Nanny charged in baby death case
AN Irish nanny living illegally in America has been charged with violently assaulting a baby who later died, US authorities said.
Aisling McCarthy Brady, 34, from Quincy, Massachusetts, is alleged to have been the sole carer for the girl on January 14 – her first birthday – when she suffered injuries “consistent with abusive head trauma”, authorities said.
The baby, Rehma Sabir, died two days later in hospital after suffering brain damage.
Call to rethink pace of GCSE reform
CAMPAIGNERS will call on Prime Minister David Cameron today to rethink the pace of GCSE reforms.
A letter signed by nearly 100 groups is expected to be handed in to 10 Downing Street asking for a meeting with Mr Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to discuss the proposals.
Education Secretary Michael Gove announced plans last year to scrap GCSEs and replace them with new English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs), starting in 2015.
Warning on abuse victim guidelines
DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE deaths will soar if new police guidelines on identifying victims are rolled out across Britain, a leading abuse charity warned today.
In a bid to cut paperwork, the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is trialling a new approach that will allow officers to assess signs of domestic abuse at their own discretion.
National charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) said the current process, which involves completing a compulsory interview with the potential victim at each incident, helps combat deaths caused by domestic violence.
Israeli PM likely to remain leader
BENJAMIN Netanyahu is likely to stay on as prime minister but in a weakened position after the Israeli elections.
Exit polls showed his hardline Likud-Yisrael Beitenu electoral group dropped from 42 to 31 seats, but remains the largest faction in the 120-member parliament.
Together with other hardline parties, he appears to command a slight majority.