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Global Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figures at a briefing, saying the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as it has in recent days. "I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us". In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a firefighter stands outside of the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London.

Author: 0 London Finsbury Park mosque van attack kills one and injures 10

Witness Abdiqadir Warra told AFP the van "drove at people" and some of the victims were carried for several metres along the road. Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

Author: 0 Suspected jihadists hit resort in Mali's capital

Local residents reported hearing shots fired while smoke billowed into the air. Security has gradually worsened across Mali since French forces pushed back Islamist and Tuareg rebel fighters in 2013 from swathes of the north they had occupied the previous year.

Author: 0 UAE urges Turkey to pursue balanced policy in Qatar crisis

The sale "will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar", the Defense Department said in a statement, according to the publication. Qatar's leaders sought to capitalize on the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, partnering with Turkey to back anti-government forces in Egypt , Libya and Tunisia.

Author: 0 BJP Prez Amit Shah To Meet Uddhav Thackeray Over Presidential Election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its saffron ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena could not reach a consensus on the Presidential elections and the candidates for the coveted post. The BJP Parliamentary Board will meet on Monday to take a decision on its presidential nominee. Lasting over an hour at the Thackeray household "Matoshree", the meeting came on the final day of Shah's three-day visit to Maharashtra to mark the third anniversary celebrations of the Modi government ...

Author: 0 White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

The president is nonetheless angered by the investigation, which he has described as a "witch hunt", The New York Times reported . I do have questions for the attorney general. Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller , he would be required to explain it in writing. He called because "I have been very clear" about Mr Mueller and the lawyers he has hired amounting to a "rigged game", Mr Gingrich said in an interview with news channel CBS.

Author: 0 Russian Federation will target coalition jets in parts of Syria, defence ministry says

The Assad regime disputed the Pentagon's version of Sunday's events, claiming that the aircraft which was shot down had been engaged in actions against ISIS, not against USA -backed rebel forces. Iran's focus is increasingly on the border region between Syria and Iraq. The US Central Command said the plane was downed "in collective self-defence of Coalition-partnered forces", identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah.

Author: 0 Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

Attorney Jay Sekulow did his best to explain to Wallace that, to his knowledge, the president is not personally being investigated. An AP Fact Check finds that statements on the subject by both men raise questions about accuracy. Wallace: But you just said two times that he's being investigated. Sekulow said that Trump, in his tweet, was reacting to a story in the Washington Post , which was the first to report that Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the ...

Author: 0 Wales wants equal funding after any DUP-Conservative deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has made a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway - a reflection of her new humility following a disastrous snap election in which she lost her majority. France's Macron said the EU's door was still open for Britain as long as the negotiations were not finished, but that it would be hard to reverse course.

Global 1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London
Author: 0 1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London

Finsbury Park mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed in recent years under new management. Speaking to Buzzfeed News, he said: "This big van just came and went all over us". Someone in the crowd yelled to others not to harm the man while he was taken into custody. As tempers flared, Mohammed Mahmoud, a 30-year-old imam from the Muslim Welfare House, and a group of people formed a protective ring around the suspect as police bundled him into the ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump: It's a witch hunt against me

Former FBI head Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel a day after a report stemming from the notes was published. So, now, Trump tweets it is a witch hunt that Rosenstein is investigating him for firing Comey. President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice. Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

Author: 0 79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

This is Mrs May's second meeting with those affected by Wednesday morning's fire, which was described as "unprecedented" by London's Fire Brigade Commissioner. Tower residents and many others in the area are still struggling to come to terms with what they have seen and lived through. He says tower residents who survived fear a cover-up will keep the truth from coming out.

Author: 0 Taliban Storm Afghan Police Compound, Kill Five Police

Another Afghan soldier was wounded. The news comes as President Donald Trump recently gave Secretary of Defense James Mattis the authority to establish troop levels and as concerns have come from "the top US commander in Afghanistan that he doesn't have enough forces to help Afghanistan's army against a resurgent Taliban insurgency", according to the Post .

