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Several London tower blocks are evacuated

Late on Friday, one municipal authority in north London began to evacuate almost 4,000 people from five tower blocks after firefighters said it was unsafe for them to stay. Carl McDowell, 31, said he took one look at the inflatable beds offered on the floor of the leisure centre and went back to his own apartment. Mr Javid said the Government's investigation into potentially flammable cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster "is running around the clock". Read More »

Terror attack at Brussels station

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Belgian police "neutralised" a 36-year old Moroccan man after he was suspected of detonating a bomb at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday night. Prosecutor's spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch confirmed the man's death and said no other explosives were found on his body. Read More »

EC disqualifies MP minister for hiding paid news details

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With this ruling, Mishra, who is now Water Resources, Public Relations, Parliamentary Affairs minister won't be able to contest the next Assembly elections in MP scheduled for December 2018. "Further the Commission had specifically asked the parties whether the arguments from both parties could be taken as finally concluded on which counsels for both the parties stated that they had nothig more to submit either in writing or orally", it said. Read More »

Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

What's more, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline said it prohibits any person or company from buying 4.75% or more of its outstanding shares without advance board approval to a written request. Back in March of this year, American Airlines acquired a £159 million stake in China Southern, which is China's largest air carrier. Over the last couple of years, American, United and Delta have been pushing regulators stop Persian Gulf Carriers from expanding into the USA, arguing the gulf ... Read More »

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Trump also questioned why the Obama administration didn't do more to stop the hacking by Russian operatives that occurred last summer and fall. "You are saying no one contacted you", Bolduan said . Haas said he believed the public has a right to know if there was a hack into the state's elections system. Election systems in 21 states were likely targeted by the Russian government a year ago, a Department of Homeland Security official said Wednesday, but Oklahoma was not among them. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran

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Earlier this month , Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain , and Egypt all broke diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, emphasizing the country's support for "terrorist groups". "These requirements must be met within 10 days from the date of delivery or they will be considered void", the Arab states said in their list of demands . Read More »

Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

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The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Mr Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after his heart almost stopped. Read More »

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Doctors at the hospital said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. The North Korean statement said the country was a victim of a " smear campaign " by the United States as a part of a "frantic effort" to impose "heinous sanctions", the NK News website reported. Read More »

O'Brien saddles his 300th Group 1 victor

Roly Poly finished second and Hydrangea third to complete a one-two-three for O'Brien in a repeat of last month's Irish Guineas at the Curragh. The Commonwealth Cup is a relatively new addition to the Royal Ascot programme and the distance suits O'Brien's charge perfectly, with five furlongs too sharp and the step up to a mile still unknown. Read More »

Macron's party wins first round of French legislative vote with 28.21%

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Macron has banned all REM candidates from employing family members if elected and they must not perform consultancy work while lawmakers. There was more good news for Macron as five of his six Cabinet ministers running in the elections are leading in their respective races and have good chances to win in next Sunday's run-off. Read More »

Presidential polls: Kovind gets 25000-vote boost as Shiv Sena backs NDA

If they (BJP) had a problem with that, we wanted (eminent agriculturist) M S Swaminathan. Shah's gesture of calling up Thackeray to inform him about Kovind's candidature seems to have gone down well with Matoshree which, a BJP functionary pointed out, craves for a telephone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Shah. Read More »

Salman Deposes Crown Prince, Names Own Son as New Heir

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At the same time , the king ended the career of his nephew, 57-year-old Mohammed bin Nayef , the previous crown prince, who had served as interior minister since 2015. Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, said the king's decision was aimed at avoiding a power struggle between his son and Mohammed bin Nayef by setting the line of succession clearly. Read More »

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

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Asked by "Fox & Friends" if the threat "was a smart way to make sure he stayed honest", Trump agreed, responding, "It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that". Conaway said that the tweet wasn't a sufficient response, while Schiff noted that Trump's tweet stopped short of denying that the White House had recordings and said he wanted a response in writing. Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup , and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup . "We're not thinking about being eliminated". "I think this a flawless scenario for Mexican football". Hudson said he wasn't the first coach to be asked that question, and that every manager of every team he comes up against gets asked that. Read More »

