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Armed sheriff’s deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, …

Guns

Jeremy Corbyn's records show he was in Derbyshire when ex-Czech spy claims they met in London

Jeremy Corbyn has revealed he was at meeting in Derbyshire at the exact time that a former Communist spy claims to have been with him in London.<p>The …

United Kingdom

Over £2 billion in old £10 notes still in circulation as cut-off date approaches

More than £2 billion worth of old-style £10 notes remain in circulation, with less than a fortnight to go until they are no longer accepted in UK …

Bank of England

Shocking scale of sexual abuse at UK boarding schools revealed by ITV documentary

An ITV Exposure documentary has investigated the private schools that appeared willing to disregard children’s safety.

Sociology

'Scotland is my home ... I'm not going anywhere' Anas Sarwar's defiant response after vile email urged him to 'go back to Pakistan'

The despicable message followed Sarwar setting out plans to tackle “everyday racism and Islamophobia” within Scottish Labour and wider society.<p>Anas …

United Kingdom

Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Club of French-speaking countries needs total overhaul, says novelist Alain Mabanckou<p>Alain Mabanckou, the acclaimed Congolese writer, has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s project to boost French speaking worldwide, calling instead for a complete overhaul of the club of French-speaking countries known as</i> …

France

Time’s Up protesters crash BAFTA 2018

Females wearing black T-shirts thronged the red carpet. (Source: Matthew Steeples/ Twitter)<p>A group of female protesters wearing ‘Time’s Up’ T-shirts …

Darkest Hour

'I will be homeless by the end of the week' 62-year-old who has spent years working abroad says returning to Scotland was a mistake

James Devine has been working around the world for years but will have nowhere to live by the end of this week.<p>James Devine never thought that he’d …

Homelessness

Sexual ‘exploitation’ warning to driving instructors

<b>Driving instructors are being warned that if they have a sexual relationship with a young student it will now be seen as 'exploitation'.</b><p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) says if instructors become sexually involved with 16 and 17-year-old pupils, even if it's consensual, they could …

Theresa May

'I took my wife's name - and then the hassle began'

<b>When three men told us why they took their wife's last name, other readers got in touch to share their experiences. Here two of them explain how it turned out to be way more difficult than they had imagined.</b><p>'My boss refuses to accept my new name'<p><b>Wayne Harding, né Nell:</b> I married my wife Debbie in …

Family
LGBTQI

Fintan O'Toole: Irexit would be the end of Irish nationalism

A campaign to get Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU is doomed to fail

News (Ireland)

'Orange Order: the world's oldest terrorist gang?' by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair

A lot of myths, distortions and downright lies surround the Orange Order , most of them generated by the Order and its apologists.<p><i>The Orange</i> …

Extremism

Inequality gap widens as 42 people hold same wealth as 3.7bn poorest

Oxfam calls for action on gap as wealthiest people gather at World Economic Forum in Davos<p>The development charity Oxfam has called for action to tackle the growing gap between rich and poor as it launched a new report showing that 42 people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion who make up the …

Irish woman sold to the States for $10,000 from mother and baby home desperately searches for long-lost mother

<b>AN IRISH WOMAN who was sold to a US family as an infant from a mother and baby home is now making a desperate attempt to track down her mother before</b> …

Aer Lingus

Over a third of child deaths and injuries through neglect are linked to parental alcohol abuse

Commissioned by a group of MPs for International Children of Alcoholics Week which starts today, the findings reveal the "horrific" impact of alcohol …

Alcohol

Just look at Germany's troubled past to see the damage referendums can do

There is a good reason why federal plebiscites are outlawed under the German constitution; it is because they are thought to have been a major contributor to the political and economic chaos of the country’s inter-war years.<p>Repeated referendums were very much part of the decay in institutional …

Rose McGowan’s ex-manager dies by suicide amid Weinstein scandal, family pens heartbreaking statement

The family of Jill Messick, one-time manager of Rose McGowan, has issued a scathing statement to confirm the Hollywood studio executive and producer …

Rose McGowan

Israel launches 'large-scale' attack in Syria after fighter jet crashes

Military spokesman says four Iranian targets near Damascus were destroyed in retaliation<p>Israel has launched what it described as a large-scale air raid in Syria after one of its F-16 fighters crashed while under Syrian anti-aircraft fire.<p>Twelve sites, including four “Iranian targets” near the …

Middle East

Doritos to make ‘lady-friendly’ chips that don’t crunch for women

Bosses at Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new “lady-friendly” version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy.<p>Food and …

Indra Nooyi

Quirky store opens in Norwich where you don’t need money to shop

Video<p><b>PUBLISHED:</b> 16:49 01 February 2018 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 08:52 02 February 2018<p>OPEN has opend a new shop called 'new.u' in Castle Mall shopping centre where …

eCommerce

The Royal Mint 'mistake' that makes £1 coins worth over £200

The craze surrounding the brand-new £1 coin shows no sign of slowing down.<p>Indeed, collectors are flocking to online auction sites in a bid to get …

Birmingham, UK

Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Poland’s Senate passed a controversial bill on Thursday that outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Holocaust.<p>The bill was …

Europe

What's The Real Story About The Milkmaid And The Smallpox Vaccine?

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a beautiful milkmaid. Her face was flawless, her complexion peaches and cream, her smile confident as she bragged, "I shall never have smallpox for I have had cowpox. I shall never have an ugly pockmarked face."<p>A13-year-old orphan boy heard the …

Public Health

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier privately told Nigel Farage: 'You must understand that your actions have consequences'

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator used a private meeting with Nigel Farage to urge the former Ukip leader to understand that his actions in …

United Kingdom

No Passport or Ticket: How a Woman Evaded Airport Security and Flew to London

With neither a ticket nor a passport, Marilyn Hartman slipped into Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week, sneaked onto a British Airways flight and traveled to London, where she was apprehended by customs officials, the Chicago Police Department said in a news release.<p>How did she do it? By …

Flying

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Motorists driving over 70mph limit on motorways WILL be fined

Drivers breaking the 70mph on the new stretch of the smart M1 will be fined.<p>Road safety bosses have confirmed that when the cameras are switched on …

Birmingham, UK

Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the existence of climate change, as it is understood by the vast majority of scientists.<p>After proclaiming his …

Clean Technology

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of …

France