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NAPLAN results mostly positive for WA


Despite the implementation of the online test system, this year's Year 9 NAPLAN results were a marked improvement on previous years. 32% of students hit Band Eight rankings or above in all three areas, a full 10% more than in 2016. 'The results show that while we have excellent schools and teachers in Australia, we need to focus on what will give our students the opportunities they need to reach their potential, ' he said. Read More »

Tillerson says he has differences with Trump on Iran deal


While Trump wanted the deal to be scrapped , Tillerson insisted on continuing with it and using it to advance administration policies and improve relations between the two nations. On Tuesday, during a State Department briefing, Tillerson revealed that he and the president were now discussing how they can use the existing deal. Read More »

Japan protests Chinese gas field activity in East China Sea


Japan has filed a protest with China after noticing activity from Chinese mobile drilling ships in a gas-rich area near the East China Sea's Senkaku Islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China, as well as Taiwan, the Japan Times reported on Tuesday, quoting a senior Japanese government official. Read More »

Drought Stricken North Dakota to Receive Hay Relief


That has prompted the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and North Dakota State University Agriculture Experiment Stations to partner up and offer a hay lottery in the state. The order will be in effect through Monday, August 14, 2017. "The drought has severely impacted the state of North Dakota, and if you look at the drought monitor maps over 80-percent of the state's in a drought category, 45-percent of the state is in D-3 or D-4", said Greg Landry, NDSU Animal Sciences. Read More »

President Donald Trump speaks out against Indyref2


Kushner's disclosure and statements were part of ongoing investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. President Donald Trump has said a second independence referendum would be "terrible" for Scotland. Read More »

Crisis in Venezuela Could Impact Gas Prices in US


During the weekend vote to elect members of a constituent assembly, many streets were deserted and the opposition boycotted the vote championed by Maduro, who is widely blamed for an unprecedented economic meltdown marked by food shortages, runaway inflation and spiraling poverty levels. Read More »

F to vote for PML-N's Abbasi

He said his party will play its role effectively for the success of PML-N candidate. To a question about his party's plan to bring a no-confidence move against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, Fazlur Rehman said that they could consider it and the JUI-F provincial chief was here [at the venue] and they would discuss their political options in the province. Read More »

Rajya Sabha elections: Gujarat Congress issues whip

Second NOTA was permitted post-notification. Please Wait while comments are loading. The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) has fielded party president Amit Shah , Union Minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput against the lone Congress candidate Ahmed Patel . Read More »

Trump dictated son's statement about Russian lawyer meeting

The president's lawyer initially denied that Mr Trump had any input. That statement was revealed, in short order, to be heavily misleading. Jay Sekulow , one of the attorneys representing Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, previously denied on CNN that his client was involved with crafting a misleading statement about Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting. Read More »

Woman killed in dog attack at a Perth kennel


Matty Gebauer said he launched himself in front of the dog to save his "little" friend. The woman in her 50s received life threatening injuries from a dog and she was declared dead by St. The death is not being treated as suspicious and police will prepare a report for the coroner. "No previous complaints have been made to the City about these dogs". Read More »

Stephen Colbert Sings So-Long To Anthony Scaramucci


The host then brought in an over-zealous GOP fan as a hype man for the struggling administration. "Yes, the Mooch is toast", Colbert said. "Enjoy that time off, babe!" Late-night comedians were on fire last night, but Anthony Scaramucci was the one getting roasted. Read More »

President Trump Dictated Son's Misleading Statement

But sources in the White House explained that the way Trump sees it, he hasn't done anything wrong so it doesn't matter what he says. The meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has thrust Trump Jr into the centre of a growing scandal over whether Trump's associates colluded with Moscow to tilt the 2016 election in the Republican's favour. Read More »

Cuomo says he'll sue should federal law override SAFE Act


Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would sue to block any federal efforts to override the SAFE Act because, "the state has rights too". "This disturbing bill puts New Yorkers in harm's way - and to make it worse, there is no basis for it. "We understand that Washington is in turmoil right now - we just ask that they don't do anything to set back the progress we've been able to make despite them". Read More »

Chowchilla man killed in fiery highway crash in Fresno


All northbound lanes on Interstate 15 are closed due to downed trees and an overturned semi truck near the Temecula Parkway interchange. All lanes of the northbound 15 Freeway have reopened following an overturned big rig crash triggering a SigAlert Tuesday afternoon, August 1, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read More »

'Hotel of Doom' in North Korea unveiled after decades of setbacks


The 105-story pyramid shaped Ryugyong hotel towers over residential buildings in Pyongyang , North Korea. The Ryugyong Hotel in August 1990. Original plans for the Ryugyong Hotel were optimistic. Pei, has 1,261 rooms and 16 restaurants and bars. But it's not surprising that work to do something with the idle landmark would begin. Orascom stated that they wanted to make the building more attractive, though at the time it was doubtful if the hotel would operate. Read More »

Pistol-Packing Bride Arrested for Pointing Gun at Groom


Sgt. Evans added, "Responding officers let the husband know the honeymoon was over and his new wife was going to jail". A bride in the United States has spent her wedding night behind bars after pulling a concealed gun from her wedding dress and pointing it at her husband's head. Read More »

Trump Communication Director Fired After Just 10 Days


Scaramucci left his post in President Donald Trump's administration on Monday after only 11 days on the job. He also served as an "expert in residence" there in 2012, according to Harvard Law's website, offering finance and investment advice to students. Read More »

Water supplies return in Navan after fix works


Up to 10,000 customers were affected by a burst pipe in Navan. Irish Water said water was resuming in the north, west and south Navan town and some surrounding area over the course of the evening. It is the second time a major burst has occurred in the same point on the pipe carrying water from the reservoir at Proudstown to the town. Elsewhere fire crews in Limerick city last night were called to aid in efforts to control a burst water main on Corbally Road in Clare. Read More »

Russia's Not Going To Like What Pence, Trump Have Planned


Pence is the highest-ranking American official of the current administration to visit Georgia and the larger Caucasus region. US Vice President Mike Pence has blasted Russia's involvement in Georgia and says President Donald Trump will sign a bill on a new package of sanctions against Russian Federation. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House communications director


It was the latest head-snapping sequence of events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but Trump dismissed any talk of disarray. "Kelly brings order and effectiveness to White House operations". The statement about Scaramucci's departure used the same "clean slate" language that departing press secretary Sean Spicer used to describe his own reason for resigning the day Trump brought Scaramucci aboard. Read More »

Marine Found Guilty Of UNT Student's Murder


As the two vehicles drove off, investigators explained that someone in that SUV opened fire, hitting Mutschlechner in the head. Johnson, a Marine who was 20 at the time of the crime, was captured by USA marshals in Yuma, Arizona, where he was stationed, less than a week later. Read More »

Smoak, Donaldson homer as Blue Jays beat White Sox


Justin Smoak hit his 31st homer, Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. we feel like we were prepared to pivot at the opportunities that presented themselves to make the organization better", Atkins said. For the Tuesday game, the Blue Jays will be rolling out RHP Marcus Stroman . Read More »