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WV students improve in math, reading
- April 12, 2018

Alaska and Vermont, for example, saw a drop in some of their average scores, while Florida improved in every category but one. The district ranked No. There was a major drop in average math scores among black eighth graders in 2015. But past year, that number bounced back and then some; the average reached the 270 mark - an all-time high. (more...)
Protesters suspend quota reform demonstration Protesters suspend quota reform demonstration
- April 12, 2018

Protesters demonstrating for a fundamental reform in the quota system for civil service have called off their agitation after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said there would be no more quota . The students in the southeastern port city of Chittagong blocked a railway track while they also caused disruptions in the major cities of Khulna, Barisal, Kushtia, Comilla and Mymensingh demanding the share of top government positions set aside for minority groups and the disabled be reduced significantly. (more...)
Kuwait Airways halts all flights to Beirut over Kuwait Airways halts all flights to Beirut over "serious security warnings"
- April 12, 2018

The decision was based on information sent from authorities in Cyprus and meant to protect passengers, it said. On Wednesday, European aviation authorities issued a warning to airlines operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, which includes pilots flying from the United Kingdom to Cyprus, of possible military action. (more...)
US Senate leader says doesn't see need for bill to… US Senate leader says doesn't see need for bill to…
- April 12, 2018

After FBI agents raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer Monday, the president's fury at Mueller was barely contained and he openly mused about firing the special counsel. A Democratic supporter, Delaware's Chris Coons , echoed the sentiment. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., and Cory Booker , D-N.J. But there were no immediate indications that congressional Republican leaders were gearing up to take legislative action to protect Mueller. (more...)
Winter storm will bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions Winter storm will bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions
- April 12, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Mason, Lake, Osceola and Clare Counties from late Friday night through at least Sunday AM. This will be the target zone for most intense impacts from heavy snow and wind this weekend. WHEN.Saturday through late Saturday night. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect late tonight through Saturday morning. (more...)
Uhuru to meet Raila again Uhuru to meet Raila again
- April 12, 2018

The Fifth Devolution Conference will be hosted at Kakamega High School between April 23 and 27 and is expected to be used to assess the successes of devolution from the time it came into implementation. Raila wished the former president good health. Mr. Odinga was accompanied by among others MPs George Khaniri and Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir. Through his Twitter account, Raila disclosed that the meeting was based on the satbility of the country. (more...)
United Nations calls urgent Syria meeting after Trump threat United Nations calls urgent Syria meeting after Trump threat
- April 12, 2018

Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that airstrikes are imminent in Syria, declaring missiles "will be coming". 'Obviously the situation is very serious, obviously there has to be, now, a demand for a political process to end the war in Syria. (more...)
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke
- April 12, 2018

The ensuing power vacuum led to the emergence of several rival seats of government, including pro-Haftar forces based in the eastern city of Tobruk and UN-backed unity government based in Tripoli, along with a plethora of heavily-armed militia groups. (more...)
New Secret Payment Reveals Further Efforts by 'National Enquirer' to Protect Trump New Secret Payment Reveals Further Efforts by 'National Enquirer' to Protect Trump
- April 12, 2018

The New Yorker couldn't independently determine whether the rumor about Trump's secret child was true, though they did obtain portions of the contract Sajudin signed when he entered into his contract with AMI. I spoke with the father of the family, who said that Sajudin's claim was "completely false and ridiculous" and added that the Enquirer had put the family in a hard situation. (more...)
Pakistan has made it to 'World's Most Admired People 2018' Pakistan has made it to 'World's Most Admired People 2018'
- April 12, 2018

The study that has been conducted each year since 2015 separately for men and women was this time expanded to cover the views of people in 35 countries with more than 37,000 people being interviewed to obtain the results. Emma Watson and Gal Gadot and singers Taylor Swift and Madonna, were also in top 20. Politics takes a lower rank in this list with Russian President Vladimir Putin in sixth place and American President Donald Trump at No. (more...)
OPCW fails to identify origin of nerve agent in Skripal case OPCW fails to identify origin of nerve agent in Skripal case
- April 12, 2018

