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US student found dead in Bermuda

Authorities in Bermuda have confirmed the death of a 19-year-old American student who went missing over the weekend.


British wind power output hits record

LONDON (Reuters) - Power generation from Britain's wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid said on Monday.


SoftBank could relist British chip designer ARM: FT

(Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp could relist ARM Holdings, the British chip designer it bought two years ago, according to a senior executive at the Japanese conglomerate, the Financial Times reported on Monday.


Russian denials of British attack 'increasingly absurd': Johnson

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister stepped up London's criticism of Moscow on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in England, calling Russian denials of responsibility "increasingly absurd".

Student Loans

Editorial: The Student Loan Industry Finds Friends in Washington

The Trump administration seems more interested in appeasing student loan companies than helping those who are in debt.

Kidnapping and Hostages

‘We Are Here for Your Students’: Boko Haram Abduction of More Girls Pressures Nigeria’s President

The attack on the Dapchi school, in which gunmen gathered up 110 girls, has left parents asking how the government could let a mass kidnapping happen, again.

School Discipline (Students)

Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary

The Trump administration is highlighting the struggles that Minneapolis and St. Paul face with disparities in school discipline, and putting a thumb on the scale.

Basketball (College)

After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab

It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.

GOP candidate who insulted Parkland students drops out

Republican candidate Leslie Gibson has dropped out of the race for Maine's House of Representatives following backlash from controversial comments he made about two student survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.


Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a retaliatory move over British accusations that the Kremlin orchestrated a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England.


Russia summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing an unidentified ministry source.

Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates

Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning

The order came days after Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled the same number of Russian diplomats.

Student says he was paddled for walkout

Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Custodian steals $180 from students' book bags during the national walkout

While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said.

‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns

American teenagers describe the impact of the bomb and gun threats that terrorize their schools, excite panic, then fizzle.


The View From Opposite Sides of a Student Walkout in Montana

In gun-friendly Montana, the walkouts stirred controversy. Two students explained their decisions to walk out, or stay in class.


Finding alternative viewpoints as U.S. students protest

New York - At Colorado’s Columbine High School, where 15 people were killed in 1999, about 250 students walked out of class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time on March 14.


Norway's Scatec Solar says three projects caught in South Africa row

OSLO (Reuters) - Three solar plants planned by Norway's Scatec Solar were among 27 energy deals blocked by a South African court on Tuesday when it agreed to hear a legal challenge by a group loyal to ousted President Jacob Zuma, the firm said on Thursday.


Exclusive: HSBC has 59 percent gender pay gap, biggest among British banks

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC will reveal a gender pay gap of 59 percent at its main UK banking operation, the biggest yet disclosed by a British bank, according to a copy of the lender's report on the subject seen by Reuters on Thursday ahead of its publication.

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student

A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.


Balancing act: Chip giant Qualcomm caught between Washington and Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc , blocked this week from a takeover bid amid national security fears, was already walking a Pacific tightrope: it has government and defense contracts in America, but two-thirds of its revenue comes from China.

Ariana Grande to join student march

The students taking part in March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. later this month are going to have some superstar singers by their sides.

The real meaning of student walkouts

One month ago, America watched in horror as yet another school shooting unfolded, claiming 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

World Cup 2018 (Soccer)

Adding Insult to Injury, British Royal Family to Boycott World Cup in Russia

While the snub may seem pointed, a Russian official said, “It’s not so important.”

California student: Parkland inspired us

CNN's Stephanie Elam speaks to Ben Ramirez, a California high school student who participated in a series of nationwide walkouts to demand stricter gun laws.


'ENOUGH': U.S. student walkout sends message on gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the tens of thousands on Wednesday, chanting slogans like "No more silence" and "We want change" as part of a coast-to-coast protest over gun violence prompted by last month's massacre at a Florida high school.

700 students at his school in North Carolina. He stood alone

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Justin Blackman got up from his desk and calmly walked out of Mr. Mendez's Spanish class. When he got outside, he discovered he was the only one.

Gun Control

Student Walkout: Photos From Across the Nation

Students protested gun violence across the country on Wednesday in the wake of a recent school shooting in South Florida. Here are some compelling photos from the demonstrations.

