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Author: 0 24-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse

The streets around the tower have been sealed off and there is a chaos there with "people in night clothes, no shoes, crying, looking for family". The building's safety precautions have been called into question, with some saying cladding - building material usually attached directly to the frame of a building to act as an outer wall, which layers the building to provide insulation and protection from the elements - caused the fire to spread.

Author: 0 GOP baseball shooter is dead

Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said. Brooks also told the network that he watched as "a Capitol security guy who had already been shot, who had helped take down the shooter, came limping over to us in the outfield, totally ignoring his own wounds to check on the person he was primarily responsible for - Steve Scalise being a part of the House leadership team".

Global Gabby Giffords Tweets Support of Steve Scalise After Baseball Game Shooting
Author: 0 Gabby Giffords Tweets Support of Steve Scalise After Baseball Game Shooting

But I'm here because we're all Americans. That's why I'm still here bloodied, in my uniform still and I've had a chance to go clean up but it's that important that the message gets out that hatefulnesss, this political rhetoric hate - this could be the first political, rhetorical terrorist act and that has to stop.

Global Congressman Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice, Suspect Dead
Author: 0 Congressman Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice, Suspect Dead

Mo Brooks , R-Ala., in an interview on CNN , describing it as a "hip wound". A congressional aide reportedly told local media that Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police", Paul said. "By him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life", he added.

Global Fatalities confirmed in London fire
Author: 0 Fatalities confirmed in London fire

Samira Awil said she had seen multiple bodies, including children, covered in sheets outside Grenfell Tower where they had fallen. Some said no fire alarm sounded. '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.

Author: 0 Wed. 9:40 am: Louisiana congressman shot this morning in DC area

Williams, a former minor league baseball player, has coached the GOP Congressional team since 2013, according to his office. He said Capitol Police were on the scene and returned fire. In a statement, the Capitol Police say, "Out of an abundance of caution, the USCP has deployed a robust police presence throughout the Capitol Complex".

Author: 0 6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

Mr King, a former fire chief in Wales who is an adviser to the All-Party Group, first raised his concern following another tower block fire in south London in 2009, which killed six people. The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out. Picture: PA/Victoria Jones Smoke billowing from a fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London .

Author: 0 Putin: Hardly anything changes with each new United States president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has again criticized the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, saying the Western military alliance has become a tool in the hand of the United States to advance its foreign policy. "We shall preserve this so-called strategic balance", he said. In a preview aired ahead of the launch on Monday, Putin cautioned against an all-out war, pointing out that in a hot war between the U.S.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders

The president said he disagrees with Comey's testimony that the president asked for his loyalty and urged him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation.

Global Trump Refuses To Join G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Accord
Author: 0 Trump Refuses To Join G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Accord

Italy's environment minister, Gian Luca Galletti, who is leading the G-7 environment meeting in Bologna, said that despite the split, dialogue had to continue, including on other environmental issues such as ocean pollution. Chaperoned by hundreds of riot police, the demonstration appeared to be passing off peacefully with protestors brandishing placards declaring: "There is no Planet B" and "They think the Kyoto protocol is a Japanese erotic film".

Author: 0 Sessions Recused from Russia Probe But Not From 'Defending My Honor'

That led some Democrats to suggest he was trying to impede the investigation. When Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), pressed Sessions for more information after fired FBI Director James Comey told the committee last week there were "problematic" reasons why Sessions needed to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling, Sessions responded with perhaps the most memorable line of his testimony .

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon tells Theresa May new Brexit proposals are urgently needed

She said people are "becoming increasingly anxious about the confusion surrounding the UK's position", with Theresa May yet to appoint a negotiating team with a "stable mandate". Mrs. Sturgeon flew to London on Monday morning to meet her reduced group of 35 Scottish National party MPs at Westminster. Post E.U. referendum in June 2016, when Scotland voted to remain in the E.U.by 62% to 32%, first Minister of Scotland , Nicola Sturgeon , vowed to seek another Independence referendum ...

Global Comey's friend says he's turning over memos on Trump to FBI
Author: 0 Comey's friend says he's turning over memos on Trump to FBI

Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), has the potential for high drama as the Russian Federation probe continues to dominate us politics, sidelining President Donald Trump's domestic agenda.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russians

Democratic Sen Ron Wyden of OR asked Mr Sessions about suggestions arising from Mr Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. But Sessions said he doesn't remember Kislyak being there and has no recollection of interacting with him at the event. Sessions took questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the role he played in firing FBI Director James Comey .

Global May keeps mum after DUP talks
Author: 0 May keeps mum after DUP talks

Labour MPs, who have previously been critical of the leader, now seem increasingly united behind the man who beat expectations to unexpectedly lead Labour to win 40% of the vote in last week's general elections , despite the party falling short of the seats required to form a government .

