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Official London Grenfell fire toll at 79, say police

Commander Cundy said the conditions inside the building are "indescribable" and the operation to recover the bodies of those who tragically died in the blaze will take weeks. A poignant minute's silence was held across London at 11am on Monday in tribute to those killed and seriously injured in the blaze at the 24-storey west London tower block. Read More »

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

Nine others are recovering at home while the man who died was conscious when the incident took place, despite earlier suggestions, said Mr Kacimi. Two others were treated for minor injuries. British Security Minister Ben Wallace said authorities were aware of rising far-right activity, but were not aware of the suspect prior to the attack near a north London mosque. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

The post S.Korea's Moon says N.Korea responsible for Warmbier death appeared first on Vanguard News . "His family is incredible...but he should have been brought home a long time ago", said Trump. The three prisoners in North Korea are two university professors, Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song , and businessman Kim Dong Chul . Warmbier's death comes less than a month after two USA congressmen introduced a bill aimed at banning American tourists from visiting North Korea . Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks at a smoke after an coalition airstrike in Raqqa, June 16, 2017. Central Command said Tuesday that Turki al-Binali was killed on May 31. The 48-hour truce that had started there at noon Saturday was supposed to be extended. Daraa-based Ahmad al-Masalmeh confirmed the truce was extended Monday but did not know for how long. Read More »

Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. The incidents mark an escalation in the area around At Tanf - a base near the Syrian-Jordanian border manned by coalition forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group. Read More »

Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba

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One official said the difference was that Trump had specifically promised to take action on Cuba to a rally of the Cuban diaspora previous year in Florida, a state which Trump won. His aides contend that Obama's easing of US restrictions has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially. Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

The University of Virginia student died Monday . The tour group Otto Warmbier used to travel to North Korea will no longer allow Americans to participate in tours to the country, a decision the group said it came to after Warmbier's death on Monday. Read More »

Democratic Resistance to GOP Senate Health Care Push Takes Shape

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Senate Democrats are pulling every lever - process, PR - they can to stonewall the process. GOP leaders are planning to vote on their health care legislation as early as next week before lawmakers depart for the July 4 recess . Senate Republicans are refusing to hold hearings on #Trumpcare . By bringing the Senate business to a halt, the Democrats want the revived version of AHCA to be referred to the Senate Committee despite Connel's decision of not taking up the legislation, the ... Read More »

Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5

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Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, to put in Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats . Most other players also wore LSU gear as a tribute to the Majority Whip, who has played on the congressional team for years and is known for his high spirits. Read More »

U.S. confirms killing of top Islamic State cleric

Senior Iranian military officials have dubbed the Islamic Republic a "missile power" after it launched multiple strikes on ISIS militants in Syria following a terror attack in Tehran that killed several, according to regional reports. The United States has set up a garrison at al-Tanf in southeastern Syria, where Syrian fighters and U.S., British and Norwegian advisers have been based. Read More »

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

August 24: The St. Anthony Police Department says it put Yanez back on administrative leave after he had briefly returned to limited duty, citing "concerns and other feedback from the community". Yanez faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the second-degree manslaughter charge, though sentencing guidelines suggest around four years is more likely. Read More »

Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63

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Firefightes work to put out a forest fire near the village of Fato, central Portugal , June 18, 2017. The fires broke out Saturday in Pedrogao Grande , some 150 km northeast of Lisbon , and quickly spread to the towns of Figueird dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera in the district of Leiria. Read More »

Queen says UK has been 'resolute in face of adversity'

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At least 30 people were killed in the fire at Grenfell Tower in the west London neighbourhood of north Kensington. Many are demanding answers for how the blaze spread to. In a television interview, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood. But besides the drive to help survivors, the sense of anger was palpable on the streets. Read More »

Starving infant found alive and alone in wreckage of Mosul school

The army's 9th armored division seized al-Shifaa district, which includes the city's main hospitals, alongside the western bank of the Tigris river, a military statement said. US-backed Iraqi troops have been battling to capture the city for nine months. Late on Sunday, Iraqi forces dropped almost 500,000 leaflets over the city, warning that they had "started attacking from all directions". Read More »

