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Author: 0 Sisters organise Barking bus for Grenfell Tower donations

More than 70 people are being treated in hospital after a huge fire at a London tower block today, with 20 of them requiring critical care, London Ambulance Service said. Edward Daffarn, a 55-year-old who lived on the building's 16th floor, said the fire alarm didn't ring. "The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out", it said.

Author: 0 Britains' May to holds talks with DUP to secure deal

She said: "I think there is a unity of goal among people in the United Kingdom". Thus we must begin this negotiation. But Theresa May's election result, which saw her turn her a majority government into a minority administration, has thrown the start of Brexit negotiations into question , as well as the sort of Brexit and future relationship the United Kingdom is now seeking.

Global Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting
Author: 0 Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting

Hodgkinson was a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois, which is in the southern part of the state near St. Louis, NBC News reported , citing federal law enforcement officials. In a tweet, President Trump said , "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump wrote on Twitter .

Author: 0 Congressman Steve Scalise is out of surgery after shooting

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., two federal law enforcement sources confirm to NPR's Carrie Johnson. Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.

Author: 0 Qatar Airways says service 'unaffected' by Gulf ban

Mr Sharif, who is walking a diplomatic tightrope in the Saudi-Qatar row because of strong ties with both sides, reiterated Islamabad's continued support for Riyadh. Bahraini authorities have detained a citizen for sympathising with Qatar on social media, the attorney general said Wednesday, after authorities warned that sympathising with Doha was tantamount to a criminal offence.

Author: 0 Bomb threat from passenger forces Malaysia Air to land plane

The MH128 flight was headed for Kuala Lumpur late Wednesday, but returned to Melbourne Airport less than an hour after it took off after a disruptive passenger tried to enter the cockpit , according to Fox News . Heavily-armed police wearing helmets and body armour and carrying rifles boarded the plane and put the man under arrest. Passenger Mr Arif Chaudery said he joined several others to subdue the man.

Author: 0 Trump tells senators the House healthcare bill is 'mean'

During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as " an incredible healthcare plan " and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House . The process has invited ire from The New York Times editorial board , which wrote on Tuesday that Republican senators were working on a bill that could take away insurance from millions of people - all while refusing to subject the bill to public scrutiny.

Author: 0 4 countries list Qatar-linked terrorists and organisations

On Friday, Trump , in his first extended comments since former FBI Director James Comey testifies the prior day before the Senate Intelligence Committee, derided what he called Qatar's "extremist ideology in terms of funding" terrorist groups, an accusation Qatar has repeatedly and vehemently denied.

Author: 0 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

And he dismissed reports of a possible third meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Harris never did get the answers she was looking for, as Sessions said several times throughout Tuesday's hearing that it would be "inappropriate" to discuss his conversations with President Donald Trump .

Global Theresa May promises to get Tories 'out of this mess'
Author: 0 Theresa May promises to get Tories 'out of this mess'

Sources in the Northern Ireland party said the discussions were making "steady progress" but an announcement had been delayed by the tragic tower block blaze in West London. May's insistence on a clean break with the EU. "She acknowledged, and was asked and agreed, there was going to be a broader consensus in the party, listening to all the wings of the party on Brexit".

Global IFPA react angrily to United Kingdom abortion statistics
Author: 0 IFPA react angrily to United Kingdom abortion statistics

Supreme Court justices announced their three to two majority decision in London on Wednesday. Another 724 women gave addresses in Northern Ireland. "Siobhán Whelan bravely sought justice for the harm she and other women have endured as a result of Ireland's abortion laws", "Leah Hoctor, the Center for Reproductive Rights regional director in Europe, told The Guardian ".

Global EU chief says 3 states will be sanctioned over refugees
Author: 0 EU chief says 3 states will be sanctioned over refugees

The Commission said Tuesday in a statement that it has repeatedly urged the three countries to relocate refugees or at least pledge to do so. It could also cause richer EU member states to threaten to cut funds to recalcitrant eastern states when the next budget came up for negotiation in 2020, risking a further backlash against the European Commission .