Author: 0 Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

A USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime plane on Sunday, after it dropped bombs on forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria , the American-led coalition said. US-backed forces has in recent weeks escalated its aerial bombing campaign in northern Syria and Raqqa province. The Syrian army added that the USA led coalition in Syria is envious of the government's progress against ISIS .

Author: 0 Officer Jeronimo Yanez: 'I Had No Choice' but to Kill Philando Castile

St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez , 29, has been charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm. He tells his supervisor that he didn't know where Castile's gun was and that he told him to take his hand off it. Yanez testified that he meant only that he didn't see the gun at first.

Global Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, N.Ireland crisis
Author: 0 Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, N.Ireland crisis

She tweeted that she felt that the DUP had leverage over the government. Sinn Féin said any deal between the DUP and the Conservatives must not undermine the Good Friday Agreement. "I will be speaking to her about a renewed commitment by the two governments to work together to ensure that the (Northern Ireland) executive is established before June 29", Leo Varadkar told national broadcaster RTE on Friday, in reference to the deadline to restore the power-sharing regional government.

Author: 0 In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

He has tweeted that if President Trump fires " special counsel " Robert Mueller , then "Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President". "The tweet from the President was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post ".

Author: 0 1 suspect held in mosque attack

Police are investigating the crash as a potential terrorist incident. The incident follows a series of attacks in Britain. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said following that attack that there had been a 40-percent increase in racist incidents in the city and a fivefold increase in the number of anti-Muslim incidents.

Author: 0 Van Rams Into People Near London Mosque, Several Hurt

Officers were called to the scene at 12:20 a.m. Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque as people were leaving a service. Police killed the three attackers. The incident came after two terror attacks in London in the past three months involving vehicles ploughing into crowds of people, as well as the suicide bombing attack at a Manchester pop concert in May.

Author: 0 Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in United Kingdom vote

Paul Masterton took the constituency - which 20 years ago had been the safest Tory seat in Scotland - from the SNP's Kirsten Oswald. Ruth Davidson has dismissed a suggestion she will seek to break the Scottish Conservatives away from the United Kingdom party following a humiliating General Election result for Theresa May .

Author: 0 Mali forces kill five militants involved in resort attack

Special forces and soldiers were at the scene to assess the impact of the attack, police spokesman Kali Diakite said by phone. Earlier security ministry spokesman Baba Cisse said two people had been killed. Last week, the US Embassy in Bamako warned of an increased threat of attacks in Bamako . That attack was claimed by the militant group al-Mourabitoun, which said it collaborated with an al-Qaida affiliate in the violence.

Global May inches toward deal to stay in power
Author: 0 May inches toward deal to stay in power

She has really hacked off the parliamentary party for obvious reasons. He said the DUP will not countenance a "soft" Brexit . However, in January, Sinn Fein pulled out of the government over a corruption scandal involving DUP leader Arlene Foster , who is now negotiating with May.

Author: 0 Restoring powersharing the priority as Brexit talks begin, says Irish minister

The announcement by Andrea Leadsom suggests that Prime Minister Theresa May and the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party have struck an agreement or are close to one. During his day in Belfast, he will meet Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire and will also hold meetings with the five main Stormont parties.

Global Aerialist daredevil set to hang by teeth from chopper over Niagara Falls
Author: 0 Aerialist daredevil set to hang by teeth from chopper over Niagara Falls

A trapeze artist from a renowned family of daredevils hung by her teeth Thursday as a helicopter carried her above the thunder of Niagara Falls in a stunt that grabbed global attention. Erendira Vazquez Wallenda's stunt happened Thursday morning. Wallenda bit onto a customized mouthpiece that was attached to the bottom of a black helicopter hovering over the Horseshoe Falls.

