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Author: 0 United Kingdom official: Fire building materials broke rules

After a turbulent three months which has seen Britain hit by three deadly Islamist militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in the face of adversity.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth marks official birthday with Trooping the Color event

British health authorities say that 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition, are still being treated at four London hospitals. 'In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies . Her Majesty and Prince William were met with applause when they dropped in to an emergency shelter in West London on Friday morning. The Queen, dressed in bright blue, paused to speak to local residents who had gathered outside.

Author: 0 Beyoncé's Twins Have Reportedly Been Born

TMZ also reports that the babies have had to stay in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai hospital for a week due to a " minor issue ", and Beyoncé has been convalescing as well, but all are expected to be just fine. The gender of her new arrivals is unknown and no further details have been revealed. George says he named son Alexander after Alexander the Great and daughter Ella after Ella Fitzgerald, who was a dear friend of his late aunt, Rosemary Clooney.

Culture Where YOU can buy Ariana's ONE LOVE Manchester Sweatshirt
Author: 0 Where YOU can buy Ariana's ONE LOVE Manchester Sweatshirt

Grande also shared the stage with Vanessa Monet to perform "Better Days" and joined the Black-Eyed Peas on-stage for an especially timely rendition of their 2003 hit " Where is the Love? " which seemingly drew tears from the artist, who organized the show to benefit the victims of the Manchester bombing on May 22.

Culture Katy Perry on Taylor Swift beef: 'I'm not Buddha - things irritate me'
Author: 0 Katy Perry on Taylor Swift beef: 'I'm not Buddha - things irritate me'

The announcement by Swift may ramp up rivalry with Perry, 32, who released her new album's first single, " Swish Swish ", last month. What this means is that if you're a Spotify user or if you use any other music streaming service , you should now be able to access the artist's entire catalog of music, assuming that's what you want.

Culture Cosby trial: Andrea Constand 'frozen in sex attack'
Author: 0 Cosby trial: Andrea Constand 'frozen in sex attack'

She also said he had tried to undo her trousers on another occasion, and she'd told him, "I don't want that". Constand said Cosby gave her pills he claimed were a natural remedy to ease her stress about a looming career change. O'Neill, who would chastise prosecution lawyers at day's end for not giving him forewarning. At the same time, she said, Cosby became more flirtatious and suggestive - grabbing her thigh during one encounter at his home and attempting to unbutton her trousers ...

Author: 0 Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet

We have been blessed two times over. Appropriately, the babies were born under Gemini, the Zodiac sign symbolised by twins . And Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles tweeted, "They're here!" The new additions bring the superstar family count to five, as they join the power couple's 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy .

Culture Wonder Woman breaks box office record for female director
Author: 0 Wonder Woman breaks box office record for female director

Pine and Gadot have been praised for the great chemistry they share onscreen as Diana Prince and American spy, Steve Trevor; a warm, naturally amusing and sweet friendship that blossoms into true love. It also was the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a film directed by a woman . The adventure movie starring Johnny Depp grossed $386.6 million internationally to date for a global cume of $501.2 million.

Culture Rita Ora joins effort to help London tower fire victims
Author: 0 Rita Ora joins effort to help London tower fire victims

The fire swept through the 27-storey tower block in just 15 minutes after a faulty fridge exploded, in what could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on its top three floors survived. Posting on Instagram earlier in the day, Rita recalled the tower in happier times. "My prayers are with everybody involved, my heart is beating so fast", she said.

Author: 0 'Trooping the colour' in London for Queen's official birthday

While there, the royals met with volunteers, local residents, emergency services members and community representatives. The Metropolitan Police in London stepped up security Saturday around Buckingham Palace and Whitehall, with thousands of people heading to the area to watch the traditional birthday celebrations, known as Trooping the Color.

