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National Party announces $379 million education package at official campaign launch

Mr English said the choice facing voters would become even more clear over the next four weeks. National Standards Plus will initially be rolled out to reading, writing, and maths in 2019, but will be extended to digital technology and wellbeing measures over time.

Dog stocks up on food to prepare for Harvey

Weather.com reported that the dog is a golden retriever named Otis and was roaming around a Sinton, Texas neighborhood after his owner let him out. She shared it on social media with #refugee in the caption. One commenter wrote: " Must be a Texas dog cause he can survive without help". She said the dog, later identified as Otis, wasn't a stray, he just got out on the street.

U.S. Says UNIFIL Chief 'Blind' to Hizbullah Arms

U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley said the 10,500-strong UNIFIL force was "not doing its job effectively" and singled out its Irish leader, Major General Michael Beary. "Hezbollah openly brags about their weapons, they parade them before TV cameras". "UNIFIL can not continue to remain blind to the weapons buildup in southern Lebanon and they must put an end to Hezbollah's Security Council violations to ensure calm in our region", Danny Danon said , referring to the United Nations force tasked ...

Neither Nawaz, nor Imran capable of resolving Pakistan's issues: Bilawal

Arrangements have been finalised for the rally in Attock's Fateh Jang area where a large number of PPP supporters are likely to attend the gathering. "There is no foreign policy". "I am the flag-bearer of the people", he said recalling how the PPP worked for the development of the people in the region and across the nation. "From Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and President Zardari's government to today.

PH grabs silver in lawn bowls women's triples at 2017 SEA Games

Earlier, Aries Toledo leaned on a dominating performance in the 1,500m to snatch the gold in decathlon. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Philippines have a total of eight gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals, according to Abella .

Police continue to question suspect in Dutch concert threat

In a statement, police said the man was possibly drunk and will be questioned later Thursday. Police said it was too early to say if it was a prank or a serious threat. About five gas cannisters were found in the van and a bomb squad was called to the scene as a precaution. Rotterdam police said they took the information about a threat "seriously enough that after discussion with organizers it was made a decision to cancel the event".

Hold the line until our country gets back to respecting each other

And you just hold the line, my fine soldiers, and sailors and airmen and Marines". But for those privileged to wear the cloth of our nation, to serve in the United States Army, you stand the ramparts, unapologetic, apolitical, defending our experiment in self-governance ...

Odell Beckham Jr. misses Giants-Jets with ankle injury

If you missed the game, here is a quarter by quarter synopsis for you. Hackenberg got the start and underwhelmed early. On the teams first possession, Hackenberg was sacked. We'll see if Hackenberg can do anything to change that the rest of the way. However, John Jerry was blown up, quarterback Eli Manning was hit on the throw and the end result was an interception inside the 5-yard line.

Qld man charged with brother's murder

He was transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, where he has since died. The Courier Mail reports that both parents are in hospital, after they desperately tried to put out the fire. Ethan Clarke is accused of murdering his brother. Ethan was arrested in Brisbane about 5.30am yesterday and charged with murder. Four years ago, he was a front rower in the Mal Meninga Cup under-18s state rugby league competition in 2013, qualifying for the grand final.

Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (REXR) Sees New 52-Week High

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Vanguard Group Inc raised its stake in Rexford Industrial Realty , Inc. stock by 9,001.8% as of the end of the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new stake in shares of Rexford Industrial Realty during the first quarter worth $1,029,000. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted at $0.05 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $0.18.

Flake: Trump's trade deal withdrawal 'will haunt us for a long time'

The rally organized by the Trump campaign will also be a test of the president's support among his base and elected Arizona Republicans, some of whom won't show up because of the possible damage he can do to their own political standing. Fifty-four percent trust the media compared to 36 percent who said they trust the president. Sheriff Arpaio did a wonderful job when he was in office.

