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London Council Chief quits amid Grenfell criticism

Amid calls for landlords to be given incentives to retro-fit sprinklers, she warned that "in not all cases will it be the case that the retro-fitting of sprinklers is actually going to be the thing that makes the difference". Ms May also said the tragedy would not be used to carry out immigration checks on those affected or on those providing "vital" information to identify victims or help the criminal investigation. Read More »

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

The feds identified the knife-wielding madman as Amor Ftouhi, 50, who entered the USA from the province of Quebec on June 16. Gelios says this was an isolated incident and there is no other threat at this time. Montreal police conducted a raid on a home in the neighbourhood of St-Michel on Wednesday afternoon. Ftouhi spent some time in public, unsecured areas of the airport before going to a restroom where he dropped two bags before attacking the officer with a 12-inch knife that had an ... Read More »

Ronaldo not leaving Real Madrid, team president says

But Mourinho insists he paid more than 26m euros (£23m) tax in Spain, and that he has not been informed of any case against him. "Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today", a statement from the United boss's advisers read. Read More »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast watching Tropical Storm Cindy

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Overnight Wednesday, Tropical Storm Bret dissipated in the southern Caribbean. Gulf Power employees fix a power pole that snapped, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. A flash flood watch is in effect for South Mississippi through Thursday evening. "These additional downpours in the South can continue flooding at the local level along the Interstate-10 and 20 corridors during Friday and this weekend", Clark said. Read More »

Mourners Gather for Funeral of Student Detained in N Korea

Tillerson called for increased efforts to curtail the North's illicit revenue streams of revenue that allegedly help fund its nuclear weapon and missile programs. He added that the two sides agreed they will not engage in business with North Korean organizations that are subject to United Nations sanctions. And lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging consideration of a ban on American travel to the isolated country. Read More »

Otto Warmbier Returns Home From NK In Coma

Warmbier also expressed disbelief at North Korea's explanation for his son's condition. Fred Warmbier (WORM'-bir) told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday from his OH home that his son, Otto, "is not in great shape right now". Earlier on Thursday, Mr Warmbier's father expressed doubts about the North Korean account of what caused the University of Virginia student's coma . Read More »

Britain Still Believes in Fantasies on Brexit

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Mr Trump's "America First" approach and dismissive remarks about the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have and bolstered calls for the European Union to take on an increased defence role, while his decision to pull out of the Paris climate pact infuriated Europe . Read More »

President Trump Says China Tried but Failed to Help on N. Korea

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In a separate note from Seoul's Blue House, Mr Moon was quoted saying: "It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights". The US has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea and has helped the nation set up a controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system, created to shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

Puerto Rican citizens exercise their vote during the fifth referendum on the island's status, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Also, Puerto Ricans living on the USA mainland, who outnumber those on the island, tend to be more in favor of independence but could not cast ballots in the referendum. Read More »

8 killed, 10 wounded as military clears S. Philippine village of gunmen

During the firefight, policemen and municipal government employees evacuated residents from Malagakit and the adjoining barangay of Banucagon into the municipal building, a report from the Police Regional Office 12 said. Later reports said the same group of BIFF fighters ransacked Baragay Simsiman, an old Moro settlement in Pigcawayan. Capt. Napoleon Alcarioto, 602IB spokesman, said that of those wounded, two were CAFGU members identified as Angel Berona and Resty Segundera, and the eight ... Read More »

Wreckage and bodies found in Myanmar missing plane search

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Three bodies, including two adults and a child, were found by a navy ship 35km from Launglon, the military said. The military said the 108 passengers included 15 children, 58 adults and 35 soldiers. A plane wheel that was believed to be from the plane was also found. Much of the plane's route would have been over the Andaman Sea. "So, the plane is believed to have crashed into sea", an officer at Southern Command told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking ... Read More »

Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

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Defense Minister Marise Payne said Australian "force protection is uppermost in our minds" in deciding when to resume missions over Syria . On Thursday, a decision was made to resume the air strikes in Syria after an assessment of the Russian statement, although it did not say when they would begin again. Read More »

UK's Prince Philip has left hospital in London, Buckingham Palace says

The palace didn't paint a dire picture of his situation, but there are concerns for Philip because of his advanced age. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip arrive for the first day of Royal Ascot on June 20 in Ascot, England. Prince Philip will continue to attend previously scheduled engagements till August but won't take up any new invitations, the palace said in a statement at the time. Read More »

AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) to support NDA nominee

With the possible support of the JD-U, the vote share for the NDA in the electoral college rises to nearly 63 percent. Ever since BJP president Amit Shah announced the name of Ram Nath Kovind as NDA's presidential nominee , the govt has been receiving good news. Read More »

Will meet Nitish, ask him not to back Kovind: Lalu

During his almost two years' tenure as the Bihar governor, Kovind handled himself with dignity and poise and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quite impressed with the his demeanour and grace which convinced him to back his candidature for the president's post, he said. Read More »

Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Results

Ed Gillespie has narrowly edged out Corey Stewart to clinch the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, according to The Washington Post , a photo finish to a race predicted to end in a wide victory for Gillespie. "That's going to be a huge advantage for us and one that we're really excited about". Perriello drilled him on the decision throughout the campaign. "Nobody's excited about Ed", he said. Read More »

In Iowa, Donald Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

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In celebration of the aforementioned GOP election wins, Trump returned to Iowa to hold a re-election campaign rally on June 21. Instead of taking part in his call-and-response with supporters about Mexico paying for the wall, the President told his supporters he is now considering adding solar panels to an eventual border wall, with the energy produced helping to pay for the project. Read More »

Van ploughs into Muslims in London

When several angry witnesses attempted to beat up the 47-year-old attacker who plowed his auto into a group of worshipers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque , an imam stepped in to prevent the man from being harmed, shouting, "No one touch him - no one!" Nine people were injured in the attack . Read More »

Democrats call secret health care talks outrageous

Tax credits: The Senate bill reportedly proposes tax credits to help people pay for insurance based on income level, like Obamacare, rather than flat credits based on age, like the House version of the bill . The Senate will not vote on their bill without an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Healthcare is a top priority for voters and many Republicans fear a legislative misstep could hurt them. Read More »

Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its prez candidate

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And the Congress-led opposition has spoken. However, she added that her party would support the Opposition if it also came up with a Dalit candidate. There were in total 17 parties present in the meeting. During his almost two years' tenure as the Bihar Governor, Kovind handled himself with dignity and poise and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quite impressed with the his demeanour and grace which convinced him to back his candidature for the President's post. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred toward US, Saudi TV

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The 5 attackers struck at Iran's most potent symbols: its parliament complex in central Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who led the 1979 Islamic revolution. Eight others have been arrested in the Alborz Province in connection with the attacks, according to reports by state news agencies. The Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in Wednesday's attacks. Read More »

Egypt condemns London mosque attack

One man was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident and nine other people were taken to hospital with injuries. The 48-year-old van driver was detained by people at the scene, and then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The Muslim Council tweeted that worshippers had been struck and said its prayers were with the victims. The family of the accused gathered outside a house in the town and his sister who was also present at the spot said, "I am very sorry for what's happened". Read More »

USA downs 'pro-regime' drone in southern Syria

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CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the drone came too close to one of the outposts of USA -backed fighters outside of their main base in Tanf. Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin says the six Australian warplanes suspended operations in Syria while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a "complex piece of airspace" over Syria. Read More »

Iran identifies IS assailants in twin attacks

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Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran . The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous assaults. Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: "Repugnant White House statement ". Read More »