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London fire: 12 dead, 74 injured in massive fire at Grenfell Tower

London ambulance were called at 1.29 am. The building is the Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area. However, the cause of the blaze is not yet known. "I sure would have been dead if I weren't awake", he said. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said hundreds of firefighters expected to be on the scene for at least another 24 hours and she would not speculate about the cause of the blaze at this stage. Read More »

Panicked UPS workers fled California gunfire that killed 4

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Two people wounded by gunfire were taken to a hospital. A union official says the gunman who shot and killed three people at a UPS warehouse in San Francisco had filed a grievance complaining that he was working excessive overtime. "Go!'" said Jessica Franklin, 30, who was riding the bus to work when it made a regular stop in front of the UPS facility. They told her to run because there had been a shooting, she told CNN, explaining she ran about a block with the workers. Read More »

Can Sony's Deals Hold Game Performance Back on Xbox One X?

The tech giant says the Xbox One X will launch on November 7 at $499. "The majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One] S. That has always been the plan", Spencer said. "We had 42 games, 22 of them with console exclusivity that I could put on-stage that all are games where you could see the dates for them and when they're coming", Spencer said. Read More »

Dennis Rodman is making another trip to North Korea

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Kim Jong Nam was the oldest son of former leader Kim Jong Il , who fell out of favor with his father after he attempted to visit Tokyo Disneyland on a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a written statement to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on Monday. Tillerson responded: "Ah, no comment on that right now". Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's Theresa May appoints new ministers

He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year. Their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. But as has become her modus operandi, she flip-flopped. Michael Geary, a fellow at the Wilson Center think tank, said: "The Conservatives will remain the biggest party and will mostly likely govern alone albeit with DUP support from the backbenches". Read More »

Britain could only stay in EU on worse terms, Guy Verhofstadt says

Demanding a swift start to Brexit negotiations under Article 50 of the European Union treaties, the former Belgian prime minister compared Britain's position to the heroine of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, who found herself in a room with many doors and no idea what lay behind them. Read More »

At least 12 dead in London apartment block fire

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Grenfell Tower was meant to be among the jewels of an $85 million (£67 million) urban regeneration scheme carried out by the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The London Fire Brigade received the first reports of the fire at 12:54 a.m. and the first engines arrived within six minutes, she said. "Any lessons learnt from this will be borne out not just across London , across the United Kingdom - and lessons learnt globally". Read More »

Britain can still remain in EU: French President Macron to May

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for a press conference with Senegal's President Macky Sall at the Elysee Palace in Paris , France, Monday, June 12, 2017. English and French players stand together during a minute of silence for the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and London before a friendly soccer match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, north of Paris , France, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More »

Huge blaze at London residential tower kills 12 people

Even when the lights went off, people were waving with white shirts to be seen", Lleshi said. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union said something had clearly gone badly wrong with fire prevention procedures at the building built in 1974. Residents' groups have claimed they voiced concerns about the safety of the building, which had been recently refurbished, ... Read More »

Dramatic video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

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James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. Instead, a gunman had them running for the lives. Noah Nathan happened to be walking his dog Wednesday morning near the Alexandria, Virginia park where several dozen members of Congress were targeted by an IL gunman, and videotaped the shootout between the gunman and Capitol Police. Read More »

U.S. attorney general denies involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation

Though I do recall several conversations that I had during that free speech reception, I do not have any recollection of meeting or talking to the Russian ambassador or any other Russian officials . Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a parallel Russian Federation probe, said on Twitter that Congress "must compel responses using whatever process necessary". Read More »

Witness video of shooting on GOP baseball team released

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Update, 10:50 a.m. EST: The suspected shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson , according to law enforcement officials who spoke to the Washington Post and NBC News. The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. "Republican", Duncan said before departing. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said staffer Zach Barth was among the wounded and was in stable condition. Read More »

India, Pak becoming SCO members will boost development

According to Kazakhistan's news agency Kazinform, the leaders of the SCO will issue a joint statement on combating the global terrorism during the summit. While emphasising that connectivity with SCO countries is India's top priority, Modi said that such projects should not impinge on a country's sovereignty, hinting at China's OBOR project that passes through PoK. Read More »

NCCU graduate exchanged gunfire, was injured in congressional shooting

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A former congressional aide was hospitalized. Steve Womack of Rogers and Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, have played in the annual congressional baseball game, but weren't slated to participate in this year's contest. Texas Rep. Mike Conaway described what sounded like an explosion, then lawmakers scattering off the field as police roamed in search of the gunman and engaged him. Read More »

Pyongyang says it released detained American on humanitarian grounds

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Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are evaluating Warmbier, who was admitted Tuesday night in a coma, according to his family. Much about the hastily arranged release remains a mystery. Mr Rodman is one of few people to have met both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump . Read More »

Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

Asked if he had taped their conversations, as he implied in a threatening tweet shortly after he fired Comey, Trump said he would reveal that answer soon. The US president was asked by a journalist if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath. He added that if the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the US election and possible ties to Trump associates "has got evidence of collusion, bring it forward". Read More »

Ireland's Leo Varadkar takes office as new prime minister

In a brief and modest valedictory speech, he said he accepted he had made mistakes but that he always had people's best interests at heart. Something we sometimes take for granted. Mr Kenny is the longest serving Fine Gael Taoiseach (prime minister) and the first in his party to serve two consecutive terms. "I hope the new Taoiseach does not repeat that mistake". Read More »

One dead in Atlanta church bus crash

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Two people are in critical condition. The investigators said that the upside down bus slid over the Mercedes which was traveling in the westbound lanes. Sarah Harmening died at the scene, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . Most of the 15 people taken to WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South in the suburban Atlanta city of East Point were reunited with their families Thursday. Read More »

Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russian Federation

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To his boss? To his former Senate colleagues? This allegation is partly a product of Sessions' misleading testimony during his confirmation hearings when he said that "I did not have communications with the Russians". Rosenstein said that if the president ordered him to fire the special counsel handling the Russian Federation investigation, he would only comply if the request was "lawful and appropriate". Read More »

Local, statewide politicians respond to attack at congressional baseball practice in Virginia

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The team of Republican congressman and staff members were practicing for a charity baseball game scheduled for Thursday against a Democratic team. "They never hesitated to put their lives on the line to save everyone". We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country. Read More »