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London fire: Action group, residents' safety warnings were ignored

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Mr Chowdhry said that some residents told him they were not alerted to the danger: "People were crying in the streets they were all shocked and stunned". Cladding had been added to the outside of the building, blamed by some residents for helping the fire to spread so quickly. "Within half an hour, an hour, it literally went to the top floor and there is about 23 floors up there, so it was really bad". Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

In what seems to be a response to Somalia's neautrality, UAE hit back by expelling Somali competitor Ismail Madar from the Dubai International Quran competition on Monday. Trump has backed Saudi Arabia in the crisis, although his government appears to be more nuanced. The Saudi king expressed his gratitude to the prime minister for paying visiting to the kingdom and reiterated his support in the fight against terrorism, saying, "War on terror was in the best interest of the Ummah". Read More »

Tyson Foods lobbyist among wounded in baseball attack

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He previously worked for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg and former U.S. Rep. David Camp , both Michigan Republicans. A Tyson spokesman said Mika had been taken to a local hospital and they were awaiting word on his condition. T. Hodgkinson, was taken into custody but has since died of his injuries. "We are also praying and wish a speedy recovery for my friend Congressman Steve Scalise, the heroic Capitol Police officers, and everyone affected by this terrible shooting". Read More »

London Fire: 'Baby SAVED after being thrown from tenth floor window'

The cause of the fire is not yet known. Others were seen jumping from upper floors of the building in scenes "reminiscent of 9/11". He said it as his house where the explosion happened. He also confirmed that several residents had been successfully rescued from the building. Although the exact number of the victims is not yet clear, especially because the fire department is still struggling to shut the flames, most hospitals in London are packed with victims. Read More »

UK's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Two former Tory prime ministers broke cover on Monday (June 12) to demand that May reassess her approach to leaving the European Union after she lost her parliamentary majority in last week's election. "There is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom", May said, following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Read More »

Sessions to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

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The committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added. Lankford said Sessions' testimony Tuesday will help flesh out the truth of Comey's allegations, including Sessions' presence at the White House in February when Trump asked to speak to Comey alone. Read More »

Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says her heart is with her former colleagues, their families and staff and the Capitol Police following a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside Washington. Murphy missed practice Wednesday. One female and one male Capitol police officer were shot while returning fire. "I'm about 75 yards from the shooter, but bullets were landing just a couple of feet away from me", Paul said. Read More »

Senate Committee Prohibits Reporters From Filming In Capitol Hallways

The Senate Radio and TV Gallery, which helps to manage the logistics of networks' presence on Capitol Hill, declined to comment. The News Media Alliance was celebrating the news that the Senate Rules Committee had reversed a decision to make it more hard to interview Senators in the halls outside hearings. Read More »

Afghanistan is suffering undeclared war of aggression from Pakistan: Ghani

Representatives of 23 countries, including the United States, India and China are attending the meeting, which aims to build worldwide support on ways to restore security in the conflict-torn country. Since the global military mission declared an end to its combat mission in 2014, the Taliban have made steady gains. Previously, India had objected to the Murree Process, which saw Taliban leaders meet with Afghan and Pakistan representatives, in a process that included the USA and China. Read More »

Baby dropped from window of burning London tower

Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a west London high-rise block that houses more than 100 apartments. London Fire Brigade said the fire engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the 24-storey block. "There was heavy smoke in the hallway". A residents' action group said its warnings about safety had fallen on "deaf ears" . Scotland Yard said it was "likely to take some time before we are in a position to confirm the cause of the fire". Read More »

London fire: Met Police confirm six deaths in Grenfell Tower block blaze

A woman showed up in tears looking for her sister, who lived in the 24-story building that caught fire. He said: "It's horrendous. This was just done to tart it up and match the nearby building". Tamara, one witness, told the BBC: "There's people, like, throwing their kids out: 'Just save my children, just save my children!'". KFRS has an agreement to support neighbouring fire services, and the London fire service has said that they are using a drone from Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Read More »

DUP head arrives for talks with United Kingdom leader May

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DUP leader Arlene Foster , who travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories on Tuesday, said she hoped a deal could be reached "sooner rather than later". However, even though she backed the Remain campaign, she pledged to abide by the will of the British people and take Britain out of the European Union in a so-called "Hard Brexit ". Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May has "lost all authority and credibility"

Under leader Ruth Davidson, the Tories have consolidated unionist support and translated that into record wins. She added: "Folk might remember I fought a leadership election on the other side of that particular argument". "It is not yet clear where her ceiling lies", adds Deerin, "but she has fans in interesting places - if she announced tomorrow that she had chose to lead a United Kingdom version of En Marche!, she would have the money and backing to do it". Read More »

British PM May should put economy first in Brexit strategy: Scottish Conservatives