Governor calls student walkout 'shameful'

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says he thinks the National School Walkout is a "shameful" attempt by a left-wing group to use students to further their political agenda.

Gun Control

Students Walked Out. Here Are Their Videos.

High school students across the United States left their classrooms on Wednesday morning to draw attention to gun violence in schools.


'We want change,' say U.S. students in nationwide walkout

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like "We want change" in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month.

These students didn't walk out to protest tougher gun laws

For 17 minutes, as classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put.


British PM May expels 23 Russian spies but stops well short of bothering Putin

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's response to Russia after a nerve agent attack on British soil is unlikely to trouble Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin unduly, despite the expression of outrage that greeted it in Moscow.

Some students face suspension for walking out

The Atlanta suburb of Cobb County plans to take disciplinary action against protesting students — ranging from Saturday school to five days' suspension per district guidelines.

Students chant: Hey, hey NRA ...

One month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students are walking out of their own schools to protest gun violence.


Russia soccer official shrugs at British government World Cup boycott: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It does not matter if British officials boycott the soccer World Cup, which will be hosted by Russia, Interfax news agency cited Russian Football Union Vice President Nikita Simonyan as saying on Wednesday.

National Anthems

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany’s National Anthem May Be Sexist. Is America’s Racist?

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is not alone in having some disturbing lyrics.

Student walkouts sweep US


U.S. students to abandon class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Students in Solidarity Over Gun Violence

Wednesday: A nationwide walkout over gun violence, nippy weather and Pi Day.

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student in California

A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.


British city of Sheffield renews Uber's license for five years

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday authorities in the northern English city of Sheffield had renewed the ride hailing service's operating license for five years following a brief suspension.


Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing driver

(Reuters) - A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school band members home from a trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine off of an interstate highway in Alabama on Tuesday, killing its driver and injuring several others, authorities said.


Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing at least one

(Reuters) - A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school students on a trip veered across the median separating two lanes of an interstate highway in Alabama and plunged into a ravine, killing at least one person and injuring several others, authorities said.

At least 1 dead after bus carrying students plunges down 50-foot ravine

A bus carrying Houston-area band students crashed in Baldwin County, Alabama, on Tuesday morning, officials said, closing down Interstate 10 in both directions near the Florida state line.


At least one dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and many injured on Tuesday when a bus carrying high school students plunged into a ravine off the side of an interstate highway in Baldwin County, Alabama, the sheriff's office said.

Widow: British government can't provide safety

In an exclusive television interview with CNN's Nic Robertson, the widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, urges the UK government to do more to protect Russians who have sought shelter in Britain.


Mexico says arrests drug gang suspect in case of 43 murdered students

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Monday it had arrested a suspected drug gang member regarded as key figure in the kidnapping and massacre of 43 student teachers 3 1/2 years ago.


Russia: British threats to boycott World Cup over spy attack hurt ties, sport - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday British threats to boycott the 2018 soccer World Cup over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England would damage ties with Moscow and hurt world sport, Interfax news agency reported.


Major plot twist for students at Saudi Arabia's first cinema school

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Student Sama Kinsara adjusts her camera at Saudi Arabia’s only cinema school, her dream of seeing her work on the big screen coming into focus after the lifting of the country's...


British pedophile ring abused 1,000 children: newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Pedophiles in central England abused up to 1,000 girls, some as young as 11, over a four-decade period, the Sunday Mirror newspaper reported.


British PM May to make statement about nerve attack on Russian spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will bring Britain's parliament up to date on the investigation into a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on Monday, and one senior lawmaker expected her to point the finger of blame at Moscow.


British PM May to chair security meeting on poisoning of former Russian double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain's National Security Council on Monday to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.


Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

LONDON (Reuters) - British comedian Ken Dodd, well-known to the country's television audiences for his spiky hair, buck teeth and "tickling stick", has died aged 90, his publicist said on Monday.

How to fund a British stately home in the 21st century

Imagine if your home had turrets, a ballroom, or a maze in the garden. Some people's homes have all those things. But while life in a palace -- or a castle -- might sound like a fairytale existence, it costs a princely sum of money to run a stately home.


