Tuesday 12 December 2017

Campus killing

One person has been shot dead on a US university campus by a gunman who surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attacks.

Police said the suspect appeared to have targeted the male victim in a basement classroom of the Electrical Engineering Building at Purdue University in Indiana about noon and didn't attack anyone else. He then gave himself up to a police officer.


A Maryland judge has denied bond for two women who police say killed two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism. Zakieya Latrice Avery and Monifa Denise Sanford had their first court appearance yesterday.

The women are charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of two of Avery's children, ages one and two. Police say two other children were found injured at Avery's home.


A 37-year-old man has been charged with assaulting UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage after he was allegedly hit over the head with a placard.

Unemployed Andrew Scott is accused of striking the 49-year-old politician as he entered the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, on Monday. Scott was arrested at his home in Margate and charged yesterday.


Police were called to a 99p store after angry shoppers were told a half-price discount offer had been scrapped.

North Wales Police said officers attended the outlet in Wrexham after it became "very crowded" with shoppers flocking to the closing-down sale. The shop had advertised products were being sold for 50p but then cancelled the offer when a deal to save the store was reached.


Working night shifts plays havoc with many of the body's genes, a new study suggests.

Scientists disrupted the normal sleep-wake cycle of 22 volunteers. The research showed a six-fold reduction in the number of active genes working to a 24-hour "circadian rhythm" cycle. They included many linked to the regulation of biological processes, indicating that shiftwork or jet lag may have far-reaching physiological and health effects.

Irish Independent

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