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30 people hospitalised following Grenfell Tower fire in London

London's Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters: "This is an unprecedented incident". "A lot of people said 'Help!" Ayyube Asif told CNN he saw the fire from his cousin's house miles away and immediately ran toward the blaze. "About 12 floors up I saw three children waving from a window and then there was just an explosion and they disappeared". Read More »

ISPs must block The Pirate Bay - European Court

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The court stated that the site facilitates online piracy. Wednesday's ruling, which comes after Dutch campaigners asked the EU's highest court to make a decision on its legality, sets a precedent for other countries in Europe. In the Dutch case, the court said "it is clear" that the Pirate Bay operators "could not be unaware that this platform provides access to works published without the consent of the rightholders". Read More »

Talks to prop up May´s government continue with DUP

The BBC reported DUP sources who said the talks were going well but it was thought "inappropriate" to make an announcement while events were unfolding at the Grenfell Tower in west London, where at least six have died. "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" on the issue. But pressure was mounting for May to change course on the type of Brexit Britain should pursue. Read More »

Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

As SDF forces draw closer to Raqa , thousands of civilians flee the city and neighboring territory into makeshift camps nearby. Clashes are also taking place in Division 17, a former army base one kilometre north of Raqqa. The People's Protection Units (YPG), seen as a terrorist organization by Ankara for its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), constitutes the backbone of the US -backed SDF . Read More »

UK, France wave legal stick to warn tech firms on terrorism

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have launched a joint campaign to ensure that the internet can not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals. The joint UK-French campaign will "ensure that the internet can not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals", she said. Macron, who won France's presidential election in May, has been a strong advocate for a unified Europe. Read More »

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

Theresa May and her governing Conservative Party look to be bound for a bad finish. The Conservatives lost a dozen seats and have to rely on an understanding with the ten-strong Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from Northern Ireland for a bare majority in the Commons. Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller, he would be required to explain it in writing. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, opened her line of questioning, in the hearing that was supposed to focus on the Justice Department budget, by asking if Rosenstein had seen any evidence of good cause to fire Mueller. Read More »

Jeff Sessions: I Did Not Recuse Myself From Defending My Honor

Little in Sessions's testimony undermined former FBI Director James Comey's testimony regarding a closed-door meeting between Comey and Trump. The former Alabama senator defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. Read More »

50 people taken to hospitals from tower fire

He said it was likely to be some time before police could identify the victims, adding that it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. She told reporters at the scene: " This is an unprecedented incident ". "He came to the window, and there was fire all around where his flat was", said Mnemimeh. Witnesses reported hearing screams from people inside. He said he saw people jumping from the building. Read More »

In UK Early Election Ends With Hung Parliament

Theresa May now has no authority and no mandate, Jeremy Corbyn said today, as he published a video thanking everyone who voted for Labour. As incumbent, May has the right to make the first attempt to form a coalition, though her tough stance on Brexit is likely to make finding a suitable partner hard. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, multiple injured

The fire continued to burn into Wednesday morning . He said the fire was inside one apartment, but added the "real issue was when it caught fire to the cladding outside". There are fears that people are trapped in the building. Construction firm Rydon, which completed a refurbishment of Grenfell Tower in 2016, said it is "shocked to hear of the devastating fire" adding that the work "met all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards". Read More »

Two senior advisers to Theresa May resign following General Election

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The best she could have hoped for was a decent showing in the general election with an increased majority. "From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian. On Brexit, the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries through her threat to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal". Read More »

National Flag Day 2017: 7 Images to Celebrate Old Glory

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Those who regularly drive down Owen Road or Silver Parkway are privy to seeing the big American flags at auto dealerships and vehicle maintenance shops fly in the breeze. The original members of the Continental Congress chose the colors of the flag, with red signifying hardness and courage, white representing purity and innocence and blue standing for vigilance and justice. Read More »

BJP to meet Sonia over Presidential election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the U.S. on June 24, so the government would like to announce its choice before then - by the 23rd or next Friday, the party's top leaders were told. While Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar indicated his support in favour of Pranab Mukherjee if he secured a second term as the President, the Congress so far has been non-committal on a second term for him. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs London tower block

Witnesses could hear screaming from the upper floors as the flames rose and one desperate resident could be seen waving a white cloth. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". Many people at St. A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed a number of people were killed in the fire. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Read More »

Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16

Tired del Potro, who had already summoned the doctor early in the second set, can leave Paris with his head held high after returning to Roland Garros for the first time in five years, following a series of wrist injuries. The Argentine won his first-round match against fellow Argentinian, Guido Pella, in straight sets and his second-round match against Spain's Nicolas Almagro after the Spaniard retired in the third set from a knee injury. Read More »

Turkish foreign minister to visit Qatar on Wednesday

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The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States said yesterday there was no military aspect to steps taken by Arab powers against Qatar, which they accuse of supporting terrorism, but that further economic pressure could be applied. Read More »

'I got us into this mess'

DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to see May on Tuesday for crunch talks, which could force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative program to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II , due on June 19. "We stand at a critical time with those Brexit negotiations starting only next week - I think that stability is important". Brexit minister David Davis insisted the government still aimed to take Britain out of the European Union single market in order "to take back control ... Read More »

Huge fire at Grenfell Tower London, building falls, many injured

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She said "fire" and I thought it was the school across the road. London Ambulance Service says 50 people have been taken to five hospitals following a major fire in a high-rise residential building. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Investigators were working to establish the cause of the blaze. Read More »

Several people dead in mass blaze at London tower block

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The blaze covers a city block. Eyewitnesses said they saw lights - thought to be mobile phones or torches - flashing at the top of the block of flats, and trapped residents coming to their windows. 30 people were taken to five London hospitals. Many people at St. Police are evacuating the block as there is concern that the apartment block built in 1974 may collapse. Read More »