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Day: February 23, 2017

Thrilling discovery of seven Earth sized planets orbiting nearby star
ENGLISH, Technology

Thrilling discovery of seven Earth sized planets orbiting nearby star

    Nasa A huddle of seven worlds, all close in size to Earth, and perhaps warm enough for water and the life it can sustain, has been spotted around a small, faint star in the constellation of Aquarius. The discovery, which has thrilled astronomers, has raised hopes that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought, with the next generation of telescopes that are due to switch on in the next decade. It is the first time that so many Earth-sized planets have been found in orbit around the same star, an unexpected haul that suggests the Milky Way may be teeming with worlds that, in size and firmness underfoot at least, resemble our own rocky home. The planets closely circle a dwarf star named Trappist-1, which at 39 light years a...
Three school boys arrested after alleged acid attack at London Dagenham school
ENGLISH, London

Three school boys arrested after alleged acid attack at London Dagenham school

    Three schoolboys have been arrested after an alleged acid attack at a school in east London left pupils in hospital. The boys, believed to be aged 12, 13 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of GBH following a fight involving a noxious substance at Sydney Russell School in Dagenham. Police were called to a disturbance at the mixed gender academy, rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2013, at 2pm on Wednesday afternoon. A number of people were injured in the alleged attack and three teenage students had to be taken to an east London hospital for treatment. The Met police launched an investigation on Wednesday, while the three young boys arrested remained in custody. The Sydney Russell School, on Parsloes Avenue, has almost 2,000 pupils aged 11-18. A Met Police spokesman said: Polic...
Mexico will not accept Trump’s immigration plans
America, ENGLISH

Mexico will not accept Trump’s immigration plans

    Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Mexico has indicated it would not accept the Trump administration’s new immigration proposals, saying it would go to the United Nations to defend the rights of immigrants in the US. Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s foreign minister, was responding to Donald Trump’s plans to enforce immigration rules more vigorously against undocumented migrants, which could lead to mass deportations to Mexico, not just of Mexicans but also citizens of other Latin American countries. We are not going to accept it because we don’t have to accept it, Videgaray said, according to the Reforma newspaper. I want to make clear, in the most emphatic way, that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept measures that one government wants to ...
Motorist with 62 points on his licence is still on the roads and it’s LEGAL
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Motorist with 62 points on his licence is still on the roads and it’s LEGAL

    Drivers can be spared a ban by courts in 'exceptional' circumstances A man with 62 points on his licence is still on the roads driving legally, it has been reported. The motorist, from West Yorkshire, was last given points for a speeding offence. But he kept his licence and is still able to drive, according to the BBC. Normally, reaching 12 points leads to an automatic ban. But magistrates have the power to give drivers a reprieve in exceptional circumstances. A Freedom of Information request by BBC South East revealed there are around 10,000 motorists on Britain's roads who have 12 points or more on their licence. The majority have between 12 and 18 points, but 203 have more. In Essex a driver has 42 points, in Oxfordshire 51 and in Norfolk 39. David Nichols, of road saf...
Immigrant from Bulgaria and Romania rises to highest level on record in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Immigrant from Bulgaria and Romania rises to highest level on record in UK

    Border Force officer The level of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK has risen to the highest level on record in the months following the Brexit referendum result, according to the Office for National Statistics. Inward migration from the the so-called EU2 countries was up 19,000 to 74,000, which the ONS described as the highest estimate recorded. The period measured by the statistics includes three months of data following the European Union referendum. Net migration overall was slightly down but broadly flat in the figures at 273,000 a year, down 49,000. The ONS said this change was not statistically significant. The rise in immigration from Bulgaria and Romania was partially offset by a fall in the number of migrants from the Ascension 8 countries like Pola...