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Gamers do well at school but Facebook is for dummies

Gamers do well at school but Facebook is for dummies

About 97 per cent of Australian teenagers have access to the internet, above the global average. Alberto Posso , a researcher from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , look at the high school students who took the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment , an internationally recognized set of tests that are administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.



Parliament approves amended GST Bill

He said the Bill would have been in trouble in the Rajya Sabha due to lack of numbers and the reluctance of some States, but in the end all parties backed it. "Introduction of the GST will likely prove to be a solid boost to the economy below the estimates of the original "dream GST" but certainly an improvement over the existing method of taxation", said Richard M Rossow, the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.



Fighting in Syria's Aleppo leaves 2 million without water

Citing U.N. figures, Power said Syrian government forces were to blame for almost 80 percent of the besieged areas throughout Syria. It has urgently called for a humanitarian pause in hostilities "to enable immediate access to fix the electricity and water networks, and provide assistance to people in need".


Obama questions Russian commitment to Syria peace

Obama questions Russian commitment to Syria peace

He warned that "none of ISIL's leaders are safe, and we are going to keep going after them". But Obama said Thursday that negotiations are critical in achieving a political solution in Syria , and speed the demise of the Islamic State group there.



Turkey's Erdogan says new chapter emerging in relations with Russia

Both Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin are looking for a diplomatic victory from this meeting. "The problem needs to be solved with help of joint steps between Russian Federation and Turkey ". Putin reiterated his thanks in a press conference after the meeting. Hakura said the deal could collapse, but Europe is better equipped to deal with the migrant challenge if it does, and was more likely to adopt a tougher line in their negotiations with Erdogan.



South Africa's ruling party suffers biggest election setback

But it lost to the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay, which includes the city of Port Elizabeth, a key manufacturing hub and port city. "The DA has a lot more appeal than before", said 30-year-old Port Elizabeth township resident Chimone Ferreira, who voted for the DA for the first time last week.