Author: 0 Search ends for 7 Navy sailors as bodies found

During the collision , a commander and two sailors were injured. The search began after the USS Fitzgerald , an Aegis guided missile destroyer, collided with a much larger Philippine-flagged merchant vessel south-west of Yokosuka. "This has been a hard day", Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the commander of the 7th Fleet. It was only "through the heroic efforts of the ship's crew [that] they prevented the ship from foundering or even sinking", Aucoin added.

Culture US Congressman-elect sentenced for assault of reporter
Author: 0 US Congressman-elect sentenced for assault of reporter

However, the Republican received a slap on the wrist as a sentence . Despite Gianforte's strongly worded apology, Jacobs told the court all the gory details of a recent campaign event in Montana on the eve of the election. A Fox News reporter who saw the assault later reported Gianforte grabbed Jacobs "by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him".

Culture Ariana Grande to become First Honorary Citizen of Manchester
Author: 0 Ariana Grande to become First Honorary Citizen of Manchester

Following last month's tragic attack on the city, in which 22 people were killed and 116 were left injured when a bomb went off at Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena, the venue announced it will be closed until September 2017 as it undergoes repairs.

Author: 0 Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again

The trial jury was not able to come to a unanimous, or even majority, decision regarding the case involving the alleged victim, Andrea Constand. Judge Steven O'Neill refused, saying there's no precedent to halt the jury's work. The district attorney at the time declined to press charges, citing insufficient evidence. Cosby said in that decade-old testimony that he had given Constand a non-prescription allergy medication, Benadryl, to relax her because she said she was stressed.

Author: 0 Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

For the last two weeks, the plaza outside the courthouse in this economically challenged county seat has been the staging area for media organizations from around the nation and Canada, and more than 100 journalists have been covering the trial and scores of members of the public, including some of the women who have accused Cosby of assaulting them, have attended.

Author: 0 Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards

Many also felt Danny Devito should have taken home the award for Featured Actor in a Play for his work in " The Price ". "This thing has the ability to lift your spirits in these bad, awful times ". Laurie Metcalf won her first Tony, winning best actress honors in " A Doll's House, Part 2 ". Tearing up, the actress shared how fundamentally important the role her teachers had in her life, even beyond the stage.

Culture Famed Spanish bullfighter gored to death in French ring
Author: 0 Famed Spanish bullfighter gored to death in French ring

None of us understand how it could have happened; it was all so fast. A Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped on his cape, fell and was gored by a bull during a bullfight in France . This is the first death of a matador in France in nearly a century. Bullfighting is illegal in the United Kingdom but is practiced in other parts of Europe and the rest of the world, despite it being a divisive activity.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says no one has any proof on Russia

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz, slammed the Post's reporting. The US president has claimed on his Twitter account that he is being probed for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey by the man who told him to do it.

Culture Drew Barrymore Is Dating Businessman David Hutchinson
Author: 0 Drew Barrymore Is Dating Businessman David Hutchinson

According to one of the reports from the Belfast Telegraph, both were seen in Palm Springs last weekend as they attended a wedding. This marks Barrymore's first relationship since filing for divorce from her ex-husband, Will Kopelman , last July after almost four years of marriage .

Author: 0 Wonder Woman Soundly Defeats The Mummy At The US Box Office

Almost 18 years ago, that same film debuted at $ 43 million . The studio is hoping to use " The Mummy " to launch a series of connected movies in a connected "cinematic universe". It Comes at Night opened with a disappointing start, bringing in $6 million in its first weekend of release. Till Friday the film has reached to 63 worldwide markets and has collected $56.8 million.

Author: 0 Most Americans Think Trump Committed Obstruction of Justice by Hindering Russia Probe

Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation, and Comey said the president had repeatedly pressured him to publicly clear him. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations ", Rosenstein said. Leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress on June 16 warned President Donald Trump against firing the Justice Department special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.

Culture USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital
Author: 0 USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. "I know you all will be playing extra hard tonight for Steve", Trump said . Media captionWhy is this Republican and Democrat on the road together? Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages.

Author: 0 Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. Be smart: Trump, notorious for his litigiousness in NY, is playing an inside-outside game: stockpiling talent to protect him legally, while publicly trying to discredit the investigators and whatever they might eventually say or do.

