The British government is urging school leaders to use their "common law powers" to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem "unhealthy or inappropriate."
Education minister Lord Nash tells Express, "Schools have common law powers to search pupils, with their consent, for items.
"There is nothing to prevent schools from having a policy of inspecting lunch boxes for food items that are prohibited under their school food policies.
"A member of staff may confiscate, keep or destroy such items found as a result of the search if it is reasonable to do so in the circumstances." read more
Iranian officials said Monday that the Islamic Republic's Central Bank has successfully repatriated 13 tons of gold as part of a package of sanctions relief provided to Iran by U.S. and Western powers.
The gold was transferred to Iran by the government of South Africa, which had been holding onto the assets due to harsh sanctions meant to pressure Tehran to rein in its rogue nuclear program.
The gold appears to have been released as part of a sanctions relief package that will have awarded Iran nearly $12 billion in unfrozen cash assets by the time negotiations wrap up next week.
Images taken at a recent homosexual pride parade in Brazil are raising concern as they show a number of attendees blaspheming Christ and desecrating religious images during the event.
One of the photographs creating the greatest stir is that of "transgender" actor Viviany Beleboni riding in a two million spectator pride parade in Sao Paulo as he hangs from a cross. read more
One man has been arrested after a fight over the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.
The brawl started about 7:15 p.m. Monday when about a dozen vehicles with Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of the Statehouse and stopped in the middle of the street, Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said in a statement.
About 10 of the flag supporters clashed with about 30 people who were on the Statehouse grounds protesting the flag, the statement said.
"The blood on my face, the blood in my teeth, the blood on my hands is no comparison to the Southern blood that runs through my veins," Joe Linder told CBS News. read more
Ten Commandments for Buying Gold and Silver
I. Always take delivery.
II. Never buy premium if you can avoid it.
III. Buy bullion for business, numismatics for fun.
IV. Buy silver first, then gold.
V. Buy small gold first, then large.
VI. Never buy exotic coins or modern rarities or anything you don't understand.
VII. Know your dealer.
VIII. What governments can't find, they can't steal.
IX. Never swap bullion coins for U.S. $20 gold pieces.
X. Never break the law.