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Global London fire: Firefighters struggle to douse blaze, death toll expected to rise
Author: 0 London fire: Firefighters struggle to douse blaze, death toll expected to rise

Most of the people I could see were Muslim. So I said to one of them, 'Officer what's going on?', and he said 'Fire - get out'. Chellat said he rang again about half an hour later. Michael Paramasivan, a Grenfell Tower resident who was on the seventh floor, told NBC News the scene in the stairwell during evacuation was as "absolute horror story".

Author: 0 Adele visits vigil for tower fire

Emergency services said it was too early to say what had caused the disaster. Fire Minister Nick Hurd said local authorities and fire services across the country would assess tower blocks undergoing similar renovation work to provide reassurance.

Global Iranian boat shines laser at US aircraft in Strait of Hormuz
Author: 0 Iranian boat shines laser at US aircraft in Strait of Hormuz

Navy Cmdr. Bill Urban says the Iranian vessel also turned its spotlight on two Navy ships that were moving through the strait on Tuesday. "During the interaction, the Iranian vessel came within 800 yards (meters) of Bataan", Urban said. The Pentagon periodically voices concern over incidents in waters off Iran, accusing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and naval ships of conducting risky maneuvers around United States vessels.

Author: 0 MP Chief Minister Chouhan ends fast, after violence abates in state

The chief minister chose to go on an indefinite fast for peace in the wake of the farmers agitation over better prices and farm loan waiver . "My fast will continue till there is peace in the entire state". These fasts allowed him to successfully deflect the fire he faced because of the plight of farmers in his state. In the firing at least six farmers had lost their lives, following which massive protests had erupted across the state.

Author: 0 Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam

Frank Wagner as well as the support of most state Republican lawmakers. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach. In statewide results from Tuesday's Republican primary for governor, the extremism that has consumed the GOP threw a scare into the party of the elephant as self-declared "Trump mini-me" Corey Stewart took his campaign of hate to within a percentage point of victory over Ed Gillespie in his campaign to destroy what little sanity is left in the political landscape.

Author: 0 Two Georgia Inmates Sought for Killing Two Guards

This combo of undated photos provided Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows inmate Ricky Dubose , left, and Donnie Russell Rowe. The escapees could be headed anywhere, Sills said. Investigators say, the two "could be anywhere" and the search will go nationwide if necessary. The most promising lead could be the pickup truck, a 2008 Ford F-250, bearing the Georgia tag BCX 5372.

Author: 0 17 killed, 26 wounded in attacks on Mogadishu restaurants

An earlier report quoting police officer Mohamed Nur said eight people were killed in the attacks. Witnesses said there were bodies lying at the scene on Thursday morning as ambulances came to take them away. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says most of the victims were young men who were entering the Pizza House at the time. Security forces rescued Asian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and other workers at Posh Treats as the attack continued, Hussein said.

Author: 0 Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice

Michael Rogers and former NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett have agreed to be interviewed as part of Mueller's probe, according to The Post . There is no evidence that Russian interference changed a single vote or that the other ways they interfered, like leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks, had much of an effect on how people voted (Comey's handling of the email investigation was a much bigger problem for Clinton).

Global Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter
Author: 0 Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

Sanders said in a statement that Hodgkinson "apparently" worked as a volunteer for his presidential campaign previous year. Hodgkinson opened fire with a rifle, striking House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.

Author: 0 Sessions vehemently denies Russian Federation collusion claims

But in the rat-a-tat-tat of follow-up questions, Sessions slowly pried that door open again, by increasingly hedging his answers. Here is what is publicly known and not known: How did the investigations begin? Maybe most prominent is the Democrats' insistence that those testifying share conversations they've had with President Trump.

Author: 0 Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader

Ruddy agrees that the move would be a wrong move, but dismissed the investigation Mueller is overseeing. Both Fleischer and Gingrich had previously vouched for the character and integrity of Mueller, who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Bush and whose term was extended an extra two years by Democratic President Barack Obama.

Author: 0 London firefighters search for more building inferno victims

More than 1 million pounds ($1.27 million) has been raised to help victims of the tragedy as volunteers and charities worked through the night to find shelter and food for people who lost their homes. Residents' groups have claimed they voiced concerns about the safety of the building, which had been recently refurbished, while those who escaped complained their fire alarms had not been set off by the blaze.

Author: 0 North Korea Taunts Trump

In Washington , the U.S. missile defense chief, Vice Admiral James Syring, told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that North Korea's missile program was a cause of "great concern". North Korea's claim of victory has not be independently verified. North Korea, which could have a working nuclear-tipped ICBM in the next several years, may also be the most urgent foreign policy concern for the Trump administration, which has been distracted by domestic political turmoil.

Global Video show moment anti-Trump gunman opens fire
Author: 0 Video show moment anti-Trump gunman opens fire

He ardently supported Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential campaign and used an image of him as his Facebook profile picture. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia , officials said.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier : North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

In a statement released by parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the couple confirmed their son "is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016", but that the North Korean government did not update them on his status, and they only found out about the coma a week ago.

