• Govt MPs agree to schools funding deal

    Govt MPs agree to schools funding deal

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    Parents can calculate how much their children's school will get from Gonski 2.0 funding using an online estimator released on Tuesday. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham unveiled the plan on May 2, but without consulting Catholic school authorities or providing details of the plan, that would rollout from 2018.
  • North Korea: Ballistic missile explodes seconds after lift off

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    North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile, according to the South Korean and U.S. military, defying pressure from the USA and the North's main ally, China. South Korea's Foreign Ministry went even further saying Pyongyang was "playing with fire" and warned of tougher sanctions. But both China and Russian Federation rebuked Washington's threat of military force at a meeting of the U.N.
  • Kent woman arrested as police shoot Willesden woman in terror raid

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    The woman was being held under police guard in a "serious but stable" condition following an operation in Willesden, north London . Security has been increased around Parliament after an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge on March 22, killing four people, before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.
  • Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

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    Hamas, which was founded in 1987, is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood - the banned Egyptian Islamist movement. "Under its new leadership, the movement must continue and intensify its efforts to strengthen internal Palestinian relations ...
  • Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

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    One diplomat who attended the summit said Vietnam insisted on the reference to "land reclamation and militarisation". There will be other ASEAN meeting with other nations, including the East Asia Summit in November among 18 nations - the ten ASEAN nations plus the United States, Russia, China, India, Japan , Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea .
  • White House relaxes Obama-era healthy school lunch rules

    White House relaxes Obama-era healthy school lunch rules

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    In his first major act in Trump's Cabinet, Perdue, a former Georgia governor, announced the nutrition rollback at an elementary school in the Washington , D.C., suburb of Leesburg, Va. Health advocates who have supported the rules are concerned about the freeze in sodium levels, in particular. The policy includes a set of nutrition standards for providing healthier food and beverages at school.
  • White House: Government Shutdown Possible If Democrats Keep Hurting Trump's Feelings

    White House: Government Shutdown Possible If Democrats Keep Hurting Trump's Feelings

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    The president touted the increased military spending and said the GOP notched an additional victory by breaking the so-called parity rule giving Democrats $1 in non-defense spending for every Republican dollar of defense spending. Patty Murray, D-Wash. Greg Valliere, chief global strategist and long time Washington analyst at Horizon Analyst, said the frustration is a common theme among commanders in chief - but is exacerbated by Trump's particular temperament.
  • Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty

    Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty

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    Judge Garsh rejected the argument because no one will ever know for sure why Hernandez killed himself. "To allow an archaic rule to reverse the jury's verdict flies in the face of common sense and basic fairness", Quinn said . He was serving life after being convicted of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition in 2015. "In our book, he's guilty and he's going to always be guilty", Ward said.