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London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

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The model has not been previously subject to a recall. She said "no stone will be left unturned" in the inquiry into the tragedy, adding: "For any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide". The remaining councils are said to be investigating "as a matter of urgency". Only five victims have been formally identified so far, and the death toll may change. Read More »

Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device

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The suspect, from the largely immigrant Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek which has been linked to a number of previous attacks, was not known to police for terrorism offences. The attack is being treated as a terrorist incident, and anti-terror authorities are heading up the investigation, he said. Meanwhile, Belgian media reported that the assailant lived in the largely immigrant Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek , a home and transit point for a number jihadis who carried out terror ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Police reveal cause of blaze that killed at least 79

The government ordered immediate checks on the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer model blamed for the June 14 blaze in west London , which left 79 people presumed dead. McCormack also urged any present or past residents of Grenfell Tower who had previously reported or had concerns about the building's safety to get in touch with police. Read More »

'Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire'

The force will consider manslaughter charges on those involved as part of its ongoing criminal investigation into the tragedy that claimed at least 79 lives and displaced hundreds. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack also said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War II, had started in a fridge freezer. Read More »

PM, COAS arrive in Riyadh to mediate Qatar-GCC rift

Dujarric said the secretary-general was encouraging diplomacy "to address concerns and is ready to support such efforts, if desired by all parties". Those regional countries have suspended all land, air, and sea traffic with Qatar, ejected its diplomats, and ordered most Qatari citizens to leave. Read More »

Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Additional Sanctions Against Russia

The legislation comes after United States intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federation sought to influence the American presidential election past year. Maryland senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, told TWS that the White House might express some reservations about the bill, but he expected them to support it. Read More »

Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

The Friday test-launch of the Hyunmoo-2 missile marked the fourth successful one. Moon observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. Park didn't say how far the Hyunmoo-2 missile flew or where it landed, but said it accurately hit its target area. This is the new Hyunmoo-2 missile with a range of up to 800 kilometers - that's enough to hit any part of North Korea even from the southernmost part of the peninsula - ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Hotpoint fridge freezer started fire, say police

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The speed at which the fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower raised questions about the external cladding on the block. A spokesman said the London Fire Brigade had carried out a safety audit and were satisfied it was a "low-risk fire building", adding that they would comply with any further instructions. Read More »

Theresa May's Brexit plan for EU nationals branded 'not sufficient'

Eu. Those who have been residents in the U.K for five years before the cut-off date will be granted "settled status", meaning they'll be treated like United Kingdom citizens on questions of health care, education, welfare and pensions. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the proposal outlined by May was "particularly vague". Under the terms of the proposals, the "associate citizenship" would be available to citizens of former EU member nations who "feel and wish to be part of the ... Read More »

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: 'It broke me'

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A jury last week acquitted the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, 29, of manslaughter and other charges, touching off protests. Claims that Castile was "stoned" and failed to follow the officer's instructions during the fatal traffic stop made up Yanez's defense team's central argument during the trial. Read More »

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

Two months later, he was found guilty of committing "hostile acts" against the North Korean regime and sentenced to 15 years hard labor in a trial that reportedly lasted about an hour. Fred Warmbier, the student's father, said the same thing Thursday: "Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto". Setting aside the North's political and diplomatic goal of improving relations with the USA, this is something it ought to seriously consider in light of universal values and human rights. Read More »

Trump calls Mueller's friendship with Comey 'bothersome'

Have you read Trendiee Today? But the president's suggestion that his tweet influenced Comey to be truthful in recounting his conversations contradicts Trump's own assertion that Comey misled Congress. Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy told PBS' Judy Woodruff. Read More »

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W", as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati. Read More »

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

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Around 300 pro-Islamic State gunmen have stormed a village school in the southern Philippines on Wednesday and taken a number of students hostage. On Tuesday, the Philippine military bombed rebel positions and ground troops launched a renewed push against the militants holed up in Marawi City, as it aims end the fighting before the weekend Eid festival. Read More »

Theresa May vows 'settled' status for EU expats in post-Brexit UK

For EU nationals with a residency period shorter than five years, May said her Government would set new criteria to create a "settled EU status", as well as develop other policies to ease concerns for EU nationals working in the UK. The anniversary coincides with the beginning of the Brexit negotiations, which has drawn strong responses from both Leave and Remain voters. "They will be enshrined in United Kingdom law, they will be enforced through the highly respected United Kingdom ... Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller's legal team continues to raise questions

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with members the House Intel Committee to discuss the on-going probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. You said: "'He is being investigated'". The president responded by tweeting an attack on his own Deputy Attorney General, whom he'd previously praised to the hilt. Read More »

Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

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The Reform movement called the proposed measure "deeply harmful". "Rather than starting from scratch-as senators promised-this latest version of the American Health Care Act is equally misguided and harsh as the House bill". After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday. Read More »

NDA's Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind files nomination

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar was yesterday announced as the Opposition' Presidential nominee . "All 17 political parties have unanimously proposed the name of Meira Kumar ji for forthcoming PresidentialElection", he said . The sources said Gandhi as well as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and BSP supremo Mayawati supported Meira Kumar's candidature on Wednesday. Read More »

Australia to deploy reconnaissance aircraft in Philippines

Jennings said. "It'll be quite a serious commitment". Australia will continue to work with our partners in South East Asia to counter it, ' the senator said in a statement. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar acknowledged that Mahmud was in Marawi fighting with insurgents but said he believed the militant is still alive. Read More »

Real cause of Grenfell Tower fire disaster revealed

McCormack says officers have seized documents in the investigation into the fire . McCormack said the department's priority was "to understand who was in Grenfell Tower ", and wanted to hear from anyone who was in the building on the night of the fire . Read More »

Police consider manslaughter charges over fire

The cladding on the outside of the building as well as the insulation used in the tower block both failed safety checks, the Metropolitan Police said. More than 250 investigators are examining how the fire started and the speed with which it spread. The detective superintendent also said she's anxious that the authorities might not have a true sense of how many people were in the building, in part because people who lived there or knew someone who did might be fearful of having their ... Read More »

Why Jon Ossoff's Loss Could Be Bernie Sanders' Victory

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With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls . That's the most important part. Handel won Tuesday by about 4 percentage points . UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ossoff lived and worked with the liberals in Washington . Read More »

North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death

US President Donald Trump has slammed the incarceration and eventual death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier as "a total disgrace". Warmbier was freed after the U.S. DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Hunziker was detained in North Korea for months in 1996 for illegally crossing the border and committed suicide less than a month after he returned to the United States later that year. Read More »