Global Navy confirms 7 died in USS Fitzgerald collision off Japan
Author: 0 Navy confirms 7 died in USS Fitzgerald collision off Japan

Relatives of crew members were awaiting news of their loved ones. "So it was traumatic", Aucoin said. The Fitzgerald's bridge nearly certainly was crewed, by sailors and officers on the overnight "midwatch", and those are the watchstanders who may have made the critical decisions about what to do or not do before the collision .

Global 2 inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed
Author: 0 2 inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said more than 150 law enforcement officers have been working on the case. Department of Corrections Assistant Commissioner Ricky Myrick said 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose have been cellmates a few times, but he wasn't sure whether they were cellmates at Baldwin State Prison just prior to their escape.

Author: 0 Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said he sought to "do all that we can to assure that we deliver a deal that works in the best interests of all citizens". Britain appears to have given in on the EU's insistence that the negotiationsfirst focus on three key divorce issues, before moving onto the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal.

Global India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017: Historic victory, says Sarfraz Ahmed
Author: 0 India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017: Historic victory, says Sarfraz Ahmed

Left-hander Fakhar Zaman , playing in only his fourth ODI, smashed 114 off 106 balls and top-scored in Pakistan's 338-4, before India crumbled to 158 all out. Pandya, however, briefly raised their spirits with a quickfire 76, reaching his fifty with three successive sixes off Shadab and hitting six maximums in all before he was run out.

Author: 0 Paris police shoot attacker near Notre-Dame Cathedral

Police officers seal off the access to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris , France, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 . French police shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday, while shouting "this is for Syria".

Author: 0 Ex-Gov. Richardson: N. Korea Must Explain Why Released American Is Comatose

A plane carrying Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) arrived around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at an airport in Cincinnati where he was to be taken to a hospital. A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to an awaiting ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 13, 2017.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner heads to Jerusalem and Ramallah to talk peace

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will travel to Israel and Ramallah in the West Bank this week. The visit comes a month after Trump's maiden trip to the region, during which he met with Israeli and Palestinian officials and committed to working to bring both sides together in a lasting peace agreement.

Global Banned building materials suspected in London fire
Author: 0 Banned building materials suspected in London fire

In an unannounced tour of the area, the royals went to the Westway Sports Centre close to the tower. They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower housed mainly poor people in a hugely wealthy neighbourhood. "But my understanding is that the best advice is that retrofitting sprinklers may not always be the best technical way of ensuring fire safety in a building", he said.

Global Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards
Author: 0 Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

Some award winners, such as Nixon and Rebecca Taichman , who took home the trophy for Best Play Directing for her work on " Indecent ", a play looking at an obscenity case bringing about the arrest of a troupe of actors. "Shut that crap off!" she said, silencing the music and continuing her speech as the audience applauded and cheered loudly. "For a minute, I thought that was really Clinton", Biden said, at the after-party for the award show at the Plaza Hotel.

Author: 0 Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

Justin Fairfax won the Democratic Lt. Governor primary nomination. "One of the things that I liked about his candidacy is that he seemed a bit more like a progressive candidate", said Priest, who voted for Sanders in the last presidential primary.

Global Phillips wins it again as Braves top Marlins 5-4
Author: 0 Phillips wins it again as Braves top Marlins 5-4

Atlanta came close to tying the score at 2 in the fifth when Swanson - immortalized in Friday's giveaway bobblehead - hooked a shot just foul over the left field fence with Matt Adams at first. "I have a feeling he knew it was coming and I don't care, because if I execute the pitch he doesn't do anything with it". The Marlins pulled even on Ozuna's two-run homer off Jose Ramirez in the eighth.

Global Several people hurt following shooting in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning
Author: 0 Several people hurt following shooting in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning

Myrtle Beach Police Department Lt. Joey Crosby told reporters that bystanders and participants, including the armed security guard, were being treated for injuries sustained in the gun fight, none of them life threatening. "They were out dancing in the street that's when I started my Facebook live ", said Hinson. "Then, they started fighting". The alleged shooter then shot numerous rounds and escaped the scene by carjacking a vehicle, police confirm.