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That doesn't mean there will be a split - a prospect rejected when Davidson saw off Murdo Fraser in the leadership race five years ago - but simply further "devolution". However, Davidson is not expected to call on every member of her Scottish group to vote as a bloc on other United Kingdom wide or worldwide matters, such as social or moral issues, or the trade, immigration or treaty parts of the Brexit deal. Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Oppn questions AIADMK 'horsetrading', thrown out of Assembly

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Later, the DMK members staged a road blockade agitation outside the State Secretariat following which police arrested them. However, Speaker P Dhanapal said the matter issue was sub-judice. It is a united opposition versus a divided AIADMK in the Tamil Nadu assembly. At this juncture Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami intervened to say that a senior member like Mr. Read More »

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Mr Brooks was on the field and said Mr Scalise was playing in the second base position when gunmen opened fire on the field. Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. Multiple congressmen were at the practice, most likely in advance of the Congressional Baseball Game , an annual event dating back to 1909. The agency says the victims are being transported to the hospital. Read More »

Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. There were problems with her campaign style as well as the policies she put forward. May has also said there should be no hard border. "I congratulate her on returning and I'm sure she'll agree with me that democracy is a wondrous thing, and can throw up some very unexpected results", he said. Read More »

Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

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However, Ousmane Dembele won it for Les Bleus 12 minutes from time when he punished some sloppy England defending. Mbappe hit the bar and soon after, with 12 minutes left, he set up Borussia Dortmund starlet Dembele to net the victor from a low finish past substitute goalkeeper Jack Butland . Read More »

Kremlin warns Gulf crisis imperils Syria peace efforts

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I will be announcing my personal Twitter account soon. Reportedly, Pakistan stated that it will not take sides in this crisis. As several Gulf nations sought to isolate last week Qatar by breaking off diplomatic relations with the country, Shell Smith tweeted an eight-month old memo from the USA embassy in Qatar lauding the country for its efforts to counter terrorist financing. Read More »

Trump's attorney general Sessions faces Russian Federation grilling

It will be the first sworn public testimony from Sessions, a longtime former senator, since he was confirmed as the nation's top law enforcement officer in February, and comes as political intrigue pulses through the United States capital following explosive testimony by Comey last week. Read More »

Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact

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Much of the bill's language makes reference to the worldwide scope of the problem, and celebrates that almost every country on earth came together to dedicate resources to fighting climate change . Hawaii is one of many USA states and cities to affirm the principles of the Paris Accord and agree to uphold the treaty despite the federal government's rejection of it. Read More »

London Firefighters Battling Massive High-Rise Blaze

London time, and smoke was still pouring from the building hours later. Nick Paget-Brown, leader of the Kensington and Chelsea local authority, said "several hundred" people would have been inside the block. Seventy-four people were injured and dozens were sent to five hospitals as a result of the blaze. Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 and contains 120 homes, according to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Read More »

The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators

But the comment belies the celebratory Rose Garden ceremony Trump hosted earlier this year when the House passed the bill and the President championed it as "incredibly well crafted" and "terrific". "I think we've got a little ways to go", he told reporters. iI the White House's Cabinet Room, President Trump speaks before the lunch with, from left, Sen. Read More »

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Amid reports that US President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said that he - and not the President - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so. Read More »

Rachel Riley leaves Sky Sports over Spurs 'Bottle Job' comment

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The 31-year-old English television presenter and mathematician suffered "hideous" personal abuse after viewers misunderstood a remark she made following a crucial loss for Tottenham at the end of last season. The Times report Tottenham officials complained to Sky, and Riley did not present the following week after suffering personal abuse relating in response. Read More »

The Golden State Warriors Voted Not to Visit the White House?

With these facts known about Trump's "racist, misogynistic" attributes will the Golden State Warriors succumb to celebritized pressure to visit the White House or will they take a stand and ride with the people? Typically, after winning the National Basketball Association finals, the victorious team is treated to a White House ceremony and photo op with the president, as the Warriors did in 2015 with President Obama. Read More »

Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

Sessions corroborated part of Comey's testimony last week , telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump did at one time abruptly request a private Oval Office meeting with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "Any suggestion that I participated in, or was aware of, collusion with the Russians is an appalling and detestable lie ", Sessions declared in his opening statement Tuesday. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka into French Open last 16

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Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match. "It's a tough match, not an easy third round". Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. Read More »

Muggy and hot with chance of rain

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High temps remain in the upper 80s near 90° with heat indices at 96°-98°. Thursday and Friday , highs will continue to climb to the mid/ upper 90s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Thursday - Mostly cloudy early. Lows during this period will be in the low/ mid-70s with mostly clear skies. Look for slightly above normal temperatures over the weekend along with a continued chance for scattered afternoon and evening storms. Read More »

Officer Jeronimo Yanez: 'I Had No Choice' but to Kill Philando Castile

Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and with two lesser counts of endangering Reynolds and her then-4-year-old daughter for firing his gun into the auto near them. Paulsen spent a considerable amount of time questioning why Yanez would say Castile was going for his gun when it made zero sense for him to do so. Read More »