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London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation

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The fire that consumed London's Grenfell Tower , tragically killing at least 30 people , may have dissipated, but it has once again focused attention on the city's social housing crisis. "Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough", she said. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final

Interacting with the media on the eve of the highly anticipated clash at the Kennington Oval , both skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur talked about playing to their strength which lies in the bowling department. SQUAD - Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan , Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh , Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik. Read More »

President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted. "Every day, you are on the frontlines of America's justice system, making our country safer and better by protecting our fellow citizens, promoting equal justice, and upholding the Constitution and the rule of law", he said. Read More »

58 presumed dead in London tower fire

Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. The officer confirmed that an additional 30 people are dead and another 28 are missing who are "presumed to be dead". Read More »

Senate approves new sanctions over Russia's meddling in US election

The Senate signalled it's ready to expand sanctions against Russian Federation amid a probe into its meddling in the USA presidential election, and to let Congress review any move by President Donald Trump to lift existing penalties. "But this bill is a conspicuous exception to that", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. To take effect, the measure would also have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by President Donald Trump . Read More »

2 children shot, injured on Chicago school playground

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Though the police chief said the girl was 12, Langford gave her age as 13. Both girls were taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. "I would hope for once, when people say enough is enough ... that the justice system understands that enough is enough". The school does not have a Safe Passage Program, according to the CPS' website. Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case with jury deadlocked

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The signed statement was read by Ebonee Benson, Camille Cosby's publicist. Drugging and sexually violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. The comedian was reportedly stoic, devoid of emotions, as the judge declared a mistrial . Given Cosby's deposition , Constand's testimony , and the recorded phone call between her mother and Cosby, I'm just... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo staying put amid tax accusations

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Ronaldo is accused of not paying nearly $16.5 million worth of taxes during a three-year period. 50 - Ronaldo has scored 50 or more goals in six of his eight seasons for Real Madrid . So, where could he go if he decides to leave Spain? Mendes is also the agent of Red Devils coach Jose Mourinho and he would love to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. Read More »

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

The building's footprint will be 855,000 square feet, but with three stories, the building will have a total of 2.4 million square feet inside. In the first quarter this year, food-and-drink sales at American brick-and-mortar stores were down by nearly $3 billion even as grocery trips rose, according to market research firm Nielsen. Read More »

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods 'bought a distribution network,' expert says

The deal has the possibility to be "transformative", Moody's lead retail analyst Charlie O'Shea said in a note, "not just for food retail, but for retail in general". This is the thing they've been missing, an ability to get fresh food closer to people. "It's like a walk in the park", he said. "This partnership presents an opportunity to maximize value for Whole Foods Market's shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality, experience, ... Read More »

Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation

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Mueller is investigating Russian interference in USA elections and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey. Read More »

China police: Bomb behind kindergarten blast; suspect dead

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In his apartment, police say they discovered materials for explosives and the words "death" and "exterminate" scrawled on the walls. The Chinese news outlet Xinhua reports the suspect, whose identity was determined partly through DNA evidence, suffered from "vegetative nervous function disturbances" - or an autonomic nerve disorder, which The Associated Press explains can have symptoms including "depression, anxiety, dizziness, vision problems and problems with basic bodily functions". Read More »

Why Microsoft's new Xbox costs $500 - and why that's fine

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Still, it's safe to say the pricing will likely sit alongside the current Xbox One controller, or slightly higher due to the new Duke being more of a collector's item than anything else. After all, one of the biggest reasons why the Xbox One well and truly lost the war with the PlayStation 4 was that the latter debuted with a $100 lower price. Read More »

Sony and the Concept of PS4 Exclusivity

Older games are compatible, and the company announced 42 new titles coming up. But one company has stood aloof from this communal gathering: # Sony and its PS4. He stated that it is their job to look after the users who are online with them within the PlayStation-curated universe. Sony's Michael Denny said: "At PlayStation we've got a proud history of bringing new players to video games, and we're constantly looking at new ways to keep that trend going". Read More »

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

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London Police commander Stuart Cundy said that the conditions inside Grenfell Tower mean that the search operation to recover the victims was extremely challenging. Queen Elizabeth II , accompanied by grandson Prince William , paid a visit to the Grenfell Tower this morning where the number of missing is estimated to be around 76. Read More »

Nintendo Switch and Mario Take E3 by Storm

There's something different about Super Mario Odyssey . However, according to Nintendo, Mario will be able to control Cappy in some capacity but did not reveal how. Mario also has to control his camera. " Super Mario Odyssey " might only have a two-player co-op mode, but looks like it functions well for the game's sandbox design, and seems to be light and fun. Read More »

Xbox One X Price In US, UK And Canada

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Given that the Xbox One launched at $500 while the PS4 was priced at $400, it ended up being a total no-brainer for those on the fence. The same couldn't be said to the Xbox One X , which is what my main issue is with the console's official reveal. Read More »

Original Xbox Games will not be getting achievements says Xbox VP

Speaking to Giant Bomb , Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that while the Xbox One X was a poweful new option to consider, it has been designed for one audience in particular. Users with standard 1080p screens can still enjoy some of the benefits of the Xbox One X , says T3, such as the new "supersampling" feature that increases the visual performance of games for lower-resolutions displays. Read More »

