Ms Palaszczuk says Queensland kids were ranked seventh overall when the nationwide test of Grade 3, 5, 7 and 9 students began eight years ago, but are now fourth after results were published on Wednesday.
China has expressed its backing for Pakistan and other parties to “push for peace and reconciliation” in the war-torn Afghanistan, days after the second round of peace talks were put off following news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar’s death.
Moammar Gadhafi’s son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country’s 2011 uprising.
He is expected to hold talks later with the ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, who paid his first visit as head of state to Iran a year ago. The curbs are aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb, something it denies it is seeking. He is due to visit...