Police officer escapes death after "crude" homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern Ireland

Police officer escapes death after 'crude' homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern IrelandThe officer was at the home in Omagh when the device was hurled insideBut his life was saved after it failed to explodeIt happened close to where an off-duty police officer fired shots last night By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 19:58 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 26 January 2013 A bomb has been thrown into the home of a police officer in Northern Ireland, it has emerged. The officer was inside the home in the Coolnagard area of Omagh when the 'crude viable explosive device' was hurled inside. However, he narrowly escaped death after it failed to explode

Fighting in Aleppo shuts down city"s airport as Syria"s viscious civil war shows no sign of slowing in 2013

Fighting in Aleppo shuts down city's airport as Syria's vicious civil war shows no sign of slowing in 2013Rebel forces targeting airports in attempt to curb President Assad's air forceUse of air strikes one of military's key advantages over opposition forcesCivil war has raged for 21 months with a death toll of 40,000 people /12/31/article-2255103-169039ED000005DC-240_634x429.jpg” width=”634″ height=”429″ alt=”Fatal: Fighting in Aleppo has intensified with rebel forces specifically targeting air bases. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting led to closure of Aleppo International Airport on Monday ” class=”blkBorder” /> Fatal: Fighting in Aleppo has intensified with rebel forces specifically targeting air bases.

Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate

Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate School letter tells parents homemade donations will not be accepted Headteacher said advice in letter had followed the council’s guidelines | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 4 December 2012 Stunned parents will not be able to donate homemade cakes and buns to a primary school Christmas fair because of new health and safety rules.