Global House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says
Author: 0 House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

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. Rogan says that Welch has worked closely with Scalise. Palmer said he was at shortstop when the shooting started near the third base dugout. A resident who posted a video of the scene after the shooting said, "There were probably about 80 to 100 shots fired over there".

Global German Foreign Minister Gabriel calls for peace talks with Taliban
Author: 0 German Foreign Minister Gabriel calls for peace talks with Taliban

The attack has come at a time when the Afghanistan capital is hosting an global peace meeting called the Peace Process Conference. Despite strained bilateral relations, Pakistan is attending the multinational conference. The Taliban have denied involvement in the May 31 attack at diplomatic enclave that left 90 people dead and more than 400 others injured. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.

Global Republican congressman shot in Virginia gun attack
Author: 0 Republican congressman shot in Virginia gun attack

The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team . The gunman, who law enforcement sources identified to the Washington Post and ABC as James T. Witnesses say the gunman was carrying an assault-style rifle just after 7 a.m. when he opened fire . After the tragic Virginia shooting, President Donald Trump released a statement saying , "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely".

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I Wanted Comey Gone Before I Took Office

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday disputed the sworn testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , who said last week that Sessions "did not reply" when Comey raised concerns that President Donald Trump was violating rules limiting contacts between the Justice Department and the White House .

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower fire: What we know so far

More than 12 hours after the fire was seen in the complex, over 250 firefighters continued to battle the leaping flames and thick, choking smoke. The group said there was one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during improvement works at the block and it had issues with evacuation procedures.

Global Modi to travel on Kochi Metro, Sreedharan excluded from dais
Author: 0 Modi to travel on Kochi Metro, Sreedharan excluded from dais

Former chief minister Oommen Chandy, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala , K.V. Thomas, MP, and P.T. Thomas, MLA, have also been left out. According the list given by the Prime Minister's Office, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu , Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will share the dais during the function.

Global Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice
Author: 0 Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

He was reportedly shot in the hip and is expected to recover. He said he was part of a "99%" team drawing attention to the amount of money and political power the top 1 percent of Americans acquired. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". Later, when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was upset in a 2014 primary race, Scalise ran and won the spot as House majority whip - the third-ranking Republican in the House.

Author: 0 LEOs, top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise had "a rifle of some sort" and "a lot of ammo". We are praying for swift recoveries for those who were injured and we are thankful for the bravery and quick action of U.S. Earlier reports had said Williams was also shot, but his office says the Texas congressman was not hurt in the attack. Scalise is the first member of Congress to be shot since former Arizona Rep.

Global Why Philly chose to redesign the iconic Pride flag
Author: 0 Why Philly chose to redesign the iconic Pride flag

Following the release of the damming report, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney vowed to stand up against further discrimination in his city. Hikes said she shed a tear when the flag was raised last week for the first time . "It's really focusing on us all coming together as a community to really show unity and to continue the conversation around inter-generational challenges that we're seeing and that we're facing as a community as we have an aging population and the younger generations ...

Global Are you with us or with Qatar: Saudi King asks Pakistan PM
Author: 0 Are you with us or with Qatar: Saudi King asks Pakistan PM

Erdogan, in Turkey's strongest comments since the rift began on June 5, denounced the isolation of Qatar as a violation of Islamic values and akin to a "death penalty". Turkey said yesterday the team was in Qatar "to conduct reconnaissance" after Turkey's parliament fast-tracked plans to boost its military presence in the country.

Author: 0 Theresa May 'will serve us as long as we want her' - MPs

May's authority has been weakened after her gamble in calling an early election backfired, leaving her increasingly dependent on fellow Conservatives who object to her plan for a clean break from the EU. If the DUP do gain a popular deal from the Tories it would strengthen the party's hand in the negotiations to restore devolution. The Evening Standard edited by Tory former chancellor George Osborne, and the Daily Telegraph , have reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks ...

