing at Chaman border

Additional contingents of the army and Frontier Corps have been dispatched to the Pak-Afghan border. The statement also stated that the Afghan Director General Military Operations acknowledged that the border was in between villages and not at th...

Pentagon to seek thousands more troops for Afghanistan Pentagon to seek thousands more troops for Afghanistan

The 16-year war in Afghanistan is grinding along in a bloody stalemate, while in Washington, the Trump administration is considering sending more troops to the fight. Eight militants of Islamic State (IS) group were killed after a USA drone struck ...

ISIS' Afghanistan Chief Eliminated by Special Forces ISIS' Afghanistan Chief Eliminated by Special Forces

John Nicholson said in a statement from USA military headquarters in Kabul. Logari was responsible for ordering a March attack on a military hospital in Kabul, according to the office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, which also confirmed the t...

Isis release video of 'Russian officer's beheading' Isis release video of 'Russian officer's beheading'

He had previously infiltrated other groups in Syria, Turkey and the Caucasus on behalf of Moscow. The video begins with images of collateral damage the narrator says was caused by Russian forces operating in Syria. His task was to befriend Isis" "m...

Wildfire continues to spread in southern Georgia

Highway 121 and Highway 94 are closed. Effectively, the entire bulge where Georgia dips down and is surrounded on three sides by Florida near the St. According to the Southeast Wildlife Service Fire Management Division, the wildfire is estimate...

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state, reports say

The Statesman Journal reports the Oregon Department of Energy has activated its emergency operation center in response to the Hanford emergency, which is 35 miles away from Oregon. The 500-square mile Hanford reservation was established by the Manh...

Trump's comments on Muslims could end the travel ban Trump's comments on Muslims could end the travel ban

Judge Dennis W. Shed appeared to side with the administration, suggesting that the lower court gave inadequate weight to the interests of national security and observing that the travel ban affected fewer than 10 percent of the world's approximately ...

Senior US senator pushes Trump on Russia, French election

Yates said she could not say if that happened in connection with Michael Flynn . And in almost every single one, the top Democrat on the committee spends time outlining the Trump administration's connections to Russian Federation, as Sen. The answer...

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