Maharashtra announces Rs 34000 crore farm loan waiver

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I have already met ( Shiv Sena chief) Uddhav Thackeray, (NCP leader) Ashok Chavan, Dhananjay Munde and Raju Shetti for this goal", said Patil, who was also appointed as head of a special ministerial group by the CM, tasked with the outreach to farm groups. Read More »

Militants attack CRPF vehicle in Srinagar, 1 killed and 1 injured

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The assailants after the attack ran into nearby Delhi Public School campus which was encircled by the security forces to start operation to flush them out, the officials said. A civilian pedestrian was also injured in the shooting, officials said. Lashkar spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said militants of the outfit attacked CRPF party at PanthaChowk. Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over health care bill

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Police arrested 43 protesters and took them to USCP headquarters for processing. She said they were later reunited with their wheelchairs. "Many of the demonstrators, as part of their protest activities, removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby offices", the police statement read. Read More »

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's Presidential nominee

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That a fight is definitely on the cards became clear today when Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kovind was a "political candidate" and therefore "his candidature will be faced politically". Sources said that on May 29, he went to see Siyog, Shimla's famous catchment area forest. After the Janata Dal-U's decision to support the NDA's presidential nominee, the Congress stepped up efforts to keep the opposition united. Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

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USA officials said it remained uncertain as to who was operating the drones - Whether it was Shiite militia fighters, Syrian officers or Iranian advisers. The pilot ejected over ISIS territory, and Syrian forces declared him missing in action. Meanwhile, the USA and Russian militaries swapped accusations about an unsafe intercept involving a U.S. Read More »

Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit

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Trump would be an unnecessary distraction and would interfere with her ability to perform her duties at the White House", her lawyer wrote to Forrest in a June 16 letter. " My involvement was strictly limited to the final sign-off of each season's line after it was first reviewed and approved by the company's design team ", she said . Read More »

Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

In the record-breaking special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Republicans routinely featured Pelosi in TV ads and mailers attacking Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff - seeking to paint him as a liberal whose values were more in touch with Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco than suburban Atlanta. Read More »

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

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Despite calling Pelosi a "historic figure" and "prolific fundraiser", the Texas congressman also questioned whether her fundraising efforts were really worth it. "What good are they even?" He's referring to Pelosi pointing out that it's hardly time for Democrats to panic, that contrary to media narratives, they're not doing too shabby, at all. Read More »

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

United States officials believe the test was done to see how the smallest stage of a three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile would work. One official said he believed the test had taken place within the past 24 hours. Engine tests have been a particular concern for observers of North Korea, as the engine previously employed in missiles, the Musudan, had a awful track record and several recorded failures. Read More »

Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights

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Syrian media said an unspecified number of people were killed in the war jet attack. While most were presumed to be stray shots, Israel has accused Syria of aiming at Israeli targets on several occasions, briefly returning fire. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah have been clashing with rebels not far from the Golan Heights. Errant fire from the Syria, which is fighting a six-year-long war, has occasionally been spilling over to Israel, usually causing no ... Read More »

Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'

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Ms May is due to meet its leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday. But depending on what kind of deal takes shape, the vocal opponents of the European Union among the Conservative Party and general public who had hoped to end policies such as freedom of movement may end up severely disappointed. Read More »

Flash flood watch issued for Middle Tennessee counties

Remnants of Cindy could start being felt in the northeast on Friday, which could see scattered showers and thunderstorms and a muggy high near 83, the National Weather Service predicted . Tropical Storm Cindy will be making its way across the Arklatex Thursday and Thursday night. Georgians have endured an abnormally high amount of rainfall over the past week, which Minton said was of a tropical nature, but not linked to Tropical Depression Cindy. Read More »