Day: January 1, 2017

The Queen has not been photographed since December 9, 2016 – Telegraph

The Princess Royal has moved to allay fears about the Queen’s health by insisting she was feeling “better” despite missing church at Sandringham for the second successive Sunday. Source: Queen is feeling ‘better’, says Princess Royal, despite again missing Sandringham church service due to heavy cold

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UK minister sees threat of chemical attack in Britain | Reuters

Islamic State militants have aspirations to launch mass-casualty chemical attacks on targets in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, the British security minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.Ben Wallace also said British authorities feared that as the militant group was driven out of strongholds in the Middle East such as the Iraqi city […]

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Displaced: faces of some of the world’s 63 million people fleeing disaster | The Guardian

Civil war. Climate change. Starvation. Natural disaster. Terrorism. The causes are many, the results are grimly familiar for tens of millions of people displaced from their homes around the world and forced to find shelter and food often thousands of miles away, in unfamiliar, sometimes unwelcoming regions. Such is the prospect faced by communities around […]

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Active shooter training in our grammar schools both welcome and disturbing

I’m used to my son’s school offering parent seminars on building literacy in young children or keeping your kids off drugs. But I was caught off guard when the school announced its latest workshop: active shooter training. My first-grader, it seemed, would soon be prepped on how to respond to a crazed gunman storming through […]

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Istanbul new year Reina nightclub attack ‘leaves 39 dead’ – BBC News

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