Author: 0 Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

The game will be played tonight at Nationals Park as planned. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Sen. "Get down! Will you get down?" a Capitol police officer shouted. Jenkins credited Capitol Police, who were only providing security because Scalise, the House's third-highest ranking member, was present.

Global 'You Guys Are Next': Reps Receive Threats After Shooting
Author: 0 'You Guys Are Next': Reps Receive Threats After Shooting

The House speaker's office identified the injured Capitol Police officers as Special Agents David Bailey, who was treated and released from a hospital, and Crystal Griner, who was struck in the ankle and hospitalized in good condition. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". His assistant was not at practice, but at work on the hill.

Global White House Considered Mueller for FBI Director Job
Author: 0 White House Considered Mueller for FBI Director Job

Comey, fired by Trump last month as Federal Bureau of Investigation head, gave the account in sworn testimony to a Senate panel on Thursday. The committee also sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn asking that he inform the committee whether the White House has ever had any recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump.

Global Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'
Author: 0 Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government on Wednesday after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London . Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "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".

Author: 0 Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez , who was charged with second-degree manslaughter, was covered nationally and led to weeks of protests in St. He also cited testimony from first responders who saw Castile's gun in his pocket as he was loaded onto a backboard. Yanez then fired seven shots. "This is what I live for", Castile said.

Author: 0 Australian journalist hit by stray bullet in Marawi

ABC's Southeast Asia correspondent who is based in Indonesia was hit at the provincial capitol building in Marawi , where government officials have given statements to the media about the progress against the militants who've laid siege to Marawi since last month.

Author: 0 Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

Legislators and others on the field run for cover, and one man, whose identity is not known, lies still in the middle of the field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia . A congressman from western New York, Republican Rep. Chris Collins, told Buffalo television station WKVW-TF that he would carry a firearm when he was out.

Author: 0 Senators Look To Impose New Sanctions Against Russia

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire adds that it was important to send a bipartisan message to the Kremlin, which she says tried to undermine USA elections. That legislation is expected to have strong support when it goes to the full Senate, and then would have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Ramps Up Review Of Donald Trump's Travel Ban Losses

Members of Hawaii's Congressional delegation are lauding a USA appeals court decision to uphold the state's injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Jessica Levinson, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said Monday's ruling was yet another signal that Trump's executive order was on weak legal footing.

Author: 0 Uber CEO to take leave; report recommends broad changes

FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, then-Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. In his place, a management committee will be in charge of the company as Uber looks to take stock of the company and clean up the company that has been bugged by one scandal after another in recent months.

Global Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs
Author: 0 Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs

A spokesman for the Paris fire department said that, as usual, we should be grateful for dogs: "It was thanks to the dogs that we found them". Though a small section of the catacombs is open to the public, there are approximately 150 miles of tunnels that form an eerie maze beneath the streets.

Author: 0 Gunman Fires On Congressional Baseball Practice In Virginia

Senator Bernie Sanders confirmed media reports that 66-year-old IL man James T Hodgkinson was the assailant and had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign last year. "I really believe this is a pivotal point in our history and as Democrats, Republicans, it really doesn't matter". Hodgkinson had been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater.

Author: 0 G-7 Talks Leave Pruitt and USA as Climate Change 'Footnote'

Mr Scott Pruitt , a friend of the oil industry who is sceptical about man-made climate change and was US President Donald Trump's controversial choice to head the US Environmental Protection Agency , will represent Washington. States, cities, businesses, philanthropies, and universities have vowed to fill the void that the US federal government makes if it departs from the accord or ignores its voluntary targets: a 26 to 28-percent reduction in the country's carbon emissions by 2025, ...

Global Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'
Author: 0 Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'

The North has occasionally jailed USA citizens and released them only after visits by high-profile political figures, including former president Bill Clinton. The newspaper called on President Donald Trump to push for the release of three other US citizens being held by North Korea, including two who were working as teachers.

Author: 0 Israel, Palestinians have failed to prosecute war crimes

Piper wrote in his statement: Israeli government "policies have violated worldwide humanitarian law as well as the human rights instruments to which Israel is a party". The French government also expressed concern. The global community remains concerned about the situation and is looking for a solution to the dispute.

Author: 0 Backed anti-ISIS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday

Raqqa is now surrounded from the east, north and west, and opposition activists have reported intense shelling and airstrikes on the city since Monday night, which killed at least 12 people. Earlier this week, the Kurdish-led force, which has been advancing on the ISIS stronghold in Raqqa since November, said they captured the Baath Dam, which lies 14 miles (22km) upstream of the militants' former de-facto capital.