#AngolaDecides: Defense Minister Joao Lourenco declared victor of Angola poll

Angola's ruling party has won the national election but lost ground to the opposition, the electoral commission said Friday, as the oil-rich but impoverished African nation faces its first change of leadership after almost four decades. UNITA's share of seats rises from 32 to 51. FILE PHOTO: A boy skates along a section of the waterfront in Luanda, Angola, in this picture taken May 12, 2015.

Few bidders in online sale of South African rhino horn

Hume, who owns 1,500 rhinos on his farm north of Johannesburg and has amassed six tonnes of rhino horn, eventually secured a permit for the auction. He says horns are removed without pain or blood‚ by carefully sawing them off above the growth tissue plate while the animals are under sedation‚ allowing them to regrow naturally.

SEA Games: RTM apologises for flag mistakes in medal tally broadcast

Indonesia's Septian David Maulana, center, get past two Thailand players during the soccer match at the South East Asian Games in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Aug. "They gave it their all and the home crowd's roar of support certainly helped", she said. Malaysia clinched the bronze medal in women's indoor hockey after defeating Singapore 3-1 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre here today.

UK Opposition to Offer Alternative 'Soft' Brexit in Policy Shift

His comments came in response to a report in Britain's Guardian and sister newspaper Observer in which shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer backed "continued membership of the European Union single market beyond March 2019, when Britain leaves the European Union", so that Labour would become the party of a "soft Brexit" and offer a smoother economic outcome.

I wish Telugu states prosper: Venkaiah Naidu

He added legislative bodies should be a platform for healthy debates and discussions but not for disruption and hate. "Eliminating of economic disparity is a challenge task to the country" he said, and opined that instead of providing temporary benefits in the name of implementing various schemes, a permanent employment should be provided to the poor.

Abbas confidante: Americans provided no clarity on two-state solution or settlements

His credibility - and that of the United States - depends on it. Coates, an art historian and a longtime Republican foreign policy adviser, was promoted to senior director of worldwide negotiations and moved offices to sit with Greenblatt's team in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, across the street from the White House .

Secret Service has spent almost $60000 on golf cart rentals this year

According to USA Today , the Secret Service is legally required to pay for resources like portable toilets because they are prohibited from accepting funding or other resources that were not specifically appropriated by Congress. The President has been spending nearly every weekend at his properties and this has cost the Secret Service to shell out more than they have planned and prepared for, New York Daily News shared.

Teen Shot by Police in Mississauga Confirmed Dead

Gennaro says that suspect then attempted to get into three separate parked vehicles that had people inside them but was unable to gain entry. Janet Wade-Hunt, one of the victims of the attempted carjackings, later explained she was sitting in her SUV listening to the radio when she was suddenly confronted by a gun-toting youth.

Cordell Brown states he was arrested for arson

They say he was taken to the hospital by officers but not charged. Then, witnesses said Brown was taken away in an ambulance. "I've chose to offer a $25,000 reward for anyone who provides the information that leads to the ... Brown on Friday added that the family has decided not to have a funeral or memorial for Hunter. Brown also said he's cooperating in the investigation, even offering a cash reward through a GoFundMe campaign that has raised over $12,000.

Dybala hits hat-trick for Juventus

You can't stop the game every three minutes - it makes it like water polo". Genoa had gone ahead at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the opening minute when Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal. Fabio Lucioni saw his second-half stoppage-time effort for Benevento ruled out for offside by VAR, so the southerners' quest for a first ever top-flight point continues against Torino next month.

Trump Signs Bill To Streamline Veterans' Appeals

You teach the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance. "We are here to draw inspiration from you as we seek to renew the bonds of loyalty that bind us together as one people and one nation", Trump will say, according to the excerpts.

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan

She was responding to questions on sharp reaction by China after the U.S. slapped sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals. The total amount of entities and individuals sanctioned by Tokyo will be 72 and 81, respectively. The vice foreign ministers of South Korea and the United States will meet in Washington next week to discuss North Korea and the alliance, the State Department said Friday.

Arlington officer cleared in fatal shooting at traffic stop; dashcam video released

Open the door baby". A Tarrant County grand jury saw the video on Wednesday and decided not to charge Officer Roper. Crane's refusal to obey leads one the officers - according to police, it was Roper - to open the back driver's side door of the auto, while another points a flashlight in the front passenger's window, the video shows.

