Britain worse than Estonia and Finland in global education rankings

And it confirmed earlier findings that loading students down with homework was rarely the key to success in science . Of the 35 OECD countries, USA ranked 19th in science , 31st in mathematics and 20th in reading . In addition, 11 per cent of Ca... More..

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by | Wednesday, December 07, 2016

National Conference part of struggle, stands with separatists: Farooq Abdullah

We have fought the jihad. Vilifying the "path" adopted by the separatists over the last two decades of political turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Farooq said his party was not ready to tread the "wrong path"....More..

by | Tuesday, December 06, 2016

French PM Valls makes presidential bid

A snap opinion poll, conducted after Hollande's statement, showed Socialist voters and French voters as a whole wanted to see Valls win the party ticket to run for president next year. 5, 2016. "My candidacy ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 06, 2016

War of words between Mamata and Bengal governor over army's presence

It has been going on for the last 15-20 years, last year it was held in West Bengal from Nov 19-21". The Army had said they were conducting routine exercise with full knowledge and coordination with West Beng...More..

by | Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump

The Dallas paramedic praised the leadership example set by George W. Bush and cited many reasons for why he won't support Trump, including his lack of foreign policy experience, some of his choices for administ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Trump threats may not stop United States offshoring of jobs

The proposal — along with Trump's negotiation to get appliance maker Carrier to keep 800 jobs from going to Mexico — suggests the incoming president will put unprecedented pressure on USA companies to keep jobs...More..

by | Tuesday, December 06, 2016

FBI, other agencies to discuss possible threat to LA area

The information about the threat came through an anonymous tip line to one of the Joint Terrorism Task Force's worldwide partners on Monday morning, Fike said. "Everybody should go about their normal day tomorr...More..

200000 protest Christian governor of Jakarta
by | Monday, December 05, 2016

200000 protest Christian governor of Jakarta

Basuki Purnama is the first ethnic Chinese to be governor of Jakarta and the first Christian to hold the office in half a century. Said Iqil Siradj, the moderate leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, the country's inf...More..

by | Monday, December 05, 2016

Austria's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Loses In An Election Do-Over

The election is being seen as a barometer of the extent of populism across Europe, particularly with upcoming elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany. The head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (F...More..

The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election
by | Monday, December 05, 2016

The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election

Gambians voted for him on Thursday by placing marbles into drums marked for each candidate. The election result sparked scenes of jubilation across the capital Banjul and the rest of the country. Despite a ...More..

Trump holds talks with 'terrific Sharif', India highlights terror
by | Monday, December 05, 2016

Trump holds talks with 'terrific Sharif', India highlights terror

Fatemi would stay in Washington for ten days and would meet the Trump team and discuss the ways to strengthen the bilateral ties between Pakistan and the US. Pakistan's visit is in response to Donald trump's se...More..

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party

Between 30 and 70 people had gathered inside the building for a dance party featuring music by electronic band Golden Donna. It is still not known how the fire occurred. "It appears that either you got out or...More..

UN Slaps New Sanctions on North Korea to Slash Cash From Exports
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

UN Slaps New Sanctions on North Korea to Slash Cash From Exports

The sanctions, which are expected to cost Pyongyang more than $800 million annually, were authorized in response to North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tes...More..

Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts

The board, which later deadlocked 2-2 on Trump's protest, meaning a hand recount of about 4.8 million MI presidential proceeds, is named as a defendant in Schuette's suit, along with state Elections Director Ch...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Wide-ranging US health bill expected to sail through House vote

Most folks close to the situation believe that the bill will pass in the Senate next week and be signed by President Obama, as President-elect Trump has yet to discuss the legislation publicly. The 21st Cent...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

PeeCee, Meghan Markle party while Prince Harry tours the Caribbean

However, Kensington Palace said in a statement Monday that Prince William had no issue with how his brother handled things. A spokesperson for Kensington Palace, which looks after the affairs of Prince Harry ...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Trump and Romney hash out the future over frog legs

Mitt Romney glances away from his scallops while dining with President-elect Donald Trump at the Jean Georges restaurant . Following the dinner, Romney told reporters that he had a "wonderful evening" with...More..

Court grants El-Zakzaky, wife bail, fines FG
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Court grants El-Zakzaky, wife bail, fines FG

Justice Kolawole stated that the federal government's claim that El-Zakzaky and wife were being held in protective custody has no place in law and is, therefore, illegal and unconstitutional, adding: "I am unab...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

S. Koreans to March for 6th Weekend Calling for Park Ouster

Prosecutors branded Park as a criminal accomplice to Choi Soon-sil, Park's decades-long friend who was charged with multiple counts including abuse of power and extortion. The impeachment bill says President Pa...More..

