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Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze

Adele also joined the firefighters in a minute's silence for the victims of the fire, observed across the UK. The star , 29, who paid a low-key visit to the scene of the fire in west London shortly after it started, has been pictured at a fire station in Chelsea . Read More »

Change of Prime Minister 'not on the agenda' - Chris Grayling

Such is the collapse of May's authority that her entire Brexit strategy is being picked apart in public by her ministers, her lawmakers and her allies on the eve of formal negotiations which begin in Brussels on Monday at 0900 GMT. So far, he has been successful in that job, making clear the European single market's "four freedoms", including free movement, are indivisible and forcing Mrs May to confirm her intention to pull the United Kingdom out to get control of immigration. Read More »

Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray

In the past two presidential elections , Shiv Sena did not back the NDA candidate and supported Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee, respectively. Sena leaders said that with Shah's visit to Matoshree, Uddhav was likely to support an NDA candidate, provided the Sena is kept in the loop about the nomination. Read More »

Tropical storm Bret develops in the deep tropics of the Atlantic

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As of an overnight advisory, Bret sits just off the coast of Venezuela with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, moving west-northwest at 22 miles per hour. On the current forecast track, the storm system will move toward the Louisiana coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, if the storm hits anywhere from, say, Corpus Christi north to the Texas-Louisiana coastline, we would expect to receive quite a bit of rainfall as a result. Read More »

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

A ruling that partisan gerrymanders are unlawful would dramatically recast the apportionment process and shuffle the balance of power in Congress and state legislatures. Although the GOP controls the Statehouse in Iowa through at least 2018, it does not control the congressional and legislative redistricting process here. Read More »

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

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Making the rounds on the Sunday shows, Sekulow also insisted on CNN's "State of the Union" the Trump's tweet was in response to The Washington Post story. Whether Trump himself is under investigation at this stage also is still unclear. The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations. Read More »

Sena will support NDA's presidential candidate

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Sharma tweeted late Monday: "Filed a complaint against Journalist Rana Ayyub under SC/ST Act, 1989 for her derogatory tweet about Hon'ble Ram Nath Kovind ". Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , who met the Bihar governor after his name was announced by the BJP parliamentary board meeting, said that it was a "matter of happiness" for him. Read More »

What we know: Pedestrians struck near north London mosque

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Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the van has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the man was detained by members of the public at the scene of the attack early Monday (local time ). Read More »

Van ploughs into Muslims in London

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The father of four was apprehended by the crowd and is now held on suspicion of murder and terror offenses. Muna Mohammad was safe at home with her children when the attack unfolded nearby. Ten people were injured in the attack, all of them Muslims, with eight requiring hospital treatment. The media was also criticized for being slow to call the incident a terror attack. Read More »

'Walk for yoga' held at police lines in Dehradun

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Apart from the demonstration of common asanas (postures) under Common Yoga Protocol, breathing techniques, Meditation Workshop, etc., the Program will include a number of activities relating to yoga. Actor Anupam Kher switched the illumination lights. The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy ( AYUSH ) has been working tirelessly to make the International Yoga Day functions across the country and world a grand success. Read More »

Perez says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about rumors of exit

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The speculated transfer figure would be more than twice the record 94 million euros Real paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009. Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public. Read More »

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

The Pentagon issued a statement : "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat". Iran's Revolutionary Guard described the strike as revenge for Islamic State attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. Read More »

Philippines launches offensive in hope of recapturing Marawi by weekend festival

Fleeing residents said they saw scores of bodies in the debris of homes destroyed in bombing and crossfire. But he added: "We are not setting any deadlines knowing the complexity of the battle". Despite the president's push for an "independent foreign policy", military officials said it has allowed the entry of armed United States personnel near war-torn Marawi City to provide "technical support" on surveillance and information gathering against the terrorists. Read More »

Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard is warning Islamic State militants that missile attacks launched into eastern Syria the previous day can be repeated if the extremists take action against Iran's security. Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict. Iranian media reported some of the mid-range missiles fired into Syria were of the Zolfaghar type, a precision-guided missile with a range of about 750 kilometres. Read More »

Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

He reported taking in more than $23 million while Handel raised more than $4 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. The ad, which includes an image of USA comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake severed head that looks like Mr Trump , claims "these same leftists are all for Ossoff, and he wins, they win". Read More »

German lobby calls for fast Brexit deal on trade

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But the disastrous outcome of the June 8 snap election, which left her without a majority in the House of Commons, has raised doubts over whether she will even be able to see the two-year process through. Davis, a prominent tough-talking figure in the "Leave" campaign, sounded a positive note, saying that while there would "undoubtedly be challenging times ahead" he wanted a good relationship with the EU. Read More »

Amber alert marks longest heatwave in June

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It will also feel warm and humid overnight". The outlook for Thursday, Friday and into the weekend is slighter fresher and cooler but mainly dry and bright, with some rain expected on Saturday. Spokesman Dr Thomas Waite said: "For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. Read More »

