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UK Assistant News Editor, Mail Online — Daily Mail
As seen in:  Daily Mail, Telegraph

Newsdesk at Mail Online and, former assistant news editor at The Daily Telegraph

Continuing Education... Michael O'Hare on Art Musuems — As always, we'd like to hear what you took from this week's conversation, and to continue our own conversation here. 1. What were the three most interesting things you learned from this episode? 2. Have you had a transcendent experience with art? Was it in a museum? Can you explain why?

Continuing Conversation... Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital in the 21st Century — As always, we'd like to hear your thoughts on this episode. Use the prompts below and share in the comments section, or use them to prompt discussion offline. Either way, we know you have something to say, and we love to hear from you. Check Your Knowledge: 1.

British jihadists want to come home, say they made 'mistake' — British jihadist fighters have contacted a university in London to say they regret their decision to join Islamist extremists in the Middle East. The jihadists, thought to be a 30-strong group, said they wanted to return home to Britain but were afraid they would be jailed if they did so.

Nan in a naan: Family find their grandmother Sheila 'alive' in giant naan bread — A family who went out for a curry were stunned to see their dead grandmother 'risen again' in a side order of naan bread. Anthony Nelson, 22, ordered the giant plain naan at Akbah's curry house in Middlesbrough for his family to share with their meal.

Girl, nine, accidentally kills instructor with Uzi machine gun after 'going full auto' — This is the shocking moment a nine-year-old girl took aim with an Uzi machine gun seconds before accidentally killing her gun instructor when she lost control. A short clip uploaded to YouTube shows the little girl's instructor Charles Vacca telling her to go 'full auto' before she struck him down.

Kaleem the boy with giant hands is shunned from school after they grew bigger than his head — An eight-year-old boy has been shunned from his school after his hands ballooned to gigantic proportions larger than his head. Kaleem, a keen cricket fan, was left unable to do even basic tasks - including tying his shoelaces and feeding himself - after his hands grew to an incredible 13 inches from the end of his middle finger to the base of his palm.

Robert Burt: Man poses for mugshot wearing t-shirt of previous mugshot — In a scene that could be straight out of a scene from the Matrix or Inception, this 19-year-old posed for his latest mugshot wearing a T-shirt with a picture of his previous mugshot. Confused? Moustachioed teenager Robert Burt was caught driving under the influence of alcohol on June 14 and posed wearing a normal white T-shirt at Somerset County Jail in Maine, Pittsfield.

Ice bucket challenge: David McClain becomes first ALS sufferer to take Facebook challenge — A paralysed man suffering from ALS has become the first person with the disease to take part in the growing 'ice bucket challenge' craze sweeping across the internet. David McClain, from New Haven, Connecticut, wanted to be the first with the nerve cell disease to have ice poured over his head despite being permanently attached to a ventilator, being unable to eat, drink, speak or move.

This is what roads would look like if women ruled the world — If women ruled the world, this is probably what London's roads would look like. The first shows a female-only flyover so women can soar over busy roads and nip ahead of that early morning rush-hour traffic. Another shows how a gender-separated pink lane would allow women to freely zip along the motorway without the fear of male drivers getting in the way.

Desk safari: Can you beat these efforts in this office challenge? — Cooped up inside, at the mercy of an ambitious office manager, and having to come up with new ways to get through the day - there are not many reasons to envy office workers. Desk safari has changed all that. Now office workers are the new David Attenboroughs, using computers and smart phones to discover and document strange new species.
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Jun 18, 2015

RT @tweeterpotter: Overheard in the newsroom: 'It does take the piss, people just eating muesli at will.'

Jun 17, 2015

RT @youngvulgarian: Weird smell in the newsroom. @Amy_Willis turns to me: 'Marie are you eating cheese?' RACISM. RACISM AGAINST THE FRENCH. IT'S REAL.

Jun 10, 2015

RT @leloveluck: Early news of Luxor bomb suggests complex op bearing hallmarks of IS loyalists. Haven't managed mainland significant attack since Jan 2014.

Jun 06, 2015

RT @toryboypierce: London Gay Pride, a celebration of diversity, bans Ukip Britain's third largest party. How diverse is that

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