The worldwide chemical watchdog is preparing to release its report on the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in southwestern England as Russian Federation continues to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. It comes as Ms Skripal revealed she has rejected assistance from the Russian embassy, adding: "I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves". (more...)
Baby born four years after parents death in China Baby born four years after parents death in China
- April 12, 2018

The baby named Tiantian was born in China in December to a Laotian surrogate, The Beijing News reported this week. Although the baby boy was born in December, news of the birth is only being reported in Chinese media this week, following a complicated and unprecedented legal case that has lasted for the best part of the last four years. (more...)
NHL in Brief: Crosby has hat trick, Penguins rout Flyers 7-0 NHL in Brief: Crosby has hat trick, Penguins rout Flyers 7-0
- April 12, 2018

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott sits on the bench during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, April 11, 2018. And no, they weren't all made by the young folks. David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen are among the youngsters that the Leafs will have to contend with. (more...)
Israeli airstrikes target Gaza following breach of border, planting of explosives Israeli airstrikes target Gaza following breach of border, planting of explosives
- April 12, 2018

Despite condemnation from several global human rights groups , Israel has continued to use live fire against Palestinians protesting along the Gaza Strip border as part of activities of the "Great March for Return" taking place for six weeks. (more...)
Fears grow for Tengelmann retail heir missing in Alps
- April 12, 2018

The company's brands include Kik apparel discounters and OBI do-it-yourself hardware stores. Search teams haven't given up hope of finding the German businessman as a storm pounded the Italian side of the alps. Karl-Erivan Haub was training for a ski mountaineering race like the one seen on the right. "Of course our family is prepared for such a situation", Christian Haub said if the worst case scenario occurred and that "the business will continue to run smoothly and orderly". (more...)
Romania's annual inflation quickens to 5% in March Romania's annual inflation quickens to 5% in March
- April 12, 2018

In February, the annual inflation rate went up to 4.72% , from 4.32% the month before. Food prices rose 4.01% year-on-year in March, while non-food prices were up 6.57%, INS said in a statement. The statistics agency said the new figure was about 0.99 per cent points less than the 14.33 per cent rate recorded in February 2018. Nigeria now caps gasoline retail prices at 145 naira per liter. (more...)
Reconoce Peña Nieto Reconoce Peña Nieto "voz unida" en favor de la dignidad
- April 12, 2018

En los últimos días, Donald Trump ha elevado el tono de sus críticas contra México , y este miércoles firmó una orden para desplegar a la Guardia Nacional en la frontera . "A lo mejor faltaría más fuerza". El tuit del mandatario parece haber hecho referencia a las recientes acciones que ha emprendido en la frontera con México , como el polémico despliegue de la Guardia Nacional para apoyar las labores de la Patrulla Fronteriza y reemplazar tramos de valla fronteriza , que ha ... (more...)
Minaret at Taj Mahal's entrance collapses during storm Minaret at Taj Mahal's entrance collapses during storm
- April 12, 2018

A 12-foot minaret which forms part of the main gate to the Taj Mahal was blown away by winds and fell crashing down, while one of the small white domes of the monument was damaged as well. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the counsel of the board to show it documents to substantiate that Shah Jahan, who had built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, had executed a "waqfnama" in favour of the board. (more...)
Judge says Tampa man can grow medical pot, but state will appeal Judge says Tampa man can grow medical pot, but state will appeal
- April 12, 2018

An employee at a medical marijuana dispensary that was robbed at gunpoint is now facing charges of drug trafficking as a result of the robbery investigation. "We are thrilled to serve the patients of Pennsylvania with Scranton leading the way, and are privileged to bring this attractive facility to the patients of Northeastern Pennsylvania", Columbia Care Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Vita said in a statement Tuesday. (more...)
Artisan Partners Asset (APAM) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds
- April 12, 2018

Channing Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Artisan Partners Asset Managem (APAM) by 16.24% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Artisan Partners Asset (NYSE:APAM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Needham. (more...)

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