Palestinians dismiss Daesh claim of Israel female officer killing

Police alleged that the Palestinians shot dead were the assailants and from the West Bank area and. She was rushed in critical condition to Jerusalem's Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her wounds. This would not be the first time ISIS has falsely claimed attacks as their own. Since September 2015, Palestinian assailants have killed 43 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British student, mainly in stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks. Read More »

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

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The proposal, however, has struggled to gain support from conservatives and liberals. Despite being savaged by Donald Trump during last year's presidential debates, Rubio, 46, appeared to feel some kind of kinship with Ivanka, and he attempted to hug her. Read More »

Man City set to sign Dani Alves

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Juventus star Dani Alves has reportedly told the Bianconeri he wants to leave the club for Manchester City , while Chelsea also maintain an interest in the veteran full-back. Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bacary Sagna, and Gaël Clichy just can't keep up with that style of play, but Alves is one of the best at making offensive-defensive transitions. Read More »

Lift blockade first for talks to begin, says Qatar

No one has the right to interfere in my affairs. Qatar's foreign policy on regional issues is Qatar's affair, and we are not going to negotiate our own affairs. They have accused Qatar of backing terror groups, charges denied by Qatar, which says the allegations are politically motivated. The measures also included closing Qatar s only land border, banning its planes from using their airspace and barring Qatari nationals from transiting through their airports. Read More »

An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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Theresa Blondin, the volunteer engagement coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society, and Cindy Vinall, the senior manager of community offices at Canadian Cancer Society, are so proud of the two companies for coming together. It's believed that 450 men in this province will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and about 510 woman will receive news that they have breast cancer. Read More »

Maritime UK on Brexit Negotiations

Germany's Europe minister, Michael Roth, said in Luxembourg that the opening of the negotiations had shown British leaders still needed a "reality check" on what they could achieve. But there are difficulties which must be overcome to allow the deal to remain valid when Britain leaves the European Union. European stocks rose on Monday, partly on optimism about the talks actually getting underway after months of sniping and uncertainty, analysts said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo skips post-match press conference after Portugal draw

Within 15 minutes Portugal had taken the lead, however, with Ronaldo, who has now scored or provided an assist in each of his last seven games for the national team, nearly inevitably at the heart of it. The VAR allows a review of match-deciding situations with the aid of video footage. Whether it was the right flank in the first half or the left in the second half, Quaresma was quite easily the most menacing of attacking players for Portugal ahead of the much fancied Ronaldo. Read More »

List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

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Duncan said he spoke to Hodgkinson before the shooting. Scalise was shot in the hip and several others were wounded when Hodgkinson sprayed dozens of bullets onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. In the evenings, Hodgkinson became a bit of a regular at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant just a few blocks from the ballfield where he opened fire. The newspaper went on to say that the couple later discovered that the young woman had previously attempted suicide, ... Read More »

May's talks with DUP to stay in power not going as expected

A vote to approve the Queen's Speech delivered on Wednesday will not take place until the following week, giving Ms May a few more precious days to cement their support. As we discussed on this morning's Coffee House Shots podcast , cancelling the 2018 Queen's Speech in favour of a two-year session could be seen as a nakedly political move by May, but ministers are also relieved that it means they can park any hard legislation that does end up on the Queen's Speech vellum until later, when ... Read More »

Venezuela crisis tops agenda for Americas summit in Mexico

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Anti-government protesters blame President Nicolas Maduro for the country's soaring inflation, food and medicine shortages, and rising crime rates. Protester Pablo Quintero said he is a Venezuelan who had to leave his country "looking for food, looking for safety". Read More »

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

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Civil Protection Agency spokesman Fausto Coutinho says authorities had received reports of a plane crash near where wildfires are raging and dispatched a helicopter to check. The parents of four-year-old Rodrigo were on their honeymoon when they heard news of the devastating fire sweeping through the village of Nodeirinho in the Leiria region. Read More »