Nigeria to boost school security after deadly attack

Authorities in Nigeria say there was no security protection at an agricultural college where up to 50 students were shot dead as they slept on Sunday.Image

Family members gathered in Damaturu on Sunday to identify the bodies
 The students were killed by suspected Islamist gunmen in their dormitory in Yobe state, north-eastern Nigeria.

Official Abdullahi Bego told the BBC the government and military would work to increase protection in schools.

North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group.

Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria’s government to create an Islamic state, and has launched a number of attacks on schools. Continue reading

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Date set for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII sainthood

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on 27 April 2014, Pope Francis has announced.

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John Paul II (left) is seen as a conservative, while John XXIII is a hero for progressive Catholics

The Pope said in July that he would canonise his two predecessors, after approving a second miracle attributed to John Paul.

Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian pope for more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005.

Pope John was pontiff from 1958-1963, calling the Second Vatican Council that transformed the Church.

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Queen Elizabeth II – Suspected Burglar Arrested At Buckingham Palace

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A suspected burglar has been arrested after allegedly breaking into Queen Elizabeth Ii’s official London residence Buckingham Palace.
The unnamed man was detained on suspicion of burglary, trespass and criminal damage after allegedly scaling a fence and breaking in to the palace late on Monday (02Sep13).
A second suspect was also detained outside the building on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.
No members of the royal family were at home at the time of the incident, and a review of security procedures has now been launched.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police says, “Both men have been bailed to return to a central London police station and enquiries continue. A review of the specific circumstances of this incident is being carried out. No members of the Royal Family were at Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident.”
The break-in is said to be the most serious breach of security since 1982 when a man was arrested after entering the palace and making his way into the Queen’s bedroom while she was asleep.

Lamar Odom finds new dealer?

Lamar Odom’s alleged drug dealer cut him off last week as he reportedly believes Lamar’s addiction has reached a dangerous level and feared he would be prosecuted if the troubled player suffered an overdose.

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Lamar Odom’s alleged drug dealer has cut him off.

The 33-year-old basketball star’s regularcrack cocaine supplier reportedly stopped taking his incessant phone calls as he believes Lamar’s addiction has reached a dangerous level and feared he would be prosecuted if the troubled player suffered an overdose.

But a source told gossip website TMZ.com that the NBA star, who is married to ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ beauty Khloe Kardashian, immediately went on the hunt for a new drug dealer after his supply was cut off last week and he has not stopped using.

Lamar resurfaced at Los Angeles sushi restaurant Octopus on Friday (06.09.13) for some miso soup and green tea with a friend amid rumours his wife has no idea where he has been staying since he checked out of a rehab facility on Thursday (05.09.13) just one day after checking in.

According to sources Khloe doesn’t know where her husband is and hasn’t had contact with him since she also ”cut him off” a week ago after a heated argument and failed intervention.

The reality TV star sparked concern after she posted an eerie message on Twitter on Friday night, saying: ”I wish it were night forever.”

She later suggested she is doing ”alright” and is seeking comfort among her family members, including her sister Kendall Jenner as she retweeted the 18-year-old model’s message, ”stay close to me, so close to me…that’s how it’s supposed to be. say it’s going to be alright,” adding ”I love you sweet lady!”