Iran reveals British-Iranian dual citizen jailed six years for spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran revealed on Sunday that it had sentenced an unidentified Iranian-British dual citizen to six years in jail for spying for Britain, in a case that appears not to have previously been disclosed.

Immigration and Emigration

‘Let Them Call You Racists’: Bannon’s Pep Talk to National Front

Stephen K. Bannon, addressing the party congress of France’s anti-immigrant National Front, got a standing ovation when he attacked the political and economic establishment, and journalists.


Athletics: U.S. student Norman breaks world indoor 400m record

(Reuters) - American Michael Norman broke the world indoor 400 meters record when he clocked 44.52 second at the U.S. collegiate championships in College Station, Texas on Saturday.

Oprah tells Parkland students how to strategize

Oprah Winfrey told CNN's Van Jones that she advised the survivors of the Florida school shooting to have a strategy behind their marches, similar to the way Civil Rights leaders organized their movement.

Colleges and Universities

Far From Home and Censors, Some Chinese Students Protest Xi’s Power Move

Posters at some American and overseas universities are opposing plans to erase term limits for China’s president, a rare show of protest among Chinese students.

Espionage and Intelligence Services

British Investigators Visit Graves of Russian Ex-Spy’s Wife and Son

Days after Sergei V. Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in Salisbury, England, chemical weapons specialists erected a tent around his son’s grave.


Panasonic considers selling security camera factory in China: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp is considering selling a Chinese plant that makes security cameras in a deal it hopes will fetch over $450 million, the Nikkei reported on Saturday.


British interior minister visits scene where Russian double agent collapsed

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister on Friday visited the scene where a Russian double agent was found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center after being poisoned in a nerve agent attack.


British firms hope for halcyon days ahead of royal wedding

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - After nearly 70 years of producing royal merchandise, British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is hoping the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle will be a happy one for them as well as the bride and groom.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Columnist: Understanding Student Mobbists

Younger generations have a different understanding of what’s wrong with society and how to fix it.

Racist chants caught on camera

A student at a British university recorded her fellow students shouting racially charged epithets.

Illegal Immigration

‘I Am a Pawn’: Trump’s Immigration Fight With California Squeezes Those Caught in the Middle

Companies and law enforcement agencies in California carefully tread between federal laws devised to catch undocumented workers and new state laws meant to protect them.

NBA star surprises Parkland students

Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after last month's shooting.


Review: In ‘Claire’s Camera,’ Isabelle Huppert Plays a Cannes Newbie

The director Hong Sang-soo shows us the less-than-glamorous side of a famous beach town.

Florida lawmakers: Arming school staff may harm black and Hispanic students

Florida lawmakers celebrated the passage of a school safety bill on Wednesday in response to last month's shooting in Parkland. But the bill left some with a new concern.

Students protest at McConnell's office

A group of students from the Washington area held a protest outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell's calling for gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting.


Alabama student dies in accidental school shooting -officials

(Reuters) - A student has died and two others were injured in a shooting at an Alabama high school on Wednesday that police are calling accidental, officials and local media said.

One student dead and another wounded in accidental shooting, police say

Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal time at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama, the city school district said.

Poisoning and Poisons

Former Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, British Police Say

A chemical weapon sickened Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, heightening suspicions that Russia was responsible.

Russian and his daughter are critically ill in a case that British police are treating as attempted murder

Sex Crimes

Yale Student Found Not Guilty in Rape Trial

Lawyers for the accused man, Saifullah Khan, worked relentlessly to discredit the complainant’s account, sowing what a juror called “sufficient doubt.”

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media

The activist students of Stoneman Douglas, where 17 people were killed last month, are social media naturals. But it’s not entirely true that they’ve been tweeting all their lives.


Former student indicted on 17 counts of murder in Florida school shooting

(Reuters) - A Florida grand jury formally indicted Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree for last month's shooting spree at a high school in Parkland, prosecutors said.

Education (K-12)

Florida Teacher Says Her Racist Podcast Was ‘Satire’

School officials called the podcast “concerning” and said the teacher had been removed from the classroom.


