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Pupils should stay indoors at lunch to avoid smog, says UK government adviser

Schools in areas affected by severe air pollution should keep pupils indoors at lunchtime to avoid them having asthma attacks and potentially lifelong lung damage, a key government adviser is urging.<p>Prof Frank Kelly said children should be stopped from using the playground during school hours to …

How accurate long-range weather forecasts will change British life

A new and more detailed British weather forecast model, made possible by increases in computing power, will allow the Met office to make accurate long-range predictions for the first time. Meterologists' forecasts for upcoming seasons are now only a slight improvement on chance, but when the model …

Leg found in lake in Dagenham

A body part believed to be a human leg has been found in a lake in Dagenham, east London, Scotland Yard has said.<p>It is thought the find could be linked to the disappearance of 39-year-old Neill Buchel, from Dagenham, but police said it was too early to confirm.<p>The leg will now be subject to …

Kenyan Muslim groups threaten protest over Islamist shooting

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two prominent Kenyan Muslim rights groups threatened on Wednesday to stage street protests in the port city of Mombasa unless the government met a Saturday deadline to say who had killed a prominent Islamist.<p>Muslim cleric Abubakar Shariff speaks during an interview in …

As Scientists Examine Landslide, Questions About Logging's Potential Role

While there is no "smoking gun," clear-cutting and river erosion emerge as possible contributors.<p><b>Scientists hoping to better understand what triggered the tragic landslide in western Washington are eyeing two prime suspects: rising groundwater that weakened slide-prone soils, perhaps exacerbated by</b> …

Malaysia Airlines Mystery May Never Be Solved, Officials Say

Additional technology is being employed to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but officials admitted today that the mystery into the …

Flight 370 search: 'It could take months, it could take years'

Many have pointed to lessons learned -- and heeded -- from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>Should there be tighter rules about who's in the cockpit? That's happened. Should the Malaysian military have acted more quickly after the airliner went missing nearly four weeks ago? …