Author: 0 Lawyer: Trump Tweet Was A Reaction, Not Admission To Being Investigated

The attorney, Jay Sekulow , appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russian Federation probe. "I can say categorically that the collusion or cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over", the Maine senator told " Meet the Press ", adding that the probe could be done by the end of 2017.

Global Afghan forces clear Tora Bora of IS militants: Defense Ministry
Author: 0 Afghan forces clear Tora Bora of IS militants: Defense Ministry

John Nicholson, commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement. There is no safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan. "With our Afghan partners we will continue to aggressively target ISIS-K and defeat them", Nicholson said. He added the areas where the ISIS militants have been active were cleared in a joint operation by the Afghan security forces on Wednesday. Despite suffering losses to the US -led coalition, ISIS has recently made gains against the Taliban, which likely ...

Author: 0 Prime Minister To Hold Talks With NI's Five Main Parties

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, in Downing Street for talks with Mrs May on restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland, refused to be drawn on how the negotiations were progressing. Both London and Dublin must "recommit to the word, spirit and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement" if power sharing at Stormont is to be re-established, she said.

Author: 0 11 killed, 20 injured in Afghan Taliban attack

The others fought a battle with Afghan special forces that had responded to the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the media. Thousands of worldwide troops remain in the country to train and assist Afghan security forces as well as carry out counter-terrorism missions. Atiqullah Amarkhel, a retired Afghan army general, said that the government is facing an agile guerrilla enemy and that United States needs to focus ...

Author: 0 The 'Brexit' blunder continues to bedevil Britain

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Minister David Davis will all stay in office. but there wasn't a clear victor. Former Conservative minister Anna Soubry added that the premier "is in a very hard place. she now has to obviously consider her position".

Global Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'
Author: 0 Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

He has required surgery several times since the shooting. The congressman , who had been critical, was now in a serious condition, the hospital said. Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the game, many wearing hats to honor Scalise. Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time , far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.

Global Soccer player to donate to London fire victims
Author: 0 Soccer player to donate to London fire victims

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims - an operation that Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy described as "extremely challenging". Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". John Cowley, managing director of CEP Architectural Facades, which produced rainscreen panels and windows for Grenfell Tower's cladding sub-contractor Harley Facades Ltd, said: "Reynobond PE is not banned in the UK".

Author: 0 Tropical weather likely in Gulf

That one isn't a threat to the US but is expected to move near the southern Windward Islands on Monday or Tuesday night. The next thing we are watching is a storm system ( Invest 93L ) in the northern Caribbean Sea...which is likely to form a tropical depression (38mph winds or below) or a tropical storm (39-73mph winds).

Global Banned building materials helped flames to spread quickly in London fire
Author: 0 Banned building materials helped flames to spread quickly in London fire

Photos and videos published by the Metropolitan Police show the gutted wreckage of apartments within the 24-storey tower block after Wednesday's fire. Underlining the frustration, residents who met the Prime Minister in Downing Street following the fire have criticised estate managers of the building as having been "invisible in the aftermath of the tragedy".

Author: 0 G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement

Italy says the top environment official in U.S. President Donald Trump administration is leaving a Group of Seven summit before it ends. The Paris accord is part of the 1992 U.N. I've got two young boys and you seem intent on supporting policies that will weaken our country and make the world a worse place for them. President Barack Obama's voluntary USA target under the Paris Agreement was to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, partly by ...

Author: 0 Theresa May 'distraught' over fatal London tower blaze

Dozens of police officers held back booing crowds and broke up scuffles as her auto drove off from local church, where she had met survivors, residents and volunteers and promised new funds for those affected. London has a chronic housing shortage even in the best of times , and those left homeless by the fire - already angry over what they see as government inequity and incompetence - fear being forced out of the British capital.

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