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Greens seek time to consider school plan

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While the veteran politician admits he would "probably support the package" in the senate vote this week, he believed there were other answers to problem. Some of the Greens' concerns have been met and the party is expected to decide on its position over the next few days. These include extra funding, a fast-tracked spending timeline and a new independent schools resourcing body as recommended by the Gonski review. Read More »

United Kingdom is ready to talk Brexit negotiations with EU

The one-day meeting between European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK Brexit secretary David Davis will take place "as part of the sequenced approach to the talks" which the European Union has said aim to progress withdrawal arrangements before any talks on trade can begin. Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike deal

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Meanwhile, talks are continuing between the DUP and Conservatives, to secure the support of the DUP's 10 MPs in steering government business, including crucial measures on Brexit , through the Commons . Former British Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned May's plan to govern with the support of the DUP could pitch the province back into turmoil by persuading "hard men" on both sides of the divide to return to violence. Read More »

Interfaith solidarity in United Kingdom essential in wake of terror attacks

Police said another man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or of something else. London is once again waking up to another terror attack. Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Read More »

Leaping into water tanks to escape Portugal's deadly fires

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Shocked and horrified at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit Portugal , United Nations Secretary-General Guterres today expressed his deep sadness and condolences to the Portuguese Government and people. The death of 62 people in Portuguese wildfires has brought growing criticism of authorities for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. Portugal's leading environmental lobby group, Quercus, blamed the blazes on "forest management errors and bad political decisions" ... Read More »

EU negotiator says sides agree Brexit must be orderly

The report by the CIPD and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Facing the future: tackling post-Brexit labour and skills shortages, found that more than a third (35 per cent) of employers in low-paying industries have hired European Union staff after being unable to find UK-born workers to fill low or semi-skilled jobs. Read More »

Early Voting Soars 150 Percent — Georgia Special Election

Ossoff says any tax changes should be "fiscally responsible". Total spending in the Georgia race for all candidates has topped $56 million, including tens of millions by outside groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog in Washington , D.C., easily topping the previous record of $29.5 million set in a 2012 Florida race. Read More »

Terror mosque attack suspect originally from Weston-super-Mare

Monday's attack is the latest in a series of recent terrorist attacks in United Kingdom. All the victims were Muslim, he said. Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them". Read More »

Prosecution, defense rest in trial over Baby Doe's death

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A MA man accused of killing " Baby Doe ", dumping her body into Boston Harbor, and sparking a month-long police investigation to identify her, said he would not testify in his trial Monday. On Friday, defense witness Nicole Marquis said she was a friend of Rachelle Bond, and had spent time with her daughter Bella. The conversation and the photos prompted her to call police. Read More »

Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

The women were found dead in a bedroom of their North Royalton home Sunday evening, police said. Sheriff Maier said the police think that the three women killed in North Royalton , Ohio , were murdered before the Johns were killed in Lake Township. Read More »

Michelle Carter Trial: What Happens Now? 25:30 Download

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Moniz's verdict surprised some legal experts, who expected an acquittal, and drew criticism from free speech advocates, who argued it violates the First Amendment. It was Carter's insistence that he get back in the truck. There is no MA law against encouraging someone to kill himself. "I think she needs to be held responsible for her actions because she knew exactly what she was doing and what she said". Read More »

Bihar: Two girls stripped as father fails to pay school fees

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A probe has been initiated in connection to the heinous incident. "The school had some two months back distributed uniform among its students for which it had charged Rs 750. The school's Principal and a woman teacher have been arrested, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Rajesh Kumar said. As soon as he reached the school, she asked him to pay the fee for uniform then and there. Read More »

UK Royals Honour London Fire Victims as Anger Mounts

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family". "But we need to make sure that that actually happens". He said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of other tower blocks in Britain to assess safety. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event. Read More »

London Muslims targeted after prayers in 'horrific terrorist attack'

Those who were struck were reportedly outside of the Muslim Welfare House located on Seven Sisters Road. New York Post reports that authorities are treating the attack as terrorism , although they are "keeping an open mind". The driver of the van has been taken into custody, BBC reported Monday . "He was saying, 'I'm going to kill all Muslims, I'm going to kill all Muslims.' He was throwing punches all over". Read More »

U.S. shoots down first Syrian jet fighter

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The U.S. said it had downed the Syrian jet on Monday after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting operations against the Islamic State group, saying that was something it would not tolerate. As stated in the Syrian defense Ministry, that the coalition aircraft shot down, confirmed that "they coordinate with the IG". The "flagrant attack was an attempt to undermine the efforts of the army as the only effective force capable with its allies... Read More »

Dozens of Bali Restaurants Allegedly Serving Dog Meat

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But according to a new report, visitors to the island are being duped and unknowingly eating dog meat that they think is chicken. 'In addition, mobile dog meat vendors are deliberately targeting tourists on beaches and are prepared to lie about the origin of the meat to get a sale'. Read More »

Dems score more wins, but trophy goes to Scalise

Scalise, of Louisiana, underwent surgery Wednesday night to fix a broken hip and another procedure to stem heavy bleeding. In addition to Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were shot on Wednesday morning when a man opened fire as the Republican lawmakers practiced for the game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va. Read More »

Egypt denounces London mosque attack, warns of Islamophobia

Witness Abdul Rahman , who told the BBC he struck the driver and helped subdue him, also claimed the man had said he wanted to "kill all Muslims". GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): I was going to first ask you about the maybe attack in London , where again we had a van drive through folks it appears, in front of a mosque. Read More »

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

Sekulow repeatedly and forcefully denied that Sunday, saying on CBS's "Face the Nation" program that "the president has not been and is not under investigation ", and insisting that the administration had received no information from the special counsel's office to think otherwise. Read More »

Formal talks on Britain's exit from EU to begin in Brussels

He said that the Conservatives " policies were "proposals that we will now have to look at again in the light of the general election result'. "A deal like no other in history". The EU expects Britain to honor spending commitments it made as a member by settling a final bill. "Our Government should seize the initiative and tell the European Union how Britain is going to leave, not ask it how it might be done". Read More »

Death toll up to 5 in extremist attack in Mali

They were backed up by United Nations soldiers and troops from a French counter-terrorism force. Malian soldiers later succeeded in entering the resort area, according to Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special forces in the former French colony. Read More »