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Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Grief-stricken relatives have begun to bury the 141 victims of the massacre committed by the Pakistani Taliban at an army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar on Tuesday. Authorities confirmed that 132 children were amongst [read more]

Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP candidate over phone call remarks

Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP candidate over phone call remarks

UKIP candidate Kerry Smith has resigned over racist and homophobic comments he made during a phone conversation. Smith claims these statements were made under the influence of heavy medication. The prospective parliamentary candidate was [read more]

Sir Rifkind calls for access to CIA material on UK’s role in post-9/11 probes

Sir Rifkind calls for access to CIA material on UK’s role in post-9/11 probes

Sir Malcolm Rifkind has demanded that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) release details of the UK’s role in the treatment of CIA detainees post-9/11. Sir Rifkind, head of the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee, announced [read more]

Thousands protest in Washington over police killings of black men

Thousands protest in Washington over police killings of black men

Thousands of protesters brought Washington to a standstill on Saturday with demonstrations demanding justice for black men killed by white police officers. The Washington rally was part of a growing protest movement triggered by the [read more]

Toddler Prince George’s official Christmas portraits released

Toddler Prince George’s official Christmas portraits released

A set of three official portraits of Prince George have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just in time for Christmas. The photographs, taken by Prince Harry’s private secretary Edward Lane Fox, in late November, show [read more]

17 dead and over 100 missing in Indonesia landslide

17 dead and over 100 missing in Indonesia landslide

17 people have died and nearly 100 have been reported missing after a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall on the Indonesian island of Java. Relief works got under way in Jemblung village in central Java, with 200 rescuers and 500 [read more]

Young boys self-harm cases rise by 30%, NHS figures show

Young boys self-harm cases rise by 30%, NHS figures show

Young males being admitted to hospital in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Cases of ten to 14-year-olds have risen 30 per cent from 454 in [read more]

Ofsted’s annual report to warn secondary schools over inadequacy

Ofsted’s annual report to warn secondary schools over inadequacy

According to the 2014 Ofsted annual report, a third of schools have been labelled as unsatisfactory. Despite report statistics showings four out of five schools as good or outstanding, findings revealed that these ratings were primarily [read more]

76 arrested at Westfield shopping centre over “die-in” protest

76 arrested at Westfield shopping centre over “die-in” protest

Police have arrested 76 people after hundreds gathered to protest in solidarity with Eric Garner at a major London shopping centre. Two “die-in” protests were held at the Westfield centre in Shepherd’s Bush on Wednesday [read more]

Uncontrolled drug-resistant infections could kill over 10m by 2050, study finds

Uncontrolled drug-resistant infections could kill over 10m by 2050, study finds

Prime minister David Cameron has called for action to tackle the threat of resistance to antibiotics which, if left unchecked, could create a global crisis, following a report published today. For over 25 years no new types of antibiotics [read more]

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