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Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire

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Cundy said five people had been formally identified so far, adding the police might not be able to identify everybody that died "due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower". "Sadly for many families they have lost more than one family member", said Cundy, who added that the "painstaking" search and recovery operation is proceeding as quickly as possible, but may take "many many weeks". Read More »

Pentagon: US shoots down a Syrian aircraft for the first time

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The incident was the latest skirmish between the US-led coalition and regime forces in the increasingly tense and crowded space in Syria's north and east. The US attack follows its shooting down of an unmanned pro-Syrian government drone earlier in June after it allegedly fired on US-backed troops in southern Syria near the border with Iraq . Read More »

One dead in Finsbury Park 'terror attack'

The victim was receiving first aid when police arrived at the scene, police added, saying that it is too early to tell if his death was linked to the attack . A new board of trustees and management took over in February 2005, a year after Abu Hamza was arrested by British police, since when attendance has greatly increased among worshippers from various communities, according to the mosque's website . Read More »

1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

The mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists that has since become a centre for inter-faith outreach. A police photographer records the scene at Finsbury Park in north London , where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017 . Read More »

Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

The ministry said late Sunday that one of the victims was a dual French-Gabonese citizen. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the North African arm of Al-Qaeda, took responsibility for that attack. Religious extremism in Mali once was limited to northern areas, although in recent years the jihadists have spread violence farther south. In his first foreign trip after being elected, French President Emmanuel Macron visited Mali and spoke with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and ... Read More »

Afghan soldier killed, several United States soldiers wounded in incident at Army base

At least five members of security forces and several civilians were killed, officials said. The insider attack appeared to be a "green-on-blue" act which was carried out by an Afghan soldier, according to CNN . So far this year, six US soldiers have been killed in combat in Afghanistan, all of them involved in the fight against the Islamic State in Nangarhar province. Read More »

Many Casualties After Van Attack Outside Mosque in London

Eight people were hospitalized, all Muslim. Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu confirmed the man who died was receiving first aid as the attack unfolded. Two men can be seen holding the suspected van driver on the ground, his face covered by his T-shirt. "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene". Read More »

Mumbai blasts: TADA court holds gangster Abu Salem, 5 others guilty

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The convicted Mustafa Dossa and extradited gangster Abu Salem , besides Karimullah Khan, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui and Tahir Merchant, and let off one Abdul Quayyum. However, a number of other accused in the case, including Ibrahim, are now absconding. Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan: Guilty Arrested on February 5, 2010, he is alleged to have been a part of the conspiracy meetings at the Dubai residence of Dawood Ibrahim. Read More »

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

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Cavusoglu was in Saudi Arabia to hold talks aimed at easing a major diplomatic rift, after the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Bahrain and a number of other countries severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting armed groups and Iran . Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

It's also worth acknowledging this news comes less than six months into Trump's presidency, and judging by the way the investigation has enlarged so far, it's not about to blow over any time soon. intelligence and who has lived since 2013 in Russian Federation, where he has been granted asylum. News of the panel staying exclusively focused on probing Russia's role in the 2016 election came after the Republican and Democratic leaders of the committee met with Mueller on Wednesday to discuss ... Read More »

EU Parliament wants to protect end-to-end encryption

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This states that all European Union citizens have the right to personal privacy and the Committee has concluded that this includes the right to communicate in private. During the UK's recent election campaign, the Conservative Party said that tech firms should provide the authorities "access to information as required" to help combat online radicalisation, but ministers have also said they do not want to weaken encryption. Read More »

Tom Watson ditched as Labour chairman in reshuffle

He's been famously sceptical about Corbyn - he did challenge him for the leadership, after all - but last week he did admit he had been "clearly wrong" about the leader's abilities. Mr Corbyn said on Tuesday that his party should be in "permanent campaign mode" in light of Theresa May's attempts to form a minority government with the backing of the Democratic Unionists. Read More »

Bayern Munich deny interest in Ronaldo

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Ronaldo retains a soft spot for United and according to The Sun he has told his agent, Jorge Mendes , "to do everything possible" to facilitate a return to Old Trafford. And according to Spanish sports daily Marca , Ronaldo has told his teammates: "I'm leaving Real". Cristiano Ronaldo remains "focused and very serious" about Portugal's Confederations Cup campaign after a sensational report emerged claiming he wants to leave Real Madrid . Read More »

London Muslims targeted after prayers in 'horrific terrorist attack'

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, of the Muslim Welfare House, has been hailed a hero for stepping in to protect the suspected attacker, a 48-year-old man, telling the furious mob: "Do not touch him". The suspect "was very quickly and calmly given over to the police", Basu said, as he praised the community. The attack will stretch the capacity of authorities in Britain, who have faced four attacks in recent months, together with a major fire that has killed dozens. Read More »

'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson

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On 5 June Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE ordered Qatari nationals to leave their territories within 14 days and announced that all of their nationals had to return from Qatar, threatening penalties for anyone who did comply, the release explained. Read More »

Hammond says not deaf to voter weariness on spending cuts

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Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the United Kingdom leaving the bloc finally gets underway. London and Brussels will barely have 15 months to complete the negotiations if enough time is to be left for all sides, parliaments and institutions to endorse any agreement. Read More »

Washington Lawyer: Trump is not under investigation, despite tweet

Trump himself used Twitter Friday to at Rosenstein, saying he was "being investigated " for firing former FBI Director James Comey "by the man who told me to fire the FBI director", seemingly referencing Rosenstein. Wallace: You just said, sir. "On the night James Comey was sacked by Trump, using the Sessions memos, Rosenstein had to be persuaded not to resign himself, so angered was he that Jeff Sessions had tricked him and misused only one of his two memos". Read More »

Finsbury Park, London: Muslims targeted in terror attack near mosque

In response to the attack that Khan has decried as terrorism , British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold an emergency meeting on Monday morning while an investigation into the attack is still underway. The witness said the crowd of people detained the man after he attempted what he called a " London Bridge thing". They (people who were hit) were mostly young. Read More »

Minute's silence planned for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze

The move comes as anger on the streets continues to rise following days of protests . Nisha Parti, a film producer who has been helping organise help for victims of the fire in Kensington, revealed the local council is giving the measly sum to survivors when they are checked in to hotels. Read More »

Man arrested in Paris attack on police vehicle

The man arrested has not been identified. He was injured in what the AP called "a subsequent apparent clash with police". Police and judicial sources said they suspect the incident was a deliberate act. Police vehicles prevent the access to the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Monday, June 19, 2017 . The French capital's central arrondissements and areas around landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are free from auto noise and exhaust fumes, allowing people to stroll, ... Read More »

Van Incident at London Mosque, Several People Injured

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He wanted to run away and was saying, "I want to kill Muslims ". Police, including armed officers, could be seen manning a wide cordon around the area, while others searched the area with sniffer dogs. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when people attend prayers at night. Theresa May is due to chair a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee in response to what happened. Read More »

Siouxlanders celebrate Father's Day on the golf course

You are lucky to have a dad that is so invested in what you are doing. Any idiot can be father . You work very hard to keep the family going, and eventually your kids will see how enormous your contribution is. Some parts of the world also celebrate it on June 19. He yelled at us when we did something wrong. For dads who are golfers, you may want to actually head over to the course to pick up your gift. Read More »

79 people believed dead in London tower block fire

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The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Read More »

Police treating van attack on worshippers near mosque as terrorism

Witnesses on the scene, as well as numerous accounts on social media, said the pedestrians were hit outside the Finsbury Park Mosque or the nearby Muslim Welfare House, a community center. "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". "My prayers are with the victims and their families". Read More »