UK PM May says links with Saudi Arabia have saved British lives

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain's links to defense and security ally Saudi Arabia in parliament on Wednesday, saying cooperation had helped save the lives of hundreds of people.


Student arrested over threats to New York's Utica College

(Reuters) - A 23-year-old Utica College student was arrested on Tuesday over threatening calls he is suspected of making that led to a lockdown at the upstate New York school the previous day, police said.

New York Times

We Want to Elevate the Voices of College Students and Recent Graduates. 20,000 Responded.

The Edit, a New York Times newsletter, at first sought to find five contributors. Now we’ll bring on even more. Here’s an update on the process.

Wounded Parkland student plans to sue school district and sheriff's office

From his hospital room in Florida, a student wounded in the Parkland school massacre plans to sue his school district and the Broward County Sheriff's Office, his attorney said.

Medicaid's little-known benefits for US students

Gerardo Alejandrez used to punch classmates, throw chairs and curse at his teachers, conduct that forced him to switch from school to school. "I had a lot of anger issues," the 16-year-old said recently.


British supermarket Sainsbury's to hike in-store staff pay by 15 percent

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Sainsbury's said it would increase the base rate of pay for its staff working in stores by 15 percent this year, spending an extra 100 million pounds ($138 million) on a plan that will also simplify the number of job roles. Britain's second-biggest supermarket said it was making the changes to secure the best staff in a highly competitive environment. As part of the changes it will pay a base rate of 9.20 pounds, compared with the current 8 pounds.

Florida teacher outed as host of racist podcast

Dayanna Volitich, a Florida middle school teacher, said through an attorney that her "Unapologetic" podcast was "political satire and exaggeration."

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

7 Times in History When Students Turned to Activism

The survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting have surprised many with their public activism. But they are hardly the first students to push the adult world for political change.


Thousands of British homes without water as snow thaw bursts pipes

LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of households across Britain suffered water supply problems on Monday after pipes burst when snow thawed and normal weather conditions returned to the country.


New British number one Edmund wants 'legitimate' Murray battle

(Reuters) - Kyle Edmund is proud to have become Britain's top ranked tennis player but the 23-year-old says he would have preferred to have beaten Andy Murray fair and square for the honor rather than inherit it from the injured Scot.

Star gives special jersey to family of slain student

Joaquin Oliver loved NBA star Dwyane Wade.

Colleges and Universities

How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students’ Voting Power

Abysmally low turnout among young people has long been a hallmark of American elections. Some universities are trying to change that.


Police arrest Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute was arrested on Saturday, the school said, after a daylong manhunt.


Police seek Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said, and the campus remained largely shut down.


Mexico prepares to make arrests in disappearance of student teachers

(Reuters) - Mexican authorities are preparing to arrest dozens of people implicated in the kidnapping and alleged murder of 43 student teachers in southern Mexico more than three years ago, the prosecutor in charge of the case said on Friday.


Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.


Athletics: British all-rounder 'KJT' comes of age in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who has long threatened to break through into the golden ranks of the world's top all-round athletes, finally lifted the global senior title her talent demanded in Birmingham on Friday.

Why Americans think Trump is a racist


They Died Near the Border. Art Students Hope to Bring Them Back.

At the New York Academy of Art, facial reconstruction — fusing art and science — may help identify the missing, including migrants.


Q Is for Queuing: Minting British Traditions With New 10-Pence Coins

Tea, an English breakfast and ice cream, along with icons from the obscure to the most famous, appear on coins designed for collectors and the public.

Analysis: 57% think Trump is a racist. Or do they just not like him?

The poll number smacks you right in the face: 57% of Americans believe President Donald Trump is a racist, according to new data from a national AP-NORC poll.


Massachusetts can sue federal student loan servicer, judge rules

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' attorney general can move forward with a lawsuit alleging that one of the largest student loan servicers in the United States has engaged in practices that have undermined a federal debt forgiveness program, a state court judge has ruled.


Mnuchin Blocks U.C.L.A. From Releasing Video of Students Heckling Him

The Treasury secretary was hissed at and cursed at during a lecture and discussion on the campus, and his shielding of the video has drawn more attention to the series of tense exchanges.