Global Recovery efforts now follow apocalyptic London high-rise apartment fire
Author: 0 Recovery efforts now follow apocalyptic London high-rise apartment fire

The cause of the fire is yet unknown. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never ever seen anything of this scale", she said . "Who lives on that one?' Most of the people I know lived higher than the 10th floor". " All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post written after the fire broke out.

Global Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley

The festive season sees the Blues take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day and Arsenal (away) on New Years Day , while they finish the season with clashes against Liverpool at home and Newcastle at St James' Park. There will be no easing into life in the top flight for those promoted from the Championship , with Brighton's first game in the Premier League coming at home to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City .

Author: 0 Children tossed out of windows in London high-rise blaze

However, the ministry advised Malaysians who are present or residing nearby the affected areas and require consular assistance to reach out to the High Commission of Malaysia in London. This video was taken from Natalie who is resident in a block across from Grenfell tower block said it took minutes for the fire to engulf the block and the sequence of pictures her video shows this clearly.

Author: 0 Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton earlier told reporters: "This is an unprecedented incident".

Author: 0 Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, multiple injured

A massive fire which engulfed the Grenfell Tower block in London's Notting Hill overnight has led to at least six fatalities, according to Metropolitan Police. "Unfortunately, there have been a number of fatalities", Danny Cotton, Commissioner at London Fire Bridage, said. "We will cooperate with the relevant authorities and emergency services and fully support their enquiries into the causes of this fire at the appropriate time", the company said in a statement .

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Author: 0 AIIMS MBBS 2017 Result on June 14, After 6:00 PM

AIIMS MBBS result 2017 could be checked on its official website aiimsexams.org and also on the on the websites of other six AIIMS. Following the declaration of AIIMS MBBS 2017 result, qualifying candidates would be called for the AIIMS MBBS 2017 counselling process.

Global Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament
Author: 0 Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament

No 10 has confirmed that Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson , David Davis, Amber Rudd and Michael Fallon will all keep their existing jobs as Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary, Home Secretary and Defence Secretary respectively. However, she unpredictably called for early elections in April as she was nearly positive that her part would win the vast majority. Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as ...

Global London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal
Author: 0 London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

Following the loss of her parliamentary majority in last week's polls, May is now desperately seeking the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party. The Irish republican Sinn Fein party - which won seven seats in the election although MPs traditionally don't take up their seats in protest - is also wary of the alliance.

Global Britain's Conservative Party Loses Majority; May Faces Calls to Resign
Author: 0 Britain's Conservative Party Loses Majority; May Faces Calls to Resign

Voters failed to give a ringing endorsement to May's plan for Brexit , which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc. The Prime Minister called what she thought would be a Brexit-focused election, but the issue was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London, struck during the campaign period.

Author: 0 London Tower Block on Fire

Endless numbers of people. "I could hear them screaming for their lives". One woman lost two of her six children as she tried to escape from the block, one witness said. In this image made from video provided by Celeste Thomas @MAMAPIE, a building is on fire in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . "We could do nothing and we could see the stuff on the side was falling off, collapsing".

Author: 0 Turkey Military Delegates Arrive in Qatar to Prepare Base for Troops Deployment

Washington, Moscow - While Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday a telephone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Gulf crisis, the United States called on authorities in Qatar to find common ground to solve the crisis with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt .

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan to discuss Qatar dispute with Trump, minister says

The US president was weighing in on an ongoing diplomatic rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the UAE and other Arab countries. Qatar's currency, the riyal, touched a new low against the dollar on Tuesday as the country's diplomatic crisis continued.

Global French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority
Author: 0 French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority

Mr Macron comfortably defeated Front National leader Marine Le Pen in last month's presidential run-off, and polls suggest Ms Le Pen's far-right party could win as few as 15 seats in the parliamentary elections. If the seat projections are confirmed next week, Macron will have a strong mandate to push through the ambitious labour, economic and social reforms he promised on the campaign trail.

Global United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief
Author: 0 United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

Theresa May insisted the Government was "absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to the Northern Irish peace process as she faced questions on whether a DUP-Tory alliance would put fragile agreements at risk. What we have in place of stability is inconsistency, and a sense that Mrs May will do whatever she thinks necessary to protect herself. Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office and her happy mood continued even after May left for the ...

Author: 0 6 dead in London fire; figure expected to rise

In a statement posted to Twitter , London police said people are being treated for a range of injuries. "We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five hospitals", London Ambulance Service said. They also witnessed someone using what they thought was a duvet to climb down from the fourth or fifth floor and they had heard of someone jumping from the other side of the building.

Global Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries
Author: 0 Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

In a matter of six days, Israel doubled its territory, acquired strategic depth and, for the religious-minded, fulfilled Biblical prophecies. After fifty years, the disastrous Pyrrhic repercussions of this military victory are intensifying as the occupation of the West Bank solidifies both on the ground and in the minds of many Israelis, Palestinians, and their leaders.

