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The News Matrix: Thursday 29 August 2013

Man held over teacher’s killing

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a young mother who was gunned down as she celebrated her 24th birthday. Sabrina Moss, a nursery teacher, died last Saturday after being caught in “the wrong place at the wrong time” in Kilburn High Road, north London. The suspect was held at St Pancras International train station last night.

26 killed in new  spate of bombings

Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a base operated by Polish and Afghan forces in the eastern province of Ghazni yesterday. Another 20 people, including at least nine soldiers, died in a spate of bombings elsewhere in the country as violence intensified.

Grotty flat is capital’s last under 100K 

London’s only remaining property on the market being sold for under £100,000 was yesterday attracting widespread interest from buyers despite estate agents claiming the “grotty” flat in Brixton was “not very nice at all”. London’s average property price is £454,000.

Top boarding school closed over bullying

A renowned boarding school has been closed after nine older pupils burned two younger ones with a hot iron, the latest in a series of bullying. The Swedish Schools Inspectorate ordered the Lundsbergs school to shut until its management can assure pupil safety at the mixed school.

London criminals opt to commute

Police carried out dawn raids across the Home Counties following an operation that revealed London’s street gangs are moving out of the capital and becoming commuter criminals. Scotland Yard said gang members are taking cocaine from London to Kent. MORE

Clooney opens up about spy satellite

George Clooney has revealed at a Venice Film Festival press conference further details about the spy satellite over Sudan which he funds to keep an eye on the actions of Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir. MORE

Navy kills six pirates in gun battle at sea 

Nigeria’s navy killed six pirates and injured one other in its latest attempt to stop the outlaws from expanding their territory in the Gulf of Guinea. The pirates engaged the navy in a gun battle late on Sunday off the coast of Calabar. In the past two weeks, the navy has killed 18 pirates.

Europe’s biggest public library opens

Europe’s largest public library  is set to open in Birmingham next week, amid predictions of 400 national library closures over the next three years. The £188m building in the city’s Centenary Square is set over 10 levels and will house more than 400,000 books. MORE

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