Author: 0 Grenfell death toll put at 30 - but 69 people are still missing

One of the organizers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky showed. The investigation team will be drawn together from detectives from across the Metropolitan Police , led by Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, and will establish if a crime was committed before confirming what caused the tragedy.

Culture No verdict Tuesday in Bill Cosby sexual assault case
Author: 0 No verdict Tuesday in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele closed the prosecution's case Monday by describing Cosby - who turns 80 next month - as a calculating sexual predator, while Brian McMonagle , one of Cosby's lawyers, highlighted Constand's inconsistencies and those of Kelly Johnson, the other accuser who testified last week on Constand's behalf.

Culture Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at USA box office
Author: 0 Cars 3 speeds to No 1 at USA box office

The first two "Cars" movies combined have made more than US$435 million in the U.S. and US$1 billion globally. Barring a Father's Day bump, that opening would be below the $56-66 million range independent trackers set for this film and the $60 million opening set by the first " Cars " back in 2006.

Author: 0 Trump Authorizes $12 Billion Arms Deal With Qatar Despite Accusations

As the Saudi-led bloc moved against Qatar , the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's attempts to remain neutral were overshadowed by a series of heavy handed Tweets from Trump , in which he accused Qatar of supporting "terror". base in the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also promised to continue supporting Qatar amid a diplomatic row engulfing that Gulf state .

Author: 0 Trump Under Investigation for Firing FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump said he was under investigation for his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets sent in the early morning hours of June 16. In this last tweet , Trump was referring to a memo written by Rosenstein that was intensely critical of Comey and implicitly recommended his removal.

Author: 0 Death toll in London tower fire hits 30

Thirty-seven people remained in hospital, with 17 of them in critical care. "I lost my home on Tuesday [the day of the fire]", a protester said to May, according to a reporter at Buzzfeed. They were demanding " justice for Grenfell " and protesting against the deal that has been struck with the DUP . After meeting residents, victims and community leaders affected by the fire, she pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank ...

Culture GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery
Author: 0 GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise" on Thursday. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center , a Level I Trauma Center. "I don't want to be cynical, but in my experience there is a short time - it may be a month, two months, three months", he said .

Culture GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'
Author: 0 GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'

Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said. "I want to take a moment to send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family", he said. Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity.

Culture Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case
Author: 0 Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017 . The Hollywood icon remains free on bail pending the new trial. Under questioning from her lawyer, Cosby acknowledged that he had obtained several prescriptions for quaaludes in the 1970s for the objective of offering the powerful sedative to women he wanted to have sex with.

Culture 'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut
Author: 0 'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

The big victor is Disney and Pixar's " Cars 3", which is speeding to $53.5 million from 4,256 locations, putting it in first place. The film, directed by Brian Fee , will wrest the weekend crown from holdover " Wonder Woman ", which is projected to earn $39 million in its third week for a domestic total of almost $275 million.

Culture Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final
Author: 0 Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

Amir took 0-32 in Pakistan's 124-run defeat at the hands of India in the teams' tournament opener at Edgbaston, but Arthur says the team have "closed the door" on that defeat. But Kohli, understandably confident in his own team added: "I don't know there's much that we need to change". The whole group came together and kept believing and that was a superb thing.

Culture Doctors call Scalise's condition improved
Author: 0 Doctors call Scalise's condition improved

Scalise, 51, had another surgery on Saturday and "he is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", a statement posted to his Twitter account said. They are Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).

Culture Absent Jay Z inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama via video
Author: 0 Absent Jay Z inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama via video

People want pictures, names, facts, and if they don't get them soon, they'll continue to make up their own. Did Beyonce give birth to twin boys or girls, or one of each? The Carters, " she posted. Rampant speculation and anonymous sources last week claimed the singer had gone into labor at a Los Angeles hospital where the twins were reportedly born.

