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Worldwide Singapore students ace collaboration: Pisa study
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New PISA 2015 data show Singapore topped the worldwide rankings with a mean score of 561 points - the OECD average is 500 points. The differences were greatest in Australia, Finland, Latvia, New Zealand and Sweden, where girls score over 40 points higher than boys (on average).

Worldwide Boris Johnson urged to set red line over Irish border
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Eastwood. Mrs May has said Britain will leave the single market and customs union after a two-year transition period, but this has raised serious questions about the future of the Peace Process. "We certainly, I think everybody on both sides of this House, understand the social, political and spiritual ramifications of allowing any such thing to happen".

Worldwide Border agent injured in Texas dies
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In a statement Monday, FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper says both agents had traumatic head injuries after being found in a culvert near Van Horn, Texas. Trump offered his condolences to Martinez's family and said the wall he has promised to build along the border between the USA and Mexico remains on the agenda.

Worldwide Federal court blocks Trump's military trans ban
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 70th National Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 21, 2017. In July, President Trump surprised military leaders and members of Congress when he announced the proposal in a series of tweets . In October, however, a federal court partially blocked that directive , urging all branches of the military to ignore Trump's executive memorandum regarding transgender people and ...

Worldwide Trump, Putin discuss Syria in lengthy phone call
Author: 0 Trump, Putin discuss Syria in lengthy phone call

In addition, the two leaders discussed how to achieve peace in Ukraine and the need to keep pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear program, it said. Putin hosted Assad at a Black Sea resort ahead of a summit later this week with Russia , Turkey and Iran. Putin has also scheduled talks with the leaders of Turkey and Iran to discuss the way forward in Syria.

Worldwide 'Vote Leave' campaign under investigation by Electoral commission
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It is also investigating Vote Leave directly over claims that it breached the maximum spending limit during the referendum period. The Electoral Commission says there are "reasonable grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed" in the run-up to the 2016 referendum, The Independent reports.

Worldwide Dugdale avoids suspension for going on I'm a Celebrity
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The new leader, Richard Leonard said he was disappointed in her actions, but was "persuaded" to punish his predecessor, the BBC reported. Kezia Dugdale , a member of the Scottish parliament and former Scottish Labour Party leader, will not be suspended over her decision to take part in the reality TV show "I'm a celebrity ...

Worldwide Michael Porter Jr. to Undergo Spinal Surgery, Miss Remainder of Season
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Those mean a lot to me. Porter?will have a microdiscectomy of his L3-L4 spinal disks with a projected recovery time of three to four months, and he is expected to make a complete recovery, according to Missouri. Until Tuesday, Porter's injury had only been described as a "tweaked hip" and "leg injury". After just two minutes of playing time, Michael Porter Jr .'s season is apparently over.

Worldwide Trio of Elephants Get Up-Close Look at Georgia Highway Fire
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Firefighters battling a truck fire in Georgia early Monday probably couldn't ignore the elephant in the room - three elephants, that is, standing by the side of the highway. The owners of the tractor-trailer were able to get another tractor to their location so they could continue their trip to Sarasota, Fl. When they noticed the flames, they pulled to the side of the road and evacuated the anaimals, Morgan added.

Worldwide Trump Urges Vote for Roy Moore, Cites Candidate's Denial of Allegations
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Asked about the allegations against Moore, the president replied, "Moore denies it". "I mean, if you look at what is really going on and you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both Republicans, have both called on Moore to leave the race in light of the accusations.

Worldwide State Dept. officials accuse Tillerson of violating law
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CNN has not independently obtained the memo , but a senior State Department official familiar with the document confirmed its authenticity. The decision to leave the countries off the list was reportedly at odds with unanimous recommendations from officials including the heads of the State Department's regional bureaus overseeing embassies in the Middle East and Asia, the USA envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the department's human rights office and in-house lawyers.

Worldwide Brown's Christmas Tree Farm in York County prepares for the holiday season
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There are a few reasons for the decline in tree prices as Christmas nears. "They couldn't get rid of their trees. We believe that GWD Forestry is in an excellent position this year to supply the southern states from our well-stocked farms, and the company is vigorously investing time and effort into expanding sales in the Miami area for 2017".

Worldwide SC Can't Execute Inmate Because It Lacks Lethal Injection Drugs
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State Supreme Court justices set a December 1 execution date for Bobby Wayne Stone, a 52-year-old man on death row for killing a Sumter County sheriff's deputy. The state's current injection protocol requires three drugs: pentobarbital, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride. "So here we are at a dead stop, and we can't do anything about it unless or until our Legislature enacts the shield law that Director Stirling asked for years ago", he said.

Worldwide Developing: Mugabe to resign tonight?
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On Saturday, men, women and children ran alongside the armored cars and troops who stepped in to target what the army called "criminals" in Mugabe's inner circle. Had Mnangagwa had not been fired as Vice President, he would have served as interim leader. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe met Zimbabwe Defense Forces Chief Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys here on Thursday.

Worldwide State patrol warns holiday travelers to observe traffic laws
Author: 0 State patrol warns holiday travelers to observe traffic laws

We want you to be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday with family and friends. If you plan on traveling for the holidays this week you may notice the influx of State Police patrolling the highways as they seek impaired drivers, speeders and safety equipment violations.

Worldwide Foot Croc Spotted Sunbathing on Florida Beach
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Marine Patrol reported seeing the croc earlier around the Dania Beach Pier area. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the scene as Beach Safety officials kept beachgoers and onlookers away from the animal.

Worldwide Paris narrowly beats Dublin in bid to host European Union banking agency
Author: 0 Paris narrowly beats Dublin in bid to host European Union banking agency

It has been located in London since its creation in 2011, but will now relocate across the channel before March 2019, when Britain is set to quit the bloc. Just two more votes would have stopped the contest there. There were eight bidders for the banking regulator. Among other tasks, the EBA assesses risks and vulnerabilities in the European Union banking sector through regular risk assessment reports and EU-wide stress tests.

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