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We were anxious over Buhari's health - Akufo-Addo

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Dr Opoku-Prempeh said the Education Ministry was proud to be part of the implementation of the historic policy and expressed the hope that for many generations to come, the Free SHS Policy would be itched in the letters of gold as one of the greatest legacies of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Government. Read More »

DeVos to ditch Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault

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George asked Devos. Their reasons why they're excited, differ a lot. I think that's really good. So far, she has visited schools in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel says LPS is taking student safety seriously, but doesn't think violence will be an issue in Lincoln. Read More »

VHHS students named National Merit semifinalists

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Nine area students are in the running to become National Merit Finalists, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced today. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released its annual list of semifinalists Wednesday, a list that includes 12 Vestavia Hills High School students. Read More »

Iowa schools land on best-colleges lists

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In addition to the acknowledgment from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes magazine ranked North Central No. 96 in the Midwest and No. 290 among private colleges in its 2017 list of America's Top Colleges. In addition, Marist came in at No. 2 on the 2018 list of the "Best Colleges for Veterans" in the North. U.S. News & World Report bases the Best Colleges rankings on assessment by peer institutions, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources ... Read More »

Prabhas treats Shraddha Kapoor to Hyderabadi cuisine

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Going by reports, it looks like Prabhas and Shraddha are having a blast on the sets. "According to a leading daily, the two leads have made a decision to help each other with Hindi and Telugu respectively". The futuristic film which promises some jaw-dropping action sequences will also star Jackie Shroff , Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi and Chunky Panday. Read More »

Govt set to grant citizenship to Chakmas, Hajong refugees

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Other senior officials and Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu will be attending the discussion. The decision was largely prompted by an order from the country's apex court in 2015 which gave a deadline to the government to confer citizenship upon these refugees within three months. Read More »

Mourinho: I Didn't Play Herrera Against Basel For Tactical Reasons

We could have put ourselves in trouble", he said . "When we do that, let's enjoying playing against the big guys". "I don't like it, flicks and tricks". He told reporters: "I think the Champions League for these teams [big European sides] that you are speaking, and for Real Madrid, Barcelona , Bayern, I think for these teams the Champions League starts in February". Read More »

Parents Who 'Pranked' Their Kids On YouTube Sentenced For Child Neglect

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The couple initially claimed that the prank videos, which they uploaded to the DaddyOFive YouTube channel were faked; however in August court documents showing that charges of neglect were filed against the pair emerged. The two children are now staying with Ms. Hall. In another video, Cody got a bloody nose after Michael Martin shoved him into a bookcase. The couple's children are now in foster care. Read More »

Victims of Hurricane Irma in the British Overseas Territories

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Strict worldwide rules set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris determine what money actually qualifies as "aid". "We are not sitting here working out what's Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible and what's not. Our response was based on need alone". I have started an online petition to help the victims of Hurricane Irma in the British Overseas Territories. Read More »

Venezuela government delegates arrive for possible talks

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It's high time to change the situation, and the new talks may help in it. "On September 20, there will be a meeting in Vienna of (oil) ministers, the conditions are favorable for the consolidation of this agreement regarding production and regulation of the market", Maduro said in a televised speech. Read More »

Showers off and on all Thursday

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Temperatures will be slightly warmer. It will feel slightly more humid as dew points climb into the low to mid 60s through the weekend . The result will be a few clouds to start the weekend , and perhaps a breeze coming off the ocean at the beaches. Read More »

World's oldest panda, beloved Basi, dies

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At 37, she reached the equivalent of more than a hundred in human years. According to them, the panda's corpse will be placed in a special museum "built in honor of this panda as a symbol of harmony between nature and human beings". "Basi has left, but her handsome image and Basi spirit will forever be in our hearts", the panda centre's director Chen Yucun said in a eulogy sent to AFP, describing her as "legendary". Read More »

Sarah Sanders calls ESPN host Jemele Hill's anti-Trump tweets 'fireable offense'

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On Wednesday, when Washington Post reporter David Nakamura questioned Sanders about the Twitter rant, the press secretary said the president was not aware of the comments made on him. "Well, it's a threat to me". Hill, a rising star at ESPN, has been vociferously critical of President Trump all year long, but her tweetstorm on Monday went further than ever. Read More »