American Airlines Cuts 2017 Cuba Schedule
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

American Airlines Cuts 2017 Cuba Schedule

City and county leaders were expected to take the trip that's been planned for months, but are now rescheduling because of Fidel Castro's death. American Airlines Group Inc will cut almost 25 percent of i...More..

White House denies Trump's claim of election fraud
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

White House denies Trump's claim of election fraud

But Trump's victory in the rust belt state sent shockwaves through the political establishment as he becoming the first Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984 to win the traditionally-Democratic state. A GOP la...More..

Ibra, Martial see Man Utd through, Arsenal crash
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Ibra, Martial see Man Utd through, Arsenal crash

Diafra Sakho is out of West Ham's return to Old Trafford in the EFL Cup quarter-final. Southampton beat a largely second-string Arsenal team 2-0 in the other quarterfinal match to complete a lineup for the ...More..

Stein makes MI third state for presidential recount
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Stein makes MI third state for presidential recount

Stein is expected to submit her request for a MI recount Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin state law says that it will be up to the individual counties to decide how they will handle the recount. "Many of these ...More..

Trevor Noah Destroys Tomi Lahren In Explosive Debate & Fans Applaud Him
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Trevor Noah Destroys Tomi Lahren In Explosive Debate & Fans Applaud Him

Lahren hosts her own program on the right-wing outlet TheBlaze and sparked controversy in late August with a fiery rant in which she called NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick a "crybaby" for his ongoing pr...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Democratic opponents take aim at Cures bill in final hours

It has $1.8 billion for seeking a cure for cancer, a priority for Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died of the disease previous year. The House of Representatives has passed the 21st Century Cures ...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

MI recount now on hold

If the objection is adopted then the recount ends immediately. She said the recount would cost MI taxpayers 4 million dollars for the recount. Instead, her campaign is participating in the recount. Stein ...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

White House Android AR App '1600' Lands On The Play Store

The latest endeavor comes in the form of an app called 1600. Users can train their smartphone cameras over a dollar bill, and a 3D version of the White House pops up, complete with a brief history narrated by t...More..

NC Elections Board Grants GOP Request For Recount In Durham County
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

NC Elections Board Grants GOP Request For Recount In Durham County

Durham attorney Tom Stark testified that the mysteries surrounding the tabulation technology's shortcomings and uncertainty regarding the integrity of vote data involved in late election night submissions from ...More..

Breitbart Urges Kellogg's Boycott Over Pulled Ads
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Breitbart Urges Kellogg's Boycott Over Pulled Ads

A competing ad network, AppNexus, removed Breitbart because it said the site violated its policy against hate speech. The site, which says it receives 45 million monthly readers (comScore estimates it attra...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

Between 1980 and 2015, state statistics show HIV killed 465 people in York County, and there have been 1,234 cumulative cases reported in that same time period. Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Instit...More..

Aussie activists glue hands in refugee protest
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Aussie activists glue hands in refugee protest

In heated scenes, the group of about 30 demonstrators shouted the detention policy was "separating families" and "killing innocent people". Woman screams as she's removed from Parliament House in Canberra on ...More..

County clerks prepare for recount
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

County clerks prepare for recount

As of noon three cities have been counted - Baldwin, Cady & Cylon. Trump lost two votes compared to the initial count and Democrat Hillary Clinton lost one. Byrum said the recount will still cost Ingham County ...More..

by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Wildfires Reach Dollywood's 'Doorstep'; Kept at Bay by Firefighters

Representatives from Ober Gatlinburg said that their hotel was still standing, however, according to local news outlets. According to Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson, there are multiple active fires in Pi...More..

by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Suspects Sought In Bourbon Street Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 9

One victim was killed and nine were shot during a shootout between two suspects about 1:30 a.m. near Bourbon and Iberville streets. The victims, including Toliver, were eight men and two women ranging in age ...More..

Islamic State says Ohio State suspect was terror 'soldier'; officials doubt claim
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Islamic State says Ohio State suspect was terror 'soldier'; officials doubt claim

A campus police officer killed the attacker at the scene. Investigators are investigating whether the attack was an act of terror by Artan, who had once criticised the media for its portrayal of Muslims. It c...More..