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Asian nations dominate international test

12/03/2013 3:02am
Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

US: Patience with Sri Lanka could 'wear thin'

12/03/2013 12:05pm
International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation's civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday.

John Kerry to visit Philippines this month

12/03/2013 12:46pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Philippines this month to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to helping the Southeast Asian nation rebuild after a devastating typhoon.

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

12/03/2013 3:28pm
Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

US stops shipping from Afghanistan during protests

12/03/2013 4:00pm
The United States said Tuesday it had stopped shipments of military equipment out of Afghanistan, citing the risk to truckers from protests along part of the route in neighboring Pakistan.

Asian nations dominate international test

12/03/2013 7:10pm
American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools.

New website college application advisers

12/03/2013 10:02pm
The Education Department has created an online financial aid toolkit aimed at helping guidance counselors and others who advise students with college applications.