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Matric Pass a Golden Ticket for Progressed Learners

Matric Pass a Golden Ticket for Progressed Learners

In January 2017, a total of 27 723 learners were enrolled for matric, sadly only 25 130 wrote their NSC examinations, 2 593 learners dropped out in a single year . Registration can be done at either the school or district office in the province. Free State MEC of education, Tate Makgoe, said he was very happy with the results. Read More

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Macron suggests no European Union membership; Erdogan says Turkey sick of waiting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is "tired" of its sluggish European Union membership process, noting that it can not indefinitely be requesting to join the bloc. Local and global rights groups have accused Ankara of using the putsch bid as a pretext to silence opposition in the country. Protests over deteriorating press freedoms and human rights abuses in Turkey greeted Erdogan upon his arrival. Read More

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US Service Member Killed, 4 Others Injured In Afghanistan

US Service Member Killed, 4 Others Injured In Afghanistan

The two others have returned to duty. General John Nicholson, commander of US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), paid tribute to the fallen soldier on Twitter, writing: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own". Gresback said USA and Afghan forces are making "significant progress" in the area, and predicted a long winter for militants in the region. Troops based in Afghanistan have been aiding the nation's security forces in engaging ISIS-tied groups and the Taliban since forcing ... Read More

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American teenager after family shot dead on New Year's Eve

American teenager after family shot dead on New Year's Eve

Three family members and a family friend are dead after a shooting with a semi-automatic rifle in Long Branch, New Jersey, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office . The teenager, whose name was not released, was taken into custody without incident. "It didn't require any force". "The deceased individuals are his two parents, his sister and a family friend who lived at the residence", said prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. Read More

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Weah wins Liberian presidential polls

Weah wins Liberian presidential polls

Ekweremadu urged the former World Footballer of the Year "to reciprocate the huge goodwill and confidence reposed in him by the good people of Liberia and the global community by running an all-inclusive government". He was arrested in 2006. "He remained humble, focused and his commitment to serving his people has seen him being elected the first professional footballer to lead his country". Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Northern Panhandle

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Northern Panhandle

The heaviest band of snow as of Thursday evening is forecasted to go right through the heart of the Local 4 and Fox 18 area as it moves through the metro area and adjacent to the 1-80 corridor. kickoff, and we'll have a brisk breeze out of the northwest nearing 20 miles per hour, making for wind chills near zero. A high temperature of 25 degrees was recorded at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which is much lower than the average of 44 degrees. Read More

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Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Layman is accused of pouring liquid onto paintings, tearing paintings off the wall and throwing sculptures across the room, according to Harris County court documents. KHOU reports Layman is a court reporter. He also hosted a fundraiser for then-candidate Donald Trump at the mansion a year ago. Buzbee is a prominent lawyer who drove the guard in previous Texas Governor Rick Perry's mishandle of-energy case, which was later expelled. Read More

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Gallup poll: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton retain 'most admired' titles

Gallup poll: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton retain 'most admired' titles

Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list. Last year, Obama topped the list with 22 percent, while Trump garnered 15 percent. "The incumbent president is the usual victor, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country - but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first", Gallup writes. Read More

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Today is the first day of Kwanzaa

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa

Unaffiliated with any religion, Kwanzaa is a celebration of community, family and culture that was established as a way for African-Americans to reconnect with their roots and heritage. The final line of the blog was a quote suggesting that Kwanzaa , like the Seinfeld-inspired Festivus, was a "fake holiday". The name is derived from " matunda ya kwanza ", which means "first fruits" in the Swahili language. Read More

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Washington County fire destroys a home on Christmas Eve

Washington County fire destroys a home on Christmas Eve

The fire started at 63 Stanton St. around 11:13 a.m. after a candle was left burning unattended in the basement of the three-apartment home, the Boston Fire Department tweeted. Further, the blaze left the home "uninhabitable", gutting the second floor and causing extensive damage to the first floor. A family is displaced after a house fire Sunday morning on Oldfather Road and Mars Street, just north of Ina Road. Read More

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Moscow bus crash kills five

Moscow bus crash kills five

The reason as to why or how the bus - used for public transport - came off the road is still being investigated by detectives. It is not clear what caused the crash but Russian media said the driver had been detained after he lost control of the vehicle. Read More

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Pit bull attack kills woman, injures man on Christmas Eve

Pit bull attack kills woman, injures man on Christmas Eve

His brother rushed outside when he heard the commotion and was able to distract the dogs long enough to allow Johnny to rush inside and grab a pistol. Lankford's two dogs which attacked the woman. Local animal control said it is searching for the injured pit bull that was shot. The sheriff's department has confirmed that the dogs, which were responsible for the attack, did not belong to the couple. Read More

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