Author: 0 Man in shooting was standing off third-base side of field

After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was also shot at the baseball practice, according to the Associated Press .

Author: 0 12 dead in London high-rise blaze, police confirm

They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save them. We saw a lot with out own eyes. We can not know at this stage how they performed with relation to maintenance and safety at Grenfell House.

Global Potcoin sponsoring Rodman's North Korea trip
Author: 0 Potcoin sponsoring Rodman's North Korea trip

He said he believes Trump would be happy with his trip. Rodman's trip caused a media frenzy because of the heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States, but also raised speculation that he might be going as an envoy to secure the release of Warmbier and three other Americans being detained.

Global Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block
Author: 0 Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

A gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". Tiago Etienne, 17, said he spotted about three children between the ages of four and eight being dropped from an apartment around the 15th floor. Wahabi's husband Salah Chebiouni, 45, said he was in the kitchen when "I saw fire outside my window". In November 2016, the group released a blog post predicting that it's "just a matter of time" before a catastrophe would happen because all of their warnings "fell on deaf ears".

Global Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign
Author: 0 Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Federal law enforcement sources have identified to CNN the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of IL. Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving. "He was very nice, said, "Hey I'll take it to a range, somewhere that's safer" and that was the end of it". Victims have been transported to local hospitals, police said.

Global Incidents targeting Muslims drove rise in hate crimes in 2015: StatsCan
Author: 0 Incidents targeting Muslims drove rise in hate crimes in 2015: StatsCan

Statistics Canada says police-reported hate crimes showed a five per cent increase in 2015, led by a rise in the number of incidents directed at Muslims. Overall, 48% of all police-reported hate crimes in 2015 were motivated by hatred of a race or ethnicity. It should be noted that Alberta also reported an overall increase in their 2015 crime statistics.

Author: 0 Franken fires back at Sessions after testimony

He said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had begun discussing replacing Comey before either of them was confirmed in their jobs. Sessions previously offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his recusal decision.

Global Italy police chief says conscience clear over Islamist attacker
Author: 0 Italy police chief says conscience clear over Islamist attacker

Police say Xavier Thomas was crossing the bridge with his girlfriend when the attack started, with witness statements suggesting he was flung over the railing before being swept away with the current. An Italian prosecutor says Zaghba told authorities after being stopped past year at Bologna's airport that he "wanted to be a terrorist", but then quickly corrected himself.

Global Massive Fire At London Apartment Tower Leaves Several Dead
Author: 0 Massive Fire At London Apartment Tower Leaves Several Dead

The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, have spent more than 12 hours trying to extinguish the Grenfell Tower blaze. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters: "This is an unprecedented incident". The London Ambulance Service said earlier that it sent "a number of resources".

Author: 0 At least 30 injured in London tower block fire

The Kensington and Chelsea Council, which oversees the area where the fire occurred, said in a statement its immediate focus was helping victims and their families. She told LBC , "One woman actually threw her son out of the window". "We have 121 high-rise buildings in Essex, and it is vital that people who live in those buildings know exactly what to do in the event of a fire so that they can protect themselves and their families".

Author: 0 Staff member of Rep. Roger Williams shot at Republican baseball practice

The Washington Post , quoting unnamed law enforcement officials, identified him as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. President Donald Trump says the assailant in the congressional shooting has died from his injuries. Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican , was shot Wednesday along with several others during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits ...

Global Iran kills man behind deadly Tehran terror attacks
Author: 0 Iran kills man behind deadly Tehran terror attacks

Earlier, the Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed Saudi Arabia for Wednesday's deadly terror attacks . On Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced intelligence forces had killed the mastermind of the twin attacks .

