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Queen hails London firefighters after blaze

Special arrangements were made to allow MPs to debate the tragedy despite Parliament being suspended. "I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase", he said, adding that he did not expect fire crews hunting through the debris to find any survivors. Read More »

British PM Theresa May says she takes responsibility for election result

May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result after calling a vote three years early in the hope of bolstering her slim majority, only to actually lose seats. May's office responded that the DUP deal "would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward". The cabinet also discussed the ongoing talks with the DUP to secure a confidence and supply arrangement, added May's official spokesperson. Read More »

FLDS church leader Lyle Jeffs in South Dakota jail

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No other details were provided. Lyle Jeffs slipped out of his Global Positioning System monitoring device in July while in confinement at his Salt Lake City home awaiting his trial on charges he defrauded the US food stamp program. Warren Jeffs is now serving a life sentence in a Texas prison. At the time of his escape, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned the pubic that Lyle Jeffs was traveling with bodyguards and was considered risky. Read More »

US consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent in May

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the CPI unchanged last month and advancing 2.0% from a year ago. The broadly weaker greenback helped sterling erase losses made from weak United Kingdom wage data. A survey of executives published on Monday showed business confidence plunging after the election . While the US central bank is expected to raise interest rates by 25 basis points at the end of a two-day meeting later on Wednesday, weak inflation, if sustained, could put further ... Read More »

London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

Also 18 of the 74 injured are critical. "This is an unprecedented incident", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters. Eyewitness spoke of trapped parents throwing their children from windows in desperate efforts to save them. Residents of the tower had repeatedly warned local officials that the building was a firetrap and that a "catastrophic event" was inevitable. "Our building regulations need to keep pace with this change in living styles and ensure that New Zealand never ... Read More »

IS claims it's taken bin Laden's Afghan hideout of Tora Bora

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The Taliban , however, dismissed the claim on Thursday, saying they were still in control of the cave complex that once housed the former al-Qaida leader. By Wednesday, ISIS seized some territory around Tora Bora - but not the bin Laden hideout itself, Khogyani said, adding that there were casualties on both sides. Read More »

President Trump 'investigated over possible obstruction of justice'

Sessions' testimony came in the wake of fired FBI Director Comey's assertion that he believed he was sacked by Trump as part of an effort to influence the agencies' investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential polls. Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president— though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Read More »

I hope Hillary Clinton finds self-awareness soon

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In an interview at Recode's Code Conference on Wednesday, Clinton joked that the term may even have something to do with the Kremlin. " He tweeted , "[For what it's worth], the data operation Clinton "inherited" was the most robust data operation the DNC has ever seen, including during the Obama [re-election campaign]". Read More »

Absolute chaos on Johannesburg freeways due to #TaxiStrike

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Taxi drivers in South Africa's Gauteng province have blocked major roads in the country's biggest city Johannesburg in the early hours of Thursday as part of a strike action. The Gauteng Education Department has urged parents to keep their children at home. Cape Town is yet to experience the same, but several commentators warn that a strike in the Mother City may also be on the cards soon. Read More »

Daniel Twining Making sense of Trump's climate surprise

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Singh, who was inaugurating a two-day national level conference on "Capacity Building of State Disaster Response Force-2017", said the step taken by USA is a cause of concern not just for India but also for other nations. That rally was dubbed "Pittsburgh, Not Paris" - a reference to the president's statement Thursday, in announcing his plan to withdraw from the worldwide climate treaty, that "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". Read More »

Turkish Delegation Arrives in Qatar for Military Cooperation

Iran has made five air shipments to Qatar to support the emirate after the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain , as reported by Sahroh Nousbandadi, a spokesman for the Iranian airline Iran Air. But it was not immediately clear if they arrived. Qatar Airways on June 7 announced the cancelation of all flights into Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain, just weeks after having been hit by a new United States travel ban on laptops and ... Read More »

Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

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As one lawmaker would later note, it could have been a vehicle backfiring. "Scalise was the more conservative voice many members have been clamoring for and he's from a red state", NPR's Ailsa Chang reported at the time . Eventually local law enforcement arrived and stopped the shooter, but Fleischmann said the event will have a lasting impact on him. Chaos ensued. Read More »

Storms possible Thursday; Chances stick around this weekend

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The confidence for this possible formation also remains quite low. The main threat from this setup will be straight line winds and heavy downpours. Good Thursday . Overall expect a chance for showers and storms every day through the start of next week with hot and humid weather. The data suggest the front will clear southern Oklahoma late Sunday evening and would bring the drier air more southward for southern sections into Monday . Read More »

President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Last week , Mr. Comey told the same Senate panel he was sacked because the investigation was "irritating" Mr. Trump . During this week's hearing, Sessions repeatedly explained his repeated non-disclosures by citing what he called a long-standing Department of Justice policy. Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump

It is doubtful the White House could ultimately use executive privilege to try to block them from speaking to Mueller's investigators. The newspaper reported on Thursday that Mueller summoned three former and current senior intelligence officials for interviews about the investigation: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and former NSA Director Richard Ledgett . Read More »

A morning's baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

The shooting happened in dugout area during early morning baseball practice for Thursday's annual Congressional Baseball Game which pits Democrats against Republicans. "I'm hopeful today's events create an opportunity for all Americans to stop and think about the level of political discourse in this country", said Rep. Read More »

Rodman's N. Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

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But Mr Tillerson's sanctions threat will up the stakes with China , North Korea's biggest partner, and Russian Federation, the rogue regime's other main supplier. United States officials refused to comment on Warmbier's condition, but former ambassador and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said he had spoken with the family. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller

Tuesday morning, Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have donated mostly to Democrats, a message that Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot . " Republicans and Democrats need to use this day today to stand together and say stop", he said. Joe Donnelly of IN is on the Democratic baseball roster. Read More »

Israel, Palestinians have failed to prosecute war crimes

Following its decision to cease payments for electricity in the Gaza strip, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has now targeted health care in order to increase pressure on its rival Hamas to relinquish control of the beleaguered strip. Observers fear that Hamas, if backed into a corner, might decide that renewed fighting with Israel is its best option. In an interview with Reuters , Hamas' Mahmoud al-Zahar emphasized that the new document is a "mechanism" for Hamas' pledge "to liberate ... Read More »

May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal

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Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". The newspaper said Britain wanted these rights to be available only to those European Union nationals who were living in the country before March 29 this year, when the government triggered the start of the two-year process of leaving the EU. Read More »

24-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse

She said: "Today there was a terror attack in my hometown of London ". The Consul General said they are in touch with 11 other Filipinos who are in different evacuation centers. Many people are still unaccounted for with firefighters saying the operation was now in the "recovery phase". The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place. Read More »

Israeli panel discusses plans for settlement expansion

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Scuttled ships block the entrance to the Suez canal at Port Said during the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt. Israeli authorities did not respond to requests for comment on the plans, which Peace Now said showed that "a two-state solution is not on [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's] agenda". Read More »

#MiningCharter: Black ownership targets increase

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Zwane was proposing that the minimum level for black shareholding should be raised to 30 percent, drawing opposition from some ruling-party officials who fear it will deter investment, two people familiar with the situation said last month. Read More »

Local congress members respond to Virginia shooting

The alleged gunman, who according to President Donald Trump was neutralised, has been identified as by Federal law enforcement officials as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. - Blaine Luetkemeyer (@RepBlainePress) June 14, 2017Praying for @SteveScalise and all others involved in the shooting at GOP Congressional baseball practice this morning. Read More »