Author: 0 What happened at Grenfell Tower? A visual guide

The fire is thought to have started because of a faulty refrigerator on the 3rd or 4th floor of the building soon after midnight and destroyed flat after flat. The blaze broke out around midnight, and parts of the building were still ablaze some nine hours later on Wednesday morning. Michael Paramasivan was watching a film in bed in his West London apartment when he smelled something "plastic-y".

Author: 0 London fire: At least six people dead, police confirm

At least 50 people were injured, according to authorities. An unknown number of people have died and about 50 others were sent to hospitals. Some residents said they had been advised to stay in their flats in the event of a fire, while the block's residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire.

Global Scalise shooter identified as 66-year-old IL man
Author: 0 Scalise shooter identified as 66-year-old IL man

Hodgkinson died shortly after the attack. Bernie Sanders , the runner-up for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2016, as Uncle Sam. A friend of Hodgkinson's, Charles Orear, told the Post he met Hodgkinson in Iowa while they were helping to campaign for Sanders.

Global Six confirmed deaths as 'unprecedented' blaze engulfs tower block
Author: 0 Six confirmed deaths as 'unprecedented' blaze engulfs tower block

London Fire Commissioner Danny Cotton said it was an "unprecedented situation", confirming that the fire "has affected all floors of this 24 storey building, from the second floor up". No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire . She added: "I did see a few people jump". "If we had stayed in that flat, we would've perished".

Author: 0 Majority whip among those reportedly shot at congressional baseball team practice

Mr Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington . LaHood's office confirmed that he was not at the practice; neither was Shimkus. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting. Scalise and other members of Congress were in the middle of a Congressional baseball practice.

Author: 0 Injured in Huge Fire in West London

Fire brigades across the country offer home visits, where firefighters offer safety advice on minimising the risk of a blaze in the property. The London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire involved the second to the top floor of the 24-story building.

Author: 0 London tower fire: What do we know?

A spokesperson for JustGiving said: "JustGiving has once again seen a swell in generosity following the awful fire at the Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of this morning". Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during improvement works. It is feared that many have been trapped inside the blazing building, as the fire broke out on early Wednesday.

Author: 0 Sessions denies 3rd meeting with Russians

The attorney general has acknowledged two meetings past year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. In his testimony on Tuesday, Sessions addressed media reports that he may have had a third previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at Washington's Mayflower Hotel previous year.

Author: 0 Sessions Denies Improper Contacts With Russians

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters later that Trump thought Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Earlier, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey.

Author: 0 Passengers prevent man from blowing up plane

A few minutes later the voice can be heard explaining that the man claimed to have an explosive device but was "overpowered" by fellow passengers as he attempted to enter the cockpit. "That's when he was detained by other passengers I believe". "Counter-terrorism response and protocols kicked in. for us that meant having the plane isolated, and as soon as practicable, getting the passengers off the plane safely and dealing with the offender", Ashton said.

Author: 0 Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

One female and one male Capitol police officer were shot while returning fire. The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson, from IL, was also wounded after trading fire with police. The gunman's comment made to Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis right before the mass shooting may indicate a political motive. "I told him they were Republicans", Duncan said.

Global Press Freedom Threatened Under Trump Administration, This Time In Capitol Hall
Author: 0 Press Freedom Threatened Under Trump Administration, This Time In Capitol Hall

Reporters on Capitol Hill said Tuesday they were no longer allowed to record interviews with lawmakers in the Senate's hallways without prior permission. "Maybe not the right moment to lower the secrecy veil on Congress", said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to express her dismay at the mysterious rule change on camera in the basement of the Capitol.

Global Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue
Author: 0 Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue

May responded that the DUP deal "would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward", her office said. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon.

Author: 0 England manager Southgate: Three Lions showed good and bad in France loss

Harry Kane's brace went in vain as France brushed aside Raphael Varane's video-assisted red card to claim a 3-2 victory over England in a high-octane friendly in Paris. France equalised on 22 minutes through Umtiti's first global goal, finishing low with his right foot after Tom Heaton had parried Olivier Giroud's header into the path of the Barcelona defender following Thomas Lemar's fine cross.

Author: 0 London Firefighters Combing Grenfell Tower for People Trapped Inside After Fire

Around 250 firefighters are still on the scene tackling the burning block and a structural engineer is on the site to ensure the building is structurally sound. By 5 p.m., it was still not clear how many people were able to escape the fire and how many others were still missing. "If the same concerns were had in a wealthy part of Kensington and Chelsea they would have got resolved, but here they didn't get resolved", Collins told AFP.

Author: 0 Kabul truck attack toll rises to 150, says Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

Ghani warned the Taliban - which is steadily gaining ground and controls 40 percent of Afghanistan , according to US estimates - that his government wants talks but that the olive branch will not be offered indefinitely. "There is a big problem with the heads of the security institutions", said Salahuddin Rabbani, foreign minister and head of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan, the party behind Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

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