PRESS DIGEST- British Business - March 1

March 1 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Ruth Simmons on Cultivating the Next Generation of College Students

A Q. & A. with the former president of Brown University and Smith College as she takes charge of a historically black university.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Scared but Resilient, Stoneman Douglas Students Return to Class

Her bloodstained shoes were taken away as evidence. Her backpack has a bullet hole in it. But on Wednesday, Brooke Harrison returned to the school where she saw her classmates die.


Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla., Feb 28 (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


Tech Fix: Should You Get a Cheaper Phone? Be Sure to Look Into the Camera

The most popular smartphones can cost $700 or more. But for roughly $200, you can have a model that isn’t cutting edge but is plenty capable.

A new reality for students as classes resume

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students will resume classes Wednesday, forever linked to a nationwide debate over gun laws and mass shootings.

'I'm just so scared': Students return to school for 1st time since Florida shooting

Analysis: Parkland students move the needle even as DC idles

Just because Washington is stuck in the same old deadlock over firearms reform, it doesn't mean the tide of youthful anger and activism unleashed by the Florida massacre did nothing to change gun politics in America.


BRIEF-Student Transportation To Be Acquired By Group Of Investors Led By CDPQ


Amazon buying doorbell camera maker Ring


British PM's Northern Irish allies angry at Brexit withdrawal treaty reports

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Details of the draft withdrawal treaty between Britain and the EU reported on Tuesday "fundamentally breach" a deal reached last year to move Brexit talks forward, a member of the Northern Ireland party that props up Britain's minority government said.

Trump, Donald J

Letters: Trump as Student Savior? Not Buying It

Readers have a hard time picturing the president running unarmed into a school to save students, as he said he would.


Google's Clips camera is latest effort to bring AI into home gadgets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Babies, dogs and artificial intelligence.

This first responder's gutsy call likely saved a student's life

As they sped away from the shooting scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the first responder was skeptical.


State of the Art: The Sublime and Scary Future of Cameras With A.I. Brains

A new generation of cameras like Google’s new Clips device can understand what they see, creating intriguing and sometimes eerie possibilities.

Student: My generation is saying, 'Will I survive another day?'"

Florida lawmakers are mulling a series of proposals in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that triggered an outcry for accountability and reform.


Review: ‘An Ordinary Muslim’ Gets Caught Between Cultures and Genres

Hammaad Chaudry’s first play is an ambitious look at the traumas of dislocation among the assimilated children of Pakistani immigrants in London.


Amazon takes on delivery challenge for Australian merchants

SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc began selling its in-house delivery service to third-party vendors in Australia on Tuesday, taking on a major logistical challenge in the continent that invented the expression "tyranny of distance".

Students shout as Florida Senate rejects weapons ban

When a Florida Senate subcommittee rejects a proposal to ban the sale of assault style weapons, the crowd, including students, shouts "shame" and "throw them out."


Amazon launches delivery business for merchants in Australia

SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc has launched its signature delivery business for third-party sellers in Australia, the company said on Tuesday, marking the latest phase of its expansion on the continent.

Striking teachers feed their students

Teachers in West Virginia are striking for higher wages and better benefits, but not at the expense of hungry students.

First lady 'heartened' by student activists

First lady Melania Trump spoke out Monday about the student movement for action on guns in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and launched a national conversation on gun violence.


British boxing in shock after Westgarth death

LONDON (Reuters) - The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith on Monday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe.


British police sift through rubble at scene of fatal blast

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - British police searched for survivors on Monday in the rubble of a shop and apartment destroyed by an explosion that killed at least four people in the city of Leicester on Sunday evening.


Rolling Stones announce first British concerts in five years

LONDON (Reuters) - Rockers The Rolling Stones announced their first British concerts in five years on Monday, including shows at two different stadiums in London.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Florida Students Return, Gingerly, to Their Scarred High School

The campus in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed, reopened on Sunday for students and their families to retrieve belongings, reunite with friends and brace themselves for classes to resume.


