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Top 6 Tips for students on A Level exam results day

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A total of 25 per cent of pupils at the school achieved A* and A grades and 53 per cent secured A* to B grades. Headteacher Neil Morris said 99 per cent of his students scored between A* and E and 48 per cent per cent got A* to B. Despite settling into a new country and new study environment, Monika breezed through her course work and exams, and after rounding off her A Level success story this morning, she can now look forward to starting her new life at Manchester University where she will ... Read More »

Trump praises North Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

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One large map appeared to show a straight line between northeastern North Korea and Guam, a United States territory in the western Pacific that is home to American military bases. "We hope to see them improve mutual trust, and move toward the goal of preserving peace and stability on the peninsula as well as realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula". Read More »

There will be no war on Korean peninsula: Moon Jae

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Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said there was "no military solution" to the nuclear threats posed by North Korea because of its massive arsenal pointed at the South's capital, Seoul . President Moon said he is also considering sending a special envoy to Pyongyang. Soon after coming to office he delayed the deployment of the US-developed THAAD anti-missile system. Read More »

Houston Museum of Natural Science reveals plans for total eclipse viewing

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They have 24 pairs of eclipse glasses and welding glasses that meet a shade-14 standard for people to share, said Rodolfo Barniol Duran, assistant professor of physics and one of the event's organizers. Excitement is building as we get close to the a solar eclipse on Monday August 21st. Their live stream of the 2017 solar eclipse will be on their main event page as well as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, Twitch TV, Ustream and NASA mobile apps. Read More »

Clear the Shelters on August 19

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You will need to bring an ID to adopt a pet. Here's NBC 5's LeecAnn Trotter. Around the country, more than 20,000 pets found their forever homes when more than 400 shelters participated in the one-day event. "It's one of the best feelings in the world really", Harris says. The reduced rate still includes the usual services for animals, including spay/neuter, microchipping, rabies vaccinations and other necessary treatment. Read More »

Fun ways to watch the solar eclipse in Tampa Bay

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While nearly everyone will be able to spot at least part of the event, select regions of the USA will get to watch the moon block out the sun completely in the area - AKA, the total eclipse, otherwise known as the totality. The eclipse is a chance to think about where the celestial bodies are positioned in the solar system and how "sometimes we get in each other's way", Ms. Read More »

Eastbourne students celebrate fantastic A-Level results

It was unpredictable this year, especially with the new A-levels. She thanked them for the outstanding contribution they have made to the school, and also for the example they have given younger pupils at St Patrick's, through their excellent academic performance, their work as Pupil Mentors to the younger pupils and the many other ways in which they have taken part in the life of the school. Read More »

Graham says Trump's comments on violence divide Americans

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The President blamed " both sides " for inciting violence and said there were "very fine people" protesting in the Virginia city amid the torch-bearing protesters. He's toxic", said Mr Trump. During his press conference , Trump specifically denounced the hate groups at the rally in Charlottesville, denying that he was suggesting moral equivalency. Read More »

PLA, US Military to Work Together

In 1994, after North Korea announced their intent to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and North Korea engaged in direct diplomacy, resulting in the Agreed Framework. "In light of the threat of North Korea, the four of us confirmed the importance of the unwavering USA commitment to extended deterrence", Onodera said. Read More »

North Korea will 'NEVER give up it's nukes - U.S. spy chief reveals

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Such a launch would not do any damage to USA citizens or military assets, but would demonstrate that the island is within range of the Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang claims is capable of delivering a nuclear payload. The possibility of escalation is made even more acute by the lack of any means of official communication across the Demilitarized Zone, though there has been no easing of the barrage of inflammatory comments in the USA and the North since new sanctions against North Korea were ... Read More »

Two armed men entrenched in Barcelona bar after van crash

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The American living in the Spanish city says police arrived and pushed everyone a full block down the street. El Periodico newspaper also said there between 20 to 25 injured, citing police sources. I'm seeing reports on social media of two men holding up a restaurant, but can not find much info on it. The perpetrators who drove the van into a crowd then went into a nearby Turkish restaurant, where they are holding hostages. Read More »

Lawmakers slam Trump's latest defense of Charlottesville response

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The idea was simple: Advance the false and ugly narrative that the President who received more than 60 million votes is in league with these troglodytes. Trump took some time before he explicitly condemned the Klu Klux Klan and neo-Nazis involved in the Charlottesville Virginia incident in which a protester was killed when run over along with others by a right-wing extremist. Read More »

Walmart beats on earnings as online sales surge

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Today's bear gap pares Wal-Mart stock's year-to-date gain to 12.5%, and the shares are now testing their 30-day moving average - which previously cushioned pullbacks in May and June, before briefly acting as resistance in mid-July. Global revenues have been declining since first-quarter fiscal 2016. The raised guidance includes an expectation that the impact of currency fluctuation will be less, given current exchange rates, the company said. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says no military action without Seoul's consent

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The top General said the USA response and measures would be taken in close cooperation with South Korea , adding that everybody wanted this situation resolved without a war. Mr Kim said the United States must "make a proper option first and show it through action, as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the peninsula". Read More »

Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea

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And there was even calming talk from this side of the Pacific. They offer underground shelters at a price between $45,000 and $8.35 million and reported a 90% surge in its sales in the past two weeks, Fox News said citing company owner Gary Lynch. Read More »

Governor's Agenda Unfullfilled As Texas Special Session Closes

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The House grudgingly voted to adopt the Senate's plan: infusing public schools with $350 million, mostly going to smaller school districts and to kids with disabilities such as dyslexia and autism. "We had a good conversation", Straus told a swarm of reporters as he left the room, "I enjoyed it". Abbott also signed a measure that requires a signature verification process for early ballots and punishes mail-in voter fraud with up to 10 years in prison, according to the Austin ... Read More »

Brexit without an Irish border?

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An alternative would be a new customs partnership in which Britain effectively adopts the EU's external customs border to allow for free EU-UK trade , but applies its own trade policy and tariff for imports and exports with third countries destined only for the UK market. Read More »

Van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona's city center

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According to a Catalan police spokesman, the area has now been sealed off from the public. The van driver is reported to have fled the scene following the crash. Spain suffered a major terror attack in 2004, when 192 people were killed in coordinated train bombings in Madrid. The Blaugrana subsequently condemned the deadly attack on Twitter , pledging solidarity with those affected. Read More »

Trump to pay key Obamacare subsidy in August

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The subsidies, known as cost-sharing reductions, amount to about $7 billion each year and are paid to insurance companies as part of the Affordable Care Act . The payments have become a central point of contention between the health law's proponents and the Trump administration , which has repeatedly signaled it may end the payments, which President Trump considers a "bailout" for insurance companies . Read More »

China, US to further improve military ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday that USA military action on the Korean Peninsula may not be taken without Seoul's consent, and the crisis should "absolutely" be solved peacefully. USA officials are debating whether he may want direct talks with Washington about a formal treaty to replace the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. Read More »

What administrators would do if white nationalists wanted to speak at Mizzou

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The University of Florida has rejected a request to rent space by a group helmed by white supremacist Richard Spencer , citing safety concerns after the deadly Charlottesville, Va., attack, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The university was also ordered to pay almost $30,000 in legal fees. A neo-Nazi website that helped promote the gathering said there will be more events soon. Read More »