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Head girl Elizabeth Williams achieved an incredible two 8's, in maths and English literature, a 7 for English Language 2 A*'s, 4 A's and 2 B's, whilst also carrying out her other duties across the school. "In both subjects PACA's result is over 10 per cent above the national average". Lauren Wayman, 16, was happy with her results and wants to study medicine: "I was really, really nervous, it's quite a relief to have them open now".
  • Ohio Judge Shot Outside Courthouse in Apparent Ambush-Style Attack

    Ohio Judge Shot Outside Courthouse in Apparent Ambush-Style Attack

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    In a brief update on Facebook , Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the courthouse would remain closed until further notice. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. That said it is understood the judge was armed, with the lawman's weapon found on the ground next to him. The person who was arrested had been riding in the same auto as the shooter, according to WTOV.
  • Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses

    Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses

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    Trump then donned the protective eyewear. It has been a hard few weeks for President Trump. He was pictured on the balcony of The White House with Melania and Baron. 21, 2017. This, from the White House pool report of the moment filed by the Guardian's Ben Jacobs give you an outstanding insight into the moment: "At approximately 2:39, the President initially gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky".
  • Swedish Journalist Kim Wall Died in 'Accident,' Submarine Inventor Now Claims

    Swedish Journalist Kim Wall Died in 'Accident,' Submarine Inventor Now Claims

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    In court Monday, Madsen said he buried Wall's body at sea at an undisclosed location in Koge Bay, near Copenhagen. Danish police said the search for her body by helicopters, ships and divers over the weekend would continue on Monday. Police said they believe Madsen sunk the submarine on objective. "I don't check the background when a journalist calls and asks, 'Can I interview you, '" Madsen said nonchalantly as he entered a police auto.
  • Turku knife attack: Court names Finland terror suspect as Abderrahman Mechkah

    Turku knife attack: Court names Finland terror suspect as Abderrahman Mechkah

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    Abderrahman Mechkah , an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker, is being linked to the brutal attack which also wounded eight other women, the court was quoted as saying by local media. According to a Finnish police spokesperson cited in Corriere della Sera , the attacker targeted women: two female victims were killed and six women and two men were injured.
  • Hurricane forecasters watching 3 spots in Atlantic, Harvey likely to restrengthen

    Hurricane forecasters watching 3 spots in Atlantic, Harvey likely to restrengthen

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    This system will then interact with a frontal boundary sliding down from the north on Wednesday and Thursday to spark off scattered showers and storms each afternoon/evening. Now referred to as Invest 09L, the trough of low pressure is producing thunderstorms and showers in the Caribbean and forecasters are watching closely to see how it interacts with the Yucatan Peninsula as it crosses land.
  • Man Arrested in Deaths of 3 Young Maryland Girls

    Man Arrested in Deaths of 3 Young Maryland Girls

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    The cousins were from Newark, New Jersey. THREE girls under 10 have been found brutally murdered inside a U.S. home in what police say is one of the most horrific crime scenes they have ever worked on. Williams has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder, Mail Online reports . All three bodies were reportedly found by Kelley who subsequently called local law enforcement.
  • Lexi Thompson drives green on par-4 No. 1 during Solheim Cup

    Lexi Thompson drives green on par-4 No. 1 during Solheim Cup

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    U.S. captain Juli Inkster said "This is the history we really don't want". "We were pretty motivated last night, sitting out in the afternoon yesterday", said Creamer. The Americans had just one birdie in the match, which ended on the 17th hole. What a bruising experience this has been, particularly for Sorenstam, who was not accustomed to being a distant second during her playing days.
  • Verizon proposes FirstNet alternative

    Verizon proposes FirstNet alternative

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    Verizon says it will build and operate the core network "separately from our commercial core and provide first responders with access to the company's 24 million square mile 4G LTE network", give priority access and preemption to first responders, provide push-to-talk-plus, make available devices that support Band 14 and "enable full interoperability with any Band 14 radio access networks (RANs) deployed by FirstNet".
  • The US Gives Cyber Command the Status It Deserves

    The US Gives Cyber Command the Status It Deserves

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    Cybercom will hold its first-ever industry day October 27 in line with its newly-obtained acquisition authority and expanded budget. In the statement the president says he intends to elevate U.S. Cyber Command's mission is to shut down and, when ordered, counter cyber attacks. Trump said he's directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to decide whether to split the unit, known as Cybercom, from the NSA.
  • White House elevates status of US Cyber Command