CORRECTED-PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Feb 26

Feb 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Scott Israel says one officer failed to protect students as he defends his department's response to shooting

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday he was "disgusted" an armed school resource officer did not enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as shots rang out and vowed to investigate any other allegation of inaction.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Outspoken and Precocious, Florida Students Struggle With Loss When the Cameras Turn Off

Even as they raise millions of dollars and plan nationwide rallies to stop gun violence, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School struggle with nightmares.

What it will take for Parkland students to win the battle ahead?


Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action taken against high school students who protest last week's massacre at a Florida school.


Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections.


British actor Stephen Fry reveals battle with prostate cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Stephen Fry said on Friday he has had surgery to remove his prostate after battling cancer for two months, adding in a video posted on Friday that the operation appears to have been successful.

Staff can return to site of massacre today; students next week

For these 3,000 teens, there's no such thing as going back to normal.

Would I die for my students?

Rebecca Field is furious. She didn't sign up for this.

Student promises to call the mother of her fallen teacher every day

Mother and son had a daily ritual.

Obama cheers on the 'fearless students'

Former President Barack Obama voiced his support Thursday for the "fearless students" of Parkland, Florida, telling them, "we've got your backs."

School cameras had over 20-minute delay

CNN's Kaylee Hartung reports on new details that the security cameras at Stoneman Douglas High School had a 20-minute tape delay that slowed police from capturing the shooter.

Parkland students raise $3.7 million in 3 days. Here's how they'll spend it

As the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting turn their waking nightmares into a national revolution, their supporters have funneled huge sums of money to the students' cause.

Student calls NRA chief's remarks 'insensitive'

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Attacks Conspiracy Theorists for Trying to Discredit Students

Kimmel asked, “Do you really think these kids, these teenagers who spoke out after a shooting at their school, are actors?”

Four reasons the NRA should fear the student survivors

They're just kids. Naïve. Idealistic dupes manipulated by left-wing, gun-control groups.

Opinion: Students said 'wake up' and US listened

At one point in the course of a difficult evening in which he was pressed on his record and rhetoric about gun control, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio worried aloud that the national debate about gun control might trail off into yet another deadlock.

Teachers are not meant to carry AR-15s, student survivor says

Florida school shooting survivor Alfonso Calderon said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's suggestion of arming teachers and school staff with weapons to enhance school safety was a "terrible idea."


U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

Student slams Trump's 'terrible idea'

Florida shooting survivor Alfonso Calderon responds to President Donald Trump's suggestion that teachers should be armed.

Student to Rubio: Will you reject NRA donations?

School shooting survivor Cameron Kasky repeatedly asks Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if he will continue to accept money from the NRA.

Alums send emotional messages to Parkland students

Alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School created a tribute video that delivered a message of support for the survivors of the shooting at their Parkland, Florida, school.


Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.


British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.


U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country's largest gun-control advocacy group to learn how to make their voices heard.

Gun Control

Florida Students Began With Optimism. Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.

A week after a shooting killed 17 at their high school, students were lobbying state lawmakers to strengthen gun control, and meeting with resistance.

Opinion: Parkland students, ignore the idiots

Over the past few days a growing number of online agitators have taken to social media in an effort to discredit and disgrace the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who dare speak out on gun violence.

Space and Astronomy

Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera

Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur’s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star’s violent death.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Trump to Discuss School Shootings With Survivors, Including Florida Students

The afternoon session in the State Dining Room will include those affected by school shootings in Parkland, Fla., Littleton, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.

Students rejected from the state Senate president's office

Just one week after surviving a massacre that killed 17 people, grieving students confronted Florida lawmakers Wednesday to demand a ban on assault weapons.

As survivors take their fight to the State Capitol, students across Florida are leaving class in solidarity


British bank RBS hires 'digital human' Cora on probation

LONDON (Reuters) - A life-like avatar called Cora is being put through her paces by Royal Bank of Scotland , helping customers with basic queries and giving its digital banking drive a more human face.


British air pollution plans are inadequate: High Court

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plans to curb air pollution are inadequate and must be improved, the High Court ruled on Wednesday following a legal complaint from environmental lawyers, Client Earth.

