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Malaysia Airlines Plane Returns To Airport After Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit

Passenger Mr Arif Chaudery said he joined several others to subdue the man. "Families, kids, they were very scared, and some were three or four guys, we jumped as quickly as possible", he told Channel Nine. Passengers were not allowed to leave the plane before that. The passenger from economy class jumped up just after take-off and claimed he had a bomb . Read More »

People trapped in London towering inferno


A blaze broke out in the early hours in the tower block. People trapped by the quickly advancing flames and thick smoke banged on windows and screamed for help to those watching down below, witnesses and survivors said. Some people were trapped in the fire, with residents desperately shouting for help from windows on upper floors as the fire spread, some British media reported . Read More »

At least 6 dead in London apartment tower inferno


The cause of the fire , which broke out just after 0000 GMT, is not known at this stage, the Fire Brigade said . Witnesses to the huge fire tried desperately to help trapped residents as the blaze took hold of the building. He told the Guardian that he feels "lucky to be alive" following the blaze. "I consider this mass murder", he said of the blaze. Paul Munakr, who lives on the seventh floor, spoke of his escape. Read More »

Trump called House health care bill 'mean'

That, of course, is demonstrably ridiculous: Trump knows effectively nothing about health care , and he's made no effort to familiarize himself with any of the rudimentary details. Earlier this month, Nevada's Democratically-controlled legislature passed a "Medicaid-for-all" bill , and it's now on Republican Governor Brian Sandoval's desk awaiting his signature or veto. Read More »

6 dead, 70 injured in masive London apartment blaze


The tower is located in west London , about five miles from the city center. A witness told Reuters that she feared not all the residents had escaped the fire. Cotton also said a number of firefighters had sustained minor injuries during the incident, in which at least six people were killed and more than 70 injured. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

And Rosenstein said Mueller could not be fired without his personal assent. "What if they come through the Oval Office?" In Mueller's case, Trump would have to ask Rosenstein to do the firing. Rosenstein was probably referring to the possibility that Mueller would investigate whether Sessions violated his recusal or whether Comey's firing might have been an effort to obstruct justice. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after Scalise shooting

Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. The wounded also includes the unidentified shooter, who is in custody. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., described Scalise as a great leader who is the go-to person for the state's congressional delegation. His campaign for the whip job had a Louisiana flair that included distribution of "Geaux Scalise" T-shirts and a Cajun dinner with sausage, oysters and gumbo. Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball practice


The House of Representatives Majority Whip was expected to survive after the early morning attack at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. "It's pretty well known in the neighbourhood who those folks are on the baseball field", Brooks said . Flake said after Scalise was hit, he dragged himself into the outfield. "Our fearless Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill and their sacrifice makes democracy possible", he said. Read More »

Trump speaks after shooting at congressional baseball practice


In a dramatic account of the shooting, Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said the shooter, who appeared to be a white man, was armed with a rifle. The Louisianan, a father of two, is counted among conservatives in Congress who tend to back President Donald Trump's more controversial initiatives, including calling his famous travel ban a "prudent" measure. Read More »

Gingrich: Time to rethink special counsel Mueller

Mueller. He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House. In 1973, former President Richard Nixon asked then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Read More »

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Given that as Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey was overseeing the probe into Russian Federation, and its possible collusion with the Trump team, the firing has led to questions about potential obstruction of justice. "This is why the political independence of the DOJ is so paramount", Rangappa said. I know Bob Mueller. Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not ... Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot, wounded as gunman targets GOP lawmakers in VA

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., tomorrow night, June 15. Scalise's office initially said he was in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, but the hospital on Wednesday afternoon said he was in critical condition after undergoing surgery. Read More »

New image of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi released by police


British investigators have released pictures of Abedi taken from CCTV shortly on the night of the massacre, appealing to the public for help in tracing his movements in the days before. The 23-year-old was held on suspicion of terror offences in Shorehan-by-Sea, West Sussex, Greater Manchester Police said. Violet Mainda said: "He was a normal bloke, very jovial". Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". The president praised the "heroic actions" of the Capitol Police at the scene. A US Rep says a man before the shooting was asking if these were " Democrats or Republicans ". Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". The president praised the "heroic actions" of the Capitol Police at the scene. A US Rep says a man before the shooting was asking if these were " Democrats or Republicans ". Read More »

Jeff Sessions' Ears Wiggle When He Lies In 'Conan' Spoof

The Attorney General said that if Harris didn't allow him to fully answer her question "you'll accuse me of lying". Here are the top five things we learned. In it, Comey said Trump kept bringing up his job as if to create a "patronage relationship". "But I have to tell you, I can not testify to what was said as we were standing at the Republican Convention before the podium where I spoke". Read More »

Supreme Court narrowly rejects Northern Ireland free abortions appeal


In a split decision of three to two, the judges agreed with the lower courts that the policy did not amount to unlawful discrimination and was not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Restricting abortion rights for women does not mean fewer terminations, it simply makes terminations harder and more risky. After a similar United Nations ruling past year, the government agreed to pay another Irish woman who went to England for an abortion, Amanda Mellet , the sum of ... Read More »

EU chief says 3 states will be sanctioned over refugees


The European Commission has made a decision to launch infringement procedures against countries that refused to accept migrants, the commission said on Tuesday. The Commission's decision comes a week after the Czech government officially announced it would stop participating in the relocation scheme, although it had not anyway pledged any places since May 2016 and had not relocated anyone since August. Read More »

Congressman Among Four Shot At Baseball Field In Virginia

Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. "I was not at the baseball field and [I] am fine", wrote U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Rockwall, on Facebook. It's understood a total of five people were hurt in the shooting. Rep. Brad Wenstrup , of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman. Read More »

Inquest opens into London Bridge attacks

In remarks so freaky and out of touch that satirists at outlets like The Onion would have rejected them if someone had suggested their inclusion in a made-up story, London's police chief has described the diversity of the city's London Bridge terror attack victims and witnesses interviewed as positive things. Read More »

Afghanistan death toll rises to at least 150


NATO-backed Afghan forces - plagued by corruption, desertion and "ghost soldiers" - have struggled to maintain security since most global forces pulled out the country almost two years ago. The government has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack. On Friday, demonstrators rushed toward police who fired warning shots and when they attempted to move closer to the palace, police sprayed them with hoses from a water tanker and later fired tear gas. Read More »

Virginia shooting: Wounded US congressman in 'stable' condition


The shooter, who is in police custody, was taken to a hospital. There is no question that their bravery saved the lives of my colleagues, their staff, and others who were at the ballpark. Sen. Jeff Flake says the gunman had "a rifle of some sort" and "a lot of ammo". By two minutes."While I am fine, I am praying for my colleagues, Majority Whip Scalise, police and staff", he said in an email . Read More »