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Meets Locals Affected By London Fire

He says he's looking at tougher requirements for New Zealand high-rise buildings around access for fire engines and firefighters, and access to water. London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanded that at least a preliminary report on the blaze be published this summer. Waewa, pointing to the renovation, said she did not expect the building to be in risky condition. Read More »

You can play 'Super Mario Odyssey' right now, sort of

Cappy also helps in solving puzzles in the game. Nintendo then unveiled the Super Mario Odyssey amiibo that will be coming out. While controlling Cappy , you'll be invincible while providing support. Cappy also gets to collect coins and collector's items along the way. However, according to Nintendo, Mario will be able to control Cappy in some capacity but did not reveal how. Read More »

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

The New York-based online company becomes the fourth gobbled up by the Bentonville retailer this year as it transforms its e-commerce segment. Customers have expressed their dismay on social media, saying that they news has convinced them to ditch the brand. Read More »

Rocket League Will Run at 720p/60fps on the Switch

Sony PlayStation 4 has dominated the latest generation of consoles, outselling Xbox One by 2-to-1, according to industry trackers. He said: "We are very happy with the quality of the games that are playable on the PS4 Pro , and the feedback that we get back from consumers is also really positive". Read More »

How to make $80000 per month on the Apple App Store

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As for Apple's role in the app business, Schiller said the release of iOS 10 last fall helped create new opportunities - from giving a friend a Starbucks gift card using Apple Pay to collaborating on a fashion design sketch using Prêt à Template. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Is the Followup to Sunshine We've Been Waiting For

Judging from his response, it seems they wanted to give Mario more agency this time around, rather than have the sprightly plumber rely on collectable power-ups and abilities. Meanwhile, with Cappy , players can fly around, attack enemies, and perform actions that Mario can't otherwise do. Also, the mode is similar to the 16-bit Sonic The Hedgehog games for the Sega Genesis, where second player can take control of Tails in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3. Read More »

Playful's Paul Bettner says Xbox One X is like a high-end PC

While the Xbox One X was the main headline from Microsoft's E3 2017 event, only two new exclusives for the Xbox One X and Xbox One were announced . Even existing Xbox One games should look better, owing to better visual fidelity, an isotropic filtering and faster load speeds. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X during the recent E3 event. Read More »

Amazon shakes up retail with $13.7bn Whole Foods deal

The parties expect to close the deal during the second half of 2017. "They're doing an incredible job and we want that to continue". A crowded local grocery market became more interesting - and probably more competitive - as online retail powerhouse Amazon announced Friday that it will buy organic foods specialist Whole Foods , which now has stores in Washington Twp., Mason and Cincinnati. Read More »

Atari is working on a new gaming console

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The new console it has been working out in the lab could be the so-called "Ataribox". Chesais also revealed that the new product, which has been "years in the making", will include the woodgrain panelling seen in the teaser video though the final design has yet to be determined. Read More »

Nintendo releases the first trailer for new Super Mario game

Instead of taking control of Luigi or another well-known Mario character, player 2 will instead play as Cappy , Mario's famous red cap. But in co-op, while one player is controlling Mario using a Joy-Con, player two will be invincible while acting as support. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

It is believed he was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign. The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he suggested Comey drop an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, as well as when he fired Comey. Read More »

Sony Boss Unfazed With Xbox One X Extra Power

About 3 days ago, Microsoft finally unveiled the mystery on its new game console, which it humbly presents as "the most powerful on the market". While these are the reasons we believe you should purchase an Xbox One X over a PlayStation 4 Pro, there are more reasons why you should purchase an Xbox One X on its own. Read More »

Mojang Bring Crossplay and 4K to Minecraft on Xbox One

For some, this was a problem, especially with Xbox fans with large hands. This is fantastic for families with a Realm and multiple platforms, as now it's possible to have one player using the handheld Switch, another on the TV in the living room with the Xbox One , another on the sofa using a smartphone, and somebody else sat in the kitchen on a laptop, all playing on the same Realm, for example. Read More »

A Moment That Captures Why Super Mario Odyssey Seems So Special

Single player mode shows Mario's hat as a crucial device since it can be employed to catch enemies and other flying objects, as spotted by Polygon . With the creatures that Mario captures with his hat, he will be able to imitate their abilities. They collect some coins and some moons. Cappy is also invincible, giving the second player a more relaxed gaming experience than playing as Mario . Read More »

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Walmart has boosted its grocery business and private companies like Trader Joe's have also offered tough competition. But Whole Foods customers are loyal, and some shoppers are excited about Amazon's purchase. The online giant past year declared its plans to open a physical grocery store called Amazon Go, a market without cashiers where consumers would be automatically charged based on the items they placed into their shopping bags. Read More »

Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive

Everyone involved is expected to deliver a satisfying blend of what's just around the corner, and what's years down the road. Even with the limited number of Switches that have been made available, Nintendo has already announced that they have shifted over 2.74 million units of the hybrid system with more flying off shelves as soon as they're back in stock. Read More »