Bible Hill man charged in connection with Lower Truro hit-and-run

Police say a 26-year-old man from Bible Hill is facing several charges after striking and dragging another driver with his vehicle, then fleeing the scene of an accident in Lower Truro, Nova Scotia. He will have to answer to a litany of charges, including hit and run, risky driving, assault with a weapon and refusing to submit to the breathalyzer.

Hull hold off Wigan in Wembley thriller

Hull captain Gareth Ellis expressed his gratitude for Sneyd's performance after he collected another winner's medal in the final weeks of his career. "What we dished up in the second half wasn't good enough". "We've made history at the club". Winger Joe Burgess' try eight minutes from the end cut the gap to just four points and he went over again in the last minute only to be brought back for a forward pass, evidence of the small margins that determined the outcome of a final so ...

Man Charged Over Alleged Camouflage Sex Attack On 12-Yr-Old Girl

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Sex Crimes Squad arrested the man during a vehicle stop at Lake Haven at about 9.30pm on Friday. After the man's arrest detectives from the State Crime Command's Sex Crimes Squad executed a search warrant on the man's home where they collected a number of items in evidence, police said in a statement.

Wildfire near Kelowna, BC, still out of control

WATCH: Timelapse shows wildfire as it breaks out near Joe Rich, B.C. The fire is not getting closer to properties, but some are within a few hundred metres away from the fire, he said. The Central Okanagan Regional District said officials are still assessing the evacuation order in place for the area, and will issue an update if or when it is downgraded.

Confirmed: Edelman has torn ACL

The 31-year-old Edelman, who signed a two-year contract extension in the offseason, had team highs in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,106) last season. He's there for us, we're there for him. But this team has to move forward with the resources that we have, and unfortunately we've lost one and an important one, but as a team we still have to move forward and that's what we'll do.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC's (IHG) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Bryan, Garnier & Co

J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an underweight rating and set a GBX 3,415 ($44.33) price objective on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC in a research note on Monday, May 15th. The firm has a market cap of $9.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.70 and a beta of 1.34. The Company's divisions include The Americas; Europe; Asia, Middle East and Africa; Greater China, and Central.

Patriots: Edelman Out For Season With Knee Injury

He has been, by far, Brady's top pass catcher with 436 receptions over the past four seasons, including the playoffs. The 31-year-old star wide receiver has been Tom Brady's favorable target over the years. Edelman's injury will move him right back up the depth chart, which means Hogan is worth an addition-especially if he is still somehow available on the waiver wire in a given league.

High School Teen Charged in Charlottesville Beating

Daniel Borden of Mason has been arrested in connection with the beating in Charlottesville and charged with Malicious Wounding, WKRC-TV reports. Preston was arrested on Saturday, August 26 and is now in the custody of the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson, Maryland.

Ileana D'Cruz : Cannot sweet-talk to people to get a film!

Ileana D Cruz , who earned popularity in South films before moving her base to Bollywood, has revealed that a fairly big sea shell was thrown on her belly in her debut film. "I don't want to put a finger and say it only happens in South Indian films, it happens everywhere. I said, but it was really heavy", Deccan Chronicle quotes her as saying to the PTI .

Donaldson helps Blue Jays hold off Twins

Polanco and Byron Buxton each had three hits and two RBIs for Minnesota. Max Kepler hit his second career grand slam for Minnesota (66-63). Brian Dozier singled to score Granite, making the score 10-8 with still no outs in the inning.

Qatar Foreign Affairs Minister calls on PM Modi

Over 600,000 Indians work in Qatar . According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, the issue of Indian workers' welfare came up for discussion during meeting between Sheikh Mohamed and Swaraj. In the midst of this diplomatic standoff, Qatar is wooing the West with big ticket purchases of fighter jets from the U.S., naval ships from Italy and Brazilian football superstar Neymar from Barcelona FC for Paris St.

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