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Liam Payne, Geri Halliwell, more team up for Grenfell charity single

Stormzy and rap collective WSTRN also contributed original verses to the cover. A tear-jerking video, which included footage from the fire aftermath, followed later in the evening. Louis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have been unseated from the top spot after six weeks by the charity record. DJ Khaled and Rihanna's new single Wild Thoughts, which also features rapper Bryson Tiller, has entered the singles chart in third position. Read More »

Gunman had no target in mind

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The FBI said at a news conference on Wednesday morning that its investigation so far indicates that Hodgkinson acted alone and that investigators have not found a "nexus to terrorism". He said Hodgkinson had never posted direct threats against members of Congress or the Congressional baseball game, but said that a witness told investigators Hodgkinson stayed at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park after being told it was the Republican team practicing. Read More »

Merkel calls Britain's residency stance, a 'good start'

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That will entitle them to a special category of "settled status", conferring the same rights to work, pensions, NHS care and other public services as British citizens which they will maintain for life. Other than the different cut-off date, the key point of contention to be thrashed out in talks between Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is likely to be over the question of jurisdiction. Read More »

Belgian court finds princesses guilty of abusing servants

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The case dates back to July 2008, when police raided the then Conrad Hotel where the now 64-year-old princess, Sheikha Hamda Al-Nahyan, had rented the entire 4th floor for a few months. The servants were found to be employed by a private company known as Private Department, rather than directly by the princesses themselves. The prosecution was initially seeking a fine of 1.9 million euros. Read More »

Marcelo wants to leave Real Madrid if Cristiano Ronaldo exits

Numerous media outlets recently claimed that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor is keen to quit the Bernabeu due to the tax case looming over him. Ronaldo played under Mourinho while the 54-year-old was in charge at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, winning one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Supercopa during that time. Read More »

Philippines says pro-Daesh group withdraws from school

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Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said some 300 fighters of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) stormed Pigcawayan at around 5am, in North Cotabato province, 900km south of the capital Manila . Padilla said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against a separate group of Islamic State-aligned militants who laid siege May 23 in Marawi in Lanao del Sur province, also in the country's south. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us,' North Korea says

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Mr Warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea in 2015 and was later convicted of subversion . One of his former school counselors, who was attending the funeral , told CNN the community had been holding its collective breath while he was imprisoned in North Korea, "praying for a quick release, rallying around the Warmbiers as much as possible". Read More »

Stabbing at United States airport is an act of terror

Ftouhi has been charged with violence at an global airport, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison if convicted. News reported that the suspect stabbed the officer multiple times while shouting Allahu Akbar , and that the incident was being probed as a possible terrorist attack. Read More »

Putin launches deep-water phase of TurkStream gas pipeline

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The Turkish Stream pipeline will start from Anapa and will be laid over a 900-kilometer route under the Black Sea to reach the Thrace region of Turkey along the Black Sea coast. At present there are proposals on pipe-laying routes. The other line is intended for countries in Southern and Southeastern Europe . Turkish Stream gas pipeline was announced in December 2014. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Each Grenfell Tower death 'could and should have been avoided'

They added that insulation and tiles recovered from the building have failed fire safety tests. Police said earlier this week that 79 people were either dead or missing and presumed to be dead, though that number may change. McCormack said the Hotpoint model FF175BP refrigerator-freezer had not been subject to any product recalls before the fire. "We are not interested in people's reasons for not telling us sooner and as the mayor has already said, people should be not be nervous about ... Read More »

London police considering manslaughter charge in Grenfell Tower fire

They have stressed that any people involved in the fire, or who have information about victims, will not have their immigration status checked amid concerns that some of those in the building may have been staying there illegally. So far, 11 buildings have been found to have cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower. The cladding used on Grenfell is believed to have been made with a plastic core, a material which is extremely flammable and therefore combustable. Read More »

Fridge fire started Grenfell blaze as police confirm cladding failed safety tests

Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of the Kensington and Chelsea council, had come under intense pressure in the wake of last week's Grenfell Tower blaze. The relevant local authorities and fire services have been informed. It was rated as category three under test conditions, on a scale where zero is the highest safety score and three the lowest. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

After global outrage and over a year of imprisonment, North Korea released Warmbier last week, saying his health had deteriorated after a bout of botulism. USA officials have not been able to provide a cause of death for Warmbier, in part because his family objected to an autopsy being performed. The spokesman, who was not named, said that U.S. Read More »

Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go

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Still, Democrats would have massive gaps to fill if they were to oust Pelosi. The president wrote Thursday: "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team". After losing the most expensive congressional race in history in Georgia Tuesday, and a notching a close-but-no-cigar finish in a lower profile contest in South Carolina, Democrats are getting a lot of advice about what they need to do to have ... Read More »

#Brexit: UK offer to European Union citizens 'very fair', 'very serious'

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel called it a " particularly vague proposal" and described it using a Flemish expression for a dubious gift. "No-one will face a cliff edge", she said . Those with less than five years' residence before the cut-off date will be allowed to stay until they have clocked up five years' residence, and then apply for settled status. Read More »

Three more peasants end lives in State

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He left a suicide note alleging harassment by a moneylender. 55-year-old Kalla committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree. R.S. Parmar, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in Bina, told IANS that the debt-ridden farmer hanged himself on the way to his field. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico dumps New Zealand

Replays showed the defender slipped after a tussle with All Whites captain Chris Wood and the video assistant referee did not intervene. Mexico took control of the game and Oribe Peralta grabbed the victor from close range after 72 minutes, ABC reported. Read More »

'Making A Murderer' Subject Closer To Release After Appeals Court Win

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October 31, 2005: Teresa Halbach , 25, of St. John in Calumet County, a photographer for Auto Trader Magazine, goes to Avery's Auto Salvage near Mishicot to photograph a minivan for sale by Steven Avery's sister. "In sum, the investigators promised Dassey freedom and alliance if he told the truth and all signs suggest that Dassey took that promise literally". Read More »

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

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All five were subsequently admitted to hospital, but medical staff there were unable to save them. Anadolu said a sixth person was also hospitalized with injuries but did not provide further details. Turkish gendarmerie officials said there was no residual current device (RCD) at the aqua park after inspecting the scene. Story by the Associated Press with information from Sky News . Read More »

EU chief says British plan is below expectations

The issue is a matter of concern for thousands of people from the erstwhile Portuguese-ruled territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, who opted for Portuguese citizenship and moved to the UK. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, was also critical of May's stance. Given the floor for 10 minutes at the end of a dinner at an European Union leaders' summit in Brussels , after formal Brexit talks kicked off on Monday, May set out the UK's opening offer on the rights of European ... Read More »

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

Trump promised during the campaign to dismiss VA workers "who let our veterans down". Trump called the department the "most corrupt" and "most incompetently run agency in the United States" during the campaign when he released a 10-point reform plan for the department. Read More »

Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Found Cocaine, Heroin in Her System

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The autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner could not ascertain what effect the cocaine and other drugs may have had on her system. "A few minutes later the decedent vomited profusely then slumped over". "They're working on her right now", the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net. Read More »

Rand Paul on Healthcare Bill: 'No' on 'Obamacare-Lite'

House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said. More Obamacare": "I called the House health care bill "Obamacare Lite, ' but compared to the Senate bill, the House was offering a radical new taste sensation". Read More »