Students walk out, demand to be heard

Students hold walkouts across Florida to show solidarity with the students and survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Stands With Florida Students Fighting for Gun Control

“I hope these kids don’t give up,” Colbert said on Tuesday. “Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them.”


Talk: Rachel Morrison Wants More Women Behind the Camera

The cinematographer for “Mudbound” and “Black Panther” on the male-dominated profession.

CNN to hold town hall with students and Florida's politicians

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has set off a national discussion on gun laws and how to keep communities safe.

Parkland students: This is why we're going to Florida's capital

Busloads of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School headed for the Florida capital on Tuesday with one goal in mind: Make change.

Parkland students: We are trying to succeed where the adults have failed

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road

Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.

State House votes against taking up a bill to ban assault weapons as a busload of students heads to Capitol

Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

The US Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.


Ohio school on lockdown after student apparently shoots self

(Reuters) - A school in Massillon, Ohio, was on lockdown on Tuesday morning after a student suffered an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," the school district said.


Britain and U.S. in talks over captured British Islamic State fighters: UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.


NHL: Blackhawks ban four fans from home games over racist taunts

(Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from home games at the United Center after they shouted racist taunts at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's NHL game.


British Columbia challenges Alberta wine ban in oil row

VANCOUVER, Feb 19 (Reuters) - British Columbia said on Monday that it will formally challenge a ban of its wine by Alberta under Canada's national free-trade pact, as a battle between the two provinces over a crude oil pipeline expansion project rages on.

Students who survived the Florida shooting say they can no longer endure inaction after gun violence

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Best photos from the British film awards

See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.


New British party inspired by France's Macron seeks to overturn Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - A new British political party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron's rise to power launched a national electoral campaign on Monday aimed at stopping Brexit.


Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.


Student survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump over FBI tweets

PARKLAND, Fla (Reuters) - Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.


Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.


Skiers caught in Swiss avalanche rescued: police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two skiers who were caught in an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France have been rescued with only minor injuries, police in the canton of Valais said on Sunday.

Student: I have aged decades in a matter of days

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School deliver powerful speeches demanding action and accountability from politicians.

Principal gets emotional in message to students

"We lost 17 lives on Valentine's Day. That's supposed to be the international day of love," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson said in an emotional video message posted on Saturday, three days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school.

Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked halls

David Hogg found himself living a nightmare on Wednesday, hiding in a closet with classmates as a crazed gunman roamed the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unleashing a torrent of bullets on students and teachers.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

CNN to hold town hall with Parkland students and parents

The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.

Student to politicians: We call 'BS'

Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were left dead after a mass shooting, speaks to hundreds of people who gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support gun control.

Florida student: They told us: 'Hands up. Drop anything in your hands.'

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

While Loading Gun at Florida School, Shooting Suspect Told Student ‘Better Get Out of Here’

A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said he encountered Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in shooting that left 17 dead, on school grounds loading a gun.


British actor Robert Pattinson says he does not believe in true love

BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Robert Pattinson does not believe in true love, he said at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday, in contrast to the lovestruck pioneer he portrays in the western comedy period film "Damsel".


ATP says 'no evidence' Harrison made racist remarks

(Reuters) - The ATP said on Friday it found no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racist remarks at fellow American Donald Young during their stormy first-round match at the New York Open.

Junior ROTC student helped shield dozens with Kevlar sheets

Colton Haab heard seven gunshots, and his Junior ROTC training kicked in.

Parkland student: My generation won't stand for this

I thought it was going to be a wonderful day. My high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was full of cheerful students -- many of whom were celebrating Valentine's Day with one another. Even those who didn't have a Valentine seemed like they could find reasons to smile.

The case for canceling all student debt

Student to lawmakers: We're children, you are the adults

David Hogg, a student who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tells lawmakers to take action to prevent more school shootings.

Officials: Ex-student stalked halls of a Florida school, shooting students in a massacre that left 17 dead

A former student armed with a rifle stalked the halls of a Florida school, breaking windows and shooting terrified students and teachers, killing 17 people, authorities said.

A football coach who shielded students died as he lived -- by putting himself second

Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Teacher hid students: 'This is the worst nightmare'

When Melissa Falkowski heard there was an active shooter on campus, her instincts kicked in.