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Irma climbs Florida's coast; 'dangerous' storm surges feared

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Editor's note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here or</i> <i>watch unlimited CNN</i>.<p>Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma whipped through southwest Florida on Sunday, downing power lines and leaving a trail of debris …

Rainfall

Woman convicted of hitting eight-month-old baby with slotted spoon walks free

An Australian woman who hit her eight-month-old daughter with a large slotted cooking spoon, has avoided a prison sentence.<p>Lorien Norman, 26, from …

Attacks on LGBT people surge almost 80% in UK over last four years

The number of attacks on lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK has soared by nearly 80 per cent in the past four years, new data shows.<p>More than …

‘Dripping.’ How Teens Are Starting to Use E-Cigarettes

One in four high schoolers who use electronic cigarettes are inhaling vapors via an alternative technique known as “dripping,” according to Yale …

Bhopal: el desastre que envenenó a 500.000 personas

La noche del 2 de diciembre de 1984, Lakshmi Thakur estaba poniendo a sus hijos en la cama cuando sus ojos le empezaron a escocer.<p>Salió fuera, pensando que un vecino estaba friendo chiles, y se encontró con gente corriendo presa del pánico tapándose la cara.<p>Alguien le dijo que acababa de producirse …

La batería y carga inalámbrica del Galaxy S6 y S6 Edge

Los nuevos teléfonos Galaxy prometen una recarga más rápida y serán compatibles con dos estándares de carga inalámbrica.

Spotify and Sony Team up to Launch PlayStation Music

Sony and Spotify have today announced a new joint partnership that will see the two companies launch a joint music streaming service called Playstation Music.<p>Launching in “Spring 2015,” the PlayStation Music service will roll out in 41 markets initially and will be available to users of PlayStation …

A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

U.S. Marines

Close your eyes and breathe: schools sign up to mindfulness

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

Meditation

Tories delay school funding overhaul until at least 2018

DfE hoped to bring in fair funding formula next year but education secretary Justine Greening says further consultation needed<p>A long-awaited overhaul of school funding in England has been delayed until at least 2018, the education secretary has announced.<p>The Department for Education had hoped to …

Baton Rouge shooting sees several cops killed weeks after Alton Sterling's death

Ex-Marine sergeant turned lifestyle guru called for black people to 'fight back, through bloodshed' just days before ambushing and murdering three …

Law Enforcement

Our ancestors were carnivorous super-predators, so do we really have a choice about eating meat?

The internet abounds with “expert advice” on what we should or shouldn’t eat. High-carb or low-carb diets? Grains or gluten-free eating? Meat eating …

Private school gives pupils a boost worth two extra years of education, research shows

The Durham University study suggests that the attainment gap is larger than previously thought<p>Independently-educated pupils receive a boost equivalent to two years of extra schooling over state school pupils even after adjusting for social and economic bias, according to new research.<p>The study by …

Daughter guilty of murdering MS father in Dagenham home

<b>A carer who said she suffocated her father with a plastic bag because of his "intolerable" multiple sclerosis has been found guilty of murder.</b><p>Claire Darbyshire, 36, said she killed her father Brian, 67, at their home in Wykeham Green, Dagenham, on 2 September 2015 as part of a failed suicide …

Crime

New domestic abuse law comes into force

<b>Domestic abusers who control victims via social media or spy on them online could face up to five years in prison under a new law which is now in force.</b><p>The legislation will target those who subject spouses, partners and family members to psychological and emotional torment but stop short of …

Battle of the sexes: 'Radical' laws reach 40th birthday

<b>When the equal pay and sex discrimination acts were implemented in the UK, both were hailed as radical new legislation that would alter women's pay and workplace status. Forty years later, BBC News looks at what it was like to be a working woman in 1975 and how things have changed.</b><p>"For thousands of …

Gender

Timeline of Baby P case

An account of the developments surrounding the case of 17-month-old boy Baby Peter who died in Haringey, north London, in August 2007 after suffering a series of injuries:<p><b>1 March 2006:</b> Baby Peter is born to Tracey Connelly.<p><b>June 2006:</b> Connelly begins a relationship with a new boyfriend Steven Barker.<p>…

North London

Baby P mother Tracey Connelly 'released from prison'

Tracey Connelly served more than five years in jail, including time on remand<p><b>Baby Peter Connelly's mother, who was jailed over his death, has been freed from prison, it is understood.</b><p>Tracey Connelly was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009 after admitting causing or allowing her son's death. …

Crime

Baby P's mother Tracey Connelly refused parole

<b>The mother of Baby P is still a danger to the public and should not be freed from prison in the new year, the Parole Board has ruled.</b><p>Tracey Connelly, 33, was jailed in 2009 and let out on licence in 2013, but returned to prison for breaching her parole conditions this year.<p>Earlier this month, a …

First 'new' grammar school in 50 years

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1200000/1200614_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533995993_dcbcf5fef4954d136168463ada4df594<p><b>England is to get its first "new" grammar school for five decades after ministers allowed a grammar school to build an "annexe" in another town.</b><p>Weald of …

Great Britain

Boris Johnson rugby tackles schoolboy in Japan: His other sporting slips

London Mayor Boris Johnson recently knocked over a 10-year-old child while playing touch rugby in Japan.<p>His record in other sporting encounters is similarly wobbly...

Boris Johnson

Kenyan woman campaigning to end female genital mutilation in rural Africa

Kenyan woman who was locked indoors for six weeks during 'cutting season' to escape female genital mutilation is campaigning to end the practice in …

Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives?

<b>Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality - and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook.</b><p>Niloufar Ardalan captains Iran's indoor women's football team - her nickname is "Lady Goal". Earlier this month she was due to represent her …

Trends

Woman awarded £184k in 'first caste discrimination' case

<b>A woman recruited from India to be a domestic servant for a family in the UK and paid 11p an hour has been awarded almost £184,000 in unpaid wages.</b><p>Permila Tirkey, 39, was discriminated against because of her "low caste", her lawyers said, describing it as the first successful case of its kind.<p>She …

Employment

The race to stop Britain's youngest terrorist days before Anzac attack

<b>A British teenager will serve at least five years in custody after admitting a plot to massacre veterans at an Anzac Day parade in Australia in an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS).</b><p>When police arrested a 14-year-old boy in April for threatening to behead his teachers, they could …

Terrorism

Anzac Day terror plot: Blackburn boy sentenced to life

<b>A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has been sentenced to life imprisonment.</b><p>The Blackburn teenager will serve at least five years for inciting terrorism and will only be released once he is no longer considered to be dangerous.<p>He sent …

Manchester

Burning Man 2015 Opens in Black Rock: Pictures

The Arts

'Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils'

Exams aren't the essential building blocks of education – students need to take responsibility for their own learning, argues Peter Tait<p>Barnaby Lenon’s interesting article ‘Exams put pressure on children: that is their virtue’ raises some pertinent issues about the importance of school examinations …

Girl tells of the day she was sold as a sex slave to ISIS militants

'That one has big breasts. But I want a Yazidi with blue eyes and pale skin. I am willing to pay the price': Escaped girl, 18, tells of the day she …

Yazidis