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Issue 293: Top Stories - Friday 27th September 2013

Issue 293 – Friday 27th September 2013

Syria: Six million displaced, 100,000 killed

UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees revealed that number of Syrians forced to seek refuge abroad since civil war began in March 2011 passed the 2 million mark on September 3. Over 100,000 have been killed since the conflict began.

Issue 293 – Friday 27th September 2013

Essex student secures Cambridge spot at 17

An Essex-based student is celebrating his extraordinary achievement of securing entry to Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, at the age 17, having received his offer of entry whilst still 16 years old.

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  • How do you stop the killing in Syria?

    The morality of war is fascinating. For most of my adult life, the UK has been at war, primarily in the Middle East. As I write this, Parliament has just voted against a motion to launch a strategic air strike in the region by a slim majority and opinion also seems to be sharply divided on social media.

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Health and Science

  • Baby food products less nutritious than homemade foods

    Many baby food products in the UK do not meet the dietary needs of infants according to researchers. In addition, many baby products have a sweet taste which may encourage infants to prefer sweet foods in later life.

  • Shingles vaccination programme begins in UK

    The Government has started its new shingle vaccine programme aimed at people over 70. This new vaccine programme has been introduced to prevent older people from developing shingles.

Sport

  • Muhammad wins first national taekwondo title

    Lutalo Muhammad has won his first British title at the National Taekwondo Championships in Manchester on Saturday, September 3.

  • First Iranian female triathlete to compete internationally

    Shirin Gerami made history on September 15 when she became the first Iranian woman to take part in a triathlon [swimming, cycling, and running in succession] world championship. Female swimmers and triathletes from Iran have previously been barred from racing in international events in the presence of male spectators.

  • Sport Brief

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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