8 things to know about Monday's severe storms and flash flooding

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Thunderstorms are forecast for Monday afternoon in Baltimore, with the possibility of heavy rain and damaging winds, the National Weather Service said. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Heavy rain began to fall in Easton about 11:30 a.m. Read More »

Puerto Rico's Vote for Statehood Means Nothing

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His party also has noted that the U.S. Justice Department has not backed the referendum . According to preliminary results, almost half a million votes were cast for statehood, more than 7,600 for free association/independence and almost 6,700 for retaining the current territorial status. Read More »

Iran launches missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. Iran has described the attackers as being " long affiliated with the Wahhabi ", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia . The regional and worldwide sponsors of the terrorists must receive the revealing message of the assault, ' he said. Iran's strike was conducted by forces from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country's radical paramilitary group, on Sunday. Read More »

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

When speaking publicly on Monday, after having run unopposed to return as president for the next four years, Perez did not reference Ronaldo when discussing the current state of Los Blancos . "I have a good relationship and a good friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo and I want to talk to him". I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written. Read More »

Brexit risks to UK economy in focus as Hammond, Carney speak

London agreed that "English and French will be used as working language". "It was clear from the opening that both of us want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership". President Donald Trump - predicting the bloc's eventual break-up. May is now seeking backing from the DUP, a Northern Irish party, for her minority Conservative government after she lost her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election. Read More »

Still in Critical Condition After London Fire

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London's Metropolitan Police confirmed Friday they had launched a criminal investigation into the incident. In the latest update on Saturday, Commander Stuart Cundy said officers have now established there were 58 people known to have been in the tower at the time of the disaster and who are still missing. Read More »

Brexit Secretary David Davis targeting a 'deal like no other in history'

Here are the key questions surrounding the Brexit negotiations. On the opposite side is Michel Barnier , the French former foreign minister who is the European Commission's chief negotiator. The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, known by its German initials VDMA, says that that goal of the two-year negotiating process is "damage limitation" because Brexit won't benefit either side. Read More »

European court rules in favor of Russian gay activists

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They claimed the law violated rights to freedom of expression and prohibition of discrimination under the European Convention of Human Rights. However, she doubted that Russian Federation would change the law, as she said that Russia's Constitutional Court could throw out European rulings. Read More »

Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

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It's Comey who claimed that Trump pressured him to ease off his investigation of Mike Flynn, and who, as some said, laid the groundwork for an obstruction charge. That investigation is closely tied to Comey, and so is Mueller. What has Trump's legal team said? But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically. Read More »

Jharkhand JAC Class 12 Arts Result 2017 Declared: Check results at jac

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Early, the board declared the results for the Science and Commerce stream. 90,871 candidates of Science stream, 47,622 candidates from commerce stream and 1,87,610 candidates being from arts stream. The overall passing percentage is 71.95%. The goal and duties of JAC are to recommend the syllabus, propose rules and specify courses of instruction and textbooks, teaching by correspondence courses, recognition of higher school and higher secondary schools in Jharkhand . Read More »

Ireland won't sign any Brexit deal unless Good Friday Agreement is protected

They also definitely are not the DUP . The Queen's Speech would pass, albeit narrowly, even if the DUP merely abstained - rather than voted with the Tories - they argue. And, in fact, strangely, one of the paradoxes of Brexit that is that we export our elderly and we import the young and productive workers from other parts of Europe. Read More »

Orlando Remembers Pulse Victims One Year After Shooting

For Orlando, the city's brush with bad violence arrived June 12, 2016, as gunman Omar Mateen went on a shooting rampage at the club in the early hours, firing at club-goers after having pledged his allegiance to known terrorist groups and individuals, authorities said. Read More »

Brexit Talks Begin With Tight Schedule Set and Divorce-Bill Disagreement

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Before the Tories' election debacle, the Brexit secretary threatened to play hardball with Brussels , vowing to resist the EU's timetable of deferring trade talks until after progress was made on the divorce. On the other side, May says she wants a deal on the rights of the million British expatriates in the European Union, and continues to insist that her Brexit plan remains unchanged despite recent events. Read More »

London apartment fire: Rage as death toll climbs to at least 58

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May has come under personal attack for failing to meet residents during her first visit to the site. Media reports have placed the number of people in the building at the time of the blaze at between 400 and 600. In her traditional birthday message, the 91-year-old monarch made a reference to the "succession of bad tragedies", a day after she paid a visit to people affected by the massive Grenfell Tower blaze in west London . Read More »

A look at what is ahead now that Brexit talks have started

Protection of the benefits of free trade agreements now extended to the United Kingdom through its European Union membership. Today marks the beginning of talks between the United Kingdom government and the European Union negotiating team on Brexit , with signs that both sides are willing to compromise. Read More »