Monday 19 February 2018

FedEx gunman terror

Press Association

AN ARMED package handler with bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire yesterday at a FedEx station outside Atlanta in the US, wounding six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Three of the victims were in critical condition. The gunman worked for FedEx.

30 DIE IN US STORMS

At least 30 people are dead and tens of thousands without power after a storm system spawned a chain of tornadoes over three days across large parts of the US.

The storms flattened homes and businesses and forced frightened residents in more than six states to take cover. Thirteen people are confirmed to have been killed yesterday and 17 on Sunday in a band stretching from Oklahoma to Alabama. On Sunday, 15 people were killed as a tornado carved an 120km path through Little Rock, Arkansas.

PASSENGER KILLS THIEVES

An unidentified man in Mexico City disarmed a thief trying to rob passengers aboard a bus, then shot him and another thief to death before fleeing.

The bodies of two men were found at the scene, as were two pistols – one of them a toy. Investigators said the two men had started robbing passengers at gunpoint when one passenger wrestled a gun away from one thief, shot him and killed the accomplice.

SEA BED ONE BIG DUMP

Many areas of the sea bed resemble a rubbish tip filled with bottles, plastic bags, discarded fishing nets and other examples of human litter, a survey has found. Scientists took nearly 600 samples from across the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea, at depths ranging from 35 metres to 4.5km.

Litter was found at each site, with plastic accounting for 41pc and derelict fishing gear 34pc. Glass and metal, wood, paper and cardboard, clothing, pottery, and a number of unidentified materials were also observed.

ATHEISM SCHOOL BOOK

A free copy of secularist text 'The Young Atheist's Handbook' is being sent to every secondary school in England and Wales, in a drive to help teenagers live well without recourse to religion.

The initiative, funded by public donations, is the latest effort from the British Humanist Association to support the teaching of humanist ideas in schools. By science teacher Alom Shaha, it tells his personal story, from growing up as a Muslim to embracing atheism.

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