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High school shooter 'dead from self-inflicted wounds'

A student who is believed to have opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School is dead, reports the Seattle Times.

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Suspicious packets sent to western consulates in Turkey

Security alerts have been declared in the Turkish city of Istanbul after the consulates of five western countries were sent packets of unidentified yellow powder, Reuters has reported.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital as a precaution after the suspicious deliveries to the consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium, including 10 from the Canadian consulate.

Members of Turkey's disaster management agency removed bags from the Canadian consulate in Istanbul after the delivery of a suspicious package. Credit: Reuters

The packets were treated as a heightened potential threat following the militant attacks in Canada this week with other consulates and embassies reviewing their security measures.

Tests on the powder will be delivered on Monday.

PM: European Councils 'always try to get hold of your money'

At a campaign event in Chatham ahead of the Rochester and Strood by-election, David Cameron said the European Council will not "get my money."

David Cameron attends a community forum in Chatham. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Prime Minister has stoutly refused to pay the surprise £1.7 bn surcharge handed to Britain by the EU.

These European Councils. There are too many of them and they go on far too long and they always try to get hold of your money. But they didn't get my money and I got here in the end.

– David Cameron

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Cameron: People want a PM who fights for Britain in Europe

On a visit to Rochester, ahead of a crucial by-election, David Cameron said that what voters wanted was a Prime Minister who stood up for Britain in Europe.

Polls have tipped Ukip for a win in the Rochester and Strood by-election and Mr Cameron has tried to appear tough on Europe in the hopes of a strong Conservative performance in the vote.

He was speaking after he told a press conference that he simply would not pay the surprise £1.7bn surcharge handed to Britain by the EU.

Second US nurse Amber Vinson declared Ebola free

US nurse Amber Vinson has followed her colleague Nina Pham in being declared free of the Ebola virus, after the pair contracted the disease while treating a dying patient at their Dallas hospital.

Amber Vinson, 29, was the second nurse to contract the Ebola virus at her Dallas hospital. Credit: Akron Public Schools/NBC News

Ms Vinson's status was confirmed by the Atlanta medical centre where she had been receiving treatment after a transfer from a Texas hospital.

Vinson's fellow nurse Pham was earlier declared virus free after receiving treatment in Maryland.

Police investigate 'substantial' trail of blood in Hull

Police are investigating a mile-long trail of blood found near docks in Hull.

The 'substantial' trail was first spotted by a member of the public who was fishing off the docks yesterday morning.

The trail runs from St Andrew's Docks to parts of Hessle Road and Cholmley Street. Credit: Google Maps

Enquiries, including a search of the river bank by Air Sea Rescue, have so far failed to identify a victim. The trail runs from St Andrew's Docks to parts of Hessle Road and Cholmley Street.

Samples of the blood have been sent away for DNA analysis.

Due to the substantial amount of blood found we believe the person may have sustained a severe injury of some description and may be in need of medical attention.

– Detective Inspector Joanne Roe
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