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More fire risks exposed as UK scramble to meet concerns

Camden Council said it chose to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors told officials that the blocks were "not safe for people to sleep in overnight". The cladding , Reynobond PE, was only intended for use in buildings shorter than firefighters' ladders in other European countries, but its United Kingdom guidelines stated only to refer to "local building codes". Read More »

Trump administration pushing China on North Korea

Because when I was organizing the trip ... and I meet with the delegates here, you know, I addressed... Kenneth Bae, an American who was jailed for almost two years in North Korea, told CNN he believed Warmbier could have been tortured, and cautioned other Americans against going to North Korea. Read More »

Here's what the SNP wants from Brexit talks

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She said all Scotland's political leaders had endorsed her call for a softer Brexit, which puts heavy emphasis on access to the single market. Russell said the Government believed its Scotland's Place in Europe document, which set out plans for the UK to stay in the single market after exiting the European Union, was "still on the table" despite UK Brexit Secretary David Davis dismissing it as undeliverable in April. Read More »

120 buried in China landslide

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About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Local police told state broadcaster CCTV a lack of vegetation in the area had made the landslide worse. Wu said that the area was prone to landslides but the scale of Saturday's slide was unprecedented. Read More »

Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative

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No outside group has been move aggressive over the yearslong push to repeal Obama's health care law than the Kochs', who vowed on Saturday to spend another 10 years fighting to change the health care system if necessary. James Davis , who runs communications for the Koch network, lamented that the conversation on health-care reform has focused too much on the number of people who have insurance - regardless of premiums or what kind of care those who have it will receive - and not enough on ... Read More »

Scalise Recovering, in 'Fair Condition' After Alexandria Shooting

Scalise's wounds last week included a bullet puncturing his left hip and traveling across to the other hip, causing "substantial damage" to blood vessels, bones and some internal organs. Doctors previously said Scalise's condition "was as critical as you can be when he came in". In family photos accompanying Sunday's Twitter post , Scalise is seen smiling as he enjoys everyday moments with his wife, son and daughter. Read More »

Mourners gather for funeral for Otto Warmbier, student detained in North Korea

North Korea said today the death of Mr Warmbier, who was kept prisoner in the hermit state since last January, was "a mystery to us as well". U.S. Sen. Mr Warmbier was released earlier this month and returned to the U.S., where he was described as being in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness". Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said, "People don't see ... Read More »

Senate healthcare debate heats up — Sunday shows preview

Republicans will only need 50 votes to approve the measure, but already five conservatives have refused to pass the bill in its current form and several others remain undecided, leaving the fate of the healthcare overhaul unclear. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended Senate Republicans' Obamacare repeal by arguing against the law it seeks to roll back. The President addressed reforms earlier in the week. Read More »

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Qiao Dashi, the surviving baby's father, said he had woken up after 5 am to change his crying son's diaper when he "heard a big noise coming from the back". Mr Wang was referring to China's deadliest quake this century, a magnitude 7.9 tremor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing almost 90,000 people. Read More »

World Taekwondo Federation changes name because of previous acronym

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The children are with the South Korea-based WTF. The new name apparently reflects the organisation's "commitment to evolving and adapting to remain relevant with today's modern audiences". Most of the tens of thousands of North Koreans in South Korea escaped their authoritarian homeland through third-party countries after making their way into China. Read More »

China, US to hold first diplomatic dialogue today

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The talks also covered the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington . "For example, we both agreed that our companies should not do business with any United Nations -designated North Korean entities in accordance with these resolutions", he said. Read More »

Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war

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North Korea has tested a new rocket engine as part of its efforts to build a missile capable of reaching the American mainland, USA officials said . "President Moon's visit to the Agency for Defense Development today sends a stern warning about North Korea's series of recent provocations". Read More »

China, US agree on 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation

Bergman is the executive director of The Richardson Center, a group working to negotiate the release of prisoners and hostages held by hostile regimes, the Times said . "He had a deep desire to know God in a personal way", Thomas said. His family said they were told that he had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to prison with hard labor in March 2016. Read More »

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Federal Bureau of Investigation director honest

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With that said, this morning, in the midst of what may be the most serious investigation into a sitting U.S. President in the history of our nation, President Trump chose to take a safe bet and appear on "Fox & Friends". "There's been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that", Trump told Fox, adding that Mueller "is an honorable man and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable solution". Read More »

Belgium probes station bomber shot dead by soldiers

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Belgium's federal prosecutor says the incident at Brussels Central, one of the country's busiest stations, is being treated as a terrorist attack. Although no one was hurt, billows of smoke pouring through Central Station and a shared awareness of Islamic State attacks in the city a year ago and more recently in Britain, France and elsewhere, sent evening commuters racing for cover. Read More »

Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest

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Trump disputed Comey's testimony that he felt pressured by the president to drop the FBI's investigation of fired national security adviser Mike Flynn, as well as Comey's account that the president asked for loyalty from him. Trump could also be removed from power by a complicated process, spelled out in the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, in which he's deemed unfit to serve. Read More »

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

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A number of Republicans such as Susan Collins and ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill until they had had a chance to read it. While substantial number of Republican senators being unhappy with the bill could be a bump on the road, the real test of the bill would arrive in the following week when the Congressional Budget Office releases its analysis of the bill. Read More »

Charles Krauthammer: Syrian war part of a larger struggle

Washington severed diplomatic relations with Syria during the Obama administration, which insisted that Assad "must go". The battlespace in Syria is getting more crowded and complex as IS-held territory shrinks. Backed by the US -led coalition, the SDF stresses resolve to capture the entire city of Raqqa from IS. The remarks were the latest indication of a possible easing of tensions in the wake of the USA shootdown of the Syrian jet. Read More »

Trump approves $2bn drone deal to India ahead of Modi meeting

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Just hours before Modi landed in Washington , Trump tweeted from his official Twitter handle- POTUS, an acronym for President of the U.S., that he is looking forward to welcome the Indian leader to the White House , during which he will discus "important strategic issues" with a "true friend". Read More »

North Korea Conducts Another Rocket Engine Test

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The Hyunmoo 2 is a critical component of the "kill chain" (a system created to detect a North Korean nuclear weapon or missile attack in advance and carry out a preliminary strike on the launch site), and with a range of 800km the missile could hit any point in North Korean territory. Read More »

SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested

JAMMU and Kashmir Police on Saturday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the lynching of an officer outside Jamia Masjid here and said it has arrested five of the 12 persons identified in connection withthe crime. SP Vaid also mentioned that people should understand what is right and what is wrong. "Those who are protecting them, someone who was on duty was lynched", Vaid added. Read More »

Michigan Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

The manslaughter charges are related to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, which was announced past year by Governor Rick Snyder with 87 cases of and 10 deaths. "The children of Flint have been exposed to lead poisoning". Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that can be caught by inhaling mist mist from contaminated water . Read More »