FACTS OF THE DAY

18th May 2018

94% of American teachers in the public sector spend their own money on school supplies.

cnn.com

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Diners at a harbour-side restaurant in Perth, Australia are issued with water pistols to stop the seagulls bothering them.

reuters.com

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After East Coast Mainline was taken under public control, John McDonnell said Chris Grayling has nationalised more rail than any Labour minister in sixty years.

independent.co.uk

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An Arkansas arms company that supplies specialist guns to the CIA and to US special forces has been secretly buying up napalm but won’t say who it’s for.

buzzfeed.com

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In the last three months, Facebook has taken down 583 million fake accounts, 3.4 million pieces of graphic violence and 1.9 million pieces of terrorist propaganda.

theguardian.com

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The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction hasn’t been awarded for the first time in 18 years because none of the 62 entries were funny enough.

theguardian.com