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What led to the US Supreme Court’s student disabilities ruling?

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students, requiring public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.

Japan scandal-hit school’s Principal says he got donation from PM Abe’s wife

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The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife in her husband’s name.

Westminster terror attack: 5 South Koreans among injured, says ministry

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Five South Koreans were injured near the British parliament on Wednesday in what UK police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” South Korea’s foreign ministry said in Seoul. Five people were killed in the attack, including the assailant who drove a car into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge and a policeman he later stabbed. At least 20 people were injured.

Westminster terror attack: Donald Trump Jr faces backlash for ‘disgraceful’ tweet against London Mayor

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Hours after the Westminster terror attack unfolded in London, Donald Trump Jr posted a tweet disgracing London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his comment on terror attacks in the city. Trump Jr tweeted a link to a 2016 article of the Independent where Khan had been quoted as saying “terror attacks were part and parcel of living in a big city.” “You have to be kidding me,” Trump Jr said in the tweet that went viral with screenshots pasted everywhere.

South Korea: Ferry that sank three years ago lifted from sea

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Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea’s southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the water today, an emotional moment for a country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever.

In Move That Could Irk Pak, India May Pay To Repair Afghanistan Aircraft

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India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signalling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past.

Trump signs bill authorising NASA funding, Mars exploration

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US President Donald Trump signed a bill authorising 19.5 billion US dollar funding for the NASA programmes and setting a new goal to send humans to Mars. The law, known as the NASA Transition Authorization Act, gives the space agency the funding for fiscal year 2018.

Australian couple 1st foreigners to gain full ownership of US radio stations

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An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has broken a longstanding barrier to full foreign ownership of US radio stations.

UNICEF condemns sale of breast milk from poor Cambodian mothers to US

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UNICEF on Wednesday condemned a company selling breast milk from "vulnerable and poor" Cambodian mothers to Americans, hitting out at the commercialisation of nutrients needed by babies inside the kingdom.

Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment': Brazil's president

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President Michel Temer called Brazil's scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation.