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Author: 0 At least six dead in London tower block fire

The fire broke out at the 24-storey tower block in north Kensington in the early hours of this morning. As noon approached Wednesday, the building in the west London neighborhood of North Kensington was still smoldering and breaking out into flames.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower - the London tower block that went up in flames

Ms Lamrany was speaking from the scene, shortly after London police confirmed a "number of fatalities" from the fire that started shortly after 1am local time and engulfed the residential tower. "A number of people are being treated for a range of injuries", police said. London ambulance service reported at 8.15 a.m. BST that 50 patients have been taken to five hospitals following the incident at the Lancaster West Estate.

Author: 0 Opposition parties accuse SNP of not listening over independence

Writing on Twitter , the Scottish Tory leader dismissed the newspaper claim as "b****cks". "She must now immediately abandon that plan and get back to the day job of running our schools and hospitals". The party's deputy leader John Swinney said that the proposal for a second referendum played a "significant" role in the result. In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, the Prime Minister vowed to "crack down on the ideology of extremists" as she promised "put fairness ...

Global Pandemonium in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK Members Evicted
Author: 0 Pandemonium in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK Members Evicted

Speaker P Dhanapal ruled that the issue was sub-judice and can not be discussed and ordered the eviction of the DMK MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin , as they insisted on raising it. The MLAs were all detained by the police for staging a protest. "This Tamil Nadu Government headed by Edappadi K Palaniswami should be dissolved", Stalin told reporters.

Author: 0 Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

Eyewitnesses, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Flake, said that the officers were members of the Capitol Police force, which is specifically charged to protect Capitol Hill and individual members of the House and Senate leadership. The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a member of Congress.

Global IS chemical weapons capability degraded
Author: 0 IS chemical weapons capability degraded

The HRW said it was not able to independently verify whether the use of the munitions had resulted in any civilian casualties, but locals confirmed deaths. Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border last week near the Tanf base where USA special forces are training local rebels to fight Islamic State.

Global Russian Federation collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General
Author: 0 Russian Federation collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General

Asked to explain his decision, the attorney general said he believed he had to recuse himself under Department of Justice rules. Sessions also defended his decision to participate in the firing of Comey. In a fiery Senate intelligence committee hearing, Sessions raised his voice in indignation as he rejected claims that he had colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 election as an " appalling and detestable lie ".

Global Reality check for Southgate as new stars inspire France
Author: 0 Reality check for Southgate as new stars inspire France

However, on 78 minutes, Dembele would get France's third goal of the game, after being set up by Mbappe following some dismal England defending. The Premier League golden boot victor had not played under Southgate until this get together and it is not hard to see why he is so central to England's plans.

Author: 0 Presidential poll: Contest or no contest, CPI (M) and Congress argue

He was told that the two parties will firm up their stand only after the BJP panel meets them formally. Naidu today spoke to Anbumani Ramadoss of the PMK, N Rangaswamy of the All India NR Congress , Satish Mishra of the BSP and Praful Patel of the NCP, sources said.

Global No 'direct' proof Russian Federation meddled in United States elections: Putin
Author: 0 No 'direct' proof Russian Federation meddled in United States elections: Putin

Have you all lost your sense over there?" Putin denied knowing Michael Flynn , Trump's disgraced former national security adviser who resigned after being caught in a secretive phone call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Mr Flynn later invoked his right against self-incrimination, declining to testify in the US Senate Intelligence Committee about his Russian ties and alleged Moscow meddling in America's 2016 presidential elections.

Global Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest
Author: 0 Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest

Ron Wyden , D-Ore., rejected knowledge of such information and said that he doesn't appreciate the "secret innuendo being leaked out there about me". Sessions said. "I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice ". Sen. Martin Heinrich , D-N.M., criticized Sessions for taking an oath to tell the truth and then refusing to answer questions.

Author: 0 Ronaldo accused of tax fraud totalling €14.7million

A Spanish state prosecutor has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of defauding the country's tax office of millions of euros. Ronaldo is accused of four crimes against the Public Treasury committed between 2011 and 2014 and which involve a tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros.

Author: 0 'Will not be shushed': Sen Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again

Harris says she's never been a fan of the word "can't". I don't think that Sen. MILLER: It was a completely partisan screed. OK, I just wanted to clear that up. Sessions tried to answer before Harris cut him off, asking, "Did you ask that it would be shown to you?" MILLER: "From my perspective ― my, I would say, objective perspective ― I mean it was.it didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or get to the bottom of it".

Global London Grenfell Tower fire
Author: 0 London Grenfell Tower fire

Hundreds of residents were caught up in the flames at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower with eyewitnesses describing some as trapped and screaming for help, with others jumping from upper floors. Pictures overnight showed the whole block ablaze and several people who escaped the apartment and at the scene told of attempts to escape via the windows .

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions knows 'nothing' about Russian hacking

Mueller, but I'm not going to discuss any hypotheticals or what might be a factual situation in the future that I'm not aware of today because I know nothing about the investigation", Sessions said. There are none, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) questions about why, if he had recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, he participated in Trump's decision to fire Comey, on May 9 (notably, the day after Yates's testimony about Flynn).

Author: 0 US House postpones most work in wake of baseball field shooting

The shooting took place at 6:30 am in the morning when the Republican Congressional Baseball Team was practicing and the unidentified gunman opened fire around the YMCA on East Monroe Street in Alexandria. After Giffords was shot, there was a moment where members of both parties united and prayed for her recovery. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Global Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance
Author: 0 Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance

North Korea signed the historic accord, and in withdrawing, the US joins only two other countries who stand outside it - Nicaragua , which refused because it believed the agreement did not go far enough, and the only country that may be more isolated diplomatically than North Korea: Syria.

Author: 0 Bill stops tax credits for those in US illegally

In May, House Republicans narrowly passed Trump's health care bill that aims to repeal and replace key provisions of Obamacare . The Senate has worked for almost a month now on its Obamacare replacement bill, which is expected to include some features of the House's American Health Care Act but differs in other aspects, like Medicaid expansion funding and Obamacare taxes .

Author: 0 Trump friend says president considering firing Mueller

Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, whether a history of political donations would prohibit someone from being involved in the investigation. "In the White House today, President Trump ignoring the question", reported ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega.

Author: 0 Fatalities confirmed in massive London building fire

London fire chief Dany Cotton told reporters that the disaster was "unprecedented". Muna Ali , 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire", London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said.

Author: 0 This Controversial Story Going Viral About The Warriors Today Isn't True

The Warriors and Penguins are the first champions since the New England Patriots to consider whether to visit the White House . The reports did not specifically cite President Trump as a reason, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr and star Stephen Curry have been particularly critical of Trump since the election.

Global Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round
Author: 0 Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round

Andy Murray believes he and Juan Martín del Potro left an equal number of psychological bruises on each other in two epic five-set matches a year ago but he discounts the notion he is not playing well enough to beat the Argentinian in the third round of the French Open on Saturday.

Global Rand Paul says the Capitol Police prevented 'many people' from dying
Author: 0 Rand Paul says the Capitol Police prevented 'many people' from dying

Paul says he believes the shooting would have been much worse had a security detail not been there. The shots stopped at one point, as if the gunman was reloading, but more shots rang out shortly after the pause, Paul said. I probably heard 50 [or] 60 shots and then finally we heard a response from the Capitol Hill police and we're actually very lucky they were there. "The Capitol Hill police can not get enough praise for saving everyone's life out there".

Author: 0 At least 6 dead, more than 70 injured in London tower inferno

The refurbishment was completed by private construction firm Rydon Ltd, after the project was put out to tender in 2014. But a resident of the 17th floor of the block, identified as Methrob, told LBC Radio the "real issue was when it caught fire to the cladding outside".

Global Catholic bishops welcome latest setback for Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 Catholic bishops welcome latest setback for Trump's travel ban

He also is reiterating the Trump administration's argument that the ban isn't based on religion, but safety concerns. A USA appeals court recently upheld a decision that blocked the executive order signed by President Trump. "Congress granted the President broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute", Gregory wrote in a ruling that largely upheld the original block on the travel ban.

Global Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict
Author: 0 Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict

Turkey and Qatar have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "If I want to be honest, I think the reason action hasn't been taken against Qatar is because of the air base", Otaiba said, referring to al-Udeid air base, not far from Doha .

Global DUP and Conservatives hold talks
Author: 0 DUP and Conservatives hold talks

It comes as DUP leader Arlene Foster and the party's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds have been having ongoing discussions with Theresa May to strike a deal for them to work a minority government with the Conservatives . "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements".

Global Trump to renominate Rosenworcel to FCC
Author: 0 Trump to renominate Rosenworcel to FCC

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel to fill the open Democratic slot at the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC now has two vacancies, and is facing a third. "Jessica has been a tireless advocate for bridging the 'homework gap, ' a leader in the effort to modernize our 911 call centers, and a champion for freeing up more unlicensed spectrum", Clyburn said.

Author: 0 'No warning' in London building blaze

Us members of the public were reassuring them, telling them we've done what we can and that we've phoned 999, but obviously the look on their face was death. "I'm standing here in everything I've got", he said. "Equally, the cause of this fire is not known at this stage". "I heard some of the other places for donations are full already so I'm just giving people the option to bring things here", he told the Press Association.

Global Georgia manhunt underway for inmates after guards killed
Author: 0 Georgia manhunt underway for inmates after guards killed

The prisoners disarmed the officers and one of the inmates shot and killed both guards , the sheriff's office said. This happened on Hwy 16 West of Sparta near Eatonton around 6:45 a.m. Dubose is serving a 20-year sentence stemming from a 2014 conviction for aggravated assault, theft, and armed robbery. Rowe has been in prison since June 2002 and Dubose has been in prison since July 2015.

Author: 0 Gunman Opens Fire At Members Of Congress As They Practice Baseball

News' Pete Williams reported that the two Capitol Police officers said to be shot Wednesday morning are expected to survive. "A staff person was shot in the chest, possibly serious", King said. Sen. Flake, of Arizona, said he took cover in the dugout as the gunman and law enforcement exchanged fire. He was first elected to the House in 2008 after serving in the state legislature.

