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A handful of schools celebrated record results, including Wymondham College and Sir John Leman High School in Beccles, while others saw disappointing drops, including Thetford Academy, which fell from 71pc of A* to C grades to 59pc. Fifteen students gained straight As, including Alvin Lee, whose 4 A*s secure his place at Imperial College, London University, to read Computer Science.
  • Extremist Must Pay $3.2M for Leveled Timbuktu Shrines

    Extremist Must Pay $3.2M for Leveled Timbuktu Shrines

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    A symbolic one euro was awarded to both the Malian state and Unesco , which runs the world heritage sites. The court estimated the damage caused in that attack at $3.7 million, and found Katanga liable for $1 million of that total - but at the time also acknowledged he was penniless.
  • Moon: North's ICBM nuclearization will be red line

    Moon: North's ICBM nuclearization will be red line

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    U.S. attempted to get Beijing's assistance in roping in Kim Jong-un. North Korea expressed outrage again Tuesday, but in the kind of furious rhetoric that in some ways signaled a return to what passes for normality. The comments come as the crisis on the peninsula appears to be cooling. "Military adventures and threats of force [are] unacceptable", the Russians added.
  • Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot

    Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot

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    Authorities are investigating if it is connected to the Las Ramblas attack. FC Barcelona , the city's professional soccer club, tweeted that they are "saddened by the attack on our city". Spanish media cited unnamed police sources who said at least 13 people were killed . The response is a genuine, if quirky, effort to respect the police's wishes as they continue to hunt the driver of a truck that sped down Las Ramblas in the heart of the Catalonian city on 17 August.
  • North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All

    North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All

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    But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles, and instead "would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees ", the report says. The North Korean leader accused Washington of provoking Pyongyang by "introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the peninsula" and urged the United States to stop "arrogant provocations against the DPRK and unilateral demands and not provoke it any longer".
  • Tim Cook Responds to Events in Charlottesville in a Message to Employees

    Tim Cook Responds to Events in Charlottesville in a Message to Employees

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    It will also match employee contributions to the organizations 2-to-1 until September 30th. Cook wrote that he's heard from "many people at Apple who are saddened, outraged or confused". He cited the example of equality at Apple stating that the company has welcomed people from all walks of life to its stores around the globe. "There's not enough balance, nuance, and depth in our public discourse, and I believe we can do something about that", Zuckerberg wrote .
  • If North Korea attacks, it could face destruction in 24hrs

    If North Korea attacks, it could face destruction in 24hrs

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    If pushed further, or possibly as a high-profile protest to U.S. North Korea said on Saturday that almost 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new U.N. Reports suggested North Korea mastered a technological hurdle needed to strike the US with a nuclear missile. The war planning came during the leader's visit on Monday to the the headquarters of Strategy Division of the North Korea's People's Army where he reportedly met ...
  • Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

    Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

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    Netanyahu had a testy relationship with Barack Obama, a Democrat who often pressured him over Israeli settlement building, but he has repeatedly praised Republican Trump. She said Netanyahu has lost "any semblance of a moral compass". "There aren't two sides". One of the groups attending the rally, Vanguard America, has a manifesto calling for "a$3 n economy that is self-contained, and free from the influence of worldwide corporations, led by a rootless group of global Jews, which place ...
  • P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals

    P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals

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    Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, in a statement, said that instead of a suspension, the LTFRB should only implement a fine as it would not affect daily operations. The board said Arcade City is another form of a transportation network company and can not operate because it has not coordinated with the board. In a statement posted to Facebook, Arcade City described itself as a self-governing ride-sharing network.
  • Democratic Missouri State Sen. Wishes for Trump's Assassination on Facebook

    Democratic Missouri State Sen. Wishes for Trump's Assassination on Facebook

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    Missouri Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh (D) condemned Chappelle-Nadal's comment in a statement . Chappelle-Nadal's comments come in the wake of President Donald Trump's reaction to this weekend's events in Charlottesville, where one person was killed and 19 people were injured when a vehicle drove through a crowd of people protesting the country's biggest gathering of white nationalists in at least a decade.
  • U.S. insists military ready to counter North Korea

    U.S. insists military ready to counter North Korea

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    At the so-called "2+2" meeting in Washington, Mattis, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their Japanese counterparts - Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono - also agreed to step up their defence cooperation in the North Korean threat.
  • 13 dead as van rams crowd in Barcelona 'terror attack'

    13 dead as van rams crowd in Barcelona 'terror attack'

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    The attack occurred near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas, which has been sealed off, according to a police spokesman. People took cover in nearby shops and cafes, while emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations.
  • Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the US Capitol

    Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the US Capitol

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    In a tweet Thursday morning, he said the history and culture of the country was being "ripped apart" by removing "our attractive statues and monuments". The rules stipulate that a state can ask for permission to replace a statue. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) to remove Confederate statues from the U.S.
  • GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Hasn't Demonstrated 'Stability' Or 'Competence'

    GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Hasn't Demonstrated 'Stability' Or 'Competence'

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    Trump attacked two other Republican senators - Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona - on Twitter on Thursday morning over their criticisms of him. "He's a real conservative, he's a real conservative", the Corker said in his signature Tennessee drawl. "And anything that's done to incite or cause a movement - white supremacy group, KKK, neo-Nazi group - anything that's said to make them feel that their standing in our nation is enhanced is repugnant", Corker said in a ...
  • NAB issued summons to Nawaz Sharif and family on August 18

    NAB issued summons to Nawaz Sharif and family on August 18

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    The case officer will be from NAB's Legal Wing. He said Sharif has already expressed his concern over a Supreme Court judge who is supervising the NAB's investigation against him, fearing that he (judge) will ensure adverse verdict against him in the accountability court.