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Photo released of 7-year-old boy found "on fire"

Preston Flores is in a critical condition in hospital. Credit: Newsline Media

An image has been released of Preston Flores, the 7-year-old boy who suffered serious burns after neighbours found him "on fire" in the street in Aberdeen.

Flores has been moved to a specialist hospital unit and remains in a critical condition, police said.

Education Secretary under fire at NUT conference

File photo dated of Education Secretary Michael Gove. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Michael Gove has been described as a "demented Dalek on speed" today as teachers debated calls for a major escalation of strike action.

Teachers need to put "maximum pressure" on the Government to force them to change their policies on issues such as pay and working conditions, activists at the National Union of Teachers annual conference also heard.

Ian Murch, a member of the union's executive, launched a stinging attack on the Education Secretary, saying: "We need a secretary of state who believes in treating teachers properly and respecting their professionalism."

He told the conference: "We are here to do the public a favour, to make sure Michael Gove's days are numbered. Michael Gove you have to go."

He then described the minister as "a parody of an Education Secretary"

"Michael Gove, the demented Dalek on speed who wants to exterminate anything good in education that's come along since the 1950s." Murch continued.

"Michael Gove, the man who says he wants to set schools free and then sends in the Spanish inquisition."


South Korea ferry rescue operation 'could take months'

A search and rescue operation to find more than 200 missing passengers from the stricken South Korean ferry could take two months, officials have said.

More than 200 passengers from the ferry are still missing. Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato

"According to the experts, the rescue may last one or two months," Shin Won-Nam, the head of the Emergency Management Centre, told reporters.

The official number of passengers missing is currently 270, with 32 having been confirmed dead and 174 rescued.


Police praise motorists for saving lives in Lake District smash

Emergency services have praised members of the public who pulled a family of five free from their car moments before it burst into flames.

They said that if it hadn't been for the quick actions of motorists and passers by, the incident could have resulted in fatalities.

The Mercedes estate did set on fire, but all the occupants were pulled free by members of the public. It was their quick reaction that ensured those involved were taken to safety prior to car igniting."

– Cumbria Police

The family-of-five are from the Southampton area. The dad, aged 43, has life threatening injuries.

Injuries to the 43 year old mum and the couple's three children are less serious.

The driver of the other vehicle, 61 year old woman from Sheffield was treated for minor injuries.

Dramatic image 'of deadly Mount Everest avalanche'

Agence France-Presse have released a dramatic image reportedly of the deadly avalanche that killed at least 13 sherpas on Mount Everest this weekend.


#PHOTO: Dramatic image of the avalanche that killed 13 sherpas as it barrels down a mountain near Mount Everest


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Royal Couple meet well-wishers in Brisbane

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met well wishers in Brisbane following a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland during the thirteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet well wishers in Brisbane. Credit: PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet well wishers in Brisbane following a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA wire

Later the royal couple attended a reception in Brisbane hosted by Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley and Premier Campbell Newman.

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Warsaw Ghetto uprising remembered 71 years on

Simcha Rotem, centre, one of the last living members of the Warsaw Ghetto resistance in 2013. Credit: Reuters\Kacper Pempel

The Jewish community and local residents in Warsaw have observed the 71st anniversary of the city ghetto's ill-fated uprising against occupying Nazi troops during the Second World War.

Officials laid wreaths and the group said prayers at the monument to the Ghetto Heroes today. Next they walked to the former Umschlag Platz, where in 1943 the Nazis loaded ghetto residents on cattle wagons to take them to the Treblinka camp.

About half a million of Warsaw's Jews died there.

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