Author: 0 30 injured after fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block

London mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire was a "serious incident" and suggested there are "questions that have to be answered", after several residents reported not hearing any alarms. Authorities said they were still monitoring the stability of the structure, but firefighters had managed to enter the building and had checked as many as 20 floors for remaining people.

Global Rand Paul: 'We're Actually Very Lucky' Capitol Hill Police Prevented 'Massacre'
Author: 0 Rand Paul: 'We're Actually Very Lucky' Capitol Hill Police Prevented 'Massacre'

Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper confirmed that neither Paul nor anyone on his staff were injured, although she said everyone is shaken by the event. Capitol police officers had been providing security at the ball field only because of the presence of Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Paul added.

Global Tillerson: N. Korea frees long-detained American university student
Author: 0 Tillerson: N. Korea frees long-detained American university student

Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon also told reporters in Tokyo that the USA has issued travel warnings to Americans suggesting they not travel to North Korea for their own safety. Any visit to North Korea by a high-profile American is a political minefield. The veracity of this claim , like most statements from North Korea, remains questionable.

Author: 0 Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

The scenes were in marked contrast to the hard meetings Mr Corbyn had with his critics in the parliamentary party before the election. The veteran MP said: "I felt he couldn't take us towards government let alone into government and he has confounded those expectations".

Global London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP
Author: 0 London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

Theresa May needs the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to prop up her minority administration as she hopes to steer government business - including crucial measures on Brexit - through the Commons. The negotiations with the DUP revolve around support from the party on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government.

Global Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party
Author: 0 Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has voiced his serious reservations about a deal between the Tories and the DUP to prop up the Conservative government. He also warned about the dangers of "hard men, lurking in the corners of communities deciding they wish to return to some sort of violence". "What we are doing in relation to the productive talks that we are holding with the Democratic Unionist Party is ensuring that it is possible to, with their support, give the stability ...

Author: 0 United States attorney general denies involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation

Executive privilege can be claimed by a president or senior government officials to withhold information from Congress or the courts to protect the executive branch decision-making process. During the public hearing, however, Sessions defended Comey's firing. The memo reportedly recommended Comey's dismissal for having mishandled the Department of Justice investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails, according to VICE.

Author: 0 Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russia appalling

Comey, who testified before the same committee last week , said he couldn't discuss the "problematic" reason the FBI believed Sessions needed to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. While Democrats complained about a lack of answers, Republicans countered that the Sessions hearing showed a lack of evidence that tied the Trump Campaign to anything nefarious involving Russian Federation.

Global London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London
Author: 0 London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

Survivors said they saw the flames outside their windows, rising up the exterior of the building, which had recently been covered in cladding during a major refurbishment finished previous year. The brigade said a structural engineer had checked the building and determined it was not in danger of collapse and that rescue teams were safe to be inside .

Author: 0 Tory and DUP deal must be opposed, says Gerry Adams

The Prime Minister did not mention the ongoing deliberations as she addressed MPs but called on Parliament to "come together in a spirit of national unity" to deal with the challenges facing the country. However, George Osborne, a former finance minister who is now editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper and a vocal critic of May, said she appeared a " dead woman walking ".

Global Alexandria shooting suspect identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL
Author: 0 Alexandria shooting suspect identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL

The Post says records show his license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed. According to Scalise's Twitter, he was in stable condition as of 9:15 a.m. Louis, said in an interview Wednesday that he became friendly with Hodgkinson during their work together in Iowa on Sanders's campaign. A web page on Yelp indicates that Hodgkinson has been doing home inspections since 1994, and has 30 years experience in construction and remodeling as a general contractor, and that he worked in ...

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions say he has confidence in special investigator Mueller

Harris was silenced during former FBI Director James Comey's hearings, and then again during Tuesday's hearing with Sessions. Sessions insisted he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation because he was a principal adviser to the Trump campaign, not because he did something wrong or was a subject of the probe.

Global UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief
Author: 0 UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

Seeking to set the tone, David Davis , the cabinet member in charge of European Union exit negotiations, says speculation about her removal is "unbelievably self-indulgent". "But let us be clear and organised and once the negotiations have started we should be well aware that it'll be more hard to move backwards". "There is a unity of goal among people in the United Kingdom", May said, following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

Author: 0 Trump saddened by shooting at congressional game

The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said. "Prior to entering survery, the whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone". "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot". "Everybody would've died except for the fact that Capitol Hill police were there", Paul said. U.S.

Global Extensive Fire at Grenfell Tower in West London Claims Lives
Author: 0 Extensive Fire at Grenfell Tower in West London Claims Lives

Witnesses reported harrowing scenes as residents trapped in top floors leaned out windows , flashing their mobile phone lights and calling frantically for help. The Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate, built in the 1970s and renovated several times, contains 120 homes. Following this, the tower received a fire risk assessment last June and was assessed as being a "medium" fire risk, defined as presenting a normal fire risk.

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