Pak. SC accepts Sharif kin's plea against ouster

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Headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan, a bench was hearing the petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek and two individuals against Sharif's political activities after his disqualification in the Panamagate case. Read More »

Zapad war games unnerve the West

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The annual Rapid Trident military maneuvers commenced on Monday, involving an "unprecedented" number of 2,500 troops from 15 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members and are due to continue until September 23, the Ukrainian military announced in a statement. Read More »

Lights still out for 6.1 million U.S. customers after Irma: utilities

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At Irma's peak on September 11, there were more than 7.8 million customer outages. FPL said a workforce of almost 19,500 has been working around the clock to restore electricity to all customers. Irma is expected to sap demand for fuel for a time, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note on Monday, but they cautioned that supply could remain strained because of refining capacity offline after Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas two weeks ago. Read More »

Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum on Independence From Iraq 'Illegal' - Arab League

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Turkey's foreign ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said: "We find the (Iraqi Kurdish) leadership's insistent stance regarding the referendum and its increasingly emotional statements worrying". The Iraqi parliament has also voted to reject the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region slated for September 25, a parliament source said. Read More »

At least 19 drown when boat capsizes in northern India

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Rescue operations are now underway with a team of NDRF on the spot. The police is on the spot. According to Times Now , police have recovered six bodies. At least 18 people drowned in Yamuna river as their boat capsized while reaching Haryana from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Thursday morning, Hindustan Times reports. Read More »

Al-Qaeda Promises Jihad Against Myanmar Over Rohingya Crackdown

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Tom Lambert is from research group Andaman Research and Advisory. Despite facing decades of oppression, the predominantly Muslim Rohingya had largely refrained from violence. Myanmar's de facto leader has cancelled plan to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly as her government faces growing global pressure over its crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority. Read More »

Merkel suggests Germany should join N. Korea talks

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In this undated image distributed on Sunday, September 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of high-level talks aimed at increasing pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, her spokesman said on Monday. Read More »

What on earth is this terrifying eyeless sea creature?

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Preeti Desai, the National Audubon Society's social media manager, spoke about finding the dead beast. "This is the kind of thing that's flawless for Twitter - there are so many scientists and researchers on the platform and they're very willing to jump in and figure out things like this", she said. Read More »

Flynn's son is a subject in Russian Federation probe

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The companies in turned provided House Democrats with statements confirming Flynn's 2015 Middle East venture, the goal of which was to secure a deal worth $100 billion with Saudi Arabia and Russia's nuclear power agency. They asked Flynn's lawyer and executives of companies involved in the project to provide "all communications" they had with Flynn or other administration officials during the 2016 campaign, the post-election transition or Flynn's tenure as national security adviser. Read More »

Palm Beach, Broward Counties added to FEMA Individual Assistance

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Although all 67 counties in the state were designated for public assistance, only sixteen primarily coastal counties' residents are now eligible for individual and household assistance. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to fix or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property. Read More »

Deaths in Florida Keys takes Irma's death toll to 61

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The initial estimate of properties on the island of Barbuda that were damaged or destroyed. But the full extent of the death and destruction there remained a question mark because communications and access were cut off in places. She added that Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was visiting affected areas Tuesday. "As bad as it felt on the east coast of Florida, things were significantly worse in the Florida Keys ", Rhome said, as well as in the lower part of ... Read More »

Kenny Chesney's St. John residence destroyed by Irma: 'It's just simply gone'

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Chesney said despite their storm losses, the islanders still have heart: "They can not take away our heart and our spirit and how resilient everybody is, and that's one of the things that really drew me to the Island in the first place". The Category 5 hurricane has reached 180 miles per hour winds, and it hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday night after hitting a string of small northern Caribbean islands. Read More »

Corea del Nord: l'Onu approva all'unanimità le nuove sanzioni

Le Nazioni Unite hanno approvato un vero e proprio bando alle esportazioni di prodotti tessili da Pyongyang mettendo con le spalle al muro una delle principali fonti di finanziamento del Paese . La Cina , che ha votato a favore delle nuove misure, ne ha affermato, tramite il portavoce del Ministero degli Esteri Geng Shuang , la " necessità ", soprattutto dopo l' ultimo test, ma ha anche auspicato la piena attuazione delle nuove sanzioni , ribadendo la ferma opposizione al sistema ... Read More »