    White House elevates status of US Cyber Command

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    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday (18 August) that Cyber Command, the Department of Defense's centralised hub for offensive cyberattacks and protecting its networks against such threats, will be elevated to the level of a unified combatant command .
  • Trump Undecided On Committing More US Troops To Afghanistan

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    The White House said in a Friday statement that Trump "was briefed extensively by his national security team on a new strategy to protect America's interests in South Asia". US officials say the Afghan Taliban are supported by elements of Pakistan's military and top intelligence agency, a charge Islamabad denies. The administration is weighing plans to send an additional 3,800 troops to Afghanistan amid concerns among military leaders that the global coalition and Afghan government ...
  • Buhari returns home from medical vacation in London

    Buhari returns home from medical vacation in London

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    As President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party has promised that the Federal Government is poised to fulfill all its electoral promises. The road to from the airport was lined with his supporters, some of them singing to welcome him back. "We would like to use this medium to thank all Nigerians who participated in our #ResumeOrResign sit outs at home & overseas in any way", they said.
  • Derailment in Northern India Kills at Least 23

    Derailment in Northern India Kills at Least 23

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    Accident relief train has been sent to the spot. The accident took place near Khatauli in the state of Uttar Pradesh , about 100km northeast of the national capital, New Delhi . Railway officials conveniently said that all facts would be briefed by the railway ministry as "Delhi is closer to the accident site than Lucknow ".
  • Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals following mudslides

    Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals following mudslides

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    Citizens and experts alike have questioned why Koroma's government has not done more to tackle illegal construction in the overcrowded capital of Freetown . "I have never seen anything like it", said Abdul Nasir, program coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament's powers — BBCI

    Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament's powers — BBCI

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    But in a move likely to spark further global condemnations, the motion Friday formalized the arrangement. The assembly has established a truth commission to investigate opposition candidates to ensure any involved in violent protests would be barred from running for governorships, Rodriguez said .
  • Missouri Senate considers expulsion over Trump assassination comment

    Missouri Senate considers expulsion over Trump assassination comment

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    Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on Friday both said state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Chappelle-Nadal, who is black, said she commented out of frustration with the Republican president's response to the recent white nationalist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, for which the president said "both sides" shared some blame.
  • US, South Korea to begin military exercise from Monday

    US, South Korea to begin military exercise from Monday

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    The Pentagon said Friday that the exercises, known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), would see about 17,500 USA service members take part in the drills scheduled to begin Monday and run through August 31. Combined Forces Command will hold the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise August 21-31, defense officials announced today. In 2014, during a different military exercise, the North fired Scud missiles in protest.
  • Hong Kong jails democracy activists Joshua Wong and two others

    Hong Kong jails democracy activists Joshua Wong and two others

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    The sentence given to Wong means that he can not stand for local elections in the next five years while two other student leaders, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, would also be jailed. Anyone sentenced to at least three months in prison can't stand for public office for five years. The former British colony, which has been governed under a "one country, two systems" formula since it was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, was rocked by almost three months of mostly peaceful street occupations in ...
  • Alibaba Reports First Quarter Financial Results

    Alibaba Reports First Quarter Financial Results

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    Alibaba's total revenue rose 56 percent to 50.18 billion yuan ($7.52 billion or 4.42 billion euros) for the three months ended June 30, causing net income to almost double to $2.17 billion - a rise by 94 percent. Advertising accounts for 60% of the company's strong revenue performance, which has helped propel the company's stock up by 80% this year. While the company explores new revenue streams with projects related to data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and logistics, ...
  • LeT commander Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

    LeT commander Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

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    The LeT commander's killing comes almost three days after a joint team of Indian Army and J&K Police eliminated three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in the neighbouring district of Shopian. Police have recovered one AK-47 from the encounter site. The operation began after security forces received information of the presence of militants in the area.
  • Kenya minister blocks actions against NGOs that pointed out election anomalies

    Kenya minister blocks actions against NGOs that pointed out election anomalies

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    Odinga also defied calls for calm by the United Nations after he called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people". The acting secretary for the interior, Fred Matiangi, has ordered a 90-day suspension of legal action against the rights groups. Added to these concerns was an episode Tuesday night at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi , where a high-ranking IEBC official was delayed by security ...
  • Malala excited to go to Oxford

    Malala excited to go to Oxford

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    More than one in four A-level entries resulted in at least an A grade this year, the first rise for six year in the proportion of top passes awarded. "Best wishes for life ahead!" she said in a tweet . We are grateful to Allah & thank u 2 all those who support @Malala 4 the grand cause of education". A gunman fired three shots at the girl, then 14, while she was travelling home on a school bus.