Author: 0 Kevin Hart gives props to NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

They completed the greatest playoff run to a championship in the 71 years of the NBA Finals . "From my eyes, they're built to last a few years". "We make each other better and it's not about who gets the credit", Durant said. It's a thought that is now quickly dismissed in these parts, and for good reason: Golden State is destined to be the NBA's next great dynasty. But going from Russell Westbrook 's running mate in Oklahoma City to world champion with Golden State capped off an ...

Culture The Bat-Signal Will Be Lit In Tribute To Adam West
Author: 0 The Bat-Signal Will Be Lit In Tribute To Adam West

Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West , Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15.

Culture Favourites India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final
Author: 0 Favourites India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

India had thrashed Pakistani side by 124 runs in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. As India and Pakistan gear up for Sunday's riveting ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final at The Oval here, Afridi felt bilateral matches needed to be restarted which, according to him, will help in "reducing tensions".

Culture American soldiers injured in Balkh 'insider' attack
Author: 0 American soldiers injured in Balkh 'insider' attack

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense also is investigating, said Abdul Qhahar Aram, head of strategic communication and public affairs for the 209 Shahin Corps. Two policemen were killed and 31 people injured when Taliban stormed a bank branch in Gardez in late May. Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid reporting more than 100 police were killed and wounded.

Author: 0 Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

The US magazines like Us Weekly and People confirmed the news , reports BBC , but there is no information about the gender of the twins or their birth date. The rapper, who grew up as Sean Carter, took to Twitter to thank artists who had influenced him as well as former U.S. president Barack Obama . Some fans clamoring for details on the twins took Obama's aside as a hint that the babies might be girls.

Author: 0 Beyonce's dad confirms birth, 'Happy Birthday to the twins!, love Granddad'

Pop superstar Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay-Z have welcomed twins, according to multiple USA media reports, with two new members joining music's royal family that already includes five-year-old Blue Ivy. On the same night, Jamie Foxx made an appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden", where he covered James Brown's "I Got the Feelin'", changing the lyrics to include, "Baby, baby, baby, Beyoncé had a baby..." Please remember the following consists of fake news ...

Culture Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized
Author: 0 Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death . President Donald Trump says that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. The morning after visiting Scalise in the hospital, Trump said the congressman's challenges are "more difficult" than first thought.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth visits survivors of London tower fire

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told The Associated Press that 24 people were being treated in hospitals, including 12 in critical condition. "I know that they are looking at us to save them". As she met with victims of the fire, angry protesters gathered outside the church waiting for her to come out and meet them.

Culture Cosby jurors wrap up for night, still at impasse
Author: 0 Cosby jurors wrap up for night, still at impasse

O'Neill told the defence that until the jury says it is still deadlocked, there was little he could do but provide them with any evidence they request. Cosby could face five to ten years in prison for each of the three counts against him. Following six days of testimony and closing arguments , the 12 jurors in Cosby's trial are in their fifth day of deciding whether the famed comedian is guilty of giving drugs to and molesting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand more than a ...

Culture Details on the dangers of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries
Author: 0 Details on the dangers of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries

Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". Scalise , R-La., was shot in the attack Wednesday morning at a baseball park in the D.C. He refused to detail Scalise's injuries, but said that he would guess there are "hundreds of fragments" in Scalise and he has "no intention to remove all bullet fragments at this point" due to the high risk of looking for them.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins Is Not Signed to Direct 'Wonder Woman 2' Just Yet

Black Pather actress Lupita Nyong'o has gushed about the Wonder Woman movie in a long Instagram post. While thousands of little girls dreamed of being Wonder Woman , Kim Renee got to do the next best thing. While the actress is winning praise and her character being hailed as a role model, director Patty Jenkins is being lauded for her efforts to break outdated sexism that exists in Hollywood.

Author: 0 Minnesota police clear protesters off interstate after Yanez acquittal

Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, was driving with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter when they were pulled over by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. On Friday afternoon a spokesman for the city of St. Anthony in Minnesota issued a statement saying the police officer would no longer be employed in the area.