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No drugs test for at least a quarter of EFL players in 2016-17

No drugs test for at least a quarter of EFL players in 2016-17

Sports
At least a quarter of players who appeared in the English Football League last season were not drugs tested by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad), despite a rise in testing across England's top divisions.Ukad collected 1,494 samples from 2,047 EFL players in 2016-17, leaving a minimum of 553 players untested.One player being tested twice would account for two samples.Professor Ivan Waddington, an expert in doping in sport, described the level of testing in the EFL as "unacceptable".Ukad does not disclose how many players were tested multiple times, meaning the percentage of untested players could feasibly be greater than a quarter.'I was only drugs tested once in the Premier League'What about the overall figures in England?The Football Association said it runs "one of the most comprehensive national an...
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody.As the attack unfolded students were forced to hide as police swooped in on the building.It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 people were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.It is the sixth school shooting incident this year so far that has either wounded or killed students.What we know about the suspectCelebrities call for 'policy and change'Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters Mr Cruz killed three people outside the school, before entering the building and kill...
South Korea hospital fire kills at least 37 in Miryang

South Korea hospital fire kills at least 37 in Miryang

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 37 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a fire at a hospital in South Korea.The blaze is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital in the south-eastern city of Miryang.About 200 patients were inside the building and an adjoining nursing home at the time. It is South Korea's deadliest fire in almost a decade and the death toll is expected to rise with several of the injured in critical condition. Firefighters said the victims appeared to have died from smoke inhalation. Three hospital medical staff - a doctor, nurse and nursing assistant - are among the victims. Authorities have given varying death tolls, with police earlier saying 41 had died, but fire officials and hospital sources now say at least ...
Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

Health
A deadly flu epidemic spreading across the nation has now claimed the lives of at least 30 children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC's latest influenza-associated pediatric mortality report released Friday shows that at least 10 children died between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, and the others have died the since the flu season started in October. The report also shows that 8,990 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported across the nation between Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 13, 2018. A total of 110 died during the 2016-17 flu season, but CDC officials said this years flu hasn't even hit its peak. Among the latest casualties Zainab Momin, a third-grader from Pike Road, Alabama, whose death has yet to be counted in the CDC report....
Suicide bomber kills at least 17 at funeral for Afghan official

Suicide bomber kills at least 17 at funeral for Afghan official

World
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- At least 17 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan Sunday that targeted the funeral of a local official.An attacker set off an explosive vest among a crowd of mourners at a funeral for former district chief of Haskah Menah, Gul Wali, killing at least 17 people and injuring 14 more, Nangarhar Province spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said.The attack took place as a man approached on foot Maqam Khan cemetery near the provincial capital Jalalabad.Khogyani said he expected the death toll from the attack to rise.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack and the Taliban denied any involvement, according to Al Jazeera.Both the Taliban and an affiliate of the Islamic State are active in the province and have previously targeted officials and securit...