Global CCT clears senate president, Bukola Saraki of all charges
Author: 0 CCT clears senate president, Bukola Saraki of all charges

The Danladi Umar-led two-man panel of the CCT then reserved its ruling after hearing Saraki's no-case submission and the Federal Government's objection to it on June 8. "In the light of the foregoing, the tribunal has nothing to do other than to discharge and acquit the defendant". He said sections 37, 38 and 126 of the evidence act were violated with manifestly inadmissible exhibits and testimony.

Global Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced
Author: 0 Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

The food was provided by a non-governmental organisation. The camp is one of 13 built by the UNHCR in the Mosul area to cope with people fleeing from the city and surrounding villages. Those reports include stories that alleged Qatar has tried to undermine regional security, often presented without attribution or evidence. On Qatari state television meanwhile, a repeatedly aired program has discussed how the ongoing diplomatic dispute has stopped it from providing meals to Syrian ...

Author: 0 Sessions' Testimony in 7 Minutes

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation in March after revelations that he had failed to disclose two meetings previous year with Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak. In the gaggle on Air Force One on Tuesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said the President wasn't able to watch "much of it", but from "what he did see and what he heard, he thought that attorney general Sessions did a very good job and in particular was very strong on ...

Global Flash floods and rain wreak havoc across Northeast, atleast 10 killed
Author: 0 Flash floods and rain wreak havoc across Northeast, atleast 10 killed

Almost 74 buildings were submerged in the rising waters of the Khawthlangtuipui river in Tlabung town alone and 84 families were evacuated. Properties damaged by the floods in Tlabung town are estimated at Rs 10 lakh. The top official of the Mizoram government said that, landslides and heavy downpour have blocked National Highway 54, which links the state with Assam at different places.

Author: 0 US House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Rand Paul, R-Ky., told MSNBC . "At that point, people were dropping", he said. The conservative legislators were practising with Scalise fielding balls at second base before the shooting, witnesses said. He was shot in the hip, and his injuries were not life-threatening. House Speaker Paul Ryan also identified two members of the Capitol Police who were injured, Krystal Griner and David Bailey.

Author: 0 Sessions rebukes Russian Federation ties 'lie'

Sessions told the committee that even though he recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, it was his duty to recommend Comey's firing to the president - even though Comey was leading the investigation. On Tuesday, Attorney General Sessions insisted his response to Franken, when viewed in context, was accurate. "There was a clear view of my and of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein as he set out at some length in his memorandum which I adopted and sent forward to ...

Global Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's 71st birthday
Author: 0 Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's 71st birthday

Hindu Sena , led by Vishnu Gupta , often refers to Trump as the "savior of humanity", and also preempted Trump's win by celebrating in November past year, just days before the election. The group terms the billionaire USA president as the " Saviour of Humanity ". Gupta even took to Twitter and posted an open invitation. But, the invite does promise a photo exhibition, presumably on the life and times of President Trump.

Global Three Troubling Questions Jeff Sessions Will Have to Answer on Tuesday
Author: 0 Three Troubling Questions Jeff Sessions Will Have to Answer on Tuesday

Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director but has so far kept a low profile. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is slated to appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. The hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. Reports from the White House indicate that that recusal has been a sore spot between President Donald Trump and Sessions.

Author: 0 West London fire, multiple casualties confirmed

Flames and smoke engulf the 27-story building in London on Wednesday. A tenants' group had complained for years about the risk of a fire. The ambulance service said it had sent more than 20 ambulance crews to the scene. 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.

Author: 0 27-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse

Nearly immediately after reports emerged of a massive fire engulfing a 24-storey high-rise in West London on Wednesday morning, Londoners took to social media platforms offering whatever assistance they could to displaced strangers in their time of need.

Author: 0 Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

The friend of Donald Trump who claimed the president is thinking about firing Robert Mueller , the special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, slammed the White House on Tuesday for the way it handled his politically explosive remark.

Global US Republican Congress Members Targeted by Gunman in Virginia
Author: 0 US Republican Congress Members Targeted by Gunman in Virginia

Scalise was shot in the hip and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement from his office . The president has spoken to Scalise's wife and chief of staff, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chief of the Capitol Police.

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