Global Malcolm Turnbull mocks Donald Trump in leaked Laurie Oakes video
Author: 0 Malcolm Turnbull mocks Donald Trump in leaked Laurie Oakes video

Veteran press gallery member Laurie Oakes released the leaked material, taken during Mr Turnbull's off-the-record address to the annual Midwinter Ball in Parliament House on Wednesday night. The two men were reported to have had a huge disagreement regarding a refugee deal between Australia and Russian Federation in February, where Mr Trump was reported to have ended the phone call by hanging up on Mr Turnbull.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5 to win 2017 National Basketball Association title

Apparently Kevin Durant's epic 3-pointer to seal Game 3 of the NBA Finals found a home, sometime between Monday night and Wednesday, in the lobby of Warriors headquarters. J.R. Smith shot 7 of 8 from beyond the arc to finish with 25 points for the Cavs . When James left his Miami Heat team to sign with the Cavilers again in 2014, he was joining another team that analysts felt would go on to subsequently win a championship, which they did in 2016.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby Now Considering Taking The Stand In His Own Defense!

Legal experts, however, say putting the 79-year-old on the stand would be an enormous risk as he fights charges he drugged and violated Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Among the highlights today, Cosby's lawyers grilled Constand about her sexual orientation and a previous alleged relationship with a "male celebrity athlete", suggesting she is a celebrity chaser and might not be gay.

Global Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Sessions: Um, repeat that, Senator McCain. Sessions did not accuse Comey of either false statement or lies. Kushner reportedly met with Kislyak at Trump tower in December and asked the Russian ambassador about opening a secret channel to directly communicate with Russia.

Author: 0 Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US

Saudi Arabia and its allies - led by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain - have said there can be no mending of ties until Qatar ends its support for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which the four governments blacklist as a " terrorist " group.

Author: 0 Police label shootout in Melbourne, Australia a terror attack

One man was killed and three police officers shot after a standoff at an apartment building in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria. Khayre had also served jail sentences for arson and violent crimes which were not related to terrorism. "We're treating this as a terrorism incident", Ashton said.

Author: 0 SC meets martial law administrator, implementor behind closed doors

Sereno said. Calida also refuted the petitioners' argument that the proclamation should be annulled, because the President acted alone in declaring martial law without consulting his Cabinet. "With all the safeguards, I don't know why we are so anxious considering that martial law will be with us for only 60 days, assuming that the President won't lift the proclamation earlier", Del Castillo added.

Author: 0 Warriors Clinch NBA Title After Beating Cavaliers in Game Five

If you're angry about the Golden State Warriors , you should be angry that a thousand years ago, in another world in the National Basketball Association and another world in sports, the Knicks - who had beaten the Bullets when the Bullets had Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - went out and made a trade for Earl and won with him.

Author: 0 Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers was on the Hill Monday for a similar closed-door briefing with Senate Russia investigators on whether he was pressured by Trump. Those questions were prompted after a friend of President Donald Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . It is not clear whether the White House could use executive privilege to try to block them from speaking to the investigators.

Author: 0 President visits Scalise in hospital

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington . Hodgkinson, who had posted anti-Republican screeds - including against Scalise - was killed by law enforcement officers at the scene. A congressional staffer , Zach Barth, was also injured.

Global U.S. student, said to be in coma, released by North Korea
Author: 0 U.S. student, said to be in coma, released by North Korea

They also said they are grateful he "will finally be with people who love him". He was arrested in January last year for allegedly stealing a political propaganda sign from a hotel in North Korea and was later sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Author: 0 Trump visits lawmaker recovering from shooting at baseball practice in Virginia

Zach Barth, a staffer for Republican Congressman Roger Williams, and Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, were also wounded. Hodgkinson, 66, who was shot by police at the scene and later died, was a member of a group called Terminate The Republican Party and had volunteered for the presidential campaign of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders a year ago.

Global Jelena Ostapenko vs Caroline Wozniacki
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko vs Caroline Wozniacki

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 6-4. "Yeah, I'm going to enjoy it, but I will have plans after the tournament". "I feel extremely privileged to be in a second semi-final at Roland Garros", said Bacsinszky, whose run to the last four two years ago was ended by Serena Williams in three sets.

Author: 0 Oh My God, Republican Male Senators, Stop Cutting Kamala Harris Off

John McCain , R-Ariz., and then the chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the committee chair, addressed Sen. Co-host Joe Scarborough brought up the subject, saying,"Mika, another interesting thing that happened, and I have a feeling that you may want to talk about this because you talked about it before, but the junior senator from California, Senator Harris , once again called out by men on the committee because they thought that she was too assertive".

Global Rebel Wilson has won her defamation trial against Bauer Media
Author: 0 Rebel Wilson has won her defamation trial against Bauer Media

Ms Wilson had returned to Melbourne from Los Angeles to give evidence at the three-week trial - she sat in court every day and spent six days in the witness box herself. "To me, it's not about the number". Wilson claimed the initial article, and seven others that ran across Bauer's other publications, led to her being fired from several projects including the animated films " Kung Fu Panda 3 " and " Trolls ", and resulted in a lack of opportunities and movie offers.

Author: 0 Donald Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Rosenstein told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal . A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN. Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller . After Comey's much-watched Senate testimony, the president said in